Wednesday, February 11, 2009

GA State Parks - Where to Woo this Valentine's Day

The Valentine's Day conquer your dating challenge no matter if you're newly connected and looking to make a great impression or if you've been together a long time and may need of a new experience to keep the relationship fresh. Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites offer date-planners relief from angst with bountiful-and affordable-options this Valentine’s Day and beyond.

The park system offers excellent activities for spending time with that special someone. Recreational options such as hikes and picnics always offer a quiet and beautiful setting perfect for getting to know one another. With parks scattered across the state, all offering a wide variety of activities and programs with a natural and peaceful setting, visitors can’t go wrong by testing the relationship waters at any location.

Some suggestions for wooing that special someone with a unique date:
·Instead of bringing flowers, take an organized spring wildflower hike at Amicalola, Unicoi, Panola Mountain or Cloudland Canyon state parks.
·Gaze at the stars during an astronomy program at Kolomoki Mounds and F.D. Roosevelt state parks or during a full moon hike at Sweetwater Creek State Park.
·Work together to navigate a retro-style pedal boat at one of 15 state parks that have rentals including Fort Mountain, Georgia Veterans, Gordonia-Alatamaha, Hamburg, or Vogel state parks.
·Challenge each other with a game of mini-golf at Crooked River, Elijah Clark, Florence Marina, Indian Springs, John Tanner or other state parks with courses.
·Check your swing at one of seven beautifully maintained golf courses surrounded by nature, such as Meadow Links at George T. Bagby State Park.
·Watch the sun set or the tide coming in/out off the coast at Skidaway Island State Park.
·Take in majestic waterfalls at various parks including Amicalola Falls, Tallulah Gorge, Cloudland Canyon and Vogel state parks.
·Rent a horse and hit the equestrian trails at F.D. Roosevelt or Fort Mountain state parks.

With exciting options such as these, scenic backdrops and inexpensive pricing, Georgia State Parks offer couples the perfect setting to impress a date. Pick the park closest to you and get ready for a fun-filled romantic day!

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources operates the Georgia State Parks system. From the north Georgia mountains to the Colonial Coast, 48 parks and 15 historic sites are scattered throughout the state’s most scenic locales. Natural environments, comfortable lodging, affordable rates and exciting recreational activities await guests year-round. For more information or reservations, call (800) 864-7275 or visit

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