Summer is almost here and we are excited for all the fun possibilities that come with longer days and warmer weather! One thing every good Southerner knows is how to keep cool even on those extra warm days, and we are no exception here in Liberty County. We put together a list of our favorite ways to beat the heat and keep cool while still getting out to #exploreliberty!
Grabbing an ice-cold drink is an easy and delicious way to keep cool! Being Southern, nothing cools us down quite like a tall glass of sweet tea that you can dress up with peaches, lemon or mint or keep it simple, just have it sweet and cold. If you’re looking for something fruity and fresh, be sure to tune in for the next episode of Southern Cooks which will go live on the Explore Liberty Facebook page June 14th. Our friend and local resident, Bianca Croft, will be showing us how she uses fresh, local ingredients for some yummy, refreshing drinks just in time for summer!
Being a coastal community, hitting the water to cool down is second nature for us and an activity we really enjoy! Head out to the coastal waterways for some kayaking or take a boat ride out to St. Catherines to enjoy our Atlantic waters. No boat? No worries! The Liberty County Recreation Department features two public pools, in Hinesville and Midway, that offer convenient ways to make a splash to beat the heat.
A pastime we take very seriously in the South is front porch sittin’ and one that is a necessity when the weather starts hitting those higher numbers! Relaxing in the shade of a porch is an easy way to take in the beautiful scenery like all of the plants and flowers in bloom and also a great time to read a book or even sit with family for a chat. The historic Bacon Fraser house is a great place for a quick afternoon sit to take a break from the heat and take in the view. Don’t forget the cold drinks we talked about earlier – those are definitely an important part of front porch sittin’!
Photo courtesy of the Hinesville Area Arts Council
Catch a break indoors and find your inner artist or discover a new book too good to put down! Sometimes getting inside in that glorious AC is the only thing to really break you away from the dog days of summer. The Live Oak Public Library branches, located in Hinesville and Midway, offer artistic inspired classes for kids and adults throughout the week to help bring out your creative side. And since you’re already in the library, be sure to browse the books or maybe join a book club to get some reading in and find a new story to get lost in! The Hinesville Area Arts Council is another great place to find creative classes that can help spark a new interest for you! You could also try your hand with painting a pottery masterpiece at Geaux Pottery Painting. So many options for getting out of the heat and finding your creative genius!
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