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    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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2005 Chattahoochee River Summer Festival - Healthy Parks - Healthy Living Trails Walks

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Date: August 12, 2005
Contact: Jerry Hightower, Park Ranger, 678-538-1245

The Chattahoochee River’s Summer Festival will take place Saturday, August 27th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 28th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rain or shine! The festival will be at the Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center, with all parking at Barnwell Elementary School, located at 9425 Barnwell Road in Alpharetta, Georgia. 

Featured exhibitors will include renowned blacksmith Michael Leggett; environmental artist Tim Hunter with his work featuring endangered bird species; and photographer Tom Wilson.

Other special features will include live music by local musicians, educational exhibits, and live wildlife programs. Canoeing and kayaking will be available on River Glen Pond as well.  Kids will especially love the storytelling, “Spirit Rock” painting, marshmallow roasting, and a myriad of hands-on activities and crafts.  

Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the park’s partnership in this year’s Healthy Parks – Healthy Living pilot program. Visitors can walk any of four well-marked forest trails, all of varying length, allowing participants of all levels to enjoy the serene beauty of the park while also enjoying the benefits of outdoor recreation. Complete any of the fitness trails and receive a FREE Festival tee shirt! 

There will be a wide variety of items for sale, including art, books, photographs, recreational equipment and food.

Did You Know?

Hickory Horned Devil

While many caterpillars make cocoons to molt into moths and butterflies, some, like the Hickory Horned Devil, bury themselves in the ground over the winter emerging in the Spring fully changed.