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Bill Finan: Road Warrior in the Pan-Mass Challenge to Fight Cancer

Bill Finan: A PMC Road Warrior in the fight against cancer.

Bill Finan is a Road Warrior in the Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money for cancer research. When — not if — researchers at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute find a cure for cancer, Bill Finan won’t get any media coverage for his contributions, year-after-year, helping to eradicate that dastardly disease.  That’s the way Bill wants it […]

Bicyclist Attacked on Iron Hill Trail in Red Top Mtn State Park

April Events at Red Top

The world has gone nuts and Mayberry is a distant memory.  There has even been a brazen, daylight attack on a woman riding the Iron Hill Trail at Lake Allatoona’s Red Top Mountain State Park. There is a fine line between reporting the news and trying to make people afraid of life.  When a lunatic tries to […]

National Trails Day Celebration at Red Top Mountain

National Trails Day is Saturday, June 7, 2014

The American Hiking Society (AHS) would like you to take a hike on Saturday, June 6, 2014, and they’d like you to take everybody you know along with you. That’s because the first Saturday in June is designated as National Trails Day, when the AHS hopes you’ll discover new ways to enjoy the outdoors. Taking part […]

Lake Allatoona Day-Use Parks are Open

Day-Use Parks Abound on Lake Allatoona

Lake Allatoona offers more than a dozen picture-perfect parks managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to spend the day reading in the breeze, boating, playing ball or cooking out with friends and family. They all have restrooms, but there’s a variety of amenities available: ball fields fishing jetties picnic tables swimming beaches horse-shoe pits […]

May 2014 ~ GA State Park & Historic Sites Events

Come to Georgia's State Parks & Historic Sites for marvelous times in May.

The State of Georgia is one big glorious park with hundreds of little parks within. During the month of May, Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites will burst with activity. Kayak tours, Memorial Day events, guided hikes, birding, swamp tours and more outdoor fun is now posted on the May calendar from Georgia’s State Parks. Grab […]

April Events in Georgia’s State Parks

Volunteer at Lake Allatoona's Red Top Mountain State Park

Georgia is a paradise with beautiful parks and historic sites.  One of the most difficult decisions we face is where to spend our recreation time because there are so many options. Our friends at Georgia State Parks have made things worse by offering special events around the state.  Here are a few that will help […]

December 2013 Events & Bargains at GA’s State Parks

Volunteer at Lake Allatoona's Red Top Mountain State Park

This December, our friends at Georgia’s State Parks have many special events and bargains for visitors. Cozy campfires and peaceful beauty are just two reasons you’ll enjoy visiting Georgia’s State Parks during winter.  There are several specials to make a last-minute escape easy on your wallet.  Dates and restrictions vary by park. Special Deals on Park Passes […]

Government Reopens Federal Parks & Services

The floodgates of fun are open at Lake Allatoona!

There’s good news out of Washington … for a change.The morons we elected to run the United States government waited until the last possible moment to fund America — temporarily — and allow federal agencies and services to reopen, including national parks. We’ll spare you all the details of the brinksmanship, in the fear it […]

US Gov’t Shutdown Closes Army Corps Parks

Allatoona Dam ~~ Photograph courtesy of Army Corps of Engineers

Our federal government “shut down” at 12:01 AM on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. The temporary absence of funding for entities run by the federal government — including parks run by the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) on Lake Allatoona — will  shut down until funding resumes. We spoke with our friend, Deputy Public Affairs Officer with […]