School started and people are settling back into the daily routines,  Life can get kind of hectic so say goodbye to summer in a fun way. Find the time to explore any or all of these Atlanta places. A picnic, drinks, lunch, dinner or a weekend getaway Atlanta is home to several places that are great to say goodbye to the sweet summer season.
Etowah Mounds Historic Site
813 Indian Mounds Road, S.W.
Cartersville, GA 30123
(770) 387-3747
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At Etowah Mounds visitors experience Native American creations dating back from 1000 A.D.to 1550 A.D. The site protects the village, mounds, plaza, borrow pits and defensive ditch. The mound run alongside the Etowah river which is breathtaking. In the museum visitors will see how natives decorated themselves wit: shell leads, paint, hairdos, feather and sand copper pigments. Most objects are made of wood, sea shell sand stone. The mounds are also home to a nature trail that runs alongside the river. The trail points out how Native Americans used native trees and food for medicine. There’s a lot of walking so if walking is not on your list, this is not the place to go. Visitors looking for a slow paced walk enjoying all of natures’ beauty, this place is perfect for visitors of all ages.

Stone Mountain Park
1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(800) 401-2407
www.thesoutherngentlemanatl.com

At Stone Mountain there’s so much to do it’s hard to decide what to do first. The landmark includes trails, lakes, attractions, entertainment and Summit Skyride. The mountain itself made out of stone is the main attraction but there’s also many more things to see and do.  For those not much in the mood for walking, get on the train and see each park’s scenic view. Stay for the day or until late night. The laser is the best light show in the state. Visit the website for additional information.

Blue Ridge Mountains
152 Orvin Lance Drive
Blue Ridge, GA. 30513
(706) 632-5680
www.blueridgemountains.com

There are so many things to see and do in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains: Zip lining, hiking, biking, camping and more. The best part of the mountains are the quaint towns. This time of year is perfect for visiting the mountains. Blue Ridge is not too hot during the day and gets cooler as the sun begins to settle. The views are spectacular and it’s one of the best places to say goodbye to summer.

Northeast Georgia Mountains Cabin Retreat
2338 Skylake Road,
Sautee Nacoochee, GA  30571
(706) 878-1059
www.northeastgeorgiamountaincabinretreat

Northeast Georgia Mountains is home to several places. The best news is you can have lots of fun without spending lots of cash. Northeast Georgia Mountains Cabin Retreat is the perfect place to say goodbye for the summer. The retreat offers the perfect escape for families and couples alike. With three beautiful cabins to chose from either of these would make a great places for visitors to say goodbye to summer. With places like the Bavarian city of Helen and Unicoi State Park visitors will not be disappointed. This is an alltime Georgia favorite when saying goodbye to the summer season.

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