November 4: 10 am
For our informal hike this Saturday we are going to explore the trail from McIntosh through the new addition to Highway 5. From the map this looks like about 2 miles including the return. We will use this hike to check on accessibility for the Walk ‘n Talk on December 16. Let’s meet at the entrance station at 10:00 am. — Tim Chowns

November 18: 10 am Council Bluff Pavilion
Walk and Talk: Sally Bethea, Founding Director of the Chattahoochee River Keeper, will share her stories about the river
and discuss her inspiration for her new book “Keeping the Chattahoochee: Reviving and Keeping a Great Southern River”.
Books will be available for sale.

December 2
Informal hike: details to be arranged.

December 16: 10 am
Walk and Talk: Introductory explorations of the newly acquired extension to McIntosh Reserve.
FOMR events are free and open to the public. Children are welcome.

(Parking permits are required for all vehicles: either an Annual Carroll County Park Pass or a $5 one day use Pass.)

For updated information on events, check our Facebook page or our website:

Annual Meeting Report and YouTube

Friends of McIntosh Reserve had a wonderful September full of events! Rivers Alive, a Friday night event “The Life of Chief William McIntosh” performed by Sheri Wright and Janis Stallings, our Annual Meeting, and The Fall Festival.

Our Annual Meeting was well attended and we enjoyed our speaker, Gary McIntosh, as well as the author of “At Last, The Truth About Chief William McIntosh”, Mark Pifer.

The following youtube was produced by John Posey. We are thankful to him for this valuable recording!

Alyson Stober
Friends of McIntosh Reserve

The Truth About Chief William McIntosh – Told by his descendant, Gary McIntosh.


Membership information:

If you are not a member of FOMR but are considering becoming a member, dues paid between now and the end of the year will make you current through the end of 2024. Those who have paid dues at or since the 2022 annual meeting, or have indicated their intention to join at the 2023 annual meeting on the 16th will be listed in the annual report as a member. The same goes for contributions: Those making a contribution at or since the 2022 annual meeting will be acknowledged in the annual report.

Walking Guide

We now have a walking guide about the geology of Carroll County near the Carrollton Greenbelt on the FOMR website. The guide was written and photographed by Dr. Tim Chowns, Professor Emeritus of the University of West Georgia.

The guide is on the Publications/Other Publications page.