How to Stay Active This Summer

Most of us can’t wait for summer because it’s our opportunity to shrug off the winter doldrums. Put on your hiking shoes and hit the trails. Grab your towel and head for the beach. You won’t regret trading those heavy winter sweaters for shorts and flip flops. As far as activities, if you need ideas, Callaway Resort & Gardens offers some of the best fun things to do in Georgia! Continue reading and discover how to stay active this summer.

Take a Bike for a Ride

Looking for an activity that’s not only good for your body, but good for your mind? Rediscover those euphoric feelings of the road flying under your wheels. Remember how much fun you had riding bikes with your friends? It doesn’t get old! Riding a bike works muscles running all the way from your ankles to the lower part of your back. Take a ride and build muscle, improve balance and posture, and keep your mind busy. If you plan a trip to Callaway Resort & Gardens and come on a weekend, join us for our Bike Tour of the Gardens. It’s a 7.5-mile-long guided tour on some of the most beautiful bike trails near Atlanta. No bike required as you can rent one at the Discovery Center.

Ignite Your Sense of Adventure

Maybe you have fond memories of summer camp. Your parents dropped you off for a week of swimming in the lake, roasting marshmallows, and staying up late with other campers telling stories. Make this the year you bring back those fun memories when you sign your family up for the Summer Family Adventure. By day, kids and parents participate in their own activities. At night, the family comes back together for parties on the beach, games, and other exciting adventures. You’ll choose between four, five, six, or seven nights. Accommodations are not the log cabins of your childhood camping experience. Instead, you’ll stay in a well-appointed Cottage or Villa with WiFi included (although we bet you won’t need it).

Put on Your Swim Fins

If you’re looking for fun things to do near Atlanta, don’t forget to find a swimming hole. Whether you like to dive in and cool off, or prefer sticking your toes in the sand, we have the perfect beach for you! Once you put your beach blanket down on the white sand at Robin Lake Beach, you may not want to get up again. Of course, you may change your mind once you see the kids having a blast tubing. Why not make it a get-away complete with an overnight stay in the Lodge and Spa? That way you can sample all the beach activities without feeling rushed.


Soar Through the Trees

Whatever you do, don’t leave out a few hours at TreeTop Adventure. If you’re at least 4 years old, you can soar through the trees as you tackle ziplines and the best obstacle course near Atlanta. Did you know ziplines have been around for at least 200 years? They were originally designed not as a family adventure but as transportation across dangerous and inaccessible terrain. Now you can participate in ziplining for fun! It’s an amazing bonding experience for your family and friends.

Whew! Are you ready for a summer get-away packed with ways you can keep active? This is the short list. If you’re looking for even more ways to stay active this summer, book your next vacation at Callaway Resort & Gardens today!


Explore All of Callaway

Beach & Water Sports

Swimming, Sunbathing, Paddle boarding, and More on Robin Lake

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TreeTop Adventure

Climb and zip through the trees on this fun forest course

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Butterfly Center

Meet over 1,000 colorful butterflies face-to-face

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Birds of Prey Shows

Discover the strength, speed, and beauty of these magnificent creatures

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Hiking & Biking Trails

Explore Callaway’s 2,500 acres by foot or by bicycle

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The Gardens

Drink in the beauty of azaleas, hydrangeas, and other woodland wonders

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Fantasy In Lights

One of National Geographic’s Top 10 Holiday Light Displays

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Summer Family Adventure

An authentic Georgia outdoor family getaway like no other

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Enjoy mouthwatering, chef-prepared cuisine at an array of restaurants

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Balloon Festival

Watch beautiful balloons aglow at this annual event

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Pumpkins at Callaway

NEW family-friendly Fall event. Gardens by Day, Glow by Night!

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Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard

Tournament for the greatest athletes in competitive watersports

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Some of the best lake fishing in the southeastern United States

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