Amicalola Falls State Park

What you need to know about hiking beautiful Amicalola Falls

Ask me the “must-see” attraction in my neck of the woods, and I’ll tell you it’s Amicalola Falls.  Amicalola Falls is part of the Georgia State Parks system and the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi River. It’s located in the North Georgia mountains and it is where the Appalachian Trail begins .

25+ Reasons Why Lake Nottely is Blairsville's Hidden Gem

25+ Reasons Why Lake Nottely is Blairsville’s Hidden Gem

Lake Nottely is a gorgeous 4,000 acre lake with more than half it’s shoreline undeveloped and protected by the United State Forest Service. This hidden secret in North Georgia is much quieter than some other lakes in the state, and that’s precisely why we like it.

New Echota

New Echota and the Trail of Tears in Georgia

New Echota is a wonderful jumping off point for sharing the Trail of Tears with your kiddos. It’s a story that I’m obsessed with now, and a good reason to teach our kids about valuing curiosity over fear..especially when someone is different than we are. You’ll also find a list of other Trail of Tears sites in Georgia.

15 Reasons to Fall in Love with Vogel State Park

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.

7 Reasons Blood Mountain is our Favorite Family Hike

7 Reasons Blood Mountain is our Favorite Family Hike

If you, like us, are a hiking family then you should not hesitate to make your way to Blairsville’s Blood Mountain. It’s not easy…I’ll be honest. But it is rewarding, and one hike the kids won’t stop talking about! Lace up your hiking boots, and dig out those trekking poles. You’ll need them. Here is why this is our favorite trail, and why it will be yours also!