Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

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An almost 3,000 acre park with fantastic hiking trails just off of I-75. You can discover the battle sites or enjoy the park for it's serene qualities and feeling after reaching the top. Good place to bring the dog too though some parts of the trails are narrow. Great spot in the morning or late afternoon. Many locals will come here every day for the exercise as it is hardly crowded for being a tourist spot.

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An almost 3,000 acre park with fantastic hiking trails just off of I-75. You can discover the battle sites or enjoy the park for it's serene qualities and feeling after reaching the top. Good place to bring the dog too though some parts of the trails are narrow. Great spot in the morning or late afternoon. Many locals will come here every day for the exercise as it is hardly crowded for being a tourist spot.

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This park, 25 miles north of Atlanta, was the site that the Confederates drew back to after the fall of Chattanooga in 1863. Wrapped in tons of Civil War memorabilia and artifacts, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a wonderful day trip if you are near the area. Slide presentations of the battles are available in the visitors station.

Monday through Friday you can drive your own vehicle through the cannons and park 200 yards below the summit. There is wonderful hiking and has wonderful displays along the trail. There is also, on Saturdays and Sundays, a free shuttle bus to take you up the mountain with a tour guide. The trips go every half hour, but on a clear sunny day most will hike at least halfway just to see all the natural beauty of the land.

There are two other principle battlefields, Cheatham hill and Kolb's Farm, that are 4 and 7 miles from Kennesaw Mountain. These can be accessible for the serious hiker. Maps are available at the visitors center.

Picnic areas with grills are available near the parking area of the visitors center if you want to make an entire day of it. The park itself is 4-5 miles west of I-75, and is open M-F 8:30-5, Sat and Sun to 6 pm.

PROS: a step back in time, loads of info to take it
CONS: the whole family might not get a kick out of a civil war battlefield

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This park, 25 miles north of Atlanta, was the site that the Confederates drew back to after the fall of Chattanooga in 1863. Wrapped in tons of Civil War memorabilia and artifacts, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a wonderful day trip if you are near the area. Slide presentations of the battles are available in the visitors station.

Monday through Friday you can drive your own vehicle through the cannons and park 200 yards below the summit. There is wonderful hiking and has wonderful displays along the trail. There is also, on Saturdays and Sundays, a free shuttle bus to take you up the mountain with a tour guide. The trips go every half hour, but on a clear sunny day most will hike at least halfway just to see all the natural beauty of the land.

There are two other principle battlefields, Cheatham hill and Kolb's Farm, that are 4 and 7 miles from Kennesaw Mountain. These can be accessible for the serious hiker. Maps are available at the visitors center.

Picnic areas with grills are available near the parking area of the visitors center if you want to make an entire day of it. The park itself is 4-5 miles west of I-75, and is open M-F 8:30-5, Sat and Sun to 6 pm.

PROS: a step back in time, loads of info to take it
CONS: the whole family might not get a kick out of a civil war battlefield

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This place is huge! My kids love the paths & trails you can hike up or if wanted you could walk & ride your bike up the paved roadway as well as drive your car. There is so much to see and do its definately worth it to go there.

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This place is huge! My kids love the paths & trails you can hike up or if wanted you could walk & ride your bike up the paved roadway as well as drive your car. There is so much to see and do its definately worth it to go there.

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The name Kennesaw is derived from the Cherokee Indian word "Gah-nee-sah," which means cemetery or burial ground. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a 2,884-acre National Battlefield which preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign, which occurred fromJune 18 to July 2, 1864. There are three battlefield areas - in front of the visitor center, off Burnt Hickory Road and at Cheatham Hill. This park offers the city's best variety of hiking trails (17.3 miles worth) and, on a clear day, some spectacular views.

Hint: Biking is not allowed on trails.

The park regularly sponsors bird-watching outings. Contact the visitor center for more details.

NOTE: METAL DETECTING IS PROHIBITED AND EVEN POSSESSION OF A METAL DETECTOR ON PARK GROUNDS IS A FELONY.

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The name Kennesaw is derived from the Cherokee Indian word "Gah-nee-sah," which means cemetery or burial ground. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is a 2,884-acre National Battlefield which preserves a Civil War battleground of the Atlanta Campaign, which occurred fromJune 18 to July 2, 1864. There are three battlefield areas - in front of the visitor center, off Burnt Hickory Road and at Cheatham Hill. This park offers the city's best variety of hiking trails (17.3 miles worth) and, on a clear day, some spectacular views.

Hint: Biking is not allowed on trails.

The park regularly sponsors bird-watching outings. Contact the visitor center for more details.

NOTE: METAL DETECTING IS PROHIBITED AND EVEN POSSESSION OF A METAL DETECTOR ON PARK GROUNDS IS A FELONY.

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