This blog post provides a list of outdoor activities and attractions to enjoy with kids in Georgia during the winter season.
Are you looking for fun things to do outdoors with your kids in Georgia this winter? Look no further! Georgia has a variety of outdoor attractions and activities to enjoy with your family, no matter what your interests or budget may be.
From hiking and biking in the beautiful Georgia forests to visiting charming small towns and enjoying winter festivals and events, there is something for everyone. In this blog post, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite things to do outdoors with kids in Georgia this winter.
Whether you’re a local looking for new adventures or a visitor planning a trip, we hope these ideas will inspire you to get outside and make the most of the winter season with your family.
What better way to spend the day outdoors with your kids than on a skating rink? In Georgia, and especially Atlanta, many outdoor skating rinks are always surrounded by holiday and winter festivities for a family-friendly and fun atmosphere.
There are many great rinks to choose from, but everyone should experience the Atlantic Station skating rink, the largest outdoor skating rink in the city. This street-level rink lets skaters glide between buildings and see Atlantic Station like never before. Other outdoor rinks in the Atlanta area include:
- Skate the Sky
- The Rink at Park Tavern
- The Ice Rink at Sugar Hill
- Olde Town on Ice
Do you and your kids love spending days by the water baiting hooks and reeling in fish? Consider putting together a family fishing trip! In many parts of the country, fishing in winter means ice fishing. But in Georgia, there are still plenty of open rivers and lakes teeming with fish for anglers of all ages to catch.
Winter is also a great time to introduce young kids to fly fishing as the usual spots aren’t as busy, and parents can take their time teaching their children. There are plenty of spots in Northern Georgia ideal for fly fishing, like the Toccoa and Chattahoochee rivers.
Sledding & Tubing
If you’re looking for classic winter fun, going to a sledding hill is one of the best things to do outdoors with your kids in Georgia! The most popular hill for years was Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain Park, but it’s unfortunately been canceled for the 2022–2023 seasons.
However, there are still plenty of other great sledding and tubing hills for families to enjoy! These include Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Blue Square at Bobby Jones Golf Course, and The Green Circle at Freedom Park.
Hiking or Biking Trip
Do you want to get out into nature with your kids for a day? There’s no better place to do that than at Dauset Trails Nature Center in Jackson! Whether you want to take a family biking trip or hike among nature, Dauset has a trail that offers the experience you’re looking for.
Within the Dauset Nature Center are a host of animals, common and exotic, from foxes to birds and even bears! This rehabilitation center turned wildlife refuge is the perfect activity for nature-loving families and an excellent opportunity to get your kids interested in the great outdoors and the animals who inhabit it.