Join friendly folks on an easy four-mile walk at night on the Hillsboro Trail in Helena, Alabama. This smooth trail is wide, paved and with only a few short hills. On this particular walk you will be walking on a scenic trail which goes through mostly wooded terrain. No motorized vehicles are allowed on your trail! All road crossings are through three tunnels under the roads. Note this is a relatively easy outing, one which should be lots of fun for everyone. Well-behaved, carefully supervised children age seven and up able to walk four miles without complaining are welcome on this walk. After the walk we’ll go for frozen yogurt at a nearby yogurt place.
Depart 7:00 p.m. from the front parking lot at the Helena Middle School.
Info: Dan Frederick, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 205-631-4680
DIRECTIONS TO MEETING PLACE
Helena Middle School—1299 Hillsboro Parkway, Helena, AL 35080. From Hoover take I-459 towards Bessemer to exit #6, Morgan Road. Turn left onto Morgan Road/County Road 52 and go 6.5 miles on County Road 52. Turn RIGHT onto unmarked road to the Helena Middle School. This road is directly across Co. 52 from the well-marked and signed entrance to the Hillsboro Subdivision which is on the left of Co. Rd. 52. Drive 1.1 miles to the Helena Middle School. The road to the Helena Middle School is also the first right turn after you pass the Helena Intermediate School on the right on Co. 52.
In past instances when we have sponsored this particular hike, various people have stopped at the Helena Intermediate School parking lot on Morgan Road, Shelby County Route 52, looking for us without finding us there. Please note that our meeting place is the parking lot for the Helena Middle School, It is NOT the parking lot at the Helena Intermediate School. The Middle School is NOT on Morgan Road, Shelby County Route 52. The Middle School is on Hillsboro Parkway and is 1.1 miles south of Morgan Road. Please drive to the parking lot in front of the Helena Middle School if you want to find and hike with us on Saturday night
The driveway to the front of the school parking lot is the driveway off Hillsboro Parkway right at the center of the front of the school. It is the second school drive you come to off Hillsboro Parkway. The first and school third drives will route you around to the back of the school with no access to the FRONT parking lot.
Leader will place a Southeastern Outings sign at the intersection of Morgan Road and Hillsboro Parkway and another sign at the appropriate driveway on Hillsboro Parkway at the entrance to the driveway to the FRONT parking lot at the Helena Middle School.
DESCRIPTION OF SOUTHEASTERN OUTINGS
Do you wish you had friends who share your active lifestyle and enjoyment of outdoor activities? Then become active with Southeastern Outings (SEO), a nonprofit organization committed and created to serve people who enjoy being active in the outdoors. The organization plans, organizes and leads outings such as dayhikes, easy kayak and canoe trips, stream and waterfall walks, bicycle rides, lake events and other fun activities to beautiful sites in our natural environment. From time to time we also sponsor potluck suppers and other socials. All events and activities of the group are open to the public. Participating in SEO activities is a splendid, simple way to make congenial new friends who enjoy the outdoors.
NO DOGS OR SMOKING ALLOWED, PLEASE, ON ANY SOUTHEASTERN OUTINGS EVENTS.
The organization currently has over 300 members. We scheduled ninety-two events during calendar year 2014 for an average of 8 fun events per month. We enjoy the outdoors in all seasons throughout the year. Twenty-nine people, on average, have participated in each outing during the first five months of 2015.
SEO does not charge for participation in any of its outings. You do not have to be a member to participate in SEO activities. Dues are only $10. Please contact Dan Frederick, President, 205-631-4680, or email@example.com for more information and to obtain three free monthly newsletters with membership application and a complete description of all our outdoor events.
Southeastern Outings now has a website. Just go to seoutings.org to find announcements of all our upcoming outings scheduled plus some brief, general information about Southeastern Outings, a membership application and 1500 lovely photographs from several of our outings.