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Black History Hike at Sweetwater

Join us for our Third Annual, 4-mile, Black History Month Hike at Sweetwater Creek on Saturday, February 1. This easy to moderate hike will include a history lesson from Park Ranger Don Scarbough, and private tour, for an upclose and personal look at history, and the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Co.

Sweetwater Creek State Park is a peaceful tract of wilderness only minutes from downtown Atlanta. A wooded trail follows the stream to the ruins of the authenic New Manchester Manufacturing Company built by the enslaved.  The company was a textile mill burned during the Civil War.

SPECIAL NOTE:  The fee for this hike covers the cost for the Range led tour and entrance into the actual ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company.

Meet us at the IHOP parking lot so we can carpool to the park.  Come prepared to drive or be a passenger, and have money to help pay for gas and parking.  Note that FREE State Park parking passes can be checked out at your local library.

Also, you are encouraged to make donations to keep the hikes free with Hartfield's Hikers, OPALs, and the Atlanta African American Adventurers Meetup group. See Paulette or Carolyn with your donation. As always, wear comfortable shoes and layered clothing. Bring snacks and water.

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  • Gina G.

    This was my first meetup with this group and it was such a positive experience. The hiking was fun but the people were wonderful. Can't wait for our next meetup

    February 3, 2014

  • Art

    I hate that I couldn't make this outing. Uncertainty about my knee and the terrain after the storm caused me to err on the side of caution. It's been a few years since the last time I hiked this trail. It's one of my favorite trails. I'm looking forward to doing it again in the near future. I'm glad everyone who went had the pleasure of experiencing this gem we have in our back yard.

    February 2, 2014

  • Melanie B

    I really had a good time. I especially appreciated the history lesson and the great pictures to share with others.

    February 2, 2014

  • Della

    I had a great time!! Such positive and friendly energy.

    February 2, 2014

  • monica m.

    What a great time we had today! We met some grest people. Loved the energy. First time hiking but certainly not the last.

    February 1, 2014

  • Bill N.

    Superb! Another great experience. Thanks to Carolyn and Paulette who done a Super job of organizing and coordinating the tour.

    February 1, 2014

  • REdward

    Had a great time! As always a nice group of people. Worked up a good appetite and boy did my head hit the pillow for a well deserved nap. Until next time. Be Blessed!

    February 1, 2014

  • W. Renee S.

    Had a wonderful time. Everyone was kind and very welcoming. Can't wait for the next meetup.

    February 1, 2014

  • Ishalah

    Awesome time with this friendly group!

    February 1, 2014

  • Carolyn

    Excellent!

    February 1, 2014

  • James B.

    We had a wonderful time and met a lot of NEW faces. Check out the picks. Educational too. Great job Carolyn & Paulette

    2 · February 1, 2014

  • Tanya ".

    Everyone was so friendly and full of positive energy. This was my first activity with this group and I had a great time. A special thanks to the organizers!

    2 · February 1, 2014

  • Melanie B

    See everyone at the park

    January 31, 2014

  • Keisha W.

    I will meet yall at the park as well

    Keisha

    January 31, 2014

    • Carolyn

      Ok...same info hat I posted for Shekerah. See you in the morning.

      January 31, 2014

  • Shekerah

    I'll meet you guys at the park instead of a Thornton.

    January 31, 2014

    • Carolyn

      Ok...Park in the Group Shelter area. They are re-paving the parking lot. You will have to walk over to the visitor's center and meet us there. Take my number with you so you can keep in touch...678.231.4973. Thanks!

      January 31, 2014

  • monica m.

    With the weather events of this past week will this event still take place?

    January 31, 2014

  • a s.

    Any more room?

    January 27, 2014

  • Denielle Singleton G.

    I would like to RSVP but I don't see the RSVP bar to click on. Can I pay when I arrive?

    January 24, 2014

  • Tanya ".

    Thanks Carolyn!

    January 23, 2014

  • Keisha W.

    Hi Carolyn,
    I also would like to attend . Im on the waiting list let me know if a spot open up.

    January 22, 2014

    • Carolyn

      I increased the number so you can sign up now.

      January 22, 2014

    • Keisha W.

      Thanks...Im signed up

      January 22, 2014

  • Melanie B

    I'm really hoping a spot opens up..soundz like a real treat

    January 20, 2014

    • Art

      thx!

      January 22, 2014

    • Carolyn

      You are very welcomed! See you on the hike!

      January 22, 2014

  • Art R.

    Check with Carolyn to see if it's ok to pay her the day of the trip.

    January 20, 2014

  • Zahra

    Yes, I would love to attend. But I need to pay later.

    January 19, 2014

    • Carolyn

      Ok, pay later, or come and pay me the day of.

      January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Carolyn, is this the yellow trail?

    January 19, 2014

    • Carolyn

      No, we will probably do the blue and maybe some of the red. The yellow may be done later this year.

      January 19, 2014

  • Art R.

    Any chance of getting another van for more guests?

    January 17, 2014

    • Carolyn

      No van needed. I just increased the RSVP limit. Please join us.

      January 17, 2014

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