Would it excite you to hear that Birmingham has secured a recreational, public park space of 1,400 acres—an area twice as large as New York's Central Park? Could you, your friends and family find a use for more than 18 miles of new hiking and biking trails, open fields and picnic areas, all within 15 minutes of downtown Birmingham? In March, 2012 The Red Mountain Park Commission opened the eastern section of this park to the public, offering folks a chance to walk the property and get a feel for the location and scale of the land.
This will be Southeastern Outings’ eighteenth hike in the Park. Please come with us for a 3-4 hour hike on a walkable portion of this noteworthy place. Hike rated moderate. This is one of the largest city parks in the United States! For considerably more information about the park, please visit the park’s website:
Please bring your picnic lunch and plenty of water and wear good walking shoes or boots. Dress appropriately for the weather. Well-behaved, properly supervised children age 9 and up welcome.
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Please meet 8:45 a.m. at the large Red Mountain Park parking lot on the right side of Lyon Lane immediately after you turn right onto Lyon Lane off of the north end of Frankfurt Drive off Lakeshore Parkway. We plan to depart from there at 9:00 a.m. Depart 9:30 a.m. from
Information: Scott Myers, 205/393-5230
DIRECTIONS TO MEETING PLACE
Red Mountain Park—2011 Frankfurt Drive, Birmingham, AL 35211 is the park address, but we’re meeting in the large parking lot on the right side of Lyon Lane immediately after you turn right onto Lyon Lane off of the north end of Frankfurt Drive.
Take I-65 to the Lakeshore Parkway Exit, Exit number 255. At end of the exit ramp turn left onto Lakeshore Parkway if coming from Hoover. Turn right onto Lakeshore Parkway if coming from downtown Birmingham. Drive 3.2 miles on Lakeshore Parkway to traffic light at intersection with Frankfort Drive. Going towards Bessemer from Homewood on Lakeshore Parkway, Frankfurt Drive is the 3rd right turn off of Lakeshore past its intersection with West Oxmoor Road. Turn right onto Frankfurt Drive at the traffic light where you’ll see a Chevron service station and sign for Red Mountain Park on your right. Drive 6/10 miles on Frankfurt Drive to the cul-de-sac at its north end and turn right onto Lyon Lane. Then park in the parking lot immediately on the right of Lyon Lane, the road which turns to the right at north end of Frankfurt Drive. Parking is also available all along Frankfurt Drive itself. Regardless of where you park, please walk to the parking lot on Lyon Lane to where Dan Frederick has parked his car and gather there to learn where we plan to hike and what we are going to do. We will begin our hike from the Red Mountain Park parking lot on Lyon Lane. Please do NOT gather on the hill at the actual trailhead.
DESCRIPTION OF SOUTHEASTERN OUTINGS
Do you wish you had friends who share your active lifestyle and enjoyment of outdoor activities? Then become active with Southeastern Outings (SEO), a nonprofit organization committed and created to serve people who enjoy being active in the outdoors. The organization plans, organizes and leads outings such as dayhikes, easy kayak and canoe trips, stream and waterfall walks, bicycle rides, lake events and other fun activities to beautiful sites in our natural environment. From time to time we also sponsor potluck suppers and other socials. All events and activities of the group are open to the public. Participating in SEO activities is a splendid, simple way to make congenial new friends who enjoy the outdoors.
NO DOGS OR SMOKING ALLOWED, PLEASE, ON ANY SOUTHEASTERN OUTINGS EVENTS.
The organization currently has about 250 members. We scheduled eighty events during calendar year 2017 for an average of 7 fun events per month. We enjoy the outdoors in all seasons throughout the year. Seventeen people on average have participated in each outing since January 1, 2018.
SEO does not charge for participation in any of its outings. You do not have to be a member to participate in one or two SEO activities. Dues are only $10. Please contact Dan Frederick, President, 205-631-4680, or email@example.com for more information and to obtain three free monthly newsletters with membership application and a complete description of all our outdoor events.
Southeastern Outings now has a website. Just go to seoutings.org to find announcements of all our upcoming outings scheduled plus some brief, general information about Southeastern Outings, a membership application and 1500 lovely photographs from several of our outings.