Family-Friendly Activities for a No-Spend Weekend in Liberty County
It’s nice to take a break from the weekly grind and spend some quality time without worrying about if you did this or that. We decided to put together an easy list of things to enjoy together that also won’t break the bank! Get to clearing your weekend calendar and get ready to have some fun!
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 everyone. 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! Walking in downtown Hinesville is also free to do! So you can go touring and enjoy the awesome weather all for free!Photo by: City of Hinesville
Visit the Public Library
Everyone loves a great read, and we are sure that 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 for any type of interests you may have. 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. Sounds fun enough doesn’t it? Check it out!
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 and a playground for the kids to run and play! Don’t forget your furry friends because Bryant Commons also has a dog park, public restrooms and a 1-mile walking trail around the 15-acre pond where you could go for a jog or just to enjoy the scenery. It’s the perfect location for a picnic on the grass just don’t forget your blanket!
Explore Cay Creek
Another hidden gem tucked away on the eastern end of the county is Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretative Center. 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. Get your family together and go enjoy this awesome view!
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 in Liberty County and was once a summer retreat known as Gravel Hill for the early settlers of the Midway area. The Flemington Driving Tour takes you to 12 different historic locations to showcase the incredible architecture of this charming city. Hop in your vehicle and go on the driving tour of Flemington!
Photo By: Tammy Lee Bradley
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! While taking this walk and looking at the beautiful scenery you and your family can learn about the history of the Historic Baptismal Trail.
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, covered pavilion and even a boat landing. So pack a picnic supper and enjoy a breathtaking view as you enjoy a meal together, or take a boat and enjoy some fishing time as you are watching the sunset!
Photo By: Bobby Gary