Don Carter State Park on Lake Lanier took twenty years to open its gates to visitors. Just over one year later, the lake’s only state park makes us wonder what we ever did without it. On Saturday, September 27, 2014, for example, they’re hosting the inaugural Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival.
We hope you’ll spend that morning helping remove trash from Lake Lanier as a Shore Sweep volunteer. Then, wile away a few festive hours enjoying the first weekend of autumn with old-tyme music, arts and crafts vendors and good food.
You can’t beat the place, the season or the price — just five bucks for parking. The festivities at the Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival are free.
If you’re brave enough and the weather is right, play on the white-sand beach and take a dip in the Chattahoochee. Launch your pontoon boat or row, row, row your boat and catch a few tunes back on shore.
Don Carter State Park gets better every month. Invite a friend or seven and share the day with new friends at the Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival, Saturday, September 27th from noon until 7 PM.
Here’s more good news: a new chapter of the Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites has been approved and will hold its first meeting at 6 PM on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Shelter #4. If it rains, this public meeting be held on October 7th instead. You’re welcome to attend, especially if you have a few hours to give back to Don Carter State Park.