Walking to the top of Stone Mountain has always been a favorite activity of mine when I visit the park. Over the weekend I took my three boys (ages 10, 8 and 4) and a few of their friends to the park for a hike up the 1.3 mile walk up trail and another 1.3 mile hike back down the mountain. Taking a young man who turned 4, just two weeks previously for a hike of this magnitude on a day when he hadn't had a nap was a big risk but it worked out. My son Declan walked all the way up and down while holding my hand. It was an awesome experience that I thought I would share as this is now a family event that we can do as a group.
Since it is a time of year for lists; here is Field Trips with Sue's list of her favorite finds for kids in 2009, in no particular order. Number 1 on the list has a Dunwoody connection that I will have to check out some time.
- Free observatories and star gazing nights – this would actually make a good date night (in Dunwoody).
- Target Free Day at Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta
- Free Admission to Callaway Gardens in Jan. and Feb.
- Discovery Backpacks at the High Museum
- Dauset Trail Nature Preserve
- Oakland Cemetery’s Sunday in the Park
- Tellus, Northeast Georgia Science and Technology Museum
- Holi Hoi Day Celebration
- Tree Climbing at Panola State Park
- Free Swim at Chastain Park Pool and Piedmont Park Pool
- Boneyard Beach on Jekyll Island
- Center for Puppetry Arts Museum
- The National Museum of Patriotism