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Hikes Planned Statewide New Year’s Day


Start 2013 off right with a “First Day Hike” and a commitment to a healthier lifestyle in the New Year. In Georgia, several state parks have planned guided hikes where families can connect with nature and each other.  Last year, more than 600 Georgians kicked off 2012 on these guided hikes — a nationwide event […]

LakePoint Sports. Just a dream?


Dreamers don’t get no respect. They’re considered Mountain Dew & Twinkies weirdos to those who prefer cold beer and wangs. Trouble is … our kids end up working for nerdy dreamers with names like Gates and goofy dweebs who only wear blue jeans and black turtlenecks. With that in mind, we bring you news of […]

4th Annual Acworth Turkey Chase

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The 4th Annual Acworth Turkey Chase 5K Fun Run & 2K Walk will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012 in beautiful Historic Downtown Acworth — halfway between heaven and Eden — on Lake Acworth. This enormously popular event is presented by the very cool folks at the Acworth Parks, Recreation and Community Resource Department, who […]

Forest Service Fees Waived on Veterans Day Weekend

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In honor of Veterans Day, the U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites during the Veterans Day holiday weekend, November 10th – 12th, 2012. The fee waivers are part of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act.  Day-use fees will be waived at all sites operated by the Forest Service.  Day-use sites operated […]

Georgia’s Best Website for Leaf Watching

Vogel Park in Fall

OK, it’s Georgia’s only official website for leaf watching.  It’s still everything a leaf peeper could hope for! If you’re one of the bazillion or so people in Georgia who go out and “look at the leaves” rather than watch football, I have good news for you! “Leaf Watch 2012” — brought to you by […]

Blood Drive in Acworth, Friday August 10th

Blood Drive in Acworth, Friday August 10th

The American Red Cross blood supply continues to be at an emergency level. In fact, blood collections through the Red Cross are the lowest they have been in 15 years, due to extreme heat, severe storms and the mid-week Independence Day holiday. On Friday, August 10, 2012 the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a […]

Georgia’s Free State Parks e-Newsletter


Almost everyone agrees Georgia is the most beautiful and perfect state in America.  (Hawaii is a close second.) Georgia is like spending time in a park, no matter which part of the state you’re enjoying.  It would take a lifetime to witness all the splendor Georgia has to offer, so you’d better start hopping if […]

Fourth of July Weather Forecast


It’s the 4th of July!!!  Aren’t you glad our Founding Fathers didn’t declare America’s independence in the middle of the winter?  Just one more reason why we live in the greatest nation on earth! Here’s today’s weather forecast for Lake Allatoona: • Some clouds with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm this afternoon.  (Sure, there is […]

Heat Advisory Issued for Lake Allatoona

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It is the mission of the Acworth Police Department to provide fair, impartial, and excellent law enforcement service to our community. To that end, we pledge to pursue the highest levels of training and education available, and to offer our community the highest levels of professionalism to the best of our ability. A heat advisory […]

Lake Allatoona’s Finest Attractions

Lake Allatoona's Finest Attractions

Lake Allatoona is more than a lake! But even if you-know-who cannot muster the effort not to be grumpy at such a beautiful place, there’s more to do nearby than merely fishing, swimming, camping, boating, flying a kite, walking in the woods, picnicking, relaxing, hiking, finding cool bugs and/or bunnies in clouds, dancing squirrels, fireflies that flash […]