What better way to celebrate spring than by heading outdoors? Take a short drive to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, and hike up the mountain or walk along the gorgeous surrounding trails. If you simply feel like taking in the beauty, then drive to the top of the mountain on a paved path and settle down at the top for a nice picnic. You are bound to enjoy the plentiful views of beautiful land and the Atlanta skyline. Don’t forget sunscreen and a hat!
Another way to enjoy the warmer weather is with the annual Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival in Downtown Kennesaw on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a parade beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Festival features hundreds of crafters, artisans and vendors with unique pieces to offer. Take your time walking around the different booths while enjoying live entertainment and plenty of yummy food. For more information about the Kennesaw/Big Shanty Festival, visit www.kennesawbusiness.org.
April showers can bring even more May flowers after you take a gardening class at Smith-Gilbert Gardens in Kennesaw. Explore 3,000 different species of plants as you stroll through the tranquil woodland paths on the Hiram Butler House property or sign up for morning Tai Chi, offered every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Discover the beauty of these local botanical gardens, and take advantage of the exceptional Adult Programs. The Smith-Gilbert Gardens is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and adult admission is $7.
Brookhaven of East Cobb is an ideal active adult community that offers access to great spring time celebrations! Enjoy the weather and love where you live. For more information about the active adult homes at Brookhaven of East Cobb, visit www.jimchapmancommunities.com.