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 [email protected] for more information or to be added to the chapter e-mail list.

Like to know what we're up to? Contact us through [email protected]!

Tallulah Gorge State Park hike
Sunday, November 4, 2018, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Atlanta Chapter invites you to join us for our annual End of the Year BIG Hike!This year we will head north to Tallulah Gorge State Park and enjoy spectacular views of the falls. The Gorge is 2 miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep (but don't worry, we won't be going all the way to the floor due to the current water release schedule). While there you'll be able to "Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty (and) daring adventures with a glimpse into the past" as we walk through a geologic formation that has created these waterfalls. 

Remember, this deer hunting season so please wear bright colors (Orange/Reflective recommended). 

Parking: $5 or GA State Parks Pass

After the Alpine views at the park, it would be fitting to head to Georgia's own Bavarian small town. If you haven't been to Helen, it's a fun little town with (most important for us) a great German style restaurant- Bodensee Restaurant, 64 Munich Street, Helen, GA 30545.

Gran Paella Party
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 12:00 - 3:30 PM

The Atlanta Chapter invites you to our premier fall event, the Gran Paella Party! In past years, the Spanish Vice Council has prepared the paella; however, this year, our own Jim Martin will be doing the cooking. 

If you have pictures from your Camino that you haven't already shared with us, please send us up to 10 pictures to be added to the ever growing Atlanta Chapter Camino slideshow. Note: We will need your pictures by November 1st in order to have time to add them to the slideshow before the Paella Party, and if you send us more than 10, we will only use the first 10 in the slideshow - NO EXCEPTIONS. 

As in the past, we are asking you to bring your favorite salad, side dish, dessert, and/or vino to share. Due to the size of the facility, we will have to limit the number of attendees to around 70 people, and we also need a good head count to order the ingredients for THE PAELLA. Please RSVP early to make sure you don't miss out! The event will be donativo, recommended at $10.00/person.

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 [email protected] 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 10/24/18