If you want the new year to include more family time, head to Historic Banning Mills and enjoy lots of kid-friendly (and adult-friendly) activities. Located just an hour outside of Atlanta, you’ll find aerial adventures and plenty of relaxation among the beauty of the outdoors.
While zip-lining adventures and the world’s tallest freestanding climbing wall are among the different attractions for the older kids, their newest addition is the two-tiered obstacle course adventure exclusively for children ages four and up. It includes sky bridges and zip lines separated into areas for older and younger children. Older kids can venture out on the “Crazy Squirrel” children’s course or the three and a half hour “Aerial Gauntlet” canopy tour.
This retreat isn’t all adrenaline, though. Historic Banning Mills also offers a relaxing bed and breakfast options. While the kids swing through the trees, you can relax in the B&B’s day spa, by the Olympic-sized swimming pool or on the serene catch-and-release fishing lake. Historic Banning Mills also offers horseback riding adventures, guided kayak tours and scenic hiking trails.
Details: 205 Horseshoe Dam Road, Banning, GA, (770) 834-9149, www.historicbanningmills.com