Spring Is Here!

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Springtime is finally here and along with it a chance to get back to nature! I know I have been missing the warm weather, and the winter schoolwork rush has had me inside more than I’d like but now that that’s over I can’t think about a better place to reconnect with the natural world than the Chattahoochee River Park.

This location has the potential to be whatever kind of park you are looking for. Some days I go just to listen to the river flow and the critters scurry along but other days I spend my time on the river, white water kayaking. You can have a peaceful or exciting time. It’s up to you! This is the park where my father proposed to my mother and where my sister and I used to scrape our knees hiking, as kids.

The fun times you can have don’t stop at boating, hiking, biking, bird watching and picnicking. On Wednesday the 27th there is a special park ranger led wildflower tour available with reservation and at no extra cost to you. That means for just six dollars total, you and a special friend can go see some of Georgia’s truly native beauty.

Not only is it the Chattahoochee River Park a site full of opportunities, but it is also rich in Georgia history. The word “Chattahoochee” is actually a Cherokee word meaning, “Painted Rocks,” like the ones along the banks of this beautiful river. The Cherokee people actually used to camp along the banks of the Chattahoochee for many years. The park rangers will be more than glad to talk to you about the history if you ask! Trust me.

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway, some fun in the sun, a bit of history, or just a peaceful place to eat lunch, Chattahoochee River Park is the place to be! It simply is perfect for the season, but don’t take my word for it. Grab some friends and see for yourself.

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