Visit the Clermont Days Festival & Don Carter State Park

The sandy white beach at Don Carter State Park ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

The sandy white beach at Don Carter State Park ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Don Carter State Park, on the north end of Lake Lanier near Clermont, GA, is a perfect place for kids to run around without getting lost and for parents to walk gorgeous trails without getting lost.

If you hope to take teenagers and other Cool Kids with you for a day at the park, you’re bound to hear the words, “There’s nothing to do there” because kids these days are addicted to video games, cell phones, texting and listening to music by groups that make Death Cab for Cutie look like they just stepped out of Mayberry.

This weekend, however, there’s plenty to do at Don Carter State Park and in Clermont, just up the road a piece or two.  Camp in your tent or RV.  Have a picnic.  Catch a couple of fish.  Go for a boatride.  Take a nap.  Let the kids play on the playground.  When you hear them grumble about being bored, pop them in the car and go to the Clermont Days Festival.

Visit Clermont Days Festival Near Don Carter State Park

Visit the Clermont Days Festival Near Don Carter State Park

Clemont Days couldn’t pack all the fun into just one day, so this year they’re going to start at 4 PM on Friday, September 19th and they’ll let it rip until 10 PM.

On  Saturday, Clermont Days starts up again at 9 AM and doesn’t fizzle out until fireworks light up the sky after dark.

In between Friday afternoon and the fireworks Saturday night, Clermont Days will have a chainsaw art show (how cool is that?), a 5k run, arts & crafts, more music than you will ever remember, a horseshow competition and a parade down Main Street that begins to assemble at noon on Saturday.

It’s the last weekend of summer.  Don’t waste a minute.  Come to Clermont Days, visit Don Carter State Park and be a hero to your kids.  When you’re old, maybe they’ll return the favor.

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