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    • 22 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Island Ford 8800 Roberts Drive, Sandy Springs, GA 30350
    • 21
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    Summer Sole-stice Hike

    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 an evening stroll along the Chattahoochee River 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: Please, no children under 14 and no dogs.

    Note: There is a $5 parking fee to support the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area - scan the code at the Fee Station or purchase your pass online here.

    Limit: 20 persons


    • 27 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Paces Mill 3444 Cobb Parkway Atlanta, GA 30339
    • 32
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    Yoga in the Park

    Presented by Stillness Yoga

    Thursday, June 27

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


    Description:

    Join us as we breathe, stretch, and find peace by the Chattahoochee at the Paces Mill unit of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area! Sessions are designed for all levels of experience and are free (with a suggested donation of $20 per person). There will be a post-session hike, and all are welcome to join to further embrace the beauty of nature. 

    Instructor: Neda Hanson

    Bring: Please bring a yoga mat, a large towel (for wet grass), bug spray, and water bottle. 

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

    Note: There is a $5 parking fee to support the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area - scan the code at the Fee Station or purchase your pass online here.

    ***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
    • 10
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    Sope Creek- Mysteries of the Mills: Historic Paper Mill Walk

    Sunday, June 30

     9:00 AM - 11:30 AM




    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.


    • 12 Jul 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Sope Creek 3670 Paper Mill Road, Marietta, Georgia 30067.
    • 40
    Register


    Tiny Monsters and Little Frog Fridays at Sope Creek

    Friday, July 12

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 




    Description:  Join Park Ranger Jerry Hightower for this fantastic, fun-filled discovery adventure at Sibley Pond. There are amazing creatures living in the waters of Sibley Pond. Become pond scientists and look through the wet leaves collected at the pond's edge for the aquatic stage nymphs of dragonflies and damselflies along with weird and wonderful insects of all sorts. Find tadpoles, minnows, newts, and scuds! Learn about the tiny but fierce pond predators, life cycles, and more cool facts about the living pond community. This is an exciting and fun activity for persons of all ages. Identification guides will be available so that you can identify the “tiny monsters” you have found. This is a terrific and very fun activity. Please join us. This is a casual and informal activity; you may come and go as you please.

    Facilities: Nearby at Terrell Mill Park.

    Difficulty: The walk from the parking lot is very short.

    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. Note: A daily entrance fee or annual pass is needed.

    Limit: 40

    Reservations are Required


    • 13 Jul 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Vickery Creek 1 Mill Street Roswell, GA 30075
    • 24
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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

    • 22 Jul 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Gate City Brewing Company, 43 Magnolia St, Roswell, GA 30075


    Pints for the Park @ Gate City Brewing Co.

    Monday, July 22 

    6:00 - 9:00 PM

    Join us at Gate City Brewing Company for Pints for the Park, a community event dedicated to supporting Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC)! $1 of every drink purchased will be donated to our mission of preserving and enhancing our local national park - Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

    Swing by between 6-9PM to learn more about CNPC and connect with other park enthusiasts! Enjoy a refreshing pint of Gate City's finest craft beer, knowing that with every drink purchased, one dollar will be donated to CNPC to aid in our mission of preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of our beloved park. Please bring your friends, enjoy great brews, and make a positive impact on our community!

    No registration required - we hope to see you there!


    • 26 Jul 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Sope Creek 3670 Paper Mill Road, Marietta, Georgia 30067.
    • 40
    Register


    Tiny Monsters and Little Frog Fridays at Sope Creek

    Friday, July 26

    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 




    Description:  Join Park Ranger Jerry Hightower for this fantastic, fun-filled discovery adventure at Sibley Pond. There are amazing creatures living in the waters of Sibley Pond. Become pond scientists and look through the wet leaves collected at the pond's edge for the aquatic stage nymphs of dragonflies and damselflies along with weird and wonderful insects of all sorts. Find tadpoles, minnows, newts, and scuds! Learn about the tiny but fierce pond predators, life cycles, and more cool facts about the living pond community. This is an exciting and fun activity for persons of all ages. Identification guides will be available so that you can identify the “tiny monsters” you have found. This is a terrific and very fun activity. Please join us. This is a casual and informal activity; you may come and go as you please.

    Facilities: Nearby at Terrell Mill Park.

    Difficulty: The walk from the parking lot is very short.

    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. Note: A daily entrance fee or annual pass is needed.

    Limit: 40

    Reservations are Required


    • 02 Aug 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBD
    • 15
    Register


    Volunteer Paddle Cleanup

    August, 2

    9 AM- 1 PM 

    Johnson Ferry to Powers Island





    Join us for a rewarding volunteer work day for the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area. Please come dressed for boating. We recommend sandles or water shoes and lightweight, moisture-wicking clothing 

    Please consider carpooling, as parking is limited, ensuring a smoother and more eco-friendly experience for all participants.


    • 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
    • 16
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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
    • 14
    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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    • 24 Aug 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • Garrard Landing


    Paddle Cleanup with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

    Saturday, August 24

    8 a.m.



    Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy is excited to partner with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper for this paddle cleanup. We will paddle 5 miles from the Jones Bridge unit to Garrard Landing in Roswell. This section has moderately moving water and is perfect for beginners and experienced paddlers.

    Specific trip details will be emailed a week before the trip date. During registration, participants can select to borrow a kayak/PFD/Paddle or bring their own. Limit 25 

    For your convenience, we will meet at 8 am, unload the boats, and then drive to the take-out. A shuttle van will be provided to return us to the put-in, ensuring a hassle-free experience. We anticipate concluding the event by 2-3pm.


    Register for the event HERE!


    • 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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    • 19 Sep 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Paces Mills 3426 Cobb Parkway Atlanta 30339
    • 50
    Register

    Greenlight Volunteer Work Day

    Thursday, Septerber 19 2024

    10 AM- 2 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.


    • 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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    • 03 Nov 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Powers Island Unit CRNRA 5450 Interstate North Parkway Sandy Springs, GA 30328
    • 23


    Tree Identification with Trees Atlanta 

    Sunday, November 3
    9 Am - 11 AM



    Join us for this 2-hour guided hike at the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area's (CRNRA) Powers Island, co-led by Trees Atlanta and the Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy. This is a more quiet area that will provide the right opportunity to explore the trees of the area and begin to identify common invasive species. Learn about the Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy’s efforts to preserve the park units along the River. The CRNRA hosted 3.5 million park visits in 2020 - that's more than the Grand Canyon and Yosemite! While on your visit, you can learn more about how the City of Sandy Springs is participating in Trees Atlanta's One Million Tree Initiative and how you can get involved.


    About the Trees Atlanta Docents: Maxine and Kent Watkins live in Sandy Springs. In their free time, they enjoy hiking and exploring new parks. They've supported Trees Atlanta's mission for years by planting, pruning, and leading tours.

    Facilities: Restrooms are located in the parking lot

    Difficulty: Easy to Moderate, but the narrow dirt path can be challenging for those with mobility issues. 


    Registration required!

    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 20 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. 

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