We like to kick off summer by making a summer bucket list! You can make one on paper like an 8.5 x 11 or posterboard. The kids love checking off all the cool things that they do in the summertime.
Take advantage of the Kids Bowl Free program at Stars & Strikes and Kids Skate Free program at Let’s Roll Skate & Fun Center. Stay on your budget and enjoy being able to go out and get some exercise with the family.
Hike Sawnee Mountain and have a picnic. Enjoy the views of our beautiful city from the mountain top!
Go to a free outdoor summer movie. Southern Outdoor Cinema and The Chill Hill are hosting a free outdoor movie series at Vickery Village.
See a free movie this summer! Carmike Kids Summer Series is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 am at Movies 400 in Cumming, GA.
Pick your own sunflowers in Forsyth County, GA. July is the prime season and the sunflowers will be blooming then at The Anderson Family’s Farm. Check their Facebook page for updates.
Visit the new spray pad at Old Atlanta Park.
Shop at a Farmers Market. There are lots of markets in the area to learn about fruits and vegetables as well as buy homemade goodies from local businesses. There is a Farmer’s Produce Market at 4310 Settendown Village Road, Cumming, GA 30041 and City Produce is in town.
Visit the Forsyth County Public Library for story times, games, and more. Sign up for a summer reading program and earn a free book! Barnes & Noble and FCPL have reading programs throughout the summer.
Cool off and go ice skating at The ICE. Chill out from the summer heat and learn to skate a figure 8!
Go on a camping adventure. Explore the campgrounds around Lake Lanier and go on a family camping trek. Rent a camper at Sugar Mill Creek RV Resort and enjoy a camping experience near Helen, GA without major gas or RV rental costs.
Ride bikes at the Big Creek Greenway. We walk at Fowler Park and take our dogs to the dog park there. There are lots of trails and fun things to do.
Cool off at Poole’s Mill Park. Slide down a rock waterslide and wade in the stream.
Go on a geocaching adventure. There are lots of hidden gems when you geocache in North Georgia.
Swim in Lake Lanier. Visit one of the Lake Lanier beaches and enjoy a day on the lake.
Visit LanierWorld. Lake Lanier Islands coupons from Chick-fil-A are buy one ticket, get one free on Wednesdays. Publix and QT also have discount coupons.
See the Zeedonk. Visit Chestatee Wildlife Preserve and see the zeedonk and lots of other exotic animals!
Play lazer tag, challenge a friend in the lazer maze, ride bumper cars and go bowling. Play in the arcade at Stars & Strikes.
Go fishing at Lake Lanier!
The sky’s the limit. What is your favorite thing to do in summer?