By SHAWANDA HOLSEY

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. —

The Chattahoochee River is a prominent river flowing along the shoreline of the city of Sandy Springs. This tranquil river provides an in town getaway to explore the scenic banks of the Hooch.  Locals can rent rafts, tubes and canoes to flow downstream all while enjoying the natural landscape. Photo by Shawanda Holsey
The Chattahoochee River is a prominent river flowing along the shoreline of the city of Sandy Springs. This tranquil river provides an in town getaway to explore the scenic banks of the Hooch. Locals can rent rafts, tubes and canoes to flow downstream all while enjoying the natural landscape. Photo by Shawanda Holsey
The Atlanta Rowing Club has been a pillar in this community for over 40 years and is dedicated to promoting the sport of rowing. The club has formed professional, junior, and collegiate rowing clubs that compete locally, national, and internationally. Photo by Shawanda Holsey
The Atlanta Rowing Club has been a pillar in this community for over 40 years and is dedicated to promoting the sport of rowing. The club has formed professional, junior, and collegiate rowing clubs that compete locally, national, and internationally. Photo by Shawanda Holsey
Members of the Atlanta Rowing Club decide to take advantage of a beautiful fall afternoon to practice. The ladies are professional oarswomen who are preparing for an upcoming charity event. They are trainers, and lessons for fall registration on the Hooch are now open. Photo by Shawanda Holsey
Members of the Atlanta Rowing Club decide to take advantage of a beautiful fall afternoon to practice. The ladies are professional oarswomen who are preparing for an upcoming charity event. They are trainers, and lessons for fall registration on the Hooch are now open. Photo by Shawanda Holsey
Some locals like to go canoeing for recreational purposes and that’s exactly what Amy and Tina chose to do on the river’s calming streams. They were preparing for a row downstream to enjoy a natural day of sunshine and laughs. Photo by Shawanda Holsey
Some locals like to go canoeing for recreational purposes and that’s exactly what Amy and Tina chose to do on the river’s calming streams. They were preparing for a row downstream to enjoy a natural day of sunshine and laughs. Photo by Shawanda Holsey
Families take full advantage renting rafts, but it takes the whole gang to get this size raft on the river. Photo by Shawanda Holsey
Families take full advantage renting rafts, but it takes the whole gang to get this size raft on the river. Photo by Shawanda Holsey
There are gazebos and plenty of space for families and individuals wanting to enjoy a barbecue or event at the river. So pack your coolers, grills and food and make your way down to the Chattahoochee and emerge yourself in the scenery. Photo by Shawanda Holsey
There are gazebos and plenty of space for families and individuals wanting to enjoy a barbecue or event at the river. So pack your coolers, grills and food and make your way down to the Chattahoochee and emerge yourself in the scenery. Photo by Shawanda Holsey
Visitors enjoy the nature trails and boardwalks that surround the Hooch and take bike rides to explore the essence of Mother Nature. Photo by Shawanda Holsey
Visitors enjoy the nature trails and boardwalks that surround the Hooch and take bike rides to explore the essence of Mother Nature. Photo by Shawanda Holsey
Honoring those that came before us is imperative because those heroes sacrificed their lives for the land that we call home today. Mini stone monuments similar to this are featured throughout the parks surrounding the river. Historical gems like this must be recognized and appreciated because these grounds are sacred. Photo by Shawanda Holsey
Honoring those that came before us is imperative because those heroes sacrificed their lives for the land that we call home today. Mini stone monuments similar to this are featured throughout the parks surrounding the river. Historical gems like this must be recognized and appreciated because these grounds are sacred. Photo by Shawanda Holsey
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