The official beginning of spring started a few weeks ago and spring break is next week. What better way to celebrate but to spend some time in the great outdoors. I have written before about a variety of outdoor places to visit and fishing opportunities around the state. A new opportunity for day excursions and fishing is the new Georgia Go Fish Pass. This pass will allow up to six people free admittance to the Go Fish Education Center in Perry, Georgia. You may be required to show identification. The pass can be checked out from your local branch or reserved if all of the passes are in use. The pass is checked out for one week. NOTE: The center is only open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Looking for hiking opportunities around Atlanta? Of course there are the state parks around the state. Don’t forget that you may reserve a Georgia Park pass just like you would any other material. You may check it out for seven days. The Georgia Department of Natural Resource’s website lists all of the participating parks and historic sites. Georgia Parks that are located on National Forest land are not included in this park pass.
Closer to home in DeKalb County, the Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve is another opportunity which is free. The local ranger provides interpretive hikes for free for individuals. For more information, check out their calendar of events.
And when you’re not out in nature, why not come to some of the Library’s spring break programs? We have games, crafts, movies and more for the whole family.
- Afoot & afield in Atlanta: a comprehensive hiking guide by Marcus Woolf
- Favorite wildflower walks in Georgia by Hugh and Carol Nourse
- 60 Hikes within 60 miles: Atlanta, including Marietta, Lawrenceville, and Peachtree City by Randy & Pam Goldman
- Best Hikes near Atlanta by Ren & Helen Davis