For many students around Georgia, the start of the new school year is right around the corner. That means you’re likely busy with school supply lists and wardrobes, but don’t forget to treat you and your family to quality time together before classes are in full swing.
If you prefer to explore one of the trails around Henry County on wheels, Atlanta Trek may be just what you’re looking for. The cycling enthusiasts at Atlanta Trek are experts at tackling trails. Choose from an assortment of bicycles available for rent or for sale, and go for a ride. Rent a bike anywhere from one day to a full week.
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Panola Mountain State Park offers a variety of activities during the summer and year-round. Intro to tree climbing, archery and guided mountain hikes are just some of the popular, family-friendly activities you’ll find at Panola Mountain State Park.
Animal lovers will enjoy touring Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary for free. Snap photos to share along with the stories of the over 1500 rescued animals. When you’ve completed your self-guided tour, stop by their gift shop to see the creative items for sale.
Located in Stockbridge, Georgia, Clark Community Park is home to a dog park that welcomes pet owners and their companions – big or small. No pet? No worries! Clark Park has a full playground where you and your kids are sure to have a good time. Bring a picnic for your family to enjoy beneath the pavilion, or fire up one of the park’s grills.
Take flight in one of the Vietnam-era UH-1H Huey helicopters at the largely volunteer-run Army Aviation Heritage Foundation. Wednesday, July 26 is the next available flight date before the school year begins. Afternoon flights will be taking place at this time. If you are interested in this ride, be sure to contact their office at 770-897-0444 to schedule your ride in advance.
Cool down with a visit to the Splash Pad at Village Park in Ellenwood, Georgia. Aside from the fun water feature, this handicap accessible park also includes a playground, pavilion and a 1.1-mile paved walking/ jogging trail.
The peach season has come to an end at Southern Belle Farm, but there are plenty blackberries and fresh vegetables to choose from. A petting zoo full of farm animals will entice your little ones while market items such as homemade ice cream and blackberry cobbler give your taste buds a treat.
For the active family, there’s J.P. Moseley Park and Recreational Center. From an indoor gym and basketball court to an 18-hole disc golf course recognized by the Professional Disc Golf Association, your family can work up a sweat as they spend time with one another at J.P. Moseley Park.
Open daily, Rum Creek Golf has fun activities for the whole family. You can choose to take swings at the driving range or along the 9-hole course. Batting cages and footgolf help to round out the variety of activities offered in this spacious location.
Tips for Outdoor Summer Fun
If there’s one thing you can count on this summer, it’s super sunny days. No one deserves to start school sunburnt or dehydrated, so remember to bring water along for your summer outings, sun protection and any other items that you’d hate to be outdoors without.
Visit the Things to Do page for more ideas on fun activities around Henry County, Georgia. Get out there and enjoy some quality time with your loved ones!