OCTOBER 29

East Palisades Day Hike
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area


The Georgia Conservancy and Hiking Atlanta's Hidden Forest author Jonah McDonald are excited to welcome you to the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area East Palisades Day Hike!

Hiking Atlanta's Hidden Forest author Jonah McDonald is always asked, "What is your favorite hike in your book?" And he always answers, "The East Palisades Unit of the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area." This section of land is within the perimeter but feels like it might be in the Blue Ridge Mountains. You'll walk along the riverbank, stop at overlooks, pass mountain laurel thickets, see the largest paw paw tree in Atlanta, stroll along meandering streams, and visit an amazing riverside bamboo grove that will make you feel like you've left the United States. Come hiking with Jonah to see this trail system through the eyes of a guidebook author and naturalist.

    • When: Saturday October 29th, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Where: East Palisades Trail - CRNRA
    • Tour Details: Enjoy a guided hike and learn about the history of this hidden forest surrounding the city of Atlanta
    • What to bring: Please bring plenty of water, appropriate walking shoes and attire that can get dirty, sunscreen, sense of adventure and many questions.
    • Parking: Limited parking. Biking and carpooling encouraged. We will offer more details as the event date nears.
    • Weather: RAIN or SHINE. We will provide updates as the event date nears.

    From the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area:

    "The river is the Chattahoochee; the city is Atlanta. The park is a series of parklands long a 48-mile stretch of the river - a place rich in natural and human history, each influenced by the river's pervasive force. Usually clear, cold and slow moving, the river sometimes plunges as a muddy torrent through its rockbound shoals...

    In its role as an outdoor classroom, the park promises to expand your horizons through nature walks exploring its plants and birds and the river...

    A solitary walk enjoying nature's display, rafting leisurely with friends, fishing on the misty waters as the sun comes up, picknicking on a Sunday afternoon - this is the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area."

    Photos of Chattahoochee River from East Palisades courtesy of Atlanta Trails.

     

     
     
     

    EAST PALISADES HIKE - $10 Per Person*

    *A Georgia Conservancy membership comes a number of Stewardship Trips and Events discounts.

    All Georgia Conservancy Day Trips are $10 per participant. Using your account ID #, Georgia Conservancy Live Oak Members receive a $5 discount and Georgia Conservancy Magnolia Members and above may join us for FREE.

    Having trouble identifying your membership id #? Contact Alexis Torres at atorres@gaconservancy.org

    All proceeds go to support the work of the Georgia Conservancy and Hiking Atlanta's Hidden Forests. Tour will include morning coffee from Cafe Campesino, snacks, and refreshments.



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    The Georgia Conservancy's Stewardship Trips program is excited to offer our Day Trips for the second year in a row. Sponsored by the Alcoa Foundation, a Georgia Conservancy Natural Partner, our Day Trips help to supplement and enhance our already robust statewide trips schedule and aims to highlight and acknowledge the diverse array of green spaces, natural resources, individuals and organizations that are putting metro Atlanta on the map for environmental stewardship and sustainable growth.

    Our 2016 Day Trips include hikes, classes, or tours at: Sweetwater State Park, The Atlanta Beltline Arboretum and Jake’s Ice Cream, Woodlands Garden, Fernbank Forest and the Museum of Natural History, Cascade Springs Nature Preserve, South Fork of Peachtree Creek, Primitive Fire Building Classes, and much more!


    If you have any questions about our Stewardship Trips Program or about any upcoming trip, please contact Georgia Conservancy Stewardship Trips Director Ben Fowler at bfowler@gaconservancy.org

    Thinking of joining us for a trip? Please read our "Know Before You Go" page for more details.