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Riparian Ramble

  • 21 Apr 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Cochran Shoals 152 Columns Dr, Marietta, GA 30067
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Riparian Ramble Loop Walk

Sunday, April 21

 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Description:  Join Naturalist Jerry Hightower on a hike among the spring wildflowers and wildlife and learn more about the area’s natural and cultural history. This is a leisurely hike along a very level floodplain. Like much of the river corridor, this area has been used by humans for over 10,000 years. Perhaps farmed for centuries, Native Americans once lived on this land. It was the site of Judge Eugene Gunby’s horse farm. Today, it boasts a returning young bottomland forest and important river bottomland wetlands. Many birds call this area home. You will see old water oaks, river birch, and sycamores along the river's edge. We will discover plants used by the indigenous people and early settlers for food, medicine, and dye. Join us and discover this wonderful wildlife viewing area.

Facilities: Located in the center’s lodge

Difficulty: This hike is leisurely on a flat floodplain trail. These walks are slow with numerous stops to discuss items of interest along the way. Note: This walk is not suitable for very young children.

Bring: Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking on a forest trail. Bring plenty of water and a snack. 

Limit: 30 persons


Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are proud to support our Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, a unit of the national park system managed by the National Park Service.



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