Family Weekender: Atlanta
Every kid dreams of building a castle in a high, secluded place. That's why they'll love Fort Mountain, where prehistoric people built an 800-foot-long rock wall atop the mountain. Here's a great park to explore on foot. Better yet, rack up the mountain bikes and explore on two wheels.
Fort Mountain has four mountain bike trails, but only two are kid-friendly. The one-mile beginner loop is a gentle and scenic circuit around Fort Mountain Lake. The 6.2-mile Gold Mine Loop, rated strong beginner/intermediate, is too steep and rocky for most kids. Our visit included plenty of deer sightings, but we missed both the fast (bobcat) and slow (turtle) critters seen by other riders.
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