Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area: Island FordAmenities:
- Walking/Hiking Trails
- Parks and Preserves
Island Ford Park hosts three miles of hiking trails following the grand, wide-flowing Chattahoochee River in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area north of Atlanta.
Visit Island Ford Park on atlantatrails.com to learn more.
Hewlett Lodge was once the Summer home of Georgia Superior Court Justice Samuel Hewlett. Construction began in the 1930s, using timber from the near the Okeefenokee Swamp and stone from Stone Mountain, taking six years to complete. Today it is home to the Island Ford Visitor Center.
Prehistoric people would shelter under the large rock overhangs found along the Chattahoochee River. Indian village sites once flourished along this rich corridor of fertile soils.
National Parks Service
The National Parks Service Chattahoochee River website is a great resource for learning more about recreation on and around the river.