Join us for our next Trail Blazers walk on Saturday, September 10 at 8:30 am at  Big Trees Forest Preserve! Our guided walk will take an hour. Walks are limited to 25 participants and registration is required so please sign up today!

Leslie Burke from the Big Trees volunteer board of directors will guide our walk and share history and information about the forest preserve.

The John Ripley Forbes Big Trees Forest Preserve (Big Trees) is a beautiful and unique 30-acre tree, plant and wildlife sanctuary right on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs! This previously threatened urban forest, one of the last in the highly developed area of Sandy Springs, was assembled in three purchases beginning in 1990 spearheaded by Southeast Land Preservation Trust in partnership with Fulton County and the State of Georgia.

Big Trees is now a part of the Old-Growth Forest Network (OGFN), a national network of protected, native, publicly accessible mature forests. Big Trees is the first forest in Fulton County to receive the designation. Big Trees is open sunrise to sunset, seven days each week. There is ample free parking.

Big Trees Forest Preserve
7645 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
(next to the North Fulton County Government Annex building)

 

About SSC Trail Blazers

Sandy Springs Conservancy’s Trail Blazers is a new series of monthly guided walks and hikes at local parks from May to October!   Each month SSC Trail Blazers walks/hikes will take place at different parks in Sandy Springs and neighboring communities. SSC will provide knowledgeable guides to share the history of the parks and to lead small groups on hikes through the park and trails. Trail Blazers events will be scheduled for the first Saturday of each month. No walks in July or September due to holidays.

Participants will meet at the scheduled park or trailhead location. Each walk will last approximately one hour. Walks will be limited to 25 participants. The minimum age to participate is 10 years old, and anyone under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must register and sign a liability waiver online. Registration is first come first served.  You will be contacted for cancellation/rescheduling in the case of inclement weather.
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