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Hike before the Feast

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sweetwater Creek State Park
Date(s) & Time:Thu, Nov 28 2013  10:00 am >> Thu, Nov 28 2013 2:00 pm
Registration Opens: Thu, Nov 21 2013 8:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Nov 27 2013 11:00 pm
Event Duration:4 Hours
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:8 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Nancy L
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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:4
Number Registered So Far: 13 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Anybody want go for a hike before your Thanksgiving feast? If you want to burn a few calories or are just stuck in town join me for a hike the morning of Thanksgiving Day. Sweetwater State Conservation Park is one of the treasures to be found near metro Atlanta. This park offers beauty and wildlife viewing for visitors all year long in addition to some Civil War history. The park sets atop the Brevard Fault which makes the terrain steeper than the surrounding areas. The creek itself offers many scenic spots as it tumbles over the shoals and the natural dam nearby.

We are going to start on the white trail (3 miles) which will lead us past Jack's Hill and Jack's Lake, and eventually meet up with the red trail (1 mile) which runs along the creek. We'll pass by the mill ruins and then start up the blue tail which will end at the visitor's center (1mile). At this point hikers will have the option to continue hiking on the yellow trail (3 miles) with the trip leaders or proceed with the rest of their day.

Note: there is a $5 per vehicle parking fee. No carpool for this event.

Dogs are more than welcome but need to be on a 6 foot leash.

Website for Park:

Required Items to Bring:

water, snack, hiking shoes

Recommended Items to Bring:
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camera, rain gear

How to Get There:
Event Directions:

Take I-20 west to exit 44 (Thornton Road). Make a left on Thornton Road (South) and then a right onto Blairs Bridge Road. Travel 2.1 miles to Mount Vernon Road and make a left. Drive about one mile to the park entrance and make a left on Factory Shoals Road. Drive about half a mile to the parking lot near the visitor's center.

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