Posted: 12:00 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
By Blake Guthrie
Stone Mountain Park. Walk-up trail open dawn till dusk; gate hours vary. Vehicle entry fee $10; pedestrian entry free. U.S. 78 East, Exit 8, Stone Mountain. 770-498-5690, www.stonemountainpark.com.
Sweetwater Creek State Park. 7 a.m.-sunset. $5 entrance fee. 1750 Mount Vernon Road, Lithia Springs. 770-732-5871, www.gastateparks.org/sweetwatercreek.
Palisades Unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Open dawn till dusk. Daily fee $3. For specific directions to the Cobb and Fulton county entrances, visit the website. 678-538-1200, www.nps.gov/chat.
Deepdene Park. Deepdene is the easternmost section of Olmsted Linear Park, located where East Lake Drive splits off Ponce de Leon Avenue. Open dawn till dusk; no fee.
Big Creek Greenway. Multiple access points. Visit the website for directions to official parking areas. Open during daylight hours; no fee. www.bigcreekgreenway.com.
Big Trees Forest Preserve. Located next to the North Fulton Annex Government Service Center at 7645 Roswell Road. Open sunrise to sunset; no fee. www.bigtreesforest.com.
Updated every Friday, Mark Arum tells us where we can find construction, events and anything else to slow us down on the roads this weekend.