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New Meetup: Island Ford Chattahoochee River hike, social during and after

From: user 1.
Sent on: Sunday, June 27, 2010 5:15 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for 35UP!!

What: Island Ford Chattahoochee River hike, social during and after

When: Saturday, July 24,[masked]:00 AM

Where:
Island Ford-Chattahoochee River headquarters
1978 Island Ford Parkway
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
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The hike: Island Ford is the headquarters for all of the Chattahoochee River units up and down the river in Atlanta. There are restrooms here we can use before and after our leisurely walk along the river and hike up some small hills-- not more than two and half miles total. The River is usually full of Canadian Geese, wood ducks, and we may see Blue Heron. This walk should take two hours maximum at a leisurely pace and this park is dog friendly, but they must be socialized and leashed in the park as many people walk their dogs. This is a nice wooded park, so the temperatures outside are always mitigated. I have moved this third time for this event back one hour for the hotter temps in July; so many were concerned about heat last time-should be done with the walk by noon. Th earlier time should allow any wanting to do other things later that day, to easily plan both, even if you dine with us after.

After the hike: Those who want are welcome to join me at Antalya, a Turkish restaurant, with Greek accents on the menu (gyros, salads) close to the park for more conversation and camaraderie after the hike. They are offering us 15% off tabs, but only for groups of ten or more people. They have a full menu, with salads, appetizers for smaller mid-day appetites and entrees for hungrier; as well as a bar.

Directions: This park is off of the Northridge exit 6 on Highway 400. If coming from the South, stay in the right lane, turn right onto Dunwoody Place, travel .5 mile (1/2 mile), turn right onto Roberts Drive and travel another .7 mile to Island Ford Parkway --sign on the right marks the park. (Coming from the North the exit loops around and you travel straight ahead onto Dunwoody Place) and follow the directions above. Travel to the end of the road and park and we'll meet at 10am. Look for my Red Ford Escort. Please make sure and bring $3.00 for parking fee, unless you have a federal park pass. The site for Island Ford is at www.nps.gov/chat

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/thirty-fiveup/calendar/13927958/

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