Outdoor activities are a fun, healthy way of spending time with the ones you love, but when you start to sweat and you’ve barely moved an inch, you know it’s time to cool off by enjoying a nice break from the summer sun. Below are some ideas for staying cool during your time in Henry County, Georgia.
Make a Splash this Summer in Henry County, Georgia
An always popular way to combat the summer heat is to find the nearest source of water. Village Park at North Henry in Ellenwood, Georgia has a water feature the kids will enjoy. After time spent playing or walking the trail, it’s a cool, refreshing way to wrap up a day of fun at the park.
Cool Summer Eats & Drinks
With a choice of over 40 craft beers, 24 taps, a pleasing wine selection and of course pizza, 15th Street Pizza and Pub in McDonough, Georgia is an ideal place to cool down during a warm day. Grab a cold drink at the custom copper bar or grab a table to enjoy appetizing items from the menu that include wings, sandwiches, desserts and more.
The smoothies at Drip-Thru Coffee in Stockbridge, Georgia are made from 100 percent crushed fruit. You can cool down with these summer drinks without the worry of ingredients such as dairy, preservatives or added sugar. If you can’t escape the need for a caffeine boost, choose from the iced coffee options.
Quench your thirst with a visit to JailHouse Brewing Company in Hampton, Georgia. The building where the brewery is located has an interesting history, as it was originally the city jail. Enjoy a cold burst of flavors that include experimental beers brewed to satisfy curious taste buds.
If you’re craving a cool, decadent treat you’ll want to stop by Sweet Charlie’s in McDonough, Georgia. Inspired by the Thai art of rolled ice cream, Sweet Charlie’s prepares the cold treat in front of you while incorporating desserts of your choice and finishing that by piling on sweet toppings. There is even a dairy-free option that allows those with a dairy allergy or intolerance to indulge!
Although you could easily work up a sweat picking your own fruit in the fields of Southern Belle Farm in McDonough, Georgia, you can just as easily visit the market where you’ll find a variety of foods, including homemade desserts such as strawberry and peach ice cream. Order a cup of the fresh-made dessert and take a seat in one of the many rocking chairs that surround the porch of the market.
Summer Fun and Fresh Air
Cool down this summer with a helicopter ride. Many people are still discovering the gem that is the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation in Hampton, Georgia. The volunteer organization consists largely of veterans who help maintain Vietnam era aircraft. Visitors can take a free hangar tour or pay to ride in a Huey or Cobra helicopter. A helicopter ride is definitely a way to get some serious air.
Keeping Cool During Summer Months
Chances are you will be out and about with your loved ones this summer. These locations serve as a great follow-up to a day spent enjoying outdoor activities. Visit these Henry County locations and find other fun ways to spend summer break at the Play section of the website.