Southeastern Outings Walk in the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve in Jefferson County near Birminghgam
You are invited to participate in an easy, fun Southeastern Outings short Sunday afternoon dayhike in the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve near Pinson. Come walk with us through this heavily-wooded area. We’ll hike on the new trail which has been officially opened since 2012. The trail extends from the upper parking area through the woods to a large creek with a long, sloping waterfall in the middle of the preserve. Please bring drinking water with you. Well-behaved, properly supervised children age 7 and over are welcome.
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Please meet 1:45 p.m. at the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve oval, upper parking lot on the north side of The Narrows Road about 1.4 miles west of the intersection of AL 79, AL 151 and The Narrows Road in Pinson. We plan to depart from there at 2:00 p.m.
Well-behaved, carefully supervised children age 7 and older able to walk 4 miles welcome. Share an adventure. Bring a friend or friends.
Info. and trip leader: Dan Frederick, 205/631-4680, firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTIONS TO MEETING PLACE
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve Oval Upper Parking Lot-From Birmingham drive to Exit 128 on I-20/I-59. This is one exit west of the Birmingham Airport exit off I-59/I-20. It is marked Tallapoosa Street which IS AL Highway 79. Coming from downtown Birmingham, as you get to the bottom of the exit ramp, get in the right lane. The ramp curves to the right and then actually merges with AL Highway 79 headed north towards Pinson. So bear slightly to the right at the end of the ramp. If you are coming westbound from the Birmingham Airport area to exit 128, you will make a right turn onto Tallapoosa Street at the light at the end of the exit ramp. Regardless of the direction from which you come, PLEASE STAY ON THE VERY WIDE, MAIN CITY STREET WHICH IS TALLAPOOSA STREET. In either case, do not make any turns off of Alabama Highway 79 until you get to Pinson. Take AL 79 about 12 miles to the traffic light in Pinson, Alabama at intersection with AL 151 and ¼ mile west of intersection of AL Highways 75 and 151 where 75 turns right going away from Birmingham towards Oneonta. There is a Shell service station at far left of intersection of Alabama Highways 79 and 151. This is 12 miles north of the Tallapoosa Street (which IS AL Highway 79) exit #128 off I-59/I-20.
Turn left at this traffic light and intersection onto Narrows Road and drive 1.4 miles to main entrance to Turkey Creek Preserve on the right side of Narrows Road. DO NOT TURN RIGHT FROM THE NARROWS ROAD ONTO TURKEY CREEK ROAD WHICH YOU COME TO ON THE RIGHT JUST ABOUT 2/10 MILES AFTER YOU HAVE TURNED ONTO NARROWS ROAD!
At entrance to the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve on Narrows Road see sign on stone gatepost on right. If you come to the road into the sewage disposal plant, you have gone too far down the Narrows Road.
Turn right into the Turkey Creek Preserve at the main gate 1.4 miles down Narrows Road from the Shell service station. Go 1/10 miles on the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve Driveway. Park off the drive itself in the oval drive parking area. The parking area drive is a complete oval. You may park in the oval on either side of the oval.
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 320 members. We scheduled eighty-two events during calendar year 2018 for an average of 7 fun events per month. We enjoy the outdoors in all seasons throughout the year. Thirty-two people on average have participated in each hike during January 1, 2019.
SEO does not charge for participation in any of its outings. You do not have to be a member to participate in one or two 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.