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