Have You Seen the Castle-Like Ruins on This Cobb County Hiking Trail?

Living in West Cobb County, traveling to East Cobb can be an adventure. This time, it was a fun adventure as we visited Sope Creek Park and hiked to the historic ruins of a paper mill along the banks of the rocky stream. Plus, we had some extra adventure when we missed a trail marker and turned our short hike into a longer and more hilly one. Sope Creek is part of the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area, designated as part of the national park system when Georgia's Jimmy Carter occupied the White House. Today, the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area is one of the top 30 most-visited national park properties, ranking just ahead of legendary Zion National Park, according to National Park statistics. On this hike, we explore the ruins of the castle-like paper mill, hike along the creek, and through the wooded hills. Come with us on this 3-minute summary of our 90 minute hike. For more, follow DeanLand on NewsBreak, and visit OurTravelCafe.com

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I'm a trained journalist, global traveler and retired business executive who worked for more than 20 years with some of the world's best and largest restaurant enterprises. I left the business world behind, living in Northwest Georgia and writing about avocations including outdoor excursions, family-friendly travel, road trips, exploration ideas for active seniors and some of my community passions. I've traveled to 47 states and nearly as many countries, and I'm still counting up. I'm a traveler, hiker, cyclist, blogger, marketing consultant, community volunteer and local high school band nerd who previously has lived in Florida, Ohio, Indiana and Mississippi. I'm a South Louisiana-born French Cajun whose great-grandparents were sugar farmers, bar owners and reputed bootleggers. My upbringing in food-rich Louisiana and my restaurant industry career affirmed my status as an over-qualified eater. That also inspired the name of my blog, OurTravelCafe.com. There, I offer up a complete menu of our my own experiences, explorations and adventures, organized by geography and always sprinkled with some spicy, tasty tidbits and food notes.

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