Atlanta, Georgia Chapter

The Atlanta, Georgia Chapter of American Pilgrims serves northern Georgia and is centered on Atlanta. The purpose of local chapters is to keep members connected to the Camino and to introduce new people to the phenomenon. We plan to accomplish this in a number of ways, such as social events, walks, mentoring future pilgrims and serving as a venue for hospitalero training through American Pilgrims.

  • To offer opportunities for local pilgrims to gather and hold events related to the Camino.
  • To mentor future pilgrims, promote the pilgrimage and American Pilgrims through social gatherings.
  • To serve as a local host for hospitalero training in the Atlanta area.

The chapter will be scheduling walks, talks, potlucks and much more! These will be listed here but you may also want to check the Local and Regional Events page for other events that may be of interest. Contact chapter coordinators Jim Martin, Susan Corwin and Henry Leeds at Atlanta@americanpilgrims.org for more information or to be added to the chapter e-mail list.

EVENTS:

Like to know what we're up to? Contact us through Atlanta@americanpilgrims.org!

CUMMING, GEORGIA
Indian Seats Trail Hike on Sawnee Mountain
Saturday, August 4, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come join the Atlanta Chapter for our August Hike of the Month! We're heading to Cumming, GA, to hike the Indian Seats Trail. It's a terrific place for a summer hike, good tree cover from the heat, a little bit of elevation, ample parking, a visitor center, benches, and an abandoned gold mine. This will be a moderate 4-mile hike from the visitors center to the top of the mountain, and looping back around. We will make our way through a series of switchbacks, so it's not too strenuous. This park has some spectacular views, as well as a picnic area, so please bring snacks and plenty of water.

We'll meet at the Sawnee Mountain Preserve Visitor Center by the big Indian Statue. Parking is free, but dogs are not allowed on this trail.

After the hike, we'll head to Rooster's Cafe, 216 Atlanta Rd, Cumming, GA 30040, for lunch and additional conversation. Hope to see you there!


Are you interested in learning more about the Camino?

The Atlanta Chapter Camino Mentor Program can pair individuals who have questions about their upcoming Camino with a nearby veteran who can answer questions. Contact Atlanta@americanpilgrims.org for details. Experienced Camino walkers and cyclists who would like to serve as mentors should contact us so that you can be added to our resource list. Also you can visit American Pilgrims on the Camino on Facebook for great dialogue, photos and a running commentary about the Camino from like-minded pilgrims.

Rev 07/17/18