Things to do in Middle Georgia this Summer, Part IV
This installment picks up the pace a little and was created with adrenaline junkies in mind. If you have nerves of steel or just like to have some serious fun, both parents and kids alike will find something they enjoy on this list. All events/venues are within 2.5 hours of middle Georgia so there’s no excuse not to make a day of it while summer is still here.
Screaming Eagle Zip Line Canopy Tours, Whitesburg GA– With over 7 miles of zip lines, some reaching speeds of 60 miles per hour, as well as challenge lines, canopy zips, traverses, and other cool aerial highlights this is the ultimate thrill seekers adventure. This is challenging, and you will exert yourself, so anyone with physical limitations will want to call for details before making the trek to NW Georgia. Other amenities include birds of prey shows, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking, skeet shooting, and even a spa to rejuvenate after a full day of fun. Prices vary so call (770) 834-9149 for the latest information.
Skydive Atlanta, Thomaston – The old saying, “why jump out of a perfectly good aircraft”, doesn’t apply here. Everyone gets the opportunity to capture some air by jumping at 14,000 feet, free-falling at 120 miles per hour for over a minute, then catching your breath for the next 5+ minutes as you slowly descend back to Terra Firma. All first-time skydivers must jump tandem with an instructor. There are age and weight restrictions so please call or email at (800) 950-JUMP or email@example.com.
Tybee Island, Tybee GA– This place has family fun written all over it. Whether you like to frolic in the surf, people watch as you tan, shop for local treasures, or just hang out, Tybee is the place to be on a hot summer day. If sitting still isn’t your thing, rent a jet ski, kayak, canoe, or parasail and hang ten up and down the coast. Just 25 minutes from River Street, an excursion to historic Savannah provides an outlet for fantastic cuisine, nightlife, and old world charm.
Chattooga River Whitewater Rafting, Clayton GA– With class II-IV rapids, the river is both a scenic trip through the forest and a mouth dropping, fist clenching ride for the ages. It’s impossible to stay dry, so be prepared to get drenched. This is about as close as you’ll ever get to guaranteed fun for the entire family. Be part of the 40th anniversary celebration by calling (800) 868-7238 for rafting options, specials, and other details.
The Appalachian Trail, Springer Mountain GA– Lace up the hiking boots, slide into the backpack, and have your camera handy for some of the most breathtaking views you’ll ever want to see. If you’re real adventurous, make it a long weekend and walk the entire 75.6 miles of the trail that winds eastward through Georgia. The trail is well marked and both water and bathroom spots are periodically available. Request more information by contacting the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With summer in full swing, it’s time to put a little adventure into your life and enjoy all that Georgia has to offer. Be on the lookout, the next installment of Things to do in Middle Georgia is coming soon…
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