10 Things to do with Kids this Summer in Liberty County
It’s almost officially summer in south Georgia. June 21st is fast approaching, and we wanted you to know a few things that you can do in our great community that are low or no cost as you’re out and about with the kiddos this summer! Remember to post your pics & use #exploreliberty for the chance to be featured on our social media!
- Head out to Bryant Commons and fly a kite, or head to James Brown Park and play Frisbee Golf. Walk around the park and chat with your kiddos as you take part in the fun activity, you’ll get a little exercise, too!
- Go fishing! Liberty County is full of good fishing spots that would make for the perfect afternoon. Grab a cooler full of bait from someplace like American Fence & Feed and see what you reel in.
- Read a book. Everyone can enjoy a good book. Visit either one of our beautiful library branches, the main one in downtown Hinesville or the East End branch located in Midway and check out the latest novels before the mandatory reading begins again!
- Play in the rain. As I sitting typing this blog it’s pouring, just like it was this time yesterday and the day before that and the day before that. An afternoon rain shower is all but guaranteed in coastal Georgia this time of year. Throw on a rain jacket and head outside for some frog hunting and puddle jumping fun the littles are sure to enjoy.
- Watch the stars. Just like sitting in the hammock, there isn’t a whole lot to star gazing. All you’ve got to do is just throw a blanket on the ground and look at the stars. There are plenty of cool places to see the stars if you just wanna get out. Try Eve Park on Colonel’s Island on the east end of the county & see the starts reflect on the water while you’re gazing!
- Try an art class! The arts are booming in Liberty County and there is a class for everyone’s interest. Take the kids for a stroke by stroke painting class with JAS Studio, or try a black light painting class with Christina Mansfield for something new at the Hinesville Area Arts Council! The Liberty County Rec Dept even has piano lessons!
- Visit a museum. This is a favorite of ours, but I’m sure you know that by now! We always encourage a historic visit every now and then. A trip to a museum or historic site will encourage some learning, in a sneaky way! Their little minds will be absorbing new information without even realizing it! Try the Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association (ITPA)museum in Hinesville for your own amusement. You can take a trip down memory lane, and the rascals will love seeing the “ancient” telephones. They even got a new one lately that you MUST check out! Afterwards take a walk around Bryant Commons to throw a Frisbee or bring your pooch to the dog park!
- Pack a picnic and head out to Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretative Center! This ½ mile boardwalk maintained by the City of Midway with generous help from Coastal Georgia Wildscapes will take you on a path thru the marsh, filled with interpretative signage to lead you along the way. Make sure you plan your trip on a high tide to avoid mosquitos. We all know the never-ending parade of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches is right around the corner, have one last “hurrah” before that with supper outdoors!
- Go see the fiddler crabs & sea snails at Jones Creek Park. One of several Liberty County Rec Dept maintained facilities on the water, this one in particular has a beautiful setting located in Isle of Wight (Midway), playground & pavilion. Enjoy the critters at low tide or just sit & enjoy the beautiful vista at high tide.
- Discover the Historic Baptismal Trail in Riceboro with the kiddos! This one also has a boardwalk out into the marsh so pay attention to the tide, high tide will equal less mosquitos. For almost 100 years this site was an active holy place where the ancestors of the local Geechee communities baptized new members into their faith. Oral and written church history from the surviving descendants of the First African Baptist Church indicate that as early as the 1840s this site was used as a place where people were baptized. Follow the interpretative signage & take a step back in time.
There are so many things that you can get out & do with your little ones this summer or even drag the bigger ones out of the a/c and see how much they will enjoy the trip once your decide to get out & #exploreliberty!
– Leah Poole, CEO for the Liberty County Chamber/CVB
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