For instance, when we last visited Stone Mountain, we enjoyed a great climb/hike up the mountainside with our son. Stone Mountain is a very popular Atlanta attraction (even for locals), so we had plenty of company on the trail (even some runners!). The path is rocky at the bottom but easy to navigate. My son had no problem at all getting ahead of us, and he only complained about his tired legs once or twice at the top. The trail does get steeper near the top of the mountain as you are walking less on dirt and more on the rock face. Still, even in the Georgia heat, the walk up the mountain was great fun. We were afforded a wonderful view of Atlanta as well as a perfect spot to rest and enjoy the light breeze. (There are picnic spots in the park but not at the top of the mountain.)
The Laser Light Show held nightly in the summer months is also a HUGE draw to Stone Mountain Park. Find a spot for your blanket in the large field at the foot of the mountain early in the evening because every inch of ground will be used by visitors during the show which will begin shortly after sundown.
Festivals abound in the park in every season. Arts and crafts lovers flock to Stone Mountain to see vendor wares. Story tellers are common entertainers here, too. Call 770-498-5690 to check what''''s on the calendar!
Depending on what you want to see while in the 3,200 acre park, you could easily spend an hour to a full day here with your family. In the peak summer months, the grounds are open until midnight. Most attractions open at 10 am.
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West Palm Beach, Florida
July 10, 2000
From journal Stone Mountain Park, Georgia
June 5, 2000
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