Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Stone Mountain walk up trail and other kid friendly finds of 2009

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.
  1. Free observatories and star gazing nights – this would actually make a good date night (in Dunwoody).
  2. Target Free Day at Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta
  3. Free Admission to Callaway Gardens in Jan. and Feb.
  4. Discovery Backpacks at the High Museum
  5. Dauset Trail Nature Preserve
  6. Oakland Cemetery’s Sunday in the Park
  7. Tellus, Northeast Georgia Science and Technology Museum
  8. Holi Hoi Day Celebration
  9. Tree Climbing at Panola State Park
  10. Free Swim at Chastain Park Pool and Piedmont Park Pool
  11. Boneyard Beach on Jekyll Island
  12. Center for Puppetry Arts Museum
  13. The National Museum of Patriotism


Sue Rodman said...

I haven't tried walking up Stone Mtn. with my three boys, but I think I'll add that to the list for 2010. Thanks for the posting.

Dunwoody Mom said...

When my children were younger, The Center for Puppetry Arts was a place we visited often. I highly recommend it.