Located in the city of Cave Spring, Georgia, Cedar Creek Park is a popular camping spot and natural space. If your family loves the great outdoors, a Cedar Creek vacation rental is perfect for you. While there’s plenty of activities to do within the park itself, the surrounding area is also full of kid-friendly activities for your family to enjoy. Whether you have toddlers or older, more adventurous children, it’s easy to find something fun to do near your vacation home. Check out the top activities in Cedar Creek.
1. Canoe or Kayak Along Big Cedar Creek
In Cedar Creek Park, you’ll find the Canoe-Kayak store where you can rent canoes, kayaks, or a combination of the two for each member of your family. Big Cedar Creek runs through the park, giving you easy access from your vacation rental. The best part is, the water in the creek is calm enough for your kayak or canoe to drift along slowly, allowing you and your family to enjoy the beauty of the nature surrounding you. If your children are older, rent individual kayaks for your family. If you have little ones, choose between a canoe or a two-seater kayak, so young children are accompanied by an adult at all times.
2. Go Fishing
Just outside of Cedar Creek, you’ll find some amazing fishing spots. Coosa River and Lake Weiss are known for striped bass, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and crappie. There are also trout, catfish, sunfish, and bream in the area — see how many different types of fish you can catch while you’re in Cedar Creek! Also, because fishing is such a popular sport in Cedar Creek, you’ll find plenty of fishing ramps and boat rental companies.
3. Check Out the Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia
Located in Cedartown, approximately 8 miles from Cave Spring, the Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia is a must for all Coke lovers. The museum is housed in what used to be a Coca-Cola bottling company. The old Coke plant is completely restored, and now houses an array of advertisements, bottles, displays, and other items that tell the history of the brand.
4. Take a Walking Tour of Cave Spring
Take your family on a walking tour of Cave Spring to learn more about the history of the area. During the tour, you’ll have access to the historic Vann Cabin and go inside the town’s cave. After the tour, spend the day exploring Rolater Park. There are plenty of shops to explore, and young children enjoy wading in large spring fed pond to feed the fish and the ducks. There’s also a playground and picnic tables, so bring a picnic lunch!
5. Go Hiking Along the Trail at Big Cedar Creek
Big Cedar Creek is home to a five-mile hiking trail. The trail is ideal for families who enjoy exploring nature and bird watching. Because the trial isn’t an excruciating trek, you can bring young kids without worrying. Take your camera with you to take pictures of your surroundings, and stop to pick some wild flowers along the way.
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6. Go Horseback or Biking in the Cumberland Mountains
Several of the state parks along the Coosa River basin have horseback riding and mountain bike trails that go into the Cumberland Mountains. While enjoying the trails via horseback isn’t ideal for little ones, it’s a fun activity for families with older children or teens. If you have young children, consider exploring the trails via mountain bike instead. Don’t forget that different trails require different levels of activity, so if you’re mountain biking through the trails, you should choose a fairly flat, easy trail to accommodate even your youngest family members.
7. Hike a Stretch of the Appalachian Trail
Take your family hiking on a portion of the Appalachian Trail. The iconic trail has several places for rock climbing — perfect for more adventurous families. Also, there are several waterfalls in the area that all of your family members can enjoy. Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen. Also, bring snacks and water bottles for the kids if you aren’t taking a full lunch with you.
8. Go Ziplining
If you have older children or teens, consider going zip lining. Daredevil Ziplines offers several different courses, includes a ride that takes you all the way across a 20-acre lake. Some courses include obstacles, such as walking across a rope, and you can even ride a zip line upside down. You don’t have to be experienced to ride at Daredevil Ziplines. They offer solo and accompanied tours.
9. Practice Your Golf Swing
Cedar Creek has its own driving range, so any golf lovers in your family have plenty of space to practice. Let the kids compete with each other to see who can drive the golf ball the farthest. Your youngest kids can use putt-putt clubs to hit the golf balls, so they feel like they’re included in the fun.
10. See a Movie at West Cinema Theater
You don’t have to spend a rainy day cooped up inside your vacation rental. Instead, take the kids to see a movie at West Cinema Theater. Located in Cedartown, this movie theater always has two movies showing. Also, the theater gets new releases, so it shouldn’t be difficult to choose a movie that your family hasn’t seen.
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