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Outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, disc golf, biking, tubing, & more events such as dining out, holiday celebrations, house parties, game nights, cooking, etc. Our members are primarily 45 and up...both singles and couples are welcome, but anyone 21+ is welcome. Special requests can be approved. Outdoor events are rated easy, moderate, moderate-strenuous or strenuous. FEES: It's free to join this club. Some events may have a cost associated with them to pay for food, camping fees, etc.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- HIKE: Sweetwater Creek Park (8-9 miles moderate) no beginnersSweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs, GA
Trail Update. Currently portions of the Red and Green Trails are closed for renovation. These trails may reopen soon. The bridge across Sweetwater Creek is scheduled to begin renovation after the Red and Green Trails reopen. Hike will be modified to accommodate trail conditions on the day of the hike if necessary.
Ray will be leading this hike. Event will open 6 days before.
Sweetwater Creek State Park - only 20 minutes from Midtown ATL but you will feel like you're up in North Georgia somewhere.
Meet at the visitor's center - very large parking lot with a couple of adjacent overflow lots - starting this hike early so shouldn't be any trouble to find parking.
Total mileage 8-9 - about 4 hours on the trails. If you have not been to Sweetwater you are in for a treat and it will be your new "favorite" park as it is mine. Ray tends to be a bit faster so if the group splits up a bit we will wait for each other at intersections and try to keep as a group as much as possible. Barbara will be there to keep Ray in line.
Starting at the visitor's center, we will then take several different trails around the park - starting on the yellow trail we will cross bridge over the Creek – take the blue trail, continue and pick up the orange trail and then come back across the Creek on the yellow again. That first set of trails will be about 4 miles. Then we head towards my favorite trail of the park which is the red - it runs parallel to Sweetwater Creek - if water is high, and even if it isn't, it's a spectacular route - the water rushes by, the sound is refreshing. Then we pick up the white trail and loop around the park back to our vehicles.
Total elevation for the hike will be around 1,200 feet - the yellow trail has the most elevation but it will be slow and steady up those hills -
the red trail (my favorite part of the hike) is very rocky with ups and downs - not much elevation but ups and downs climbing over and around large boulders. Poles will help on this section of the trail.
During hike we will take a few brief water breaks (2-3 min max) and then a slightly extended break, about halfway through our hike, of about 15-20 min (for lunch or snack) on a big rock that sits high above rapids on the creek. Spectacular view, great place for photo op.
Throughout the hike, we will pass ruins of the New Manchester Mill, hike up to some ridges, and pass thru some hardwood forests.
Don't forget there is a $5 state parking fee unless you have an annual GA state parks pass. The CRNRA pass does not work here. There is a tollbooth at entrance to pay the $5 which is usually attended. if not there is a kiosk in the parking lot to purchase parking.
There are restrooms at beginning and end - no facilities during the hike.
- Play Disc Golf at East Roswell ParkEast Roswell Park, roswell, GA
Play Disc Golf at East Roswell Park.
Meet at the bench near the playground.
Rain: 10%, Accumulation 0.0
• Discs (I have some to lend out. Leave msg here, or text me.)
• Water or fluids - at least a quart
• Optional snack to share
• Comfortable shoes
• Money for optional dinner
East Roswell is one of our favorite courses, esp when the weather is hot, since there are lots of trees. There is some elevation change, but not that much. Beginners are welcome.
For more course info go to: Dgcoursereview.com
and type in "East Roswell".
You'll see the course map, reviews, etc.
It's one of the most highly rated cowrses in the area.
For more info: Send a text to
- HIKE: JONES BRIDGEJones Bridge Access Unit, Johns Creek, GA
This is a beginner/intermediate hike. A couple of baby hills and a few steps but otherwise flat along the Chattahoochee River but I'd like to go at a moderate pace between 2.5 - 3.0 mph. It is not a run. 5.1 miles. You can find a copy of the trail map here:
We'll start with the little loop to see the old Jones Bridge and then walk along the water, loop back around the field and retrace our steps to get back to the car.
We'll meet in the parking lot at the very end of the entrance road. Restrooms are open/ Please remove all valuables visible in your vehicles because there have been acts of vandalism. There are 2 entrances to Jones Bridge coming from Holcomb Bridge. The first is the environmental center....don't turn here. Go to the next one. Go all the way to the end.
If you don't have an annual pass I suggest buying one on line. At Jones Bridge and all CRNRA parks there are no longer any envelopes and or normal credit card registration. You have to scan the bar code and enter your license plate, etc. etc. It doesn't work on all browsers so you may be doing a little downloading. Come early and be prepared or you won't be able start on time.
This event will be cancelled if it is raining.
For more info contact Barbara 6784385593.
- HIKE: CRNA HIKE AT GOLD BRANCH all the trails...6+milesGold Branch - CRNRA, Marietta, GA
We're off to the Gold Branch unit of the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area. We will meet in the parking lot, which is located off Lower Roswell Road at 9:45am. . Please note that there are no restrooms at this location. We will hike ALL THE TRAILS in 3 hours. This means that to get to some of the trails we have to repeat ones that we have already done. Hopefully all trails will help me construct this before the hike.
This is a beg-intermediate hike though there are some hills and poles are recommended. We will be hiking 2.5 miles/hour. From the parking lot, we'll enter the woods and shortly make a moderate ascent. The remainder of the first half of the hike contains relatively gentle undulations. The second half of the hike will include two or three ascents. We will have plenty of nice views of the river and Bull Sluice Lake. There is a $5 parking fee if you don't have a CRNRA pass. Please leave valuables at home.
How to Get There : Event Directions:
Coming from downtown Atlanta drive north on Roswell Road; 0.8 miles past I 285 turn left onto Johnson Ferry Road and drive 3.8 miles. Turn right onto Lower Roswell Road and drive 2.2 miles. Turn right just before the park sign or visit: http://www.nps.gov/chat/planyourvisit/goldbranch.htm $5 parking fee if you do not have an annual pass. For a GPS address put cross streets of Waterford Green and Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, GA
For more information contact: Barbara 678-438-5593