One word to describe Atlanta Summers – “HOT”! Atlanta has plenty to do in the Summertime but this heat and humidity may make you think about cooling down near some water. Below are some great spots to cool off around the metro area.
Lake Lanier – A recreational retreat where boating and lakeside resorts are king. Zip-line canopy tours, a water park, fishing, spa treatments and wakeboarding top the list of refreshing activities on a hot summer day.
Lake Allatoona – When it is full, Lake Allatoona covers more than 12,000 acres and has 270 miles of shoreline. Allatoona offers a lot of activities as well. Probably one of the fastest growing and popular attractions is Georgia’s Largest Cable Wakeboard Facility, Terminus. At Terminus, a cable will pull the wakeboarder, from all experience levels, across the lake. Terminus also offers an Aqua Park, which is a giant inflatable water playground!
Whitewater Park – As part of the Six Flags family and the largest waterpark (70 acres) in the South, White Water draws thousands of visitors every year and has topped the list of best water parks in the country several times. With numerous water-themed rides, games and activities, this fun-filled amusement park is the ideal place for those seeking a way to cool down during the spring and summer.
Hurricane Harbor – New multi-million dollar water park inside Six Flags Over Georgia. Ride the surf in the giant wave pool or plummet down an enclosed tunnel into a zero-gravity wave slide on Tsunami Surge.Three other large slides as well as a giant interactive children’s area.
Shoot the Hooch – Jump in a raft, canoe, kayak, tube or stand up paddle and relax while going down the Chattahoochee River. Shuttle service will drop you off and pick you up and take you back to your car. You and your friends can choose how long you want to be on the river. My recommendation is to grab some friends, tubes, floating cooler, waterproof speaker and enjoy your weekend afternoon on the river – this is a must do.
East Palisades Trail – This is a nice shaded trail that will lead you to “Dog Beach”. This beach is a popular site for dogs to play in the water but its also a great area to take some chairs and relax while sitting on Chattahoochee River’s “Beach”. While you’re here, in addition to the playful dogs, you’ll see plenty of people kayaking and fly fishing.
Vickery Creek Waterfall – You can either take a hike to this waterfall or park up top and walk down to this popular metro-area waterfall. This is a spillway waterfall from Chattahoochee River in Roswell. This waterfall is very popular during the weekend, so get there early! I would recommend packing a lunch and enjoying the waterfall while hanging out on the flat rocks below.
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- Written by Brennan Ballard