Articles by Kate Gelsthorpe


Kayaking in Georgia: 23 Unbeatable Spots for Paddlers to Launch

There are so many places to explore on the water – from the salt marshes of the coast, to the mountain rivers of the north. From peaceful flatwater lakes, to alligator-filled swamps. This guide will help you find the perfect water trail for you.
Get ready to paddle your way through our beautiful state!




15 Reasons to Fall in Love with Vogel State Park

Vogel State Park is one of Georgia’s most beloved state parks, and one visit there will show you why.  Vogel – Georgia’s second oldest state park – is located in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest near Blairsville.  Vogel is a park located close to many of our state’s most beautiful waterfalls and hikes, which makes this is a place that cannot be missed.



21 Things Every Family Should Do At Tallulah Gorge State Park

When I think of Tallulah Gorge State Park in Tallulah Falls located in Rabun County, I think of the spectacular views and that awesome suspension bridge!  But there are so many other completely cool things about this state park, too! 

Tallulah Gorge is just an amazing place — it’s two miles long, and almost 1,000 feet deep!  And one of the things I love most about this place, is that if you don’t feel like hiking all the way down to the bridge or the gorge floor, the views from the more easily-accessible overlooks are just as gorgeous.