Summer Activities Around Atlanta

Summer break is officially here! We hope all our families have the opportunity to spend some relaxing and fun time with your children. Here are a few ideas from our faculty for summer activities to do as a family.

Everyday Fun

Take a bike tour of the city. Atlanta has a growing network of pathways, bicycle lanes, and bicycle friendly areas. Atlanta Parent has a great list of bicycle-friendly areas to tour with your family.

Visit a different library each week. Fulton, Dekalb, and Gwinnett County public libraries are all participating in the Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Challenge. Read and com­plete activ­i­ties to earn badges and win prizes!

Discover dinosaurs. Opening June 11th, Fernbank’s new Tyrannosaurs exhibit explores the diverse species and life span of the famed family tree of Tyrannosaurs, including T. Rex and its dinosaur relatives.

Favorite Parks

Piedmont Park will be offering a summer reading story and craft series on Tuesdays and Thursdays, along with a host of music and market events throughout the summer. Check out their calendar for more details.

Stone Mountain Park’s newest shows feature some of the world’s finest canine athletes! The Marvelous Mutts will be performing all summer long, check out the full schedule on the Stone Mountain Park website.

Frazier-Rowe Park is a favorite park among Arbor families! The park comprises about nine acres complete with a playground, an exercise area, and blazed trails.  Organize a play date, or take a morning stroll to enjoy the flower beds and butterfly garden.

Natural Wonders

Gibbs Gardens. In the mountains of North Georgia a world-class destination garden waits to be explored. The property is 376 acres and the house and gardens include 300+ acres, making it one of the nation’s largest residential estate gardens.

Atlanta Botanical Garden. Located adjacent to Piedmont Park, the Atlanta Botanical Garden is an ever-evolving destination where the horticulturally-minded, nature-inspired and fun-seeking families come together.

Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve. Nestled in North Decatur, the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve is a suburban 28-acre preserve with forest, wetland, and pond habitats for frogs, beavers, and rich birdlife.

Day Trips

Explore Amicalola Falls. With 829 acres of pristine North Georgia wilderness and wildlife, it’s easy to see why Amicalola is one of the most popular Georgia State Parks. 

Go rafting in Blue Ridge. Rafting, kayak, or tubing trips down the Toccoa River in Blue Ridge, GA are fun for the whole family.

What summer activities will your family enjoy? Share your summer travels with the Arbor Community using the hashtag #arborrocks!