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    • 24 May 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Island Ford Unit of the CRNRA
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    Partner in the Park:

    Tree Identification with Trees Atlanta 

    Friday, May 24, 9 - 11 AM

    Island Ford Unit of CRNRA 


    Join us for this 2-hour guided hike at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area's Island Ford unit led by Trees Atlanta guides. We will identify and explore the trees of the area while we hike the

    park's trails.  

    Meeting Location: Chattahoochee River NRA - Island Ford Unit

    8800 Roberts Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30350

    There is a $5.00 fee to park at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Or use your annual CRNRA pass or an America the Beautiful pass

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    Please no dogs.

    Not recommended for children under 12. 

    Registration is required

    Max 30 participants

    This event will take place rain or shine, however it will be rescheduled in the event of severe weather including thunderstorms or flood warnings. Participants will be notified by email the morning of the event (or sooner) should an event need to be rescheduled due to weather.

    Please contact info@chattahoocheeparks.org with any questions. 


    • 25 May 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Jones Bridge 9101 Barnwell Road / Jones Bridge Unit Access Road Johns Creek, GA 30022
    • 16
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    May Community Hike

    Saturday, May 25





    Description: Join us on a picturesque journey through the Jones Bridge unit of the CRNRA where a scenic hike awaits along the banks of the Chattahoochee River. The trail offers promising breathtaking views of the river's whitewater shoals and the verdant, wildflower-strewn forest teeming with wildlife. From the tops of the ridges, we'll see the river sparkling below. This hike is perfect for anyone looking to spend the morning admiring nature.

    Facilities: Restrooms are located in the parking lot

    Difficulty: Moderate 5-mile hike

    BringDress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes suitable for forest trail walking, considering layers for temperature changes. Remember to bring water and snacks, and pack binoculars and a hand lens for a more immersive experience. Sunscreen and bug spray are also encouraged. 

    Restrictions: No Children under 10 and No Dogs

    Note: A daily entrance fee of $5 or annual pass is required.

    Limit: 20 persons


    • 01 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • CRNRA Jones Bridge Unit 9101 Barnwell Road Johns Creek, Georgia 30022.
    • 30
    Register


     

    Nutting Rock Loop Trail Walk

    June 1, 2024

    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.



    Description: Join National Park Service Naturalist Jerry Hightower for a beautiful spring walk on the Lutra loop trail through an oak/hickory forest as we cross over a small ridge and stroll along the floodplain to the northernmost boundary of the unit. This is an excellent area for viewing wildlife. We will meander back along the river with the scenic shoals and rock formations, which include Native American nutting stones. We might catch a glimpse of an Osprey or a Great Blue Heron. The trail will offer a diverse collection of spring wildflowers and ferns, so please join us.

    Facilities: none

    Difficulty: This hike is leisurely. Note: This walk is not suitable for very young children.

    Bring: Remember to dress for the weather and wear very comfortable hiking shoes. Bring water, binoculars, a hand lens, a notebook, and a camera.

    Limit: 30

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    • 06 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Paces Mill 3444 Cobb Parkway Atlanta, GA 30339
    • 37
    Register


    YOGA IN THE PARK

    Presented by Stillness Yoga

    Thursday, June 6

    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


    Description: Whether you're a seasoned yogi or new to the practice, Yoga in the Park is open to all levels. So roll out your mat, breathe in the fresh air, and let the natural surroundings inspire and rejuvenate you on your journey to wellness. There will be a post-session hike, and all are welcome to join to further embrace the beauty of nature. 

    Bring: Yoga mat, large towel, bug spray, and water bottle. 

    Facilities: Restrooms are located in the parking lot near the meadow.


    ***Yoga may be modified or canceled due to weather conditions.***

    • 08 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Powers Island 5450 Interstate N Pkwy, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
    • 20
    Register


    June Community Cleanup

    Saturday, June 8




    Description: Join us for a community cleanup event at Powers Island, located within the CRNRA. The trails along the Chattahoochee River need our attention to remove debris and preserve the area's cleanliness. By participating, we play a vital role in keeping the paths clear and the river free from pollution. This event welcomes families and individuals, allowing everyone to contribute to environmental conservation. Let's come together to make a positive impact on Powers Island and its surrounding ecosystem.

    Facilities: Restrooms in the trailhead parking lot 

    BringDress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes suitable for forest trail walking, considering layers for temperature changes. Remember to bring water and snacks. We will provide all the tools for clean-up. 

    Restrictions: No Children under 10 and No Dogs

    Limit: 30 persons

    • 08 Jun 2024
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • CREEC
    • 125
    Register

    Campfire Program- Skins & Skulls of Common Mammals


    Saturday, June 8

     4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


    Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

    CREEC


    Description: Join National Park Service Naturalist Jerry Hightower for a program in the common mammals found along the Chattahoochee River corridor and in your backyards. See and touch the pelts of each mammal. Also, see the skulls of each species. Enjoy this fascinating program as the day ends and sunset approaches. Discover new facts about the wildlife of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area with an exciting program on common mammals of the Chattahoochee River Corridor and beyond. You are invited to bring your own marshmallows if you like to roast marshmallows over the campfire. We will provide roasting forks. Join us and enjoy the ambiance, and beauty of twilight on the Chattahoochee. You are welcome to come early and bring a picnic dinner. After the program you are invited to join us on a short twilight walk on the Three Forks Loop Trail.

    Location: 

    Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center, 8615 Barnwell Road, Johns Creek, Georgia, 30022. For directions see www.nps.gov/chat

    Parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged.

    Facilities: Located in the center’s lodge

    Difficulty: Easy, level walking

    Bring:

    Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on a forest trail. Dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and activity level. Bring water and you might include snacks. You are also welcome to bring your own marshmallows to roast. We have roasting forks that you may use.

    Limit: 125 persons

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    • 10 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area -Island Ford Unit
    • 14
    Register


    Pollinator Garden Workday at Island Ford 

    June 10, 9 AM - 12 PM

    The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and The Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy have partnered with Birds Georgia to rejuvenate the area in front of the Visitor Center into a pollinator garden. Work will be supervised by Birds Georgia, but we need your help.

    Registration is required to attend and is limited to 15 volunteers. 

    We plan to meet outside of the Visitor Center of the Island Ford unit of CRNRA (8800 Roberts Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30350). There are parking spots available just outside the garden area, near the Visitor Center. CRNRA requires a $5 daily parking fee or the purchase of a $40 annual pass. The pollinator garden we will be working in is located just outside of the Visitor Center. 

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    • 13 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Paces Mill 3444 Cobb Parkway Atlanta, GA 30339
    • 39
    Register


    YOGA IN THE PARK

    Presented by Stillness Yoga

    Thursday, June 13

    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


    Description: Whether you're a seasoned yogi or new to the practice, Yoga in the Park is open to all levels. So roll out your mat, breathe in the fresh air, and let the natural surroundings inspire and rejuvenate you on your journey to wellness. There will be a post-session hike, and all are welcome to join to further embrace the beauty of nature. 

    Bring: Yoga mat, large towel, bug spray, and water bottle. 

    Facilities: Restrooms are located in the parking lot near the meadow.


    ***Yoga may be modified or canceled due to weather conditions.***

    • 14 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • Powers Island 5450 Interstate N Pkwy Sandy Springs, GA



    June Paddle the Park 

    Friday, June 14

     


    Description: CNPC is excited to partner with Nanahela Outdoor Center to bring you this unique program. Spend a morning with us on the beautiful Chattahoochee River. We will meet at Powers Island and be shuttled to the drop-in location at Johnson Ferry. Once in the water, we will explore the river's geography, history, and biodiversity. This paddle is perfect for all levels, and children over thirteen are welcome to join us on our paddle. Click HERE to register. 

    Fee: $55 + tax and fees

    Facilities: Restrooms are located in the parking lot

    Difficulty: Mostly flat water, some waves just before take-out. This trip is approximately 4 miles long and will take about 1.5 hours. 

    BringDress appropriately for the weather in clothing that can get wet. Remember to bring water and snacks, and pack binoculars. Sunscreen and bug spray are also encouraged. 

    Restrictions: No Children under 13 and No Dogs

    Note: A daily entrance fee of $5 or annual pass is required.


    • 15 Jun 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Gold Branch 6156 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta 30068
    • 19
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    June Community Hike

    Saturday, June 15






    Description: Join us as we explore the CRNRA Gold Branch Unit. Our 5-mile path will take us along Bull Sluice Lake's perimeter, up and down the ridges, and past dog hobble thickets. Prepare to be enchanted as we immerse ourselves in the wonders of this picturesque hike, where every step reveals a new and awe-inspiring facet of the natural world, including blue herons, osprey, and many other exciting bird species.

    Facilities: No Restrooms 

    Difficulty:  5-mile, moderate to strenuous hike; hiking poles are recommended 

    BringDress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes suitable for forest trail walking, considering layers for temperature changes. Remember to bring water and snacks, and pack binoculars and a hand lens for a more immersive experience. Sunscreen and bug spray are also encouraged. 

    Restrictions: No Children under 10 and No Dogs

    Note: A daily entrance fee of $5 or an annual pass is required.

    Limit: 20 persons


    • 20 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Paces Mill 3444 Cobb Parkway Atlanta, GA 30339
    • 39
    Register


    YOGA IN THE PARK

    Presented by Stillness Yoga

    Thursday, June 20

    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


    Description: Whether you're a seasoned yogi or new to the practice, Yoga in the Park is open to all levels. So roll out your mat, breathe in the fresh air, and let the natural surroundings inspire and rejuvenate you on your journey to wellness. 

    Bring: Yoga mat, large towel, bug spray, and water bottle. 

    Facilities: Restrooms are located in the parking lot near the meadow.


    ***Yoga may be modified or canceled due to weather conditions.***

    • 22 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Island Ford 8800 Roberts Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30350
    • 27
    Register


    Summer Sole-stice  

    Presented by Walk with a Doc

    Saturday, June 22

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM





    Description: Celebrate the solstice in style with our Sole-stice Hike at Island Ford Park! Join us for a magical evening stroll along the picturesque Chattahoochee River, surrounded by the tranquil beauty of nature as we embrace one of the longest nights of the year. But that's not all – this special event comes with an exclusive opportunity to learn about the health of your feet, particularly sandals, flip flops, and barefooting. Guided by podiatrist Dr. Rick Kaufman. Gain valuable insights into foot care, posture, and overall well-being while enjoying the serene ambiance of the park. Don't miss this unique combination of outdoor adventure and expert advice – reserve your spot today and step into the solstice with us! Plan to stay after the hike to celebrate the year's longest day.

    Doctor: Podiatrist Dr Rick Kaufman of Ankle & Foot Centers of Georgia

    Facilities: NO Restrooms

    Difficulty: Easy to Moderate 

    BringDress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes suitable for forest trail walking, considering layers for temperature changes. Remember to bring water and snacks, and pack binoculars and a hand lens for a more immersive experience. Sunscreen and bug spray are also encouraged. 

    Restrictions: No Children under 14 and No Dogs

    Note: A daily entrance fee of $5 or annual pass is required.

    Limit: 20 persons


    • 27 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Paces Mill 3444 Cobb Parkway Atlanta, GA 30339
    • 38
    Register


    YOGA IN THE PARK

    Presented by Stillness Yoga

    Thursday, June 27

    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


    Description: Whether you're a seasoned yogi or new to the practice, Yoga in the Park is open to all levels. So roll out your mat, breathe in the fresh air, and let the natural surroundings inspire and rejuvenate you on your journey to wellness. There will be a post-session hike, and all are welcome to join to further embrace the beauty of nature. 

    Bring: Yoga mat, large towel, bug spray, and water bottle. 

    Facilities: Restrooms are located in the parking lot near the meadow.


    ***Yoga may be modified or canceled due to weather conditions.***

    • 30 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • CRNRA- Sope Creek 3726 Paper Mill Rd Marietta, GA 30067
    • 30
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    Sope Creek- Mysteries of the Mills: Historic Paper Mill Walk


    Sunday, June 30

     9:00 AM - 11:30 AM


    Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

    Sope Creek


    Description: Join National Park Service Ranger, Jerry Hightower for a walk through time as you stroll through the mature oak-hickory forest down the ridge to the scenic beauty of Sope Creek. Cross over the bridge and into the nineteenth century to discover the stories behind the massive stone ruins of the once bustling Marietta Paper Manufacturing Company. Discover what it was like to work in the mills, the process of making paper, and more. Learn about the uses of plants along the trail as medicine, dyes, and more. The mysteries of the mills will be revealed as you walk through time from 1855 to1903. The remaining stone walls of the mill ruins have seen much and have many stories to tell. Learn these wonderful stories; fact, fable, and downright lie as you stroll along Sope Creek. Who was old Chief Sope, what tragedy befell poor Johnny Dickerson, why did the mills close, and what occurred during July, 1864? Join us and find out!

    Facilities: No restrooms

    Difficulty: Fairly leisurely hike with one moderate uphill climb from the creek. These walks are quite slow with numerous stops to discuss items of interest along the way. Note: This walk is not suitable for very young children.

    Bring: Please bring WATER. Remember to dress for the weather and wear very comfortable hiking shoes. Dress in layers so that you can adjust to changes in the temperature and your activity level. You may wish to bring binoculars, hand lens, notebook, and camera. Note: A daily entrance fee or annual pass is required.

    Limit: 30 persons

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    • 08 Jul 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area -Island Ford Unit
    • 15
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    Pollinator Workday at Island Ford

    Monday, July 8

    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.



    The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and The Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy have partnered with Birds Georgia to rejuvenate the area in front of the Visitor Center into a pollinator garden. Work will be supervised by Birds Georgia, but we need your help.

    Registration is required to attend and is limited to 15 volunteers. 

    We plan to meet outside of the Visitor Center of the Island Ford unit of CRNRA (8800 Roberts Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30350). There are parking spots available just outside the garden area, near the Visitor Center. CRNRA requires a $5 daily parking fee or the purchase of a $40 annual pass. The pollinator garden we will be working in is located just outside of the Visitor Center. 

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    • 12 Jul 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • Don White Memorial Park 925 (B) Riverside Rd Roswell, GA



    July Paddle the Park 

    Friday, July 12

     

    Description: CNPC is excited to partner with Nanahela Outdoor Center to bring you this unique program. Spend a morning with us on the beautiful Chattahoochee River. We will meet at Don White Memorial Park and be shuttled to the drop-in location at Garrard Landing. Once in the water, we will explore the river's geography, history, and biodiversity. This paddle is perfect for all levels, and children over thirteen are welcome to join us on our paddle. Click HERE to register. 

    Fee: $55 + tax and fees

    Facilities: Restrooms are located in the parking lot

    Difficulty: Mostly flat water. This trip is approximately 8 miles and will take about 3 hours. 

    BringDress appropriately for the weather in clothing that can get wet. Remember to bring water and snacks, and pack binoculars. Sunscreen and bug spray are also encouraged. 

    Restrictions: No Children under 13 and No Dogs

    Note: A daily entrance fee of $5 or annual pass is required.


    • 13 Jul 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Vickery Creek 1 Mill Street Roswell, GA 30075
    • 27
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    July Community Cleanup

    Saturday, July 13




    Description: Join us for a community cleanup at Vickery Creek, where we'll come together to preserve the natural beauty of this beloved CRNRA unit. This program welcomes families and individuals, allowing everyone to contribute to park stewardship and beautification.

    Facilities: Restrooms near the parking lot

    BringDress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes suitable for forest trail walking, considering layers for temperature changes. Remember to bring water and snacks. We will provide all the tools for clean-up. 

    Restrictions: No Children under 10 and No Dogs

    Limit: 30 persons

    • 09 Aug 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • Paces Mill Boat Ramp 3444 Cobb Pkwy Atlanta, GA



    August Paddle the Park 

    Friday, August 9

     



    Description: CNPC is excited to partner with Nanahela Outdoor Center to bring you this unique program. Spend a morning with us on the beautiful Chattahoochee River. We will meet at Paces Mill and be shuttled to the drop-in location at  Powers Island. Once in the water, we will explore the river's geography, history, and biodiversity. This paddle is not recommended for beginners. Click HERE to register!

    Fee: $55 + tax

    Facilities: Restrooms are located in the parking lot

    Difficulty: Class I-II rapids throughout. This trip is approximately 2.5 miles and will take over an hour.  

    BringDress appropriately for the weather in clothing that can get wet. Remember to bring water and snacks, and pack binoculars. Sunscreen and bug spray are also encouraged. 

    Restrictions: No Children under 13 and No Dogs

    Note: A daily entrance fee of $5 or annual pass is required.


    • 09 Aug 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Powers Island 5450 Interstate North Parkway Sandy Springs, GA 30328
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    Xylem Volunteer Work Day

    Friday, August 9, 2024

    9 AM- 12 PM 


    Join us for a rewarding volunteer work day for the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area. Wear sturdy, weather-appropriate clothing as we come together to enhance our surroundings. Please consider carpooling, as parking is limited, ensuring a smoother and more eco-friendly experience for all participants.


    • 12 Aug 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area -Island Ford Unit
    • 15
    Register


    Pollinator Workday at Island Ford

    Monday, August 12

    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.



    The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and The Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy have partnered with Birds Georgia to rejuvenate the area in front of the Visitor Center into a pollinator garden. Work will be supervised by Birds Georgia, but we need your help.

    Registration is required to attend and is limited to 15 volunteers. 

    We plan to meet outside of the Visitor Center of the Island Ford unit of CRNRA (8800 Roberts Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30350). There are parking spots available just outside the garden area, near the Visitor Center. CRNRA requires a $5 daily parking fee or the purchase of a $40 annual pass. The pollinator garden we will be working in is located just outside of the Visitor Center. 

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    • 09 Sep 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area -Island Ford Unit
    • 15
    Register


    Pollinator Workday at Island Ford

    Monday, September 9

    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.



    The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and The Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy have partnered with Birds Georgia to rejuvenate the area in front of the Visitor Center into a pollinator garden. Work will be supervised by Birds Georgia, but we need your help.

    Registration is required to attend and is limited to 15 volunteers. 

    We plan to meet outside of the Visitor Center of the Island Ford unit of CRNRA (8800 Roberts Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30350). There are parking spots available just outside the garden area, near the Visitor Center. CRNRA requires a $5 daily parking fee or the purchase of a $40 annual pass. The pollinator garden we will be working in is located just outside of the Visitor Center. 

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    • 14 Oct 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area -Island Ford Unit
    • 15
    Register


    Pollinator Workday at Island Ford

    Monday, October 14

    9 a.m. - 12 p.m.



    The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and The Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy have partnered with Birds Georgia to rejuvenate the area in front of the Visitor Center into a pollinator garden. Work will be supervised by Birds Georgia, but we need your help.

    Registration is required to attend and is limited to 15 volunteers. 

    We plan to meet outside of the Visitor Center of the Island Ford unit of CRNRA (8800 Roberts Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30350). There are parking spots available just outside the garden area, near the Visitor Center. CRNRA requires a $5 daily parking fee or the purchase of a $40 annual pass. The pollinator garden we will be working in is located just outside of the Visitor Center. 

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