With the “dog days” of summer turning up the temperatures, we can’t let a little heat wave keep us from having fun. EAST COBBER’s Frugal FunMom is back again this week with some cool activities like going to the beach, checkin’ out one of the highest points in Georgia, roller skating and a visit to an animal sanctuary! As always, enjoy the time with your family and thanks for reading!
Friday, July 24: Beach Day at Acworth Beach
Visit Cauble Park and relax on Acworth Beach! The beach area of the park features a white sand beach as well as a roped off area for swimming. There is no lifeguard on duty and there is no charge for swimming. The surrounding park offers boating, fishing, public restrooms, rental facilities, a volleyball net, playgrounds, picnic areas, and more.
When: Dawn to Dusk
Cost: Free/Acworth residents; $10/non-residents
Location: Lake Acworth, 4425 Beach Street NW, Acworth
For more info: www.acworth.com/attractions/acworth-beach
Saturday, July 25: Fort Mountain State Park
A scenic drive on Highway 52 near the Cohutta Wilderness leads visitors to this mountain getaway. Hikers and mountain bikers will find some of the most beautiful trails in Georgia, winding through hardwood forest and blueberry thickets, crossing streams and circling a pretty lake. Hikers can also explore a stone fire tower built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and an ancient rock wall which stand on the highest point of the mountain. The mysterious 855-foot-long wall is thought to have been built by early Indians as fortification against more hostile Indians or for ancient ceremonies. Visitors can cool off on a lakeside beach.
When: 7am-10pm, Fire Tower 1-4pm
Cost: $5 parking
Location: 181 Fort Mountain Park Road, Chattsworth
For more info: https://gastateparks.org/FortMountain
Sunday, July 26: Walk the Powers Island Trail
Enjoy a nice and refreshing walk through the Powers Island Trail! The Powers Island Trail courses through a number of trails on the river’s shore and explores an island, an inlet, and the banks of the shoaling Chattahoochee. Have an adventure with your kids as you walk this serene and picturesque trail.
When: Dawn – Dusk
Cost: $5/day pass
Location: Powers Island Trail, Riveredge Lane NW, Sandy Springs
For more info: www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/powers-island-trail-chattahoochee/
Monday, July 27: Kids Skate Free
Register at kidsskatefree.com, Once registered, you can print 2 free skating passes per week.
Cost: $4 Annual Admin Fee.
Location: Sparkles Family Fun Center, 1000 McCollum Parkway NW, Kennesaw
For more info: sparkleskennesaw.com/upcomingevents
Tuesday, July 28: Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary
Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary is an educational sanctuary for exotic animals as well as farm animals. They also rehab hundreds of animals yearly through their Wildlife Rehabilitation Program.
When: Noon – 3pm
Cost: Free self-guided tour
Location: 712 L G Griffin Road, Locust Grove
For more info: http://www.noahs-ark.org
Wednesday, July 29: Mystery Mad Lib: Fairytale Edition
If you are looking for something fun to do, might we suggest a mystery mad lib. In this fun program, you will get the chance to rewrite a classic story using your own details. It can be as scary or silly as you want it to be.
There are two versions of this program, which can be accessed by clicking on the form links below. One form is appropriate for all ages, and the other form is best for ages 8 and up. Both versions will be adapting the same story.
Location: Your home; this is a virtual activity offered by Cobb Library
For more info: www.cobbcat.org/event/mystery-mad-lib-fairytale-edition-virtual-program/all/
Thursday, July 30: The Rock Ranch
There are many wonderful things to do in Georgia, and you haven’t done them all until you’ve visited The Rock Ranch, centrally located near Atlanta, McDonough, and LaGrange. The Rock Ranch, founded by the late S. Truett Cathy of Chick-fil-A, is the best place in Georgia for family fun on the farm. The Rock Ranch is a 1,500 acre working cattle ranch with more than 35 fun rides and attractions, delicious concessions, and a Georgia Grown Farm Market. The Rock Ranch offers a full day of fun and entertainment for the whole family. During this time, they are waiving the gate admission fee and replacing it with a Punch Card system. To promote social distancing, guests pick an arrival time. The Punch Card can be used to choose what you want to do from attractions to food items.
When: 10am, 12pm or 2pm (pick a time slot for social distancing)
Cost: No Entrance Fee; Card punch system starts at $12 to be used by the whole family.
Location: The Rock Ranch Truett’s Barn, 5020 Barnesville Highway, The Rock, GA
For more info: www.therockranch.ticketleap.com/2020summerfun/details