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Give Mom The Great Outdoors For Mother's Day

May 06, 2016 05:56PM ● Published by Melanie Heisinger

Mother's Day is right around the corner on May 8th! Luckily, while we may not be able to give Mom everything she deserves for Mother's Day, below are some good suggestions on activities and locations that would be fun way to show Mom appreciation in the Great Outdoors! Take a little day trip and head to these fun locations. 

Public Fishing Areas

There are 9 available PFAs in Georgia just waiting for your visit - these areas are managed for fishing and offer picnic areas, restrooms, fishing piers, hiking trails and boat docks.

Most PFAs are open Wednesdays - Sundays.

Archery or Firearms Range

Let's get mom on target! A variety of ranges, from 3-D walking archery trails, pistol and rifle ranges and a shotgun range are available on public lands in Georgia.

Range hours will vary, check link for local ranges and hours.

Go Fish Education Center 

What is there to see and do at Go Fish?

-Visit aquariums that hold more than 180,000 gallons of water and are loaded with Georgia freshwater fish and wildlife, including alligators.  
-Try out the fishing and shooting simulators.  
-See a working fish hatchery from our huge gallery window.  
-Try out the casting pond, bait and tackle provided.  

Once you have finished your visit, be sure to take some time to browse in our gift shop! Open to the public Friday-Sunday.  

Time with family and away from distractions means quality time. Your mom deserves the best, help her to have a great day!


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