Friday, July 28, 2017
Seize the last days of summer
As the back to school time nears, check some family fun off your bucket list.
In case of rain:
Looking for something educational and fun, look no further than the Anniston Museums and Gardens. Explore the earth; see a safari and mummies at the Anniston Museum of Natural History.
More of a history buff? Explore the collections of spies and collectors at the Berman Museum of World History, with evens Greek Helmet more than 2000 years old.
With all the rain we've had lately, water levels are up and perfect for floating Terrapin. In so areas, you barely have to paddle. Pull off on the shoals, take a picnic or a swim, and spend the day on the creek. No Worries Kayak will take care of you!
Go out for a spin!
Local trails are great for the whole family! From easy, car free, treks, try Ladiga. The trail is relatively flat, with mile markers to help you remember how far you have to go to get back to your car.
Coldwater's Baby Bear trail is great for beginners, with wider paths, difficulty options, downhill rolling beginning and slow climb back. If cycling isn't your thing, it's only a mile loop, if you stay right, and all the trails are great for walking.
Put your family to the test!
Get those critical thinking skills going again and challenge the family to Escape Zone. See if you can solve all the clues and breakout in under an hour! It will get your brain and your heart going; plus, it makes everyone work together.
If you're a teacher dreading going back or a parent overwhelmed from the summer, take some time away at one of our local wineries, like White Oak. Each sell onsite and offer tasting of both sweet and dry local wines! Uncork the bottle and unwind!
If you're opting for a staycation, try a new restaurant, stay in a local hotel and play in our great parks! Some allow fishing! Some have pools and splash pads! Some have Boundless playgrounds, perfect for everyone! #OptOutside