Looking for something to do outside of SweetWater’s 420 Fest? Visit Atlanta’s closest state park, Sweetwater Creek.
From downtown Atlanta, going I-20 West, Sweetwater Creek is about a twenty-minute drive and some change. A perfect getaway from the concrete jungle, breakout from the constraints of our architectural habitats, and opportunity to step away from anything labeled “urban” these days.
The friendliest of hiking trails await to guide you through the hills, alongside soothing, calm sounds from the creek that take you away to a place neither close or far. Somewhere in between that feels nostalgic while evoking the sense a great adventure is up ahead.
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At Sweetwater Creek, you will find more than greenery and scenery but kayaking, cannoning, grilling, fishing, and all sorts of activities millennials do not receive credit for. Outside of capturing vivid photos, phones quickly become obsolete. Unconcerned with communication, the outside world is either forgotten or thought envious of your surroundings.
Spend a couple hours, the day, or make your visit an overnight stay at the relatively new Yurt Village. “The yurts are tucked away in a quiet, wooded section of the park. Made of wood and canvas, yurts sleep up to six people and come with beds, futons, screened windows and locking doors, as well as an outside deck, picnic table and grill/fire ring. Yurt reservations are $85 per night. Nearby, five tent campsites will also be available for campers to reserve, and a bathhouse with hot showers is centrally located.”
The weather is ideal for you to experience Georgia’s nature at it’s finest. Plan a visit with family, friends, or to find solace with yourself. Show your pet some love, connect with your better half, and enjoy all Sweetwater Creek has to offer.