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Pre-Turkey Fitness Hike at Island Ford

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sandy Springs, GA   Hike: Pre-Turkey Fitness Hike at Island Ford  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Nov 25 2021  9:30 am >> Thu, Nov 25 2021 11:30 am
Registration Opens: Tue, Nov 23 2021 9:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Nov 25 2021 9:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:6 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Jan 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:3
Number Registered So Far: 10 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Who wants to join your AOC buddies for a pre-turkey, fitness hike at Island Ford? If you have not been to Island Ford, it has varied surfaces of; root, rock and incline. 

We will start at Hewlett Pond Parking lot, (.6 miles from the entrance) the second entrance and hike to the river and thru the trails for at least 5 to 5.5 miles (let's see how we do).  We will take a few water breaks.  Get ready for a work out to make room for that turkey dinner, this is not a beginner hike.

Please arrive at 9:20am for introductions at the 

It is $5 to park, you can either pay with your phone; or use your annual pass.  They sell the pass at the Visitors Center but not sure if they are open on holiday, so plan ahead.  



Required Items to Bring:
Comfortable hiking shoes
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:


1906 Island Ford Pkwy

Sandy Springs, GA

Northbound from 400

Take exit 6 (Northridge Road).
Stay in the right lane, cross over GA 400, and turn right onto Dunwoody Place.
Go 0.5 miles to Roberts Drive.Turn right and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right. We are meeting at the second parking lot on the left.

Southbound from 400

Take exit 6 (Northridge Road)
Continue straight ahead at the traffic light onto Dunwoody Place.
Go 0.5 miles to Roberts Drive.
Turn right and proceed 0.7 miles to the park entrance on your right.


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