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Sunday Evening Saunter Through Simpsonwood - Beginners Welcome!
|Event Location:||Peachtree Corners|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sun, Sep 18 2022 5:30 pm >> Sun, Sep 18 2022 7:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Sat, Sep 17 2022 9:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Sep 18 2022 5:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||Approx. 1 Hour 30 Minutes|
|Difficulty Rating:||D1: Easy|
|Trip Leader(s):||Lisa L|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||8|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||Yes|
Nestled among several neighborhoods, Simpsonwood Park is a 223 acre wooded oasis in the Northeast Atlanta suburb of Peachtree Corners. A beautiful and tranquil setting that includes several streams, great views of the Chattahoochee River and a high potential to see deer and other wildlife.
What to expect:
**NEW** We'll begin our hike from the parking area inside the park just before the chapel (NOT AT THE ENTRANCE NEAR THE BATHROOM, NOT AT THE CHAPEL - see below for more details).
The first leg will take us through a dense forest, then we'll get to the old campground and head to the creek. We'll follow the peaceful, meandering creek for a while until we get to the Chattahoochee River.
Then we will walk north along the Chattahoochee River making a detour to the Simpsonwood Labyrinth.
At the northern edge of the park, we'll turn east and walk away from the river. We'll cross the main road and continue walking through the dense forest before we come back to our creek. After a short distance along the creek we'll head toward the campground and back to the parking lot.
Dogs are welcome as long as they are well behaved and on a leash.
The Simpsonwood Labyrinth
A labyrinth is different from a maze, though the two are often confused. The labyrinth is one of the oldest contemplative and transformational tools known to mankind, used for centuries of prayer, ritual, initiation, and personal and spiritual growth. This ancient and powerful tool is unicursal, offering only one route to the center and back out again; no blind alleys, dead ends or tricks, as in a maze. No matter where you are in the labyrinth’s coherent circuits, you can always see the center. Once you set your foot upon its path, the labyrinth gently and faultlessly leads you to the center of both the labyrinth and yourself, no matter how many twists and turns you negotiate in the process.
|How to Get There:|
Address: 4511 Jones Bridge Circle, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092
The park is across the street from the Simpsonwood United Methodist Church
Note: there are two driveways - one is enter only and one is exit only.
When you turn into the park, do not park immediately on the left before the bathroom building. This hike is departing from the parking lot which is further in the park. You'll drive past the big meadow then come to a volley ball court, an outdoor pavillion and two porta potties. Soon after that you'll see a "One Way" sign on the right -- that's where you will turn left to get in the parking lot facing the correct direction. If you see the Chapel on the right, you've gone too far - the lot is before the chapel on the other side of the street. There is no parking fee.
Since we are not parking near the restroom, you can stop there on the way in before heading further into the park to the back parking area.
Please note: there have been break-ins at this park so make sure there is nothing valuable or visible in your car.
Only active AOC members that are registered for this hike can participate. Thanks for your understanding.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.