Econo Lodge Stone Mountain
1820 Mountain Ind. Blvd.
Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: (770) 939-8440
Fax: (770) 934-1575
This large open space near the Fireside Pavilion at the Stone Mountain Park is perfect for hosting outdoor group activities and fun events. The space is particularly popular for organizing team-building events in conjunction with the pavilion. The lush greenery and rugged mountains offer a beautiful backdrop for your event. Call for more information.
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.
Atlanta may be hours from the sea, but Gwinnett County provides a solution for its residents and guestsone of which is located at Mountain Park. Each of these state-of-the-art facilities offers a variety of swim lessons and classes, plus daily open swims. Season passes are available. Call for information on locations, schedules, costs and hours of operation, which vary by site.
A tough, challenging, public 27 hole, par 72 golf course that includes a full service restaurant, a well stocked pro shop, a driving range, and a putting and chipping green.
Atlanta's natural pride and joy is the sprawling beauty of Stone Mountain Park, where all are welcome to partake of a round at its beautiful 36-hole course. Designed by Robert Trent Jones, much of the course hugs the shores of the park's lake. There's a pro shop on the premises, with lessons and rental clubs available. The course also features practice areas, a driving range and two putting greens. Weekend and holiday rounds require about a week's advance reservation.
Despite its small size, this park in the heart of the city, sees a fair amount of people throughout the day. The park gets busy right from the morning thanks to its popular jogging track. Kids can enjoy in their own little play area. For those into sports, the park offers four well-maintained tennis courts. A large playground occupies much of the park. There's also a rental space for hosting functions. Check website for more.
Located a mere 18 miles (30 kilometers) from downtown and Buckhead, this municipal course is as popular for its affordable rates as for its championship caliber design elements. Laid out by famed designer Dick Wilson, the 18-hole, par 72 course was fully refurbished with bentgrass, and blends beautifully into the rolling Georgia countryside. Call ahead for further information and admission details.
This fun excursion gives guests a chance to ride in a 1940s military training craft. Located just minutes from downtown, the outfit is run out of a small regional airport and operates tours from a single 450-horsepower Stearman biplane. Popular itineraries include flights over downtown Atlanta, Stone Mountain and Lake Lanier. Tours range from 25 minutes to one hour. A romantic sunset flight for two can be of 25 minutes, 45 minutes and an hour.
Located on the banks of the Candler Lake at the Emory University, Lullwater Park is an expanse of green that offers stimulating trails across the dense countryside. A popular spot for jogging, it also functions as a beautiful picnic site for families. There is a quaint foot-over bridge, a mini creek and waterfall that give a countryside feel. Enjoy fishing by the lakeside too.
Southeastern Expeditions offers rafting, kayaking, canoeing, and hiking adventures in North Georgia and Tennessee. This high-adventure outfit also runs several rope and obstacle courses that will test your coordination and stamina. They have trips for all skill levels, leaving very often, depending on reservations and weather. In Georgia, most aquatic trips take place on the Chattooga River and offer a fun day of exciting rapids and beautiful scenery. If you're in the mood for adventure, try a Southeastern expedition. See website for packages offered, online specials, and lots more practical info.
This group is dedicated to educating enthusiasts and spreading the word of a somewhat unusual hobby. If you like climbing trees, this is the place for you. Staff members here can outfit novices with safety ropes and harnesses, as well as detailed coaching and tips on the best routes and methods for climbing. Tree climbing equipment is also available. In addition to recreational climbing, these folks provide valuable service to the community and are often called upon to rescue cats and help clean up.
An expanse of green on the Brookhaven landscape, Blackburn Park offers trails for walking and jogging and sees early morning sports enthusiasts taking in the fresh air. It has a well-equipped tennis center with plenty of courts so that one need not wait for a chance to play. The playground is ideal for children to enjoy a picnic. Other sports played here are soccer and softball.