Jump for joy! It’s September, so we can finally start thinking about not-so-sweltering days filled with picnic spots, fishing holes, and lazy days at the lake, ahead. Keep reading for details on these outdoor activities—plus plenty of indoor ones, as well—below.


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Hands-On Fun

Pack a Picnic 
Whether you’re avoiding dining rooms in restaurants or at home, we’ve got Atlanta’s best picnic spots picked-out. Here’s the scoop.

Jump in a Lake
Whether you’re going for the thrill of the tube or for a colorful place to peep at changing leaves, you’re sure to make a splash with one of our choices for lake life near Atlanta. Click here for the details.

Visit the Blue Heron Nature Preserve
Blue Heron is an independently operated City of Atlanta park with miles of trails that are open and free to the public from dawn till dusk all year long. The Blue Heron building is home to a preschool and not open to the public. There is no public bathroom access, but you can check out abundant wildlife on the 3-mile Blueway Trail. Find details here.

Head to the Starlight Drive-In
If you’ve never been, you have to pay a visit to the iconic Starlight for a drive-in movie with double features, concessions to purchase (or BYO food), plus a flea market from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the weekends. Here’s what you need to know.

Shoot the ‘Hooch
Float, spin or just kick back in bliss as you shoot the ‘Hooch in the Georgia sunshine. While many outfitters offer custom trips down the Chattahoochee, with put-ins as far as Helen, Georgia, the Nantahala Outpost in Roswell offers two distinct in-town river float trips that make your river float easy. For more details, click here.


Virtual Adventures

Kids Hour Improv Class with Atlanta’s Dad’s Garage
Check out family friendly improv and stories from Atlanta’s favorite Improv Theatre, Dad’s Garage. Programming is available every hour of every day, but for the kids, you won’t want to miss a special hour of fun from 12-1 p.m., ET. Here’s the scoop.

Rock Band Land Virtual Camp
During this music, singing and video production virtual camp, campers form a band and a production team, help write an original story and song, will learn to sing the song as well as play it on their instruments (either on legitimate instruments or at-home versions, ie pots and pans drum sets), will rehearse together, and will record their vocals which will be added to a final studio version of the song. Find out more here.

Cook with Rachael Ray & Friends
This interactive online cooking camp will bring kids and their families into the kitchen with their favorite culinary stars and celebrity guests – live, every day for a summer program you won’t want to miss. Check it out here.

Virtual Art Class
Give your child a fun and creative Saturday morning! During these virtual art lessons, children will explore a variety of age appropriate art techniques learning basic 2D and 3D art skills and create a new art project each week. For more info, check this out.

Check out our incredible virtual adventure calendar here for more options!

—Shelley Massey



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