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Sunday Picnic at Dauset Trails Nature Center

The Basics:
Event Type:Learn
Event Location: Dauset Trails Nature Center, 1 hour S of Atlanta
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Apr 22 2012  12:00 pm >> Sun, Apr 22 2012 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Mon, Apr 9 2012 7:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Apr 22 2012 2:00 am
Event Duration:3 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D1: Easy
Trip Leader(s):
Richard A. Zalik
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:16
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 8 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


Optional: Afrer the picnic we may visit the visitor center & museum, demonstration farm, and botanical gardens. 

Required Items to Bring:

Food and drink, insect repellent, and good hiking shoes.

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

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

From Atlanta to Dauset Nature Center. (Dauset is only about 45 miles (~45 minutes) from the I-75/I-285 interchange on Atlanta's south side).
IMPORTANT: Please IGNORE the online directions and instead use these directions which give the precise mileage of each driving leg 
Rezero your odometer at each instruction and pay close attention to mileages given and driven.

1) From the southside I-75/ I-285 Interchange (near the Atlanta Airport) take I-75 South about 33 miles toward Macon to Exit #201. (Consider this shortcut if you live on Atlanta’s east side: Take I-675 southward from I-285 Exit #52 to I-75, then it's just 26 miles to Exit #201 via I-75 South.)

2) Exit I-75 at Exit #201 (GA-36 “Jackson/ Barnesville”).

3) Turn Left over the bridge onto Hwy 36 East and go about 3.1 miles (toward Jackson, GA).

4) Turn Right onto High Falls Road and go about 2.5 miles.

5) Turn Left onto Mt Vernon Church Rd (also known as simply Mt. Vernon Rd) and go about 3.1 miles to the  Dauset Trails Nature Center.

6) The entrance to Dauset Trails Nature Center will be on your left.

For a Map and/or custom Directions
go to and input this address as your destination:
360 Mount Vernon Church Rd  Jackson, GA 30233

The telephone number is 
(770) 775-6798

-Dauset Trais Nature Center opens at noon on Sundays.
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

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