Family Weekender: Atlanta
Sometimes, it's the up-close and familiar that we most take for granted. For Atlantans, one overlooked treasure is nearby Kennesaw Mountain. For antsy kids looking to burn off some extra energy it's a great daytime getaway. For big excitement, start with the two-mile round-trip hike to the mountaintop. Watch for huge cannons and historic bunkers as you climb to a view that stretches all the way back to home.
For a more low-key walk, try the 1.2-mile environmental loop,"the easiest at the park" according to the rangers. Stop by the visitor center and they'll loan you a copy of the guide to the trail.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication