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State encourages residents to get outdoors this summer

POSTED: July 13, 2009 10:42 a.m.

ATLANTA — The state’s "Get Outdoors Georgia" initiative encourages citizens to lead healthy, active lifestyles in the great outdoors. Coordinated by the Department of Natural Resources, the program includes hiking, biking and paddling clubs, as well as outdoor events. Now, a new series from DNR Commissioner Chris Clark highlights affordable getaways and outdoor activities close to home.

July’s outdoor adventure tip from Clark is "Go Stay Georgia," showcasing overnight accommodations in state parks. Future editions will highlight the many outdoor amenities Georgians can take advantage of including state parks, wildlife management areas, and the state’s waterways.

"With rising gas prices and families watching their budgets, a weekend at a state park is the perfect getaway," Clark said. "Our state parks offer many different types of accommodations in an affordable and family-friendly atmosphere that encourages everyone to get outdoors."

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