Spend A Perfect Day On This Old-Fashioned Paddle Boat Cruise In Georgia

Stone Mountain Paddle Boat - Rebecca Weingold

For some reason, Georgia seems to be flush with a few of these old-fashioned paddle boats, cruisin’ guests up and down the waterways of our beautiful state. We’re not complaining, by any means, but instead commenting on how these fascinating paddle boats have withstood the test of time and continue to be a worthwhile adventure. This particular old-fashioned paddle boat has been around for decades and is still completely worth the adventure. Take a look.

Most people visiting Stone Mountain Park in Georgia don’t even know that a riverboat cruise exists.
Stone Mountain Riverboat - Rebecca Weingold

Yet, since 1976, riverboats have been paddling out through Stone Mountain Lake providing passengers with the chance to see a uniquely captivating side of the park.
Stone Mountain Paddle Boat - Rebecca Weingold

There are two paddle boats in the Stone Mountain fleet — the Scarlet O’Hara, which is a side wheeler that can carry up to 150 people aboard…
Stone Mountain Paddle Boat - Rebecca Weingold

…and the Henry W. Grady, which fits 300-passengers, but is solely used for private charters.
Stone Mountain Paddle Boat - Rebecca Weingold

Departing from the Riverboat Marina Complex every half hour, guests can take to the waterways for a quick 20-minute jaunt around the area.
Stone Mountain Paddle Boat - Rebecca Weingold

A fascinating fact about the paddle boats at Stone Mountain is that the sunken remains of the very first riverboat, the Robert E. Lee, can still be seen at the bottom of the lake.
Stone Mountain Paddle Boat - Rebecca Weingold

Hop aboard this fascinating old-fashioned paddle boat for a trip back in time.
Stone Mountain Paddle Boat - Rebecca Weingold

Pretend you’re Mark Twain taking to the river and explore a new side fo Georgia that you’ve never seen before.
Stone Mountain Paddle Boat - Rebecca Weingold

A family-fun adventure through Georgia without all the bells and whistles.

Ready to plan a trip to Stone Mountain Park? You can use the address below to lead you along:
1000 Robert E Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Have you ever hopped aboard the paddle boats in Stone Mountain Park? We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to share your experience in the comments section below.

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