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Monday Morning at Charleston Park - with an optional picnic lunch

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: North Forsyth   Hike: Monday Morning at Charleston Park - with an optional picnic lunch  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Apr 5 2021  10:00 am >> Mon, Apr 5 2021 12:30 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Apr 1 2021 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Mon, Apr 5 2021 10:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Joyce T.
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:10
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Let's return this week to Charleston Park in Forsyth County for our Monday morning hike.  This is a trail that is used for both mountain biking as well as hiking. The 5+ mile trail meanders around a cove on Lake Lanier, and has several small and gradual elevation changes.The trail is not terribly wide so we will walk against travel direction of bikes. Everyone will need to be prepared to move out of the way quickly should bikers approach. 

I've added 1/2 hour to the hike to enable us to complete both the inner and outer loops of the park, which cover all the trails. The area is beautiful, with lots of views of Lake Lanier.

There are several picnic tables close to the parking lot with scenic lake views.  For those who can spare the time, pack a picnic lunch and let's have an after-hike meal by the water!

Required Items to Bring:

Comfortable hiking shoes

Fluids - - a must!

Bring along a mask in case social distancing isn't possible on the trails.  (CDC Guidelines)

Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

Hiking poles are recommended

insect repellant

Picnic lunch if you can stay for a while after the hike! 

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

5850 Charleston Park Rd

From 400 N, exit 17 -Keith Bridge Rd, turn right, travel to Hwy 369 Browns Bridge Rd and turn right.

Travel approximately 1.7 miles to Charleston Park Rd and turn right ( You'll see Mashburn Marine Storage on right. if you miss the turn there will be a second right immediately after that you can take).

As you pull into the park the boat launch is directly ahead and the park parking is to the left. Park at the parking and we'll meet in front of the bathrooms.  Do NOT park in the boat ramp area.

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