The Smoky Mountains are home to some of the most beautiful and amazing outdoor adventures in the Southeast. But what if you’re not an “outdoorsy” person? What if you are? There are many ways to explore the great outdoors in Gatlinburg, no matter what category you fall into!
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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.
Researching spring break ideas? Here are a collection of places guaranteed to make lasting memories, and they are all within reach of Atlanta. Our 13 recommended spring break destinations for 2020 include towns in Georgia, cities just over the border, and a handful of places that require an (affordable) jaunt in a plane.
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.
Bryson City, NC is top on my list for fall vacation ideas this year. I was in awe of the lake, the rivers, the trees & more. It’s perfect for outdoor lovers!
If you are looking for Georgia State Parks with cabins, especially for a fall get away, then head to Fort Mountain State Park, near the Cohutta Wilderness.
Finding a place with snow Atlanta is not easy. But one of the beauty of living in Atlanta is we are relatively in a driving distance to many great ski resorts in North Carolina and Tennessee. Your family can still find a way to enjoy snow and skiing near Atlanta with our family fun guide to where to see snow and go skiing in Atlanta.
The primary draw of Richard B Russell State Park (arguably) is the park’s 18-hole Arrowhead Pointe Golf Course, but there is much more here than just golf.
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!
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A ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is the trip of a lifetime. Our family stepped aboard the historical rail one lovely spring morning – and we explored again in Fall. Read more here.
When you think about lake swimming, you don’t often think about seeing your toes in the water, but at Lake Blue Ridge in North Georgia,…
With no major hotels, or national brands, Lake Sinclair is a secret find in Georgia’s lake country, & there are tons of outdoor activities off the lake too.
Horses are definitely the initial draw at Cataloochee Ranch, Maggie Valley NC. The ranch’s herd is approximately 25 strong steeds, who summer in the rich…
Across the street from Augusta, Georgia is South Carolina’s Old 96 District, a community of hidden treasures that include some of the best destination hiking…