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A Mason Mill Meander

The Basics:
Event Type:Urban Hike
Event Location: Mason Mill Park, Decatur, GA   Urban Hike: A Mason Mill Meander  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Jun 27 2021  8:30 am >> Sun, Jun 27 2021 9:30 am
Registration Opens: Wed, Jun 23 2021 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Jun 26 2021 7:00 pm
Event Duration:1 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Distance:2.5 Miles
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:12
Minimum Group Size:3
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Hello everyone! Let's get together for our classic Meander!

We will be meeting at Mason Mill Park in Decatur, GA. We'll meet up in front of the restrooms in the parking lot, then head over to the South Peachtree Creek Trail for a leisurely hike over to Medlock Park. This path is a little over 1 mile in length one-way. We'll then turn around and head back to our cars to finish up our walk.

This is intended to be a fairly easy walk. There are some ups and downs, but they are generally pretty gentle. We'll be moving at a steady, relaxed paced to make it through the hike in an hour. Overall, this should be a good hike for beginners looking for more of a walk than a workout. If there's any question as to whether or not this hike is appropriate for you, you can always contact Lyndsay for more information.

Please arrive about 10-15 minutes early, or a bit earlier if you wish to take advantage of the restrooms before we get started. At 8:25 AM we will have introductions. We will begin our hike promptly at 8:30 AM and get back to the cars at 9:30 AM.

COVID UPDATE - Per the Mason Mill website, anyone who uses the Mason Mill area must follow CDC guidelines. The CDC states that anyone fully vaccinated (two weeks after the final dose of vaccine) may resume activites as normal. People who are not fully vaccinated should wear a mask and stay 6 feet away from others. As such, this hike will require masks and social distancing for those not fully vaccinated. Masks and social distancing will be optional for those fully vaccinated. Please prepare appropriately and be respectful of others' choices.

Water - even though this is an easy hike, it is starting to get warm. To be safe, you will be required to bring water on the hike with you.

The weather is predicting a 39% chance of storms with temps in the upper 60s/lower 70s on Sunday. I will watch the weather to see how it plays out as we get closer to hike time. We will continue to hike as long as we aren't expecting storms in the AM. One thing to keep in mind - rain can make the boardwalk slick. Please make sure your shoes have good traction.

If you have any questions about the hike, please contact Lyndsay for more information.

Required Items to Bring:

Comfortable walking shoes with good traction
Weather-appropriate clothing
Mask (if not fully vaccinated)

Recommended Items to Bring:
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Rain gear (in case of an odd shower)

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From I-85 - Take exit 91 and head southbound on Clairmont Rd. Go about 2.3 miles and turn left onto McConnell Dr (this is the first stoplight south of North Druid Hills Rd). Go about 400 ft. At the stop sign, turn right. Just a bit further down you will see a large sign for Mason Mill Park - turn left here and park near the stone restroom building.

From Hwy 78 - At the intersection of Scott Blvd and Clairemont Rd, turn northbound onto Clairemont. Go about 2 miles (you will pass by the Atlanta VA Medical Center). Turn right onto McConnell Dr (there will be a stoplight here). Go about 400 ft. At the stop sign, turn right. Just a bit further down you will see a large sign for Mason Mill Park - turn left here and park near the stone restroom building.

For a zoomable map or satellite view of this meetup spot and vicinity, click the blue and green "Event Location" icon near the top of this article. GPS and Google Maps users: Feel free to augment these directions by entering this "Lat/Lon" as your destination address: 33.808, -84.307

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