Sweetwater Creek State Park is one of our favorite state parks. Atlanta’s closest state park, Sweetwater Creek State Park, celebrates a landmark occasion this fall with the opening of its first overnight accommodations: a 10-unit yurt village and a tent campground. Starting September 1, the state park will take reservations for the yurts and tent camping.
Kids love to be outdoors day and night. They’ll even sleep outdoors and often beg to go camping but many parents want the convenience of electricity and the safety of locking doors. Some call camping with these extra “glamping” and there are several places in Georgia that offer yurt camping on a reservation basis.
Georgia is home to over 60 State Parks and Historic Sites. Many are within an hours drive of Atlanta depending on traffic. Most have activities every weekend that are fun for the entire family. Several of Georgia’s State Parks have cabins to rent or if you like sleeping in a tent they also have reservable
Sweethearts wishing for a memorable Valentine’s Day will find plenty of romance in Georgia’s State Parks. All across the state, couples can celebrate being together on winter wonderland hikes, picnics under the stars and full-moon wagon rides. State parks also have a variety of romantic accommodations and specials for couples planning a weekend escape. At Panola
Below is a sample of November events held in Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites. More information on events, accommodations and recreation can be found at GeorgiaStateParks.org or 1-800-864-7275. For a more complete calendar, visit GeorgiaStateParks.org/events. Nighttime Hayrides and Storytelling Nov 1, 2013 until Nov 3, 2013 7 PM – 10 PM Etowah Indian Mounds
You will get muddy and wet on this family friendly underground adventure. Tours are offered by Georgia Girl Guides on weekends and some weekdays. Reservations required $30-$60 plus $5 parking 706-913-7170 Event Link: www.GeorgiaGirlGuides.com Location: Cloudland Canyon State Park 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Rd. Rising Fawn, GA 30738
We are celebration all the exciting things that Georgia State Parks has coming up this Fall with a Twitter Party! We invite you to join us (@atlantamoms) and Georgia State Parks (@gastateparks) on Twitter to chat about upcoming park events, ways to save at Georgia State Parks, where to stay at Georgia State Parks, and
Visitors to Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites will not pay for parking or admission on Saturday, September 28 as part of “Your State Parks Day.” Sponsored by the Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, the celebration brings attention to ways that parks enrich communities and the importance of local volunteerism and participation in outdoor recreation.
Visitors to Savannah’s Skidaway Island State Park can now sleep in air-conditioned comfort thanks to new camper cabins. The three mini-cabins each offer a screened porch, bathroom with shower, kitchen, master bedroom and kids’ sleeping loft. Guests bring their own linens, cooking supplies and sense of adventure. Outside, they’ll find a picnic table, grill and
Tickets for Chick-Fil-A Fan Days at Georgia Aquarium must be purchased on the Georgia Aquarium website here. The Georgia Aquarium is excited to welcome all Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game fans. Georgia Aquarium’s special Total Ticket includes admission to the Aquarium, AT&T Dolphin Tales, Deepos 3D Undersea Wondershow, and FROGS – A Chorus of Colors. Gather with all your friends, family in
Divided By Region Below are just some of the many programs happening in April. Check GeorgiaStateParks.org/events for a full calendar. NORTH GEORGIA Fort Yargo Colonial Market Faire Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 7, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fort Yargo State Park – Winder During this 18th century living-history event, tradesmen and artisans will demonstrate crafts and knowledge of the time. Enjoy
Sleeping under the stars has always been a budget-friendly way to explore the Peach State and enjoy a vacation. Now Georgia’s State Parks are making the price tag even more appealing by offering a new loyalty program just for tent campers. GeoCamp club members earn every tenth night of camping for free, and there’s no
Start the New Year with a Healthier You! New Year’s Resolutions often involve a commitment to losing weight, but those goals sometimes fade when the process isn’t enjoyable. If you aren’t the type to go to the gym each week, find other ways to get exercise that’s both fun and good for you. Our Tons of
One of Georgia’s most beautiful state parks has joined the new trend for “glamping” – or glamour-camping. Cloudland Canyon State Park on Lookout Mountain now offers 10 yurts for guests wanting to stay overnight in the park. Made of canvas and wood, yurts are like a combination of a tent and a cabin. They’re the perfect choice
“First Day Hikes” Welcome the New Year with Healthy Treks Georgia’s State Parks Host New Year’s Day Hikes All across the country, state parks are inviting families to start the New Year with a “First Day Hike” and a commitment to healthy living. In Georgia, several state parks have planned guided hikes where families can
Below is the December 2012 calendar from Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites. More information on events, accommodations and recreation can be found at GeorgiaStateParks.orgor 1-800-864-7275. For a complete calendar, visit GeorgiaStateParks.org/events. You can also become a fan on Facebook , follow us on Twitter and sign up for our monthly newsletter. December 2012 Events – Divided By Region NORTHERN GEORGIA Festival of Trees Unicoi
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all the blessings we have in our lives. For many, that includes an appreciation for nature’s bounty and the beauty around us. Georgians are fortunate to have a wide variety of scenic wonder nearby, from waterfalls and lakes, to mountains and marshes. This November, take time to appreciate
Did you miss part one of this story? Click here to get the scoop before reading further. All of these amazing moments were captured at Sweetwater Creek State Park. While we did see what we now think was a baby Cottonmouth or Copperhead snake, the snake in the photo above was resting peacefully in it’s
This is Part 2 of “Free Day at Georgia State Parks September 29th, 2012” Read Part 1 here. List of “Your State Parks Day” Events: All on September 29, 2012 For more details on each event, click here. Colonial Cricket Games Wormsloe Historic Site Savannah, GA Red Top Mountain Wildlife Garden Planting Red Top Mountain
Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites Celebrate “Your State Parks Day” Put away your wallet and pull out your fishing pole. Visitors to Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites will not pay for parking or admission on Saturday, September 29 as part of “Your State Parks Day.” Sponsored by the Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites,
Spring Break can be easy on the waistline and wallet with budget-friendly adventures from Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites. With more than 60 state parks and historic sites to choose from, families will find endless outdoor fun nearby, without paying hefty airplane fares or gas prices. From free days to overnight staycations under the
Children’s Story Time at FoxTale Book Shoppe WHEN: Monday, October 24th 11am WHERE: 105 East Main Street, #138, Woodstock, GA 30188 In the Children’s Room at the FoxTale Book Shoppe. We read books appropriate for the child’s age, and there is no age limit (really). There is a dance/sing period following the reading, followed by
Xfinity Science Saturdays: Modern Marvels: Super Ships at Tellus Science Museum WHEN: Saturday September 3rd WHERE: 100 Tellus Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120 Kick off your weekends with science this summer! Through a partnership with Comcast, every Saturday will be an XFINITY Science Saturday at Tellus. The Theater will be screening one program looping all day,
WHEN: Saturday, July 9 Noon – 5 p.m. WHAT: On Saturday, July 9, families are invited to “Summer Fun Day” at Sweetwater Creek State Park. From noon until – 5 p.m., kids of all ages can enjoy a climbing wall, bird and reptile programs, fly fishing demonstrations, an archery station, black powder demonstrations, guided hikes, leave-no-trace workshops,