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Island Ford Pond and River Ramble

  • 15 May 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Island Ford 1978 Island Ford Parkway; Sandy Springs, Georgia 30350.
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Island Ford Pond


River Ramble 

Wednesday, May 15

 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Description:  Join National Park Service Ranger Jerry Hightower for a walk around Island Ford Pond, through the oak-hickory forest to the river, and along the river edge trail to a naturally occurring rock overhang that was used by the indigenous people for shelter. We will meander back along the river with the scenic shoals and rock formations. 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. We might catch a glimpse of an Osprey or a Great Blue Heron. Along the trail, we will look for signs of wildlife and spring flowers. 

Facilities: Located in the Hewlett Lodge Visitor Center

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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