Day 219 – Marble Mine Trail at James H. Floyd State Park

If you read about Howard Finster’s Paradise Gardens a few days ago, you know we were up in Summerville recently. While there, we stayed at the cottages within James H. (“Sloppy”) Floyd State Park. This allowed us to hike several of the trails there, including the Marble Mine Trail.

The Marble Mine Trail is fairly easy, as it follows an old mining road up to the mine.  As we walked we saw butterflies, millipedes, mushrooms, and more.  We also passed the new “back country” campsites in the woods.  The mine was fairly small, but still interesting. We went in summer so the waterfall was fairly small; spring and winter command a larger water feature.

Paired with hikes around the upper and lower lakes, this can be a fun detour for those up in the area.  Read more about the state park and cottages on our Georgia State Parks page.

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Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale.

After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.

Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.

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