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Hike at Elachee/Chicopee Woods

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Elachee Nature Center/ Chicopee woods   Hike: Hike at Elachee/Chicopee Woods  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jan 28 2023  11:30 am >> Sat, Jan 28 2023 1:30 pm
Registration Opens: Wed, Jan 25 2023 11:48 pm
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 27 2023 7:00 pm
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:4.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Myra Kincaid
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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


   We will gather in the gravel parking lot behind the Elachee Nature Center. The group will hike the 4.5 mile loop down to the beautiful Chicopee Lake ending back at the the parking lot. 

  More information on the Elachee Nature center and it's trails can be found here: http ://

 Located in the 1,400-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.

There is a $5 fee for parking if you do not have a pass.

Required Items to Bring:

Good Walking Shoes


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How to Get There:
Event Directions:


From Atlanta, go north on I-85

Take the I-985 Exit and continue to Exit 17.

Turn left off ramp onto Hwy 13 (Atlanta Highway)

Continue past the Chicopee Woods Golf Course on the right

Turn right at the next road and make an immediate right onto Elachee Drive

Continue on Elachee Drive for 1 mile through the golf course, on the bridge over I-985, and continue straight into the gravel trail head parking lot.

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