Lullwater Park
Lullwater Park
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AtlantaSpurs
Asheville, NC15 contributions
Jun 2020
This is truly a beautiful spot in Atlanta. Since Emory is closed you can get parking pretty close to the park on Clifton. Hahn woods is another way to access the park.
Kids love interacting with the ducks.
Written July 19, 2020
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Angela C
Koloa31 contributions
Jul 2020 • Solo
Some areas are paved and others aren’t. Signage isn’t particularly clear. Nice and quiet like a private park. Not too much to look at but good shade. The water feature was ok. The tower is covered in graffiti.
Written July 3, 2020
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Lolita D
Melbourne, Australia372 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
We went here for mid morning hike and absolutely loved it! Parking was an issue but we took the advice of previous visitors and parked at the Hahn Forest parking lot. That was an excellent idea. From the parking lot, you take a right under the bridge and follow the trail there onward. The water in the creek smelled foul but it was scenic all the same. We saw a huge turtle! The trails are lovely and it's so peaceful. A walk across the suspension bridge takes you to the other side to the old power house and that's a great place for artsy pics for instagram! The graffiti on the walls gives it a cool look. We took a 360 degree photo inside and it turned out amazing. The octagonal opening at the top is also perfect to shoot timelapse videos of clouds passing by. There is a mini waterfall near the powerhouse and it is pretty. After you return to the other side, just a few meters down, you will come upon the lake. So so pretty! And lots and lots of Canada geese all over the place! The walk around the lake is lovely and you can spend hours even sitting there and contemplating on life. After we got done with Lullwater, we returned to the parking lot and walked through Hahn woods on the opposite side. This was more foresty and we loved it! We saw a huge bunny just sitting by the water and looking out. The woods are gorgeous and you have stone benches to sit and rest awhile. We are definitely coming back!
Written April 12, 2017
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HelpfulAngel
Atlanta, GA1,116 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
This park is definitely a little oasis in the city - part of the Emory town.

PARKING:
We parked at Emory Point - where the Trader Joes is - in the parking deck - parking was free, but it was a good 20-25 minutes from there to the park - it was a lovely walk though through wooded trails and with seeing skyline as part of the way. I saw later that people parked at the George and Irene Woodruff Residential center parking lot... if you pass Lullwater Park main gate entrance on your right, the next street will be Gatewood Rd, turn right onto Gatewood Rd and there's a large parking lot on the right. The sign said visitor parking between 4pm - 6am. We weren't sure if we get a ticket if we parked there but other people online said they didn't.

TRAIL
We walked the main paved circle and saw the mini waterfalls, a big lake with geese and herons. There was lovely greenery everywhere. We crossed the suspension bridge. The paved section doesn't loop around the entire park, it basically loops around the president's house. To go to the other sections, its all dirt paths. There are many lush green lawns where you can have a picnic or just sprawl out and read a book under a shady tree.

PEOPLE:
The park wasn't too busy. Lots of Emory students jogging.

All in all a lovely park - we would definitely go back.
Written March 5, 2018
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travelbug155
Atlanta, GA170 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
I work nearby, and have been coming here to enjoy the greenery since I was a child. My sister and I walked here again today and as usual, spotted the resident great blue heron and kingfisher. I have also frequently seen migrating ducks, swimming beavers and sunning turtles. This is also a great place to spot white tailed deer up close and generally enjoy the lovely walking trails and lakes.
Written April 22, 2018
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Sherpa00774809114
Port Chester, NY3 contributions
Jun 2019
very secluded and great for hiking and exploring only draw back there is no parking and you have to walk about 10 to 15 minutes to get to it
Written July 2, 2019
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velagato
Girona, Spain307 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
We had a couple of hours to kill and didn’t want to get too far away from the hotel. This was a lovely place to go for a gentle walk. We heard hawks, saw lots of ducks and woodpeckers. I can’t believe I’ve lived in this city for over 30 years and had never visited this park.
Written October 14, 2018
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL8,117 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Lullwater Preserve lies at the heart of Emory University's campus on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia. The 154-acre oasis contains the home of the University's president, the beautiful Candler Lake, a 210-foot suspension bridge, acres of green space and miles of walking and jogging trails. It is the perfect place to experience nature in the city with many species of mammals, reptiles, birds and lush greenery. Look for white tailed deer, beavers, turtles, great blue heron, kingfishers, geese and migrating ducks. The main entrance to the park is located at 1463 Clifton Road Northeast but alternate entrances can be found along the walking trails next to Starvine Way and behind Clairmont Campus. The land was originally inhabited by a tribe belonging to the Muscogee Native American Nation, which arrived in the Atlanta area in 1500 AD. The Candler family purchased the land in 1925. Walter Turner Candler, sone of Coca-Cola mogul Asa Candler, purchased 230 acres and called it Lullwater Farms. The stones that make up his Tudor-style mansion were quarried from the Lullwater grounds. As a nature enthusiast, Candler worked to keep over half of the land as a pristine forest dominated mainly by white oaks, poplars, sweet gums, pines, hickories and beeches. Later, walking and jogging trails were introduced to allow more people to enjoy the natural beauty of the property. The preserve is open from sunrise to sunset.
Written July 21, 2018
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Staci W
23 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
This was a cute little park in the middle of Emory. Parking is a little tricky as we parked at a nearby Park (I think Hahn Forest) and walked over from there. It was about a 10 minute walk over. Once there we explored the bridge, lake, waterfall and the old power house. I'd like to come back and bring our dog as she loves the water and would love to take a dip!
Written May 18, 2017
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GPBurdell67
Asheville, NC1,975 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
This is a great place to stroll, walk, run or do nothing. There are miles of trails, paved and unpaved, flat and hilly. There is the South Fork of Peachtree Creek running through the property and Candler Lake, which was created in 1926 to provide a source of power for the estate. The old power house ruin is interesting and can be reached via a suspension bridge over the creek. The original mansion (built for Walter Candler, son of the founder of Coca-Cola) sits high on a hill and is now the residence of Emory University's president. The whole park is owned by Emory and is really just for students and faculty, but they obviously don't mind respectful visitors. Hint: there is plenty of parking on their Clairmont Campus accessed off Clairmont Road. Then you hoof it through the gates to the park.
Written November 26, 2016
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