“Kids in Park Day” to be held this Satur­day at New Echota

Calhoun Times - - SECOND FRONT - Staff Re­ports

On Satur­day, May 21, all across our na­tion, kids are en­cour­aged to visit lo­cal parks and dis­cover his­tory, sci­ence, na­ture and ad­ven­ture—right around the corner. Ge­or­gia State Parks & His­toric Sites and New Echota His­toric Site in Cal­houn have events planned to get chil- dren to learn, ex­plore, and—most of all—have fun. From mu­se­ums to hikes, and even fish­ing and pad­dling, don’t miss out on the won­der­ful op­por­tu­ni­ties to get your fam­ily out­side!

New EchotaChero­kee Cap­i­tal State His­toric Site will of­fer hands- on ac­tiv­i­ties for kids and all vis­i­tors in­clud­ing hand-mak­ing of pa­per 19th cen­tury style, print­ing on the 19th cen­tury print­ing press, quill pen writ­ing, press­ing ap­ples to make cider and learn­ing how to use a com­pass on the park’s com­pass course.

Tours of the his­toric build­ings and grounds and the New Town Creek and Pond Over­look Trails will be avail­able to ex­plore through­out the day from 9 a. m. – 5 p. m., with all spe­cial ac­tivi- ties oc­cur­ring be­tween 10 a. m. and 3: 30 p. m.

Ad­mis­sion fee of $ 5.50 - $ 7.00 will be charged, with kids five and un­der ad­mit­ted free. Ad­mis­sion in­cludes a tour of the mu­seum, The Story of New Echota, the park’s 17- minute film, tours of the his­toric build­ings, grounds and trails and all ac­tiv­i­ties.

New EchotaChero­kee Cap­i­tal State His­toric Site is the be­gin­ning of the Chero­kee Trail of Tears and is open Wed­nes­daySatur­day, 9 a. m. – 5 p. m. and is lo­cated on GA State High­way 225, off Exit 317, In­ter­state I- 75, Cal­houn, Ge­or­gia. For more in­for­ma­tion on New Echota- Chero­kee Cap­i­tal State His­toric Site and other Ge­or­gia State Parks & His­toric Sites, visit www. gas­tateparks. org, or call 706- 624- 1321.


Kids in Park Day will be held at New Echota, lo­cated on GA State High­way 225, this Satur­day, May 21 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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