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Roswells Vickery Creek, Covered Bridge, Bleau Family & Old Mill Waterfall

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Roswell, GA. 30075   Hike: Roswells Vickery Creek, Covered Bridge, Bleau Family & Old Mill Waterfall  National Weather Service Forecast
Date(s) & Time:Wed, Sep 27 2023  10:00 am >> Wed, Sep 27 2023 12:00 pm
Registration Opens: Fri, Sep 22 2023 4:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Sep 27 2023 10:00 am
Event Duration:2 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D2: Easy to Moderate
Distance:5.5 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Memphis Russ
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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:5
Number Registered So Far: 3 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No




Free Parking & Restrooms here!

Join your AOC friends & buddies in our repeated viewing of our favorite residents at Vickery Creek, The Great Blue Heron's Bleau Family, during a conversational hike along Vickery Creek, in Roswell. We will begin our fast pace hike at the Roswell Old Mill Parking Lot at their Covered Bridge for access to Vickery Creek.  This moderately challeging loop (covered with many exposed roots & medium size rocks) explores the hills and banks along Big Creek, which powered one of the South's most important mills during the 1800s. It begins at the Roswell's Historical Covered Bridge entrance to Vickery Creek and with the exception of a few short steep stretches alongside the creek-ravine bluffs and gorges, the terrain is fairly level.  We will make a scenic loop, including Roswell's Covered Bridge, with ascending entrance steps to the park (Moderate D-2, for 5.3 to 5.6 miles - made up of some 3.5 mph stretches to average almost 3mph for 2 hours).  Additionally, the hike includes a stop at the spillway dam, which fed the mill wheel in a factory downstream. Supplying textiles for Confederate uniforms, the mill was a primary target for Gen. William Sherman whose troops destroyed the facility during the Civil War. The trails along Big Creek are very scenic with the sound of a rushing mountain creek and waterfall.  We will stop and take a few pictures along the trail.  Never know when Our Great Blue Heron family will drop in for a fish or two at the Covered Bridge!  The Great Blue Heron searches for food 90% of their awake hours.  

Please arrive a few minutes early to check in & use their restrooms, if required..  If you're running late or can't make it at the last minute, please call Russ at 404-353- 3077. 

Required Items to Bring:

- Plenty of Water, a must

- Hiking Shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
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- Camera

- Hiking Poles

- Bug Spray

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

1 Mill Street Roswell, GA. 30075

Coordinates:  34.01305855605106,-84.35905892016216

We are meeting below the Mill Street Covered Bridge entrance to Vickery Creek where parking is FREE.  It is east of Atlanta Street at 1 Mill Street., Roswell Ga. 30075.  We will meet just below the parking lot, adjacent to the Covered Bridge.  We will start our hike at the Covered bridge. 

Approx physical address:

1 Mill Street., Roswell Ga. 30075

Roswell, GA



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