Enjoy a one-way, easy 4-mile hike from Irondale Furnace to Mountain Brook Village.
One half mile of this walk in the middle of the hike will be on sidewalks around Mountain Brook Club. The other 3.5 miles will be through Jemison and the Historic Irondale Furnace parks. This hike is rated moderate.
We will parallel Shades Creek and Watkins Brook through some of Alabama’s most majestic hardwood forests. Our trip will be on trails designed by developer Robert Jemison as bridle paths in the 1920s. Our walk will traverse historic civil war era ruins, pass by some of Mountain Brook’s most magnificent mansions, allow us to stop to enjoy the creekside views and end at the shops and restaurants of Mountain Brook Village.
Meet 9:00 a.m. in the open air parking lot (as opposed to the parking deck) for Macy’s Department Store in Brookwood Village relatively close to the doorway going from that parking lot into the Macy’s. The parking lot where we will meet is the Brookwood Village Parking Lot between Macy’s (614 Brookwood Village) and Grille 29 at the northeast end of the Brookwood Village shopping center. We will organize our shuttle there so we can hike just one way. We plan to depart from the Macy’s open air parking lot at 9:15 a.m.
Information and hike leader: Francis Rushton 205/290-5557 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 250 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. Twenty-two people on average have participated in each hike during the first four months of 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 most of our outings.