9 Family-Friendly Activities for a No-Spend Weekend in Liberty County
Fall is officially here which means busy schedules filled with work, school, homework and extracurricular activities that keep most families running! It’s nice to take a break from the weekly grind and spend some quality time without worrying about schedules. We decided to put together an easy list of things to enjoy together that also won’t break the bank! So clear your weekend calendar and get ready for the fun!
Photo courtesy of the City of Hinesville
Walking Tour of Downtown Hinesville
If you haven’t explored the beautiful downtown district of Hinesville, you are definitely missing out! Boutiques, restaurants, history and beautiful grounds make this a must do for anyone. The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority also has a map that shows historical markers in the core of downtown which is a great way to take in all the sites!
Visit the Public Library
The Live Oak Public Library is a great place to spend some quiet time with two locations in Liberty County – downtown Hinesville and the Community Complex in Midway. Both locations offer books for everyone in the family regardless of interests or age. Be sure to check their events calendar for a wide variety of classes from arts and crafts to adulting 101 for the teens in your life.
Walk the Historic Baptismal Trail
The history of Liberty Country runs deep, it’s almost impossible not to find a piece of it to enjoy on a weekend with the family. The Historical Baptismal Trail is one of our favorite places to escape the day to day grind and stress. The beautiful trail takes you through serene pines down to a boardwalk that overlooks the water that was used for over 100 years as a baptismal pool for the nearby church goers. You will definitely leave feeling at peace!
Visit Bryant Commons
Hinesville has become a bustling city with plenty to do and see but one hidden gem that you’ll not want to miss is Bryant Commons. Once the homestead to Senator Bryant and his family, the land was turned into a 150-acre passive park for all to enjoy. It features a lot of amenities to enjoy including the Veterans Memorial Walk, playground, dog park, public restrooms and a 1 mile walking trail around the 15-acre pond just to name a few. It’s the perfect location for a picnic lunch on the grass or flying kites on a windy day.
Photo courtesy of Liberty Proud & Healthy 5K
Run in the monthly 5k
Every month the Liberty County Proud & Healthy committee hosts a 5k Fun Run/Walk. It’s a great opportunity to get active as a family and make new friends with locals. The 5k takes places in James Brown Park and is typically held the first Saturday of every month. Be sure to check out our calendar here, where you will find more information.
Volunteering is an amazing way to spend time as a family while giving back to others which makes it perfect for a no spend weekend. Whether you want to focus on our environment, people in need or animals – Liberty County has plenty of opportunities for you and the family. Check out our list of ways to make a difference here.
Explore Cay Creek
Another hidden gem tucked away on the eastern end of the county is Cay Creek Interpretive Wetlands. The boardwalk stretches 7/10ths of a mile and takes visitors through the flora and fauna of multiple ecosystems from freshwater wetlands to the saltwater marsh. A 15-foot watch tower is located about halfway down the boardwalk which is a great place to get a birds-eye view of Cay Creek.
Photo courtesy of Tammy Lee Bradley
Driving Tour of Flemington
Sometimes just a nice drive checking out your surroundings is what you need in life, and we have the perfect self-guided tour just for that! Flemington is one of the older cities of Liberty County and was once a summer retreat known as Gravel Hill for the early settlers of the Midway area. The Flemington Driving Tour is self-guided and takes you to 12 different historic locations to showcase the incredible architecture of this charming city.
Photo courtesy of Bobby Cary
Watch the sunset at Jones Creek Park
Being a coastal community we have some incredible views and our sunsets are top notch!! Jones Creek Park is a county maintained park that’s located right on the water and gives you the perfect view of the coast to watch the sun sink into. The park has a playground, picnic tables and covered pavilion, so pack a picnic supper and enjoy a breathtaking view as you enjoy a meal together.