Line Creek Nature Area is one of eight protected public spaces
administered by the Southern Conservation Trust in metro Atlanta, with the
most convenient hiking trails to our house.
This scenic nature area encompasses 70 acres of hilly terrain on the east side of Line
Creek and includes a fishing pond with pier, a wet area with pier,
a picnic shelter and tables, old mill dam sites from the early 1800s, and three miles of
single-track trails of varying difficulty and elevation change.
Local city parks and nature areas were closed for several weeks in March
and April due to the pandemic. When Line Creek reopened in early May, I
was happy to resume hiking there.
Line Creek is one of my favorite places to take Don so I can let him hike
off-leash part of the time. He stays pretty close to me, is low-impulse re: people and wildlife,
and has excellent recall.
We don't take exuberant Holly and Casey hiking there very often. They have
to be on-leash the whole time and it's difficult to walk with them
where the trail is rough or crosses smooth wet granite.
This entry features four seasons of photos from 2020 at Line Creek Nature
Don, age 7 months, on the
fishing pier on a January day
This section always reminds me of
the Appalachian Trail -- rocky, rooty, hilly, white blaze!
Some other sections of the trail are
flatter and smoother.
Line Creek flows into Lake
McIntosh, one of three large reservoirs in Peachtree City.
Above and below: pretty
summer reflections in the water
One day in September a local
movie producer was filming at the park.
Above and below: feathery
pampas grass and colorful flowers in October
Above and below: large blue
heron(s) in September and October
My perfect hiking buddy Don, 17 mos. old in
this picture, at the mule carving in November
Don also loves to hike on the trails at Sweetwater Creek State Park,
subject for the next entry.
Next entry: scenes from hikes at Sweetwater Creek State
"Runtrails & Company" - Sue Norwood, Jim O'Neil,
Casey-Girl, Holly-Holly, & Dapper Don
© 2020 Sue Norwood and Jim O'Neil