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Summertime Splendor at Frazier-Rowe Park & Coralwood Nature Preserve

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: 2860 LaVista Rd, in NE metro Atlanta near I-85 Clairmont exit   Hike: Summertime Splendor at Frazier-Rowe Park & Coralwood Nature Preserve  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Aug 14 2022  5:00 pm >> Sun, Aug 14 2022 7:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Aug 11 2022 3:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Aug 14 2022 3:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Distance:4 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Charlie Cottingham
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:2
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


EVENT PLAN:  "Perfect 10" summer weather is expected this Sunday with comfortable low humidity for a change and a virtually cloud-free sky!  Hope you can join us for this leisurely paced late afternoon outing.  Frazier-Rowe Park and the Coralwood Nature Preserve are heavily forested DeKalb County parks that adjoin one another here in my own "Oak Grove" neighborhood in NE metro Atlanta.  On this easy but adventurous ~4-mile hike we'll explore their gently rolling creekside terrain.  I'm proud to be among the dozens of park "friends" who volunteer year-round to maintain and improve the fine trail network and the amazing variety of colorful native trees, shrubs, & flowers and abundant wildlife.

WHERE & WHEN?  We'll gather a few minutes before 5:00 PM by the shady Frazier-Rowe Park trailhead & bulletin board which adjoins the entrance to "Sprig Restaurant. "  It's on the edge of the woods on the eastern end of the parking lot at Vista Grove Plaza shopping center.  See Directions & GPS Info below, and for a zoomable map or satellite view of this spot click the above square blue & green "Event Location" icon.

CANINE COMPANIONS are OK.  Bring your well-behaved dog if you like, but make sure that he or she is leashed and under your control at all times, and in your registration notes please indicate size, breed, name, etc.

MORE ABOUT the PARKS:   DeKalb County's Frazier-Rowe Park was founded in 2013 and named for two families of different ethnicity who lived in harmony there in the mid-20th century. Frazier-Rowe and its directly adjoining Coralwood Nature Preserve boast together about 15 acres of panoramic natural terrain.  The trail network, floral gardens, bridges and other structures have been designed, built and maintained by hard-working local citizens, Boy Scout volunteers, etc.  Our "Friends of Frazier-Rowe" volunteer group has been awarded thousands of dollars in "prize grants" for our good works, with the funds applied to build a beautiful picnic & concert pavilion, scenic sidewalks, a playground and more.  - Affirms that folks of all ages can make a big difference to their community while having fun working together in the great outdoors!

  For a Trail Map of the Frazier-Rowe/ Coralwood parklands click:
  For Joyce Taaffe's colorful photo album of our Jan 2022 Frazier-Rowe hike click:
  For More Park Info & Photos

Required Items to Bring:

• Wear comfortable well-broken-in Athletic Shoes or Hiking Boots and Lightweight Clothing appropriate for the weather.
• Hydrate in advance and carry a little water/beverage in a Water Bottle (or "Camelbak," etc.).

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

• Camera or Smartphone. Lots of nice photo-ops!
• If you have Trekking Poles, consider bringing them.  A simple shoulder-high hiking stick works about as well to improve stability and to give your triceps and shoulders a workout by
 transferring weight from your knees & legs.
• Please bring your COVID mask and either:
  A) Keep it handy to put on in case we have an emergency situation, etc. that requires close physical contact with one another or with other park visitors,
  B) Wear it during the entire outing if you like. 

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

TRAILHEAD ADDRESS:  2860 LaVista Rd, Decatur, GA 30033
For a zoomable color MAP and satellite view of this gathering spot click the square blue & green "Event Location" icon near the top of this article.

DIRECTIONS from the I-85 Clairmont Road Exit (in NE Atlanta)
1. From I-85 Exit #91 (GA-23, "Clairmont Rd") take Clairmont toward Decatur (south & slightly east) about 1.6 miles to the traffic light at LaVista Road.
2. Turn Left onto LaVista and go eastward 0.9 mile (THROUGH the next traffic light at Oak Grove Rd) to the small "Vista Grove Plaza" shopping center on your Left.  Look for the Sprig and Subway restaurants on the east end of the shopping center by the woods, and park in that vicinity of the big free lot.
3. We'll gather at the "Frazier-Rowe Park" bulletin board and trailhead on the edge of the woods just a few yards from the Sprig entrance.  Please be on time, allowing for traffic.

GPS or Users:  You may prefer to use the following concise "Lat/Lon" coordinates in lieu of the above "Sprig" street address for our gathering spot. (Be sure to include the comma & minus sign.)  33.8256, -84.2893

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Cost Includes:

Free Event with Free Parking

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