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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 […]

Updated: Fireworks Displays for July 4th

Fireworks in North Georgia July 4 2020

The 4th of July!  Yippee! Happy Birthday, America! This is the day we celebrate our independence by blowing off fireworks. No wonder we’re the greatest country on the planet.  We rock. In case you didn’t get enough ammo to nuke your neighborhood, you can always watch “professionals” try to top that time you blew off […]

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 […]

Fireworks Safety Tips


Sparklers and other non-explosive fireworks are now legal in Georgia. In other words, it’s legal to blow your fingers off and set your neighbor’s roof on fire with bottle rockets, even though you’ll be arrested for arson and Dumb in the Third Degree. The Fourth of July is a happy time to celebrate the birthday of the […]

Fourth of July Fireworks Displays

Fourth of July Fireworks Displays

It’s time to celebrate the birthday of the greatest country on the planet: The United States of America! The 4th of July is on a Wednesday this year. That’s just weird.  Especially when it comes to figuring out schedules for Fireworks displays. Here’s a list of places where you can watch Fireworks.  We expect to […]

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 […]

Acworth’s Farmer’s Market


Your kids don’t believe you can put a seed in the ground and get a tomato, right? The closest they’ve ever come to a garden is Publix, right? And they do NOT want to know how veggies are fertilized. We feel your pain. Here’s the solution: •  Unplug your kids. •  Shout, “ROAD TRIP!” and […]