STUNNING SMALL TOWNS IN GEORGIA
As a college town and former 19th century capital of Georgia, Milledgeville is brimming with historic character, a vibrant downtown district, and outdoor adventure options for nature lovers of all ages.
YOUR SMALL-TOWN GETAWAY
Just south of Atlanta where you can watch trains go by, get your heart racing at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, or savor BBQ at the original shack that launched Shane’s to stardom.
Known as the town Sherman spared on his March to the Sea during the Civil War, Madison has one of the state’s oldest and largest National Historic Districts.
My favorite place to visit in Eatonton is the Old School History Museum, located in the original 1916 Eatonton School. Remember blackboards, and Weekly Readers?
Senoia is probably better known as Woodbury, from the award-winning The Walking Dead TV show, which is filmed in town. You simply can’t visit here without taking a Walking Dead tour.
Along the coast of Georgia is the unassuming town of St. Mary’s. It is here you can get a ferry to the remote Cumberland Island National Seashore, one of several barrier islands in Georgia.
Savor fresh fried shrimp at Skippers Fish Camp. Or take a boat from Darien to remote Sapelo Island, where you can enjoy deserted beaches, as well as tour the historic Reynolds Mansion.
There are the traditional activities such as quail hunting on nearby plantations, and tours of the historic homes. However, Thomasville is also gathering a reputation as a foodie town.
Do your stomach a favor and get a hot dog at Jimmies. This iconic dog joint has been in operation at the same location since 1925. It’s off the beaten path a bit, but well worth it.