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

From: user 1.
Sent on: Thursday, August 12, 2010 10:04 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for 35UP!!

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

When: Saturday, August 21,[masked]:00 AM

Where: Island Ford-Chattahoochee River headquarters
1978 Island Ford Parkway
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
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The hike: Ok, call me repetitive, but the crowds are getting bigger for this hike, and its a great park for the unintiated; and will be taken at a slow pace to enjoy nature. 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 tempertures 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. The 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: I believe we will socialize at Cheeseburger in Paradise near Perimeter Mall after the hike, unless I come up with a restaurant closer to the hike location on Roswell Road. If you have restaurant suggestions other than listed above, put them in your comments, and they will be considered.

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 (1/2mile), 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

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