On a lovely spring Sunday afternoon, Dan and I along with trusty lab, Molson, headed over to Line Creek Nature Area for a hike along the creek. When you don’t have the time to get away to the mountains but want to get outside and enjoy nature’s beauty, Line Creek is just the ticket.
Line Creek Nature Area has something for everyone – about three miles of hiking trails, an historical landmark, and a beautiful flowing creek. Don’t forget to bring your picnic basket and fishing pole to this 70-acre forest preserve at the border of Fayette and Coweta counties just west of Peachtree City on Hwy 54.
At the entrance you will find a quaint gazebo and shady picnic area situated next to a fishing pond and dock. Hike along well-maintained, easy to moderate trails through forest areas and along rushing Line Creek. The creek features numerous rocky shoals and areas suitable for wading. Continue on the Creek Trail and you’ll pass a civil war era bridge ruin. As you walk southeast, you’ll run into the area under construction for the new Lake McIntosh Reservoir. The trail here will have to be re-routed when the reservoir is complete. If you have small children, don’t miss the Mule Trail Loop where the kids can try to find the mule engraved in a granite outcropping!
I was really pleased to see so many children of all ages enjoying the preserve – little kids with parents wading in the creek; middle school boys walking the trails and teenage girls sunning on the rocky shoals. How great to see kids disconnect from their electronics and just enjoy being outside.
The Line Creek Nature Area is free to the public and open from dawn until dusk. Dogs must be on a leash. The preserve is managed by the Southern Conservation Trust. For further guidelines and information about the preserve, go to: Line Creek Nature Area