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New outdoor gym @ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Skidaway Island State Park Savannah outdoor gym

Skidaway Is. State Park in Savannah now has an outdoor gym – for all – complete with elliptical, rowing machine & weight lifting equipment.

The new innovative outdoor gym & the six miles of trails make this Georgia state park the ideal spot to workout this fall.

Park Hours: 7AM–10PM

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Skidaway Is. State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy, Savannah, GA 31411, 912-598-2300, gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

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FOR MORE FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR SAVANNAH FALL FUN GUIDE 2016 HERE. 

Halloween 2016: Haunted Trail & Falloween Family Fun Day @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Pumpkin Patches, Farms, hayrides Savannah Halloween kids events Pooler Hilton HeadFalloween Family Fun Day @ Skidaway Is. State Park
Sat. Oct 22, 2016 1-4PM
Celebrate fall with games, crafts and activities all focused on the season and Halloween. Hop on a hayride and tour the park. There will be plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. Bring a bag to trick-or-treat through the campground.
Trick-or-treating will begin at 3PM.
$3 plus $5 parking.
912-598-2300.
Handicapped Accessible

Misery Woods Haunted Forest @ Skidaway Is. State Park
7-9:30PM Fri. Oct 28 & Sat. Oct 29, 2016
Join Skidaway Island Rangers as they navigate you through a trail of terror filled with maniacs, monsters and mayhem. Misery Woods will shatter your senses and leave you screaming for your own sanity.
Cost: $5 plus $5 parking.
912-598-2300.

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Skidaway Is. State Park, 52 Diamond Cswy, Savannah, GA 31411, 912-598-2300, http://gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland

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Pokémon Go! Hikes @ Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Wormsloe Pokemon Go Hikes Savannah Pokémon Go! Hikes are coming to Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah in Savannah.

Starting Aug. 20 2016, Wormsloe State Historic Site will hold their first Pokémon Go! Hike.

At 2PM and 5PM, come out and ask for the Pokemon Safari tour.

Wormsloe is home to a large variety of Pokémon and with four gyms and nine Pokéstops. It’s the perfect place for a night adventure. They will also be holding a gym competition after the hike with badges up for grabs.

These Pokémon Go! Hikes will continue to be held twice a month @ Wormsloe at the following dates & times:

Pokémon Go! Hike
Sat. Aug 20, 2016 2 PM & 5 PM
Sat. Aug 27, 2016 2 PM & 5 PM
Sat. Sep 10, 2016 2 PM & 5 PM
Sat. Sep 24, 2016 2 PM & 5 PM
Sat. Oct 15, 2016 2 PM & 5 PM
Sat. Oct 29, 2016 2 PM & 65PM

Cost: $4.50-$10. Call 912-353-3023.

Pokemon Go discount

During the month of August, receive 10% off of retail in the Wormsloe gift shop by showing staff there a picture of a Pokemon you caught at Wormsloe (Offer not valid for books or snacks)

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More events @ Wormsloe

Tools and Skills that Built a Colony
Sat. Sept. 3-Mon. Sep 5, 2016 10AM-4PM
Craft demonstrations from the 18th century include woodworking, blacksmithing, cooking, colonial games and more.

Cost: $4.50-$10. 912-353-3023.

Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd Savannah, 31406,http://gastateparks.org/Wormsloe  

Civil War Candle Lantern Tour @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Fort McAllister Richmond Hill Civil War Candle Lantern Tour @ Fort McAllister State Park in Richmond Hill.
Sat. Oct 8, 2016 7-10 PM

See Civil War soldiers go about their evening duties. Stop in the barracks for hot cider and cookies, then prepare yourself for a blast with a cannon firing over the Ogeechee River. Tours will be held every half hour, with the last at 9:30PM.

Cost: $5-$8.

Info: 912-727-2339.

Location:
Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, 31324

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September 2016 Events @ Fort McAllister State Park

Little Brown Bat Hike
Thursday, September 15, 2016
7:30 – 9 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Astronomy
Saturday, September 17, 2016
9 – 10 p.m.
$3 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Tails on Trails Dog Hike
Sunday, September 18, 2016
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Off Trail Slough Exploration
Sunday, September 18, 2016
4 – 6 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Magnolia Trail Bike Ride
Thursday, September 22, 2016
12 -2 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required
Rental bikes are limited (first come first serve). You are encouraged to bring your own bikes.

Fort McAllister Cleanup – Your State Parks Day
Saturday, September 24, 2016
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Lunch provided for volunteers.

Tails on Trails Dog Hike
Sunday, September 25, 2016
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Flora, Fauna and Fungi
Sunday, September 25, 2016
4 – 6 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Tails on Trails Dog Hike
Monday, September 26, 2016
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$2 program fee plus $5 ParkPass required

Fort McAllister State Historic Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

MORE INFORMATION: For more information, call 912.727.2339 or email questions to FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org.

Free Pokemon Lures & Family Food Truck Festival, Savannah

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Food Truck Festival Pokemon Fun Savannah

Family Fun Food Truck Festival @ Skidaway Is. State Park

Join your favorite food trucks at Skidaway Island State Park for their first ever Family Food Truck Fun Fest, noon-4PM Sept.4 2016.

Pokemon lures, Giant Ground Sloth, Cornhole, Ranger-Led Games and Reptile Show are all part of the fun.

$5 parking.

Sun. Sept. 4, Noon-4PM
Skidaway Island State Park
52 Diamond Cswy, Savannah, Georgia 31411

Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah , GA 31411. On Facebook here.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

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Other State Park Labor Day Events 

Labor Day at Fort King George
Monday, September 5, 2016 10 AM to 4 PM
Fort King George Historic Site – Darien, GA
Historians and volunteers will demonstrate colonial-period “labor,” including pinning, wood-working, and blacksmithing. Celebratory musket and cannon firings will take place on the hour. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.

Labor Day at Fort Morris
Monday, September 5, 2016 11 AM to 3 PM
Fort Morris Historic Site – Midway, GA
Commemorate Labor Day holiday with hourly soldier talks and musket and cannon firings at this scenic coastal fort. $3-$4.50 912-884-5999.

Labor Day Celebration @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Fort McAllister Richmond Hill kids activitiesHave you taken your kids to visit Fort McAllister State Park – a 1,725-acre Georgia state in Richmond Hill?

Saturday Sept. 3 is a great time to do so.

Labor Day Celebration @ Fort McAllister
Sat. Sept. 3, 2016 9AM- 4PM
Civil War soldiers will be firing rifles and cannons throughout the day while presenting living history programs. $8 per adult, $5 per youth, under 6 free. 912-727-2339.

Fort McAllister State Historic Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
For more information, call 912.727.2339 or email FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org.

FREE kids’ nature programs @ Skidaway Is. State Park, Savannah

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

free kids nature activities Savannah Skidaway Island State Park

Come out to Skidaway Island State Park to enjoy FREE kids’ nature activities on certain days during July 2016 including Call of the Wild on July 23 when you walk the trails at night to hear nocturnal animals call.

To see the complete list of FREE kids’ nature activities @ Skidaway Is. State Park each month, click here.

Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah , GA 31411. On Facebook here.

FOR MORE FREE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

War of Jenkins Ear & More State Park Events in Coastal Georgia

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Memorial Day kids events Savannah Coastal Georgia State Parks May 2016 events include:

Marsh Walk with Dr. Charlie Belin
Wed. May 18, 5-6PM
Wormsloe Historic Site – Savannah
Join one of the region’s marsh ecology experts as he leads a hike into the marsh surrounding Wormsloe, providing a fascinating look into plant and animal life. Register in advance. Come prepared to get muddy. $4.50-$10. 912-353-3023.

Colonial Toys & Games
Sat. May 21, 2016 1-4PM
Fort King George Historic Site – Darien
Play old-fashioned games like tug of war, rolling hoops, quoits, nine pins, cup and ball. $4.50-$7.50 912-437-4770.

Kids in the Parks Day
Sat. May 21, 2016 1PM
Skidaway Island State Park – Savannah
Bring the kids out to enjoy outdoor games, our museum with live animals, trails and playgrounds. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Kids in the Parks Day
Sat. May 21, 2016 10AM-4 PM
Wormsloe Historic Site – Savannah
In addition to the sites’s normal tours, there will be few fun activities planned for the day that will be open and available for kids of all ages. $4-$10. 912-353-3023.

Memorial Day Commemoration
Sat. May 28, 9AM-4PM
Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill
Pay tribute to our fellow patriots who served our country throughout the years with a commemoration and reenactment. Cannon & musket firings, Civil War-era demos & lots of family fun. 912-727-2339.

War of Jenkins’ Ear
Sat. May 28, until Mon. May 30, 10AM-4PM
Wormsloe Historic Site – Savannah
Wormsloe will commemorate Georgia’s role in the 1739-1748 war between Britain and Spain. A brief presentation at the Visitor Center will be followed by a walking tour of the site. The program will also include military drills & black powder weapons demonstrations. $4.50 – $10. 912-353-3023.

Memorial Day at Fort Morris
Mon. May 30, 11AM-3PM
Fort Morris Historic Site – Midway
This coastal fort will present hourly Revolutionary War soldier talks and musket and cannon demonstrations. Enjoy the beautiful vista from the earthen fort, over the Medway River and out through St. Catherine’s Sound, a view that has changed very little over hundreds of years. $3-$4.50. 912-884-5999.

FREE entrance to museums on Super Museum Sunday 2016

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Super Museum Sunday 2016 Savannah free entrance to museums

FREE admission to museums, historic sites on Super Museum Sunday, Feb. 7

Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday 2016 is Sun. Feb. 7 when various museums and historical sites in the Savannah area are free and open to the public.

See the list of participating Super Museum Sunday Sites here. 

Various sites will have free admission on Sunday, February 7th, 2016, from 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m., unless alternate hours are listed. All Coastal Heritage Society sites – Savannah Children’s Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Fort Jackson, Savannah History Museum – will be open & free.

*Georgia State Railroad Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, GA
*Old Fort Jackson, 1 Fort Jackson Rd, Savannah, GA
*Pin Point Heritage Museum, 9924 Pin Point Ave, Savannah, GA
*Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd, Savannah, GA
*Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Savannah, GA
Cost: FREE!

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colonial-faire-lgFREE Colonial Faire and Muster 2016

Saturday & Sunday, 10AM- 4PM Feb 6 & 7 2016
Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd, Savannah  31406.
Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, sutler’s row, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations, and period music and dance. Food concessions will be available. Free. 912-353-3023.

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Georgia Day Parade Savannah 2016FREE Georgia Day Parade 2016

Georgia History Festival’s Georgia Day Parade in Savannah
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 10:30AM
Students & teachers costumed as historical figures march through Savannah’s historic squares during this beloved annual event.

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FOR MORE FREE SAVANNAH AREA KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE. 

Winter Muster Re-Enactment between Confederates & Federals @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill, Dec. 12

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Fort McAllister Richmond Hill kids activities151st Winter Muster @ Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hll

Saturday, Dec 12, 2015 9AM-5PM

Skirmishes between Confederates and Federals will be going on throughout the day.

Visitors will be able to explore the fortifications in its most solemn hour as the Confederates attempt to hold off the advancing armies of General Sherman from taking Fort McAllister, and ultimately, Savannah.

Rifle and cannon firing engagements will occur throughout the day between both sides, leading up to the assault and capture of the fortifications. Visitors need to be in the fort no later than 4:30 p.m. to see the final assault, which will occur promptly at 5 p.m. The fort grounds will be closed to visitors between 3:30 and 4 p.m. so soldiers participating in the main assault can prepare accordingly. The fort grounds will be reopened between 4 and 4:30 p.m.

$5 for Youth (6-17) $8 for Adults (18+). 912-727-2339; children under the age of 6 are free. Visitors will not need to pay for a ParkPass if they are attending the Winter Muster.
Handicapped Accessible

Location:
Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, 31324

For more information, call 912.727.2339 or email your questions to FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org.

Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah
Sunday, Dec 20, 2015 1 PM to 4 PM
Participate in activities such as caroling, burning of the yule log, dancing to live period music, and other holiday observances of the colonial period, including games and refreshments.

Cost: $4.50-$10. 912-353-3023.

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First Day Hike Event @ Wormsloe Historic Site
Saturday, Jan 2, 2016 11 AM to 1 PM
Wear comfortable shoes suitable for hiking, no open toe shoes. Hike to the Civil War earthworks of Battery Wimberly. Guided hike with site history.

Cost: $4.50-$10 912-353-3023.

Wormsloe Historic Site, 7601 Skidaway Rd Savannah, 31406,http://gastateparks.org/Wormsloe  

Savannah Holidays 2015: First Day Hike @ Skidaway Is. State Park

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Celebrate the Holidays @ Skidaway Is. State Park.

First Day Avian Loop Hike @ Skidaway Is. State Park
Friday, Jan 1, 2016 2 PM
Enjoy an afternoon hike through the marsh. This guided hike will discuss the history of Skidaway Island, marsh plants and local animals. $5 parking. 912-598-2300.

Skidaway Island State Park, 52 Diamond Causeway, Savannah , GA 31411, gastateparks.org/SkidawayIsland On Facebook here.

Living history Civil War program & Get Outdoors Festival @ Fort McAllister, Richmond Hill

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Fort McAllister Living History program Savannah 2015“Before the Storm” at Fort McAllister State Park in Richmond Hill just outside Savannah this Sat. Nov. 14 2015.

Fort McAllister, a 1,725-acre Georgia state historic park, will host “Before the Storm,” a living history program.

This is the perfect chance to see life as a Civil War soldier. Step back in time to 1864, a time when Georgia was in great peril. This program features soldiers preparing for the invading armies of General Sherman, who attacked the fort on December 13, 1864.

They will be firing their muskets and the cannon throughout the weekend. Walk among the soldiers as they go about their preparations and drills.

WHERE: Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

WHEN: Saturday, November 14, 2015
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
9 a.m. – noon

COST: Regular fort admission.

MORE: For more information, call 912.727.2339 or email your questions to FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org.

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Get Outdoors Festival
Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM
Come and see displays and demonstrations about many outdoor activities. Learn more about hunting, fishing, getting started in running, how to attract wildlife and birds to your backyard, geocaching and many more topics. There will be arts and craft booths where you can buy unique holiday gifts. The Exchange Club of Richmond Hill will be selling food.  There will also be a door prize drawing every hour.  Enjoy a craft show, hayride and entertainment too. This will be a great and informative day. $3.00 per person, under 6 is free. $5 parking. 912-727-2339.

Movie Under the Stars, Savannah

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

movie under oaks Wormsloe Historic State Savannah

UPDATE: CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER, SOGGY GROUND. 

Movie Night Under the Oaks @ Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah
Sat. Sept 12, 2015 8 -10PM
Come to Wormsloe for a very unique experience and as they show the movie The Last Song (Rated PG) on a projector out under the oaks. Bring the family and a picnic. Sunset is at 7:35, movie trivia will commence at 7:45 and showtime starts at 8 p.m. $4.50 – $10 912-353-3023. CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER, SOGGY GROUND. 

UPDATE: CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER, SOGGY GROUND. FREE Movie Under the Stars @ J.F. Gregory Park, Richmond Hill CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER, SOGGY GROUND. 
Navy Federal Credit Union presents a movie under the stars featuring Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (Rated PG). Come enjoy music, games, free bounce houses and face painting for an evening of fun-filled family activities. This event is free and open to the public. Concessions available for purchase.
J.F. Gregory Park
521 Cedar Street
Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324
Sat. Sept. 12, 2015
Festivities start at 6 p.m.
Movie begins at 8 p.m.
MORE INFORMATION: Contact Bruce Piefke at 404-713-9225 or bruce@senllc.com.

Labor Day Weekend 2015 kids’ programs @ Savannah area museums, historic sites & state parks

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Old Fort Jackson Labor Day 2015 weekend family events Savannah

Labor Day Weekend 2015 kids programs @ Old Fort Jackson & Fort Pulaski in Savannah & various Georgia state parks include:

A Century of Sentries at Old Fort Jackson, Savannah
Sept 5-7
Bring the kids to Old Fort Jackson to participate in a variety of hands-on activities appropriate for all ages to learn about the daily life of the soldiers stationed at Fort Jackson. Activities include marching, battle reenactments, heavy artillery drill, and musket and cannon demonstrations. Learn about the many individuals and units of the of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and Civil War that are part of the story of a Century of Sentries at Old Fort Jackson.
Old Fort Jackson
1 Fort Jackson Road
Savannah, GA 31404
912.232.3945

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Steam train rides @ Georgia State Railroad Museum, Sept. 4-6 2015
Train rides will be at 11AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2PM & 3PM Fri. Sept. 4 and Sat. Sept. 5
Sun. Sept. 6 train rides will be at 1PM, 2PM
655 Louisville Rd
Savannah, 31401
912.651.6823

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Living History at Fort Pulaski National Monument
Fort Pulaski returns to the summer & fall of 1861. Join Fort Pulaski as the 1st Georgia Volunteers garrison the fort with a living history weekend event. From company drill and inspections to artillery demonstrations, immerse yourself in a soldiers life as they live in the casemates of the fort, prepared to protect Savannah and the Confederacy.
Fort Pulaski, Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Hwy. 80
9AM-5PM Sept. 5 & Sept. 6
Park Entrance Fee
Contact Name: Joel Cadoff
Contact Email: joel_cadoff@nps.gov
(912) 786-5787 X114. More details here.

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Wormsloe Historic Site, Savannah
Tools & skills that built a colony. See craft demonstrations such as woodworking, blacksmithing, cooking, spinning, flint knapping, leatherworking, woodsman skills, pewter casting and more.
Sat. Sept. 5- Mon. Sept. 7, 2015 10AM -4PM
Cost: $4.50-$10.
912-353-3023.

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Fort McAllister State Park – Richmond Hill, Ga
Come for old fashioned family fun, Civil War-era games, cavalry demos and prizes. Cannon & musket firings by reenactors. Nationally recognized reptile and amphibian expert, Jason Clark, will have his large trailer display of many native reptiles for you to view. At 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., he will present an informative program on snakes.
Sat. Sept. 5, 2015 10AM-4PM
Cost: $5 children, $8 adults (children younger than 6 are free) plus $5 parking.
912-727-2339 or email FortMcAllister.Park@gadnr.org

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Labor Day at Fort King George Historic Site, Darien, Ga.
Watch musket & cannon firings, see various jobs soldiers would “labor” on as part of their duties.
Mon. Sept. 7, 2015 10AM-4PM
Cost: $4.50-$7.50.
912-437-4770.

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Labor Day Commemoration @ Fort Morris Historic Site, Midway, Ga.
Commemorate Labor Day w/ hourly soldier talks, plus musket, cannon firings at this coastal fort.
Mon. Sept. 7, 2015 11AM-3PM
Cost: $3-$4.50.
912-884-5999.

Getaways: Ode to the Len Foote Hike Inn

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Len Foote Hike Inn Georgia Len Foote Hike Inn

Looking for a late summer or fall getaway? Check out the Len Foote Hike Inn in North Georgia where the hike is the only way Inn.  We did. Read about our mountain adventure to the eco-lodge here. 

As one poster about this sustainably-designed Georgia State Park inn reads: “If you enjoy wilderness but prefer a soft bed, hot showers and great food instead of camping, the Hike Inn is for you.”

The mission of the Len Foote Hike Inn – named after a Georgia conservationist: to make experiencing nature easy and help protect it through education and recreation.

To get to the Hike Inn, you do an easy-to-moderate five-mile hike from the top of North Georgia’s Amicalola Falls through the Chattahoochee National Forest to the backcountry Inn.

Len Foote Hike Inn You spend the night in a rustic, TV-less bunkroom in the secluded Inn after a solar-heated shower (shampoo, soap, towels provided) and family-style, home-cooked dinner. After watching the sunrise (they beat a drum at dawn if the sunrise conditions are worth waking up to see), you have a huge breakfast, spend time exploring the lodge grounds and hike out the same trail when you leave.

Or, for those who want a longer stay and more hiking, Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the AT, is a 4.4-mile hike (8.8 miles round trip) from the Hike Inn. Most guests who hike to Springer Mountain spend two nights at the Hike Inn, allowing a full day for the hike.

The 20-bunkroom Hike Inn welcomes families. A family of three can stay in the same room if the child is 12 years of age or younger. The Inn has mats, so the child can sleep on the floor. For a family of four, two rooms are necessary. They have discounted rates for children 12 years of age or younger. Games and age-appropriate books are available for children.

Len Foote Inn is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lenfootehikeinn and on Twitter at @HikeInn