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9 miles of trails scattered along almost 2000 acres of wilderness and historic ruins.  The goods include, ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company, a Civil War-era textile mill and a 215 acre lake.  The park rests on a the Brevard Fault zone.  This fault created higher elevation giving the park a more mountainous environment than the surrounding area.

Conditions:  The trails are well marked and maintained.  The Yellow Trail (not listed on most literature) has one killer hill and extends just short of 4 miles.  You will not be disappointed.  Check it out.  There are restroom facilities at the trail head.  Parking costs $2.00.

Directions:  From Atlanta, take I-20 west from Atlanta, exit at #12 at Thornton Road, turn left and go a quarter mile.  Turn right on Blairs Bridge Rd, turn left on Mount Vernon Road and proceed to park.  Drive past the first couple of  park signs, wait for and follow the hiking trails signs.

For more info.:
Sweetwater Creek State Conservation Park
P.O. Box 816
Lithia Springs, GA  30057
770-732-5871
http://www.msiintegration.com/swp.html

or
http://ngeorgia.com/parks/sweetwater.shtml

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