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Family Friendly Activities Near Cleveland, GA

Let me guess... your kids are out of school for the summer and now they are ready to go go go? Yep, that sounds about right for our household as well. We will be spending time putting together lists of fun places to explore this summer. First up-- Activities near the Cleveland, GA area:


  1. Explore BabyLand General Hospital: Visit the birthplace of Cabbage Patch Kids and enjoy a tour of this unique attraction. Kids can even adopt their own Cabbage Patch Kid.

  2. Grab an ice-cream from Mountain Fresh Creamery: Mountain Fresh offers a wide range of delectable ice cream flavors made from their own farm-fresh milk. You can savor creamy scoops of ice cream in various flavors, including classics like vanilla and chocolate, as well as unique options like butter pecan, key lime, cotton candy and more. While you're there, you can also take a tour of the creamery and see how their farm-fresh milk is processed into delicious dairy products.

  3. Experience the North Georgia Zoo: Interact with a variety of animals and participate in guided tours, petting zoos, and animal encounters at this family-friendly zoo.

  4. Cool off at Helen Water Park: Enjoy water slides, splash pads, and pools at this water park located in nearby Helen, GA. It's a great way to beat the summer heat.

  5. Visit Unicoi State Park: Explore the great outdoors and enjoy hiking, fishing, and boating activities. The park also has a beach area where kids can swim and play in the water.

  6. Explore the Smithgall Woods State Park: Discover the natural beauty of Smithgall Woods through hiking trails and fishing opportunities. The park also offers educational programs and picnic areas.

  7. Go horseback riding: Embark on a horseback riding adventure through the scenic landscapes of Cleveland. There are several equestrian centers in the area that offer guided trail rides suitable for children.

  8. Attend a local farmers market: Visit the Cleveland Farmers Market and let the kids explore the various stalls offering fresh produce, crafts, and homemade goodies. It's a great way to support local vendors and enjoy a vibrant atmosphere.

  9. Try your hand at mini-golf: Have some friendly competition with a game of mini-golf. There are several mini-golf courses in the area that offer family-friendly fun and entertainment.

  10. Discover nature at Elachee Nature Science Center: Located in nearby Gainesville, Elachee Nature Science Center offers hands-on exhibits and educational programs that introduce kids to the wonders of nature and wildlife.

  11. Enjoy a family hike: Take advantage of the beautiful hiking trails in the area. Some popular options include Yonah Mountain Trail, Anna Ruby Falls Trail, and Raven Cliff Falls Trail.

  12. Go fishing: Spend a day fishing with the kids at one of the nearby lakes or rivers. Lake Nottely, Lake Burton, and the Chattahoochee River are all popular spots for fishing.



Remember to check the opening hours, availability, and any additional guidelines or restrictions for each activity before visiting. Have a fantastic summer full of fun and memorable experiences!



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