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This will be a two-part hike for those who want to go at 8:30 a.m. and go up to the top of the mountain and back down. We're going to allow an hour and a half for that and at 10:00 AM meet anyone else who would like to hike the 5 Mile Cherokee Trail around the base of the mountain starting at 10:00. (Do one part or both parts your choice.) We'll have lunch in Stone mountain for those who would like to join us!!
Lunch: Sweet Potato Cafe
5377 Manor Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Look up menu online, yum.
As an alternative hike (alt-H) to our primary hike at Stone Mountain this weekend, I will be hosting a hike at the Big Indian Creek Waterway Trails in Perry, GA this Saturday.
This hike will primarily be on asphalt with a short but challenging climb/descent on a gravel road. May also include a grass section if that part has been maintained and a walk through a cemetery.
This hike will feature an exciting park slide everyone should try at least once and will follow along the beautiful Big Indian Creek.
We will hike 3-6 miles deciding as a group how far we want to go.
WARNING: The hike has a boardwalk section that can be very slick especially when wet, so be careful as we cross it.
We will meet at the Rotary Centennial Park in Perry and start the hike at 9:00AM
Meet at entrance 5 on Tucker Road at 9:30AM.
Look for the first big parking lot on the right. The Wesleyan busses are usually parked in this parking lot. Wesleyan College has several miles of nature trails winding through the woods with beautiful creeks, ridges and lake trails. We will hike 4+ miles.
Please bring water, snacks, bug spray, and a rain coat in case of rain.
After we finish we can grab a bite to eat at a nearby restaurant for those that would like to.
Campus Rules: Well-mannered dogs on a leash and under strict voice control are welcome.
Let's go explore some history.
GUIDED WALKING PRISON TOUR. A member of the staff will lead us on a 45 minute guided tour of the historic prison site and discuss the highlights of the site and its history. After, we will walk/hike to the cemetery and surrounded area for approx. 2-3 miles, maybe more.
Please bring snacks, water, a rain coat in case it rains. After we finish, we can grab a bite to eat at a local restaurant for those that would like to.
Andersonville National Historic Site began as a stockade built about 18 months before the end of the U.S. Civil War to hold Union Army prisoners captured by Confederate soldiers. Today, Andersonville National Historic Site comprises three distinct components: the former site of Camp Sumter military prison, the Andersonville National Cemetery, and the National Prisoner of War Museum, which opened in 1998 to honor all U.S. prisoners of war in all wars.