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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 […]

Law Enforcement Says: “Choose Your Ride”

Bartow County search and rescue personnel responded to another Lake Allatoona drowning on July 27, 2014. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Georgia’s Office of Highway Safety Director Harris Blackwood held a news conference on Friday, May 23, 2014, at the Bethany Bridge Boat Ramp on Lake Allatoona.  He was joined by law enforcement officers from county, state and federal agencies to drive home the message: “Choose Your Ride.” There were a dozen law enforcement vehicles and […]

Georgia Honors Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day

We honor our fallen heroes on Memorial Day.

Our great nation set aside a special day, May 30th, each year to remember those who gave their lives in their service to America’s military.  That day used to be called “Decoration Day.”  Now we know it as Memorial Day, and we celebrate it on the last Monday in May. We must wonder how many […]

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 […]

Seed Bombs & Pickleball at Red Top Mountain S.P.

Volunteer at Lake Allatoona's Red Top Mountain State Park

What has happened to the America we knew and loved? The America — Land of the Free & the Home of the Brave — that once knew what a seed bomb was … and proudly taught its children how to make one of their own? At ease, citizen!  A remnant of seed bomb builders will […]

Romance at Red Top Mountain State Park

Volunteer at Lake Allatoona's Red Top Mountain State Park

Who knew the State of Georgia was so romantic?  Sweethearts wishing for a memorable Valentine’s Day will find plenty of romance in Georgia’s State Parks. Couples are invited to celebrate on winter-wonderland hikes, picnics under the stars and on full-moon wagon rides. State parks also have a variety of romantic accommodations and specials for couples […]

Free Guide to Georgia’s State Parks

Volunteer at Lake Allatoona's Red Top Mountain State Park

Spring is just around the corner.  (If you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you.) Yes, it’s hard to believe when we have two week’s of below freezing low temperatures with “highs” in the low 30s. This is, however, Georgia and spring is scheduled to arrive on Thursday, March 20th.  Clever Georgians are planning […]

Volunteer at Red Top Mountain State Park

Volunteer at Lake Allatoona's Red Top Mountain State Park

Many parks and sites need volunteers on a daily, weekly, monthly or bi-monthly basis, including Red Top Mountain State Park. Volunteers get an opportunity to be involved for whatever time they have to give. Here is your chance to volunteer as an individual or with your family and friends for 1-day event or on a weekly […]

First Day Hikes at Red Top Mountain State Park & Around Georgia

First Day Hikes Start the Year Off Right!

Let’s start the New Year in a healthy way!  Let’s hit the trails at Georgia’s state parks and join fun folks on a First Day Hike!  Every one of our 40+ state parks has something special planned. If we start 2014 with healthy new habits, we have a better chance of going for a First […]