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looking up the creek towards Paper Mill Rd
There are 5-6 different areas that you can go in this park, from long walks through grassy plains, to walks through the woods with eerie creek areas, to local history houses from the Civil War time, to fantastic Cemetaries and lots more---many places to just walk, with trails through woods, open areas, behind huge mansions, and up and down the mountain itself. Make sure you obey all the parking regulations---some places you can just pull over on the side, and others you have to park in only parking spaces---there are NO-PARKING signs where you should not park. There are a few weird rules, but maybe nobody will say anything, but there are some wide open grassy areas just waiting for a friendly frisbee game of toss, but there are spots where this is not allowed, so just be careful. A really good place where I am very glad my tax dollars go to keeping this place wonderful for everyone!
Sope Creek is a gorgeous creek falling down the rocks towards the Chattahoochie--good parking ($3) and fairly easy trail....off Paper Mill Rd
Address: Kennesaw, Georgia, Marietta Georgia
Located near the Hyatt Suites, this place just opened with a groupon, and I have been there twice now---the therapists are great and the massages are relaxing if you want, or invigorating with a firmer touch. Recommended.
Address: 2000 Powers Ferry Rd
saturday farmers market
There is a local farmer's market here at the Marietta Square every saturday morning starting around 8:30 AM in the summer, normally selling out around 11:00 for the local items. There are locally grown vegetables, fruits, and other items such as soaps, homemade jerky, fresh-made bacon and salamis (MMMM!), fresh eggs, fresh lemonade and lots more. I belong to a CSA, which means that I pay a farmer about $275-$300 in January and I get to come by here every Saturday during the summer (usually about 16 visits) and I get a bag full of fresh grown and picked vegetables---whatever he has picked that week, from lettuces, peppers, eggplants, tomatoes, many squashes, and other goodies, knowing that there are not pesticides and such is a big plus, also knowing that my local farmer is making money from me. I like that alot more than paying a big supermarket. There are local bakeries located here as well with good breakfast pastries and such....
There are a couple of cafes open early during this, and you can go in and get a cup of coffee or have a full breakfast while enjoying the market. If I can plug my farmer, his stand is the Two Mule Farm stand, and he has strawberries right now---other goodies coming soon!
update October 2011---they will have a Winter Market from January 2012 to April when the spring market will reopen! Still open through November for greens and hothouse items..
Address: Marietta Square
Directions: North edge of the Square
Close to the Square, this museum has tons of rare memorabilia from the movie, also stuff from Margaret Mitchell's life---
Monday to Saturdays 10-5
$4, $5, $6, and $7 entrance fees....
Address: 18 Whitlock Avenue
Directions: near the Square
This free museum shows firefighting techniques and equipment from the 1800's to today.
Address: 112 Haynes Street
Hot Yoga Time
Familiar with Bikram Yoga? over 100 degree temperatures in the workout room is just the beginning---if this is your thing, call or email them at the Marietta Bikram Yoga center near Harrys farmers market.....
Address: 80 Powers Ferry Rd
Directions: Near Harry's Farmers Market
KFC Big Chicken
Now owned by KFC, the beak still moves and the eyes roll again at the intersection of Roswell Rd and Hiway 41 in Marietta. A long time local focal point---"Meet us at the Big Chicken!".
Address: Hiways 41 and 120
In the mood for some ink while visiting Marietta? Some of the best work in town is done at Psycho Tattoo, also body piercing from attractive staff.
Address: 1289 Roswell Rd/120
Directions: near the Big Chicken
"Y'all Come Eat" is the name of the new exhibit at the Marietta Museum of History starting January 28th and running for a year. They will have displays about local foods, restaurants, kitchen utensils and more for the cooking/history buff.
They are open Monday thru Saturdays from 10-4, and are right off the Marietta Square.
Address: 1 Depot St
Directions: near The Square
Tours of historic Marietta inside a cooled or heated Trolley Car---tour includes downtown and The Square, Confederate Cemetery and Kennessaw National Battlefield Park among other spots.
Thur and Fri 11am and 1pm
sat 11, 12:30, 2
sun 1, 2:30 and 4pm
from $12 to $20 per person cash only
Address: 131 Church Street
Directions: near The Square
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