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Upcoming Events

Grandma Gatewood Dramatization

Eagle’s Rest Park
7315 Monument Road, Jasper GA 30143
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Noon

Actress Anne Van Curen is returning to present her original dramatization, Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail. Emma Gatewood (better known as Grandma Gatewood) was the first woman to solo hike the Appalachian Trial in 1955 at the age of 67. MCT is offering this free event to be held on Mount Oglethorpe, the original southern terminus of the A.T. and where Grandma Gatewood began her historic journey.
Beginning at Noon at the park’s outdoor classroom, Ms. Van Curen will present her dramatization and follow with a short Q&A session.
Directions to the Park and information about the trails and rules pertaining to Park use can be found at This event will take place entirely outdoors RAIN OR SHINE, so plan accordingly. Seating is limited so feel free to bring a camp chair.

Mushroom Mania at Forry Farm Preserve

MCT welcomes the Mushroom Club of Georgia to Forry Farm for a Mushroom Walk on Saturday, April 7th. Led by knowledgeable Club members and expert mycologists, this unique experience is open to MCT Members. Attendees will split into small groups and spread out across the property in search of fungi. A post-hunt identification session and picnic lunch will follow. Event will be held rain or shine. Learn more at

WHEN: Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 10:00 am
WHERE: Forry Farm Preserve, Talking Rock

What to Bring: Water, Sunscreen, Hiking Gear/Footwear, Sack Lunch 

Advanced reservation required, email

Earth Day 2018 Paddle

In recognition of Earth Day, Saturday, April 21, 2018, Mountain Conservation Trust of Georgia has organized a relaxing and scenic paddle trip for members and future members. This easy 9-mile paddle through the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area is a region rich with history, teeming with birds and other wildlife, and home to the Cherokee and Etowah Darters which live nowhere else in the world.

Beginners and experienced paddlers are welcome to bring their own kayak or canoe, or rent gear from Appalachian Outfitters, who will also provide shuttle transportation.

Cost for the 4-hour event is $40 per person ( includes kayak, paddle, and lifejacket rental, WMA fee, and shuttle transportation). If you choose to bring your own boat, the shuttle is $15 per canoe/$10 per kayak.

Reservations must be made before April 18, 2018 call 706/253-4077.