Spring Break in Atlanta will be here before we know it, and if you’re looking for ways to spend time together without going far from home or spending a fortune, Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites has ideas for everyone.
- Go Camping: If you’re not afraid of sleeping on the ground, enjoy a simple night of camping and reconnecting with your family while roasting s’mores over an open fire. For a list of campgrounds, visit www.GeorgiaStateParks.org/campsites.
- Go Glamping: Want to spend a night under the stars, but don’t want to give up your cozy bed? Yurts are the perfect solution. This hybrid between a tent and cabin offers furniture inside and hot showers nearby. You can take advantage of this “glamping” trend at Cloudland Canyon, Red Top Mountain, Fort Yargo and High Falls.
- Go Cozy: Cabins are a great option for a cozy staycation. Priced from just $85 a night, cabins offer fully equipped kitchens, comfortable furnishings, screened porches and a wide range of outdoor activities. The good news for Fido, is that many also allow him to come too!
- Go Hiking: Hit the trails and discover the wonders of Georgia’s landscape, which offers everything from salt marshes and streams to waterfalls and canyons.
- Go Back in Time: Georgia offers 18 historic sites including Fort King Georgia, Fort Morris, New Echota, Etowah Indian Mounds and Kolomoki Mounds.
- Go Biking: Pedal your way into fun on the miles of paved and off-road trails designed for all skill and age levels. Those with younger tots will especially enjoy the paths at Panola Mountain, Tallulah Gorge and Red Top Mountain.
- Go Golfing: Did you know eight state parks offer golf courses? Tee off from as little as $25, while enjoying the beautiful Georgia scenery. For tee times and more information, visit www.GeorgiaGolf.com.
- Go Fishing: Cast off at your favorite Georgia State Park! Fishing in lakes, rivers and streams is free, but a fishing license is required for ages 16 and older. Want a little more adventure? More than 20 parks rent motorized boats by the hour.
- Go Paddling: Explore Georgia’s waterways with Georgia state parks’ variety of paddling adventures. From coastal waterways to small mountain lakes, families can enjoy the water however they please. Many parks also offer boat and kayak rentals.
With so many free and low cost activities right here in Atlanta, you can’t go wrong with exploring our state and the outdoors this spring!