1164 Dogwood Dr
Conyers, GA 30012
Phone: (770) 760-1230
Fax: (770) 760-9770
Situated on almost 14 scenic acres, this park features six lighted tennis courts, a one mile nature trail, a fitness trail, two children's playgrounds, an outdoor basketball court, a covered picnic pavilion, and picnic tables and grills.
A full service library which contains over 110,000 reference volumes and books plus offers preschool programs, an outreach program, and audio visual materials.
Nestled on 53 beautiful acres, this park has many features including four softball fields, picnic areas, eight tennis courts, an indoor pool, a concession stand, a children's playground, and a gym.
This is the only working monastery in the state, and was founded in 1944 by a group of 20 Cistercian monks from Kentucky. A daily mass is held and is open to the public. On the 13th of every month, Nancy Fowler comes to speak on what she claims to be her visions from the Virgin Mary. The monks operate a gift shop on site offering fresh baked breads, and there is also a greenhouse and plant shop featuring authentic Japanese bonsai. Marvel at the Abbey Church's iconic glass-stained walls.
Constructed in 1944, this landmark has been a home and place of devotion to Trappist monks for over half a century. Stressing penance and prayer over conversation, these reflective monks work and live at the monastery to this day, and don't leave the confines unless absolutely necessary. The living quarters are not open to the public, but tours are available of the grounds, the greenhouse, and the Gothic abbey. A gift shop is also located on the grounds. Public Mass is conducted on Sundays.
Davidson-Arabia Nature Preserve encompasses 2550 acres (1031.94 hectares) of pristine forest, and features many dramatic rock outcroppings amid the rolling hills. The park's mountaintop terrain bears a fragile ecosystem, including several protected species of flora. Brochures are available to help visitors identify these rare, endangered plants. Charted hikes include treks past the park's lakes, through the forests, and to the top of the mountain. Take Interstate 20 east to Evans Mill Road (exit 38) and turn right. Turn right again at Klondike Road and drive two miles to the park.
A 650 acre reservoir and park which offers fishing, boating, canoeing, picnicking, and hiking opportunities. A boat ramp, fishing pier, and picnic pavilion are on site and boat storage is available.
Just 17 miles (27 kilometers) southeast of Atlanta, this 617-acre (250-hectare) park offers a variety of outdoor activities. Explore the natural splendor on any of the park's trails, or stop by on the weekend for a guided hike to the top of the Panola Mountain. Hikers will enjoy the many species of flora and fauna that abound here, as well as the rock formations along the face of the 940-foot (286-meter) mountain itself. An interpretive center is located at the head of the trails, where regular nature hikes are organized by park rangers. See their website for maps, calendar of park events, and reservation details.
Just east of Atlanta, this 3200-acre (1300-hectare) park centers on the world's largest exposed granite mountain. Sky lift gondolas whisk visitors 825 feet (251 meters) to the top, where commanding views of the Georgia countryside await them. The north face's 90x100-foot (27x30-meter) bas-relief memorial to Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson is the world's largest. An antebellum plantation, an antique auto museum and a petting zoo are all located within the park, as are camping, dining and lodging accommodations. During the summer, there are evening laser light shows on the mountain.
Yellow River Game Ranch is home to General Beauregard Lee, a celebrated groundhog who is known to accurately predict the coming of spring each year. He has received honorary doctorates from the Georgia State University and the University of Georgia for the same. A state hero, his "supernatural" talent has been recognized by four governors of State as well. Other indigenous species of the ranch include the white-tailed deer, buffalo, black bears, prairie dogs and goats. In all, more than 25 species are represented, although the number changes from year to year. A mile-long trail winds through the children's petting zoo, and special events like Sheep Shearing Saturdays usually draw crowds.
This farm is not far from downtown Atlanta, and offers a sweet retreat from city life. Trail rides, picnics, and many other activities are offered on this 100-acre (40-hectare) estate, which features both farmland and woodlands. Perhaps the most popular events are the moonlight hayrides, offered nightly throughout the year in fair weather. Business retreats, office picnics, and private events can all be organised, and 15 acres (six hectares) can be for camping.
A well tended collection of both flowering and non-flowering plants are taken care of at Vines Botanical Garden. The garden is located in Loganville, Georgia and has several theme gardens, of which there are perennial, annual, display garden, water garden, rose garden. There are the Swan lake, pond, fountains that add to the creativity of the garden. The garden hosts special events and also has a restaurant. The beautiful walkways, lake view, ponds, carpets of flowers of various colors make an event memorable. Events, be it corporate meetings or conferences, bridal showers, anniversaries etc.