Outdoor Adventure

Dunaway Gardens

Dunaway Gardens: A Photo Journal of Atlanta’s Secret Paradise

Dunaway Gardens was once a large theatrical training ground for producers, directors, and performers. This garden is the South’s largest natural rock and floral garden, and was built by the husband of Hetty Jane Dunaway (Sewell.) It saw the likes of Walt Disney and other famous figures. Sarah Ophelia Colley lived here as a director for several years, known for her character Minnie Pearl.

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Serene (and FREE) Biking On The Silver Comet Trail

This past weekend we took the boys to the Silver Comet Trail to ride bikes. The Silver Comet Trail is located 13 miles northwest of Atlanta. It’s free of charge, and travels west through Cobb, Paulding, and Polk counties. This quiet, non-motorized trail is for walkers, hikers, bicyclists, rollerbladers, dog walkers, and is wheelchair accessible – which means it’s perfect for strollers too.


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Families Love Adorable Pettit Creek Farms in Cartersville, Ga

Just a few miles from historic downtown Cartersville, Pettit Creek Farms is home to a menagerie of animals to rival a few zoos I have visited. Unlike a traditional zoo however, owners Scott and June Allen have placed most of the animals from different parts of the globe in the same pastures. A glance around any given pasture will show you heart-warming odd animal friends like a baby camel and her best friend, an old goat. The farm is a place where you will actually meet animals instead of just observing them. The Allens have hand-raised many of the animals from birth and are experts in their field.