Spring Break is almost here! Still trying to find something for you and the kids to do? Check out these local attractions to have the best Spring Break Ever!
Sweetwater Creek State Park
Sweetwater Creek State Park is a peaceful tract of wilderness only minutes from downtown Atlanta. A wooded trail follows the stream to the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company, a textile mill burned during the Civil War. Beyond the mill, the trail climbs rocky bluffs to provide views of the beautiful rapids below. Additional trails wind through fields and forest, showcasing ferns, magnolias, wild azaleas and hardwoods. Park rangers lead informative hikes to these areas throughout the year.
The 215 acre George Sparks Reservoir is popular for fishing and provides a pretty setting for feeding ducks and picnicking. However, there is no beach and swimming in the Reservoir is not allowed. Fishing supplies are available in the adjacent bait shop. During warmer months, the park rents fishing boats, canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and pedal boats. Visitors can join the Park Paddlers Club, which challenges them to explore waterways in six state parks. An award-winning Visitor Center—one of the most environmentally responsible buildings in the country—features exhibits on the area’s history, wildlife displays, trail maps, snacks and a renovated gift shop. A window-lined meeting room that seats 40 can be rented for gatherings.
Is the sun getting too hot for you? Cool off at Thunderzone!
Thunderzone is a family entertainment facility located in Douglasville, Ga. They offer activities such as bowling, arcade, laser tag and virtual reality. Their in-house restaurant and bar, JR’s, features indoor and outdoor seating with billiard tables and corn hole.
There are so many outdoor activities to do at Hunter Park!
The newly renovated athletic complex includes seven ALTA certified tennis courts, ten multi-purpose ball fields, and twelve major league batting cages. Renovations also included over 650 parking spaces and over 1 ½ miles of sidewalks for walking and jogging. In addition, Hunter Park features 16,000 square foot Ike Owings Community Center and covered playground; a five-acre lake surrounded by a walking track and several picnic areas.
They also have an 18 hole disc golf course and 4 horseshoe pits! The disc golf course measures 5010 feet in length and is a Par 55. The course is a mix of open and lightly wooded holes. Moderate elevation comes into play on many holes. Course is on the shorter side with several holes over 300 feet and also including a long 485 foot par 4 tunnel shot. For horseshoes, you can bring your own shoes or rent a set at the park for $7!
L & R Alpaca Farm
L & R Alpaca Farm is an alpaca farm in Georgia raising natural, chemical and hormone free alpacas. They have been farming alpacas since July 2016, delivering crias (baby alpacas) every year. They also raise the alpacas for their fiber. They offer farm tours, events and birthday parties!
They currently have 19 alpacas on their farm and growing!
Six Flags Over Georgia
Schools out! Come have some fun at Six Flags Over Georgia!
One of their favorite seasons is spring: the sun is bright, school’s out, and their gates are open! From April 1 through April 10, Six Flags Over Georgia will be open daily with extended hours, so you can get out from behind those desks and onto the most thrilling rides in the Southeast.
Bring your friends or family and conquer all of the thrill rides and coasters Six Flags Over Georgia is known for! Grab a funnel cake to erase that cafeteria taste in your mouth, kick back and enjoy some live music and entertainment and hitch a ride on Pandemonium so you can raise your hands for something other than math class!
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