Time: August 28, 2010 from 8:45am to 1pm
Location: Watson Mill Covered Bridge Park
Street: 650 Watson Mill road
City/Town: Colbert, Georgia 30628
Website or Map: http://CorvetteHighways.home.…
Phone: 770 972 3755
Event Type: cruise-to, picnic
Organized By: Doc & Jackie Manges, American Dream Vette Club
Latest Activity: Aug 26, 2010
Covered Bridge Cruise-In & Picnic
Watson Mill Bridge State Park
August 28, 2010
Saturday, August 28th Itinerary:
We will meet and caravan from Full Throttle Corvette Parking lot, located just east of the corner of Sugarloaf and Scenic Highway (124) in Lawrenceville. TRAVEL TIME IS 1.5 HOURS.
8:45 – 9:00 - Arrive, line-up, take photos and have a donut compliments of Doc
9:00 A.M. – Caravan leaves from the Full Throttle parking lot.
10:30 A.M. – Caravan arrives at Watson Mill Park. Go to lot closest to bridge. See Park map. $5 fee.
10:30 – 12 Noon – Explore
12:00 - 1 - Lunch at Picnic Shelter #3 – we have reserved it for the entire day. There is water,
electricity and a grill.
1:00 Group Photo
What to bring:
Bring your own lunch and drinks.
Bring a dessert to share (optional).
Bring flip-flops or wading shoes for walking on the wading rocks in the water.
Bring your camera.
Bring your radios – for car to car, and when hiking.
Bring bug spray and sun screen and a towel.
Known as one of the most picturesque state parks in Georgia, Watson Mill Bridge contains the longest original-site covered bridge in the state, spanning 229 feet across the South Fork River. Built in 1885, the bridge is supported by a town lattice truss system held firmly together with wooden pins. At one time, Georgia had more than 200 covered bridges; today, only 12 remain. The park is an ideal spot for an afternoon picnic or an overnight stay at the campground. Nature trails, bike trails and new hiking/horse trails allow visitors to enjoy the thick forest along the river or travel into the parks backcountry. During summer, visitors often play in the cool river shoals. But be careful, they can be very slippery.