Stroll with a ranger to view fireworks shows from atop Panola Mountain

Active kids and adults can put some steps into the two-day celebrations of the nation’s birth at Panola Mountain State Park’s Fireworks Hike on July 3 and July 4.

A park ranger will lead hikers on a leisurely stroll to the top of Panola Mountain starting at 8 p.m. both days to witness the sunset and enjoy a panoramic view of Stone Mountain and Atlanta’s Independence Day fireworks show from afar.

Ages 8 and up must register in advance for the rain-or-shine event.

Reservations are $20 and nonrefundable. Participants who give at least 24 hours’ notice if they need to reschedule can receive transfer credits that can only be applied to a similar program.

In the event of severe weather, the park may deem it necessary to cancel or reschedule the event. If this occurs, refunds will be offered to registered guests.

Wear comfortable shoes and bring water, bug spray, and a flashlight for the walk back down the mountain to a campfire and s’mores.

Park parking is $5.

Panola Mountain State Park is at 2620 Highway 155 S.W. in Stockbridge. For more information, call 770-389-7801.