Short Valentine’s Day Road Trips


Stop by SouthTowne Motors to test drive a new vehicle for Valentine’s Day and then head out on a road trip to Sweetwater Creek State Park for a romantic weekend. For those couples who love to hike, you’ll never run out of weekend road trips. Plan a Valentine’s Day trip and party at the park this weekend and bring the dogs, since it’s Bark in the Park hike weekend.

The Park encompasses 2,549 acres in Douglas County, about 15 miles from downtown Atlanta. The address of the park for GPS units is 1750 Mt. Vernon Road, Lithia Springs, Georgia. The phone number for more information is (770) 732-5871. If you want to stay overnight, the park features five campsites and 10 yurts. It also features eight picnic shelters, a group shelter and a conference room.

Events in the Park

For Valentine’s Day weekend and two other dates in February, bring your dog with you for the “Bark in the Park” dog hike. The hike is on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and at the same time on Saturday, February 27, 2016. On February 28, the hike is from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. The guided hike is given by a park ranger. You’ll be able to see the New Manchester Mill along the hike. Reservations are required. Admission is $5 plus $5 parking.

Historic New Manchester Mill History Hike

This hike is from 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on February 13, 27 and 28, 2016; and you’ll hike along Sweetwater Creek to the New Manchester Mill, an historic five-story mill from the Civil War era. The hike is about a mile to the mill and back. Admission is $5 plus $5 for parking.

Winter Splendor West Side Hike

On Valentine’s Day from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., take a three-mile moderately strenuous hike to an area off the main trails. The hike to this beautiful area focuses on nature in winter. The hike starts at the Visitor Center and is $6 plus $5 for admission. The hike is led by one of the rangers.

Visit SouthTowne Motors

Stop by SouthTowne Motors in Newnan, Georgia to test drive a new vehicle or give our service department a call to have your vehicle maintained or checked before you head out on a road trip.

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