Our Family Hike Along the River


Sunday is the only day of the week that my husband is off. We decided to spend our day together out in nature, at the Jones Bridge Trail off of the Chattahoochee River. This beautiful trail is a 4.6 mile loop that includes remnants of the old bridge built in 1904, dismantled and largely stolen in the 1940's, as well as access to the river itself. We arrived around 10am and the trail was alive with the songs of birds and the the sounds of the river. We found spring blossoms along the trail. We found shells and a crab claw along the river, as well as geese and other water birds fishing. It was so very lovely!

We didn't manage the entire trail. Jade started to get tired and cranky around 1pm, so once we got to the old bridge, we turned around and headed back. But not before finding a few awesome walking sticks, and a cool rocky outcropping that contained a small cave. This was the perfect playground!

It's always so nice to reconnect with my family and with nature. My husband and I walked away feeling more grounded and relaxed. The kids walked away with an exciting story to tell.