It SNOWED In Atlanta! We get snow about once a year. Sometimes it lasts a day, sometimes up to a week. Inevitably the stores run out of milk and bread, apparently everyone makes French Toast when it snows, and schools, businesses, and roads shut down a half to full day in advance of the impending doom. Two years ago we had snow that turned the city and the metro area upside down. I guess the DOT and schools don’t want to be caught in a mess like that again where it took people 5-10 hours to go 30 miles because of the built up ice and cars that were stranded all over the roads.
This time the snow melted quickly. Snow Friday night. Melted by Saturday afternoon. But it was beautiful while it lasted!
The weather has warmed a bit and ready for you to get out into it! Here are Things to Do in Georgia and Around West Cobb.
Let’s remember Man’s best friend!! They need a place to run and be social! Canton and surrounding has several dog parks:
Canton Paw Park
Sweat Mountain Dog Park
Waggy World Paw Park and
Newtown Park that has a water feature for when the temperatures rise to the famous Hotlanta temps.
If you enjoy or want to learn more about wine, go to the twice weekly Marietta Wine Market on Wednesdays (5pm to 7pm) and Saturdays (2pm to 4pm).
As the ground dries from the melted snow, get in some exercise at Kennesaw Mountain. There are multiple locations to enter and exit, some flat areas and some with hills from gentle to steep. There is something for everyone, including dogs and even kids!
At the end of a long week of work, sometimes you want to relax with friends, a brew, and a great view of the surroundings …. Brew With a View is JUST what the doctor ordered! The Strand on Marietta Square offers this at 7PM on select Friday evenings. If there isn’t one on a particular Friday, check out the concerts and plays here: The Strand You can even rent space for parties and banquets. During these colder nights, you might just kick back in the Lumiere Lounge, a piano bar for music and company. Perfect for a date night cocktail from 7-11 pm. And if you’re not available on Friday evenings or have a late concert Saturday, go back on Sundays for Liquid brunch on the terrace of bottomless Bloody Marys and live music, or just come for the music and a water or tea.
Have kids who are interested in history? Jump on the Historic Marietta Trolley and learn about the history of old Marietta. Get details here: Marietta Trolley
Have an art lover in the family? Check out one of the art galleries in Marietta Square – the Avery Gallery has fine art, pottery, and more to enjoy. Or how about visiting DK Gallery filled with many of the top contemporary artists’ works. See their calendar for openings and events.
Have a Fire Truck or Fire Engine enthusiast? Did you know Marietta has a Fire Museum? This museum houses items from the 1800s and allows visitors for free from Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. It’s sure to excite any young boy or girl! Visit the site for more information at Marietta Fire Museum
Have a family who loves animals? Canton is the home of Tanglewood Farms – the home of miniature animals – sure to be a delight to kids of all ages! Includes the world’s smallest registered miniature horse – Tiny Bubbles!! See the other animals and visitor information here: Tanglewood Farms that is closed in the winter and reopens in March so make plans now!
While Kennesaw has the mountain for hiking, if you’re in or around Alpharetta and in the mood for a nature walk, Autrey Mill in Johns Creek has 2 miles of walking paths on 46 acres of nature ravine forest filled with natural flowers, animals, and natural water features. Open daily from 8am to 4pm and allows you to bring your dog on a leash. You can walk for free or pay low $2 fee to see the animal feedings on Fridays.
Have a bike trailer in the house? Then head up to Blankets Creek to one of the 7 various challenge levels of mountain biking trails. Distance varies from 0.25 mls (on an expert course) to 4.2 miles for beginners, advanced, and experts.
What are you doing this week? Share in the comments below with us and our readers so we can put it on our calendars or feature it in an upcoming post!