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Best Hiking Trails for Families in Athens

Getting out in nature is one of the best bonding experiences a family can have. Athens has so many great nature trails and easy hikes that the whole family can do together. And, as the Valentine family shows in their photos below, you are never too young! Tommy and Laura Valentine have taken…

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Explore the Children's Garden in Athens, GA

The Alice H. Richards Children’s Gardenis one of the newest, and largest, family attractions in Athens. Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Look no further! This immersive and interactive outdoor experience opened in March 2019 at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia to the delight of children and adults alike! Children can water plants, dig for dinosaur bones, see underneath the soil for how plants grow, and frolic in a forest treehouse. There are gigantic ladybugs to crawl over, water features, fun sculptures, and much, much more…

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The Best Picnic Spots in Athens, GA

One of the best ways to experience Athens' many beautiful parks and gardens is by packing a picnic! Grab your picnic gear and head out to one of these spots for a day of outdoor fun. Sandy Creek Park Perfect for: Lakeside Dining Featuring three picnic areas on the water, you can enjoy lunch with a…

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Serene spots in Athens

Escape from the hustle and bustle of downtownat one of these serene spots in Athens. Whether you need a weekend to relax or just a quick break to breathe, these gardens, parks, and outdoor spaces will help you stay calm, cool, and collected all while taking in some of Athens' most unique attractions…

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Tracing the Roots of America's First Garden Club

When vibrant flowers and trees and plants start to wake from their winter nap,the gardens of Athens become bright in full bloom. Did you know? Athens is the home of America's First Garden Club, the Ladies Garden Club of Athens. Let's trace the history and look forward to flower-filled events! Athens is a wonderful place to visit to explore a number of gardens, including the official botanical garden of Georgia. …

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Where to view the Eclipse in Athens, GA

Get ready for an unforgettable, rareexperience this August! The entire United States  will have the opportunity to watch a total solar eclipse. The eclipse's path goes all the way from Oregon to South Carolina on August 21, 2017 and will cause complete darkness in the middle of the day! How cool is that…

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