Enjoy Easter sunrise service at Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Eater Sunrise
Stone Mountain at sunrise

Easter season should be a time of new beginnings, reflections on life and a peaceful serenity of space to enjoy those things.

In 1944, a local church youth group decided to climb Stone Maintain and worship at sunrise on Easter Sunday, seventy years later the tradition continues.

The park will hold two nondenominational services occurring at the same time. One service will be held at the base of the mountain on Memorial Lawn and the other service will take place at the top of the mountain.

The mountaintop service is the most popular and each year space becomes an issue, so get there early.

There are two ways to get to the top of the mountain, by foot or Skyride. There is no charge for taking the walking trails up the mountain. The Skyride costs $9 for adults, $7 for children ages 3-11, and $5.50 for a one-way trip.

The cost to enter the park varies by how you arrive. If you come by vehicle, entry to the park is $10 for a one-day permit. However, church vans and buses are admitted free. The park gates open at 4 a.m., and the Skyride begins running at the same time. The Easter sunrise service will begin at 7 a.m.

Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Drive, Stone Mountain, Ga. 770-498-5690

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Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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