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Elachee Nature Center

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Elachee Nature Science Center, 2125 Elachee Drive, Gainesville GA 30504   Hike: Elachee Nature Center  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 6 2021  10:00 am >> Sat, Nov 6 2021 12:30 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Nov 3 2021 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Nov 6 2021 6:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
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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: 7 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No



Elachee Nature Science Center is one of the premier environmental education centers in Georgiaserving over 35,000 students from more than 35 school systems and an additional 50,000 visitors to the museum and preserve each year.

Located in the 1,500-acre Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve in North Georgia, Elachee is celebrating more than 30 years of building environmental literacy for Georgians through quality educational experiences, museum exhibitions, special programs, and resources for schools and the general public.

Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve serves as an invaluable outdoor classroom and is being preserved in a wilderness state. Elachee serves as the trustee for the Preserve in concert with the Chicopee Woods Park Commission.

Elachee is a private not-for-profit institution supported by program fees, memberships, fundraising events, museum admissions, and donations from corporations and individuals. The name Elachee is derived from the Cherokee language meaning "new green earth."

We will walk a 6 mile loop on parts of the following trails: East Lake, Mathis, Dunlap, West Lake and Pine Grove.

Required Items to Bring:

Bring plenty of water and good hiking shoes

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

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Go north on I 85, and take the I 985 exit.
Continue on I 985 to Exit 17. Turn left off the ramp onto GA 13 (Atlanta Highway).
Continue north on Atlanta Hwy past Chicopee Woods Golf Course on the right.
Turn at the next right and a quick right onto Elachee Drive. Pay parking fee at the toll booth.
Follow Elachee Drive for 1 mile through the golf course, across bridge over I-985, and bear left around curve leading to museum center parking lot.


Link: http://www.elachee .org/visit_us/hiking_trails.html

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Cost Includes:

The parking fee is $5.00.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.