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HAZARD: All Trails Closed

Due to the destructive effects of Hurricane Irma and for the safety of our pedestrian visitors, the hiking trails of Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve are closed to the public until further notice. To volunteer for trail clean-up, please EMAIL Elachee’s Preserve Manager with your name, phone number and your availability (weekly, monthly, as needed, and your day of the week preference).

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Elachee Visitor Center, Nature Shop and Exhibit Hours:

  • March to November: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • December to February: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and each First Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Dec. 2, 2017; Jan. 6 and Feb. 3, 2018

Elachee Visitor Center and Exhibits Admission: $5 Per Adult and $3 Per Child (Ages 2 to 12 Years) / Elachee Members FREE

Hiking Trails: Free Public Access. Open Daily, 7 a.m. to dusk.

  • No Dogs Weekdays. Dogs on leashes welcome Saturday and Sunday only. 

Mailing Address, Elachee Visitor Center and Hiking Trails 

Elachee Nature Science Center 
2125 Elachee Drive 
Gainesville, GA 30504 
Call: 770-535-1976  

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