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Cascade Springs Nature Preserve
|Event Location:||Southwest Atlanta|
|Date(s) & Time:||Mon, Mar 29 2021 10:00 am >> Mon, Mar 29 2021 12:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Mar 25 2021 3:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Mon, Mar 29 2021 10:00 am|
|Event Duration:||2 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Joyce T.|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Located in Southwest Atlanta, the 135-acre Cascade Springs Nature Preserve provides a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. While quaint shopping plazas and historic residential neighborhoods surround the preserve, the trails here lead you through a wild landscape with tumbling streams, a waterfall, and peaceful woods with earthworks from Atlanta’s Civil War past. The Preserve is one of the oldest forests extant in the Atlanta city limits, and features several small springs feeding the sandy shoals of Utoy Creek.
As we hike through the nature preserve, we'll see the earthworks dug by Confederate troops and other historic remains, including a small quarry and a springhouse. People once believed that the water from the spring had healing properties, so it was bottled and sold for a period of time. In the 1970s, the preserve was created to protect one of Atlanta’s oldest forests and relics of the city’s historic past.
We might even catch a glimpse of the key tree.
Our pace will be moderate as we wind our way along the trails. This is NOT a fitness hike, so if speed is your goal, please choose another event.
Free parking in a large parking lot off Cascade Road. No bathroom facilities.
|How to Get There:|
2852 Cascade Road Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30311
Going South on I 285 take Exit 7.
At the bottom of the ramp turn left (i.e. East) onto Cascade Road.
Proceed about 1.4 miles. The park will be on your right at the traffic light.
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