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5 Small Towns that Deliver Big Family Fun in Summer
Some of our best summer escapes have been in Georgia's adorable small towns. Here are a handful of our favorites; tell us about yours!
Take a hike in Rutledge through Hard Labor Creek Park, and eat lunch at the bright red Caboose. There are great desserts here, but save room for the buttermilk pie at Yesterday's Cafe. Nearby, you can enjoy even more fun at Southern Cross Guest Ranch or Durhamtown Off Road Resort. (More about Rutledge)
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In McDonough, you can nosh on delicious produce at Southern Belle Farm, see the animals at Noah's Ark, or bring your bike to Sandy Ridge BMX Park. From the train watching platform to the nearby Atlanta Motor Speedway, McDonough and all of Henry County offer so much for families. (More about McDonough)
If your family adores outdoor adventure, then Clayton is your ideal destination. Try hiking myriad waterfalls (many very easy to get to like Dick's Creek Falls,) exploring Foxfire Museum and its Appalachian history, shooting the rapids with Wildwater Chattooga Adventure Center and taking in the shops and restaurants. Set up a "home base" by renting a cabin, and explore Black Rock Mountain State Park. (More about Clayton)