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Checking out the Chattahoochee

Three Spots to Picnic Along the River from Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

Article by Julia Regeski

Photography by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

Originally published in BuckHaven Lifestyle

"Shooting the Hooch" is an essential southern pastime on a hot summer day, but the Chattahoochee River also offers recreational opportunities along its shores.  No matter where you choose to explore, remember to leave your destination better than you found it. Trash left on trails, sidewalks, and parking lots gets carried into local waterways when it rains, harming wildlife and water quality. We can all do our part to make sure these beautiful greenspaces stay beautiful!

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Gorgeous views of the river at Jones Bridge

8615 Barnwell Road, Johns Creek

Throw a lunch in your pack or grab a bite in your car before setting off to hike this incredible trek alongside the Chattahoochee, once the site of a 1904-era bridge.

Explore ITP at Standing Peachtree Park

2630 Ridgewood Rd NW, Atlanta

There are plenty of spots to spread a blanket and experience the Chattahoochee’s history and growth. See it for yourself where Peachtree Creek and the river meet towards the back of the park.

Head south to Chattahoochee Bend State Park

425 Bobwhite Way, Newnan

Boasting picnic shelters, campsites, a boat ramp, hiking trails, and more, this Georgia State Park is just an hour outside of Atlanta. 

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