The National Park Service celebrates its 100th year this weekend, with FREE admission at all National Park sites! If you’re thinking, “Well, too bad Georgia doesn’t have a National Park for me to go enjoy,” you might be happily surprised to know that not all National Park sites are big, traditional parks like Yellowstone and Yosemite.
The National Park Service also maintains National Historic Sites (like the Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthplace in Atlanta); National Battlefield Parks like Kennesaw Mountain in Northwest Georgia; National Monuments like Fort Pulaski in Savannah; National Recreation Areas like the Chattahoochee River; National Seashores like Cumberland Island; and National Scenic Trails like the Appalachian Trail (starting on Springer Mountain in GA).
Here’s the full list of National Park Service sites in Georgia; the one we are planning on (finally) visiting is the National Heritage Area at Arabia Mountain. Panola Mountain State Park is right next door, so we might even get there in time for the guided Morning Mountain Hike (if not, there’s still the Creature Feature at 2 or the GO Pokemon weekend going on all weekend).