Pristine beaches…undeveloped wilderness…privately-owned island…accessible only by boat…For this nature-loving family, it sounds like heaven on earth. I implore you to visit, and with our tricks, tips and insight I hope you will also experience this paradise on the Georgia coast.
The Great Outdoors
There are so many things to do in Helen, Ga, and it ranks among our favorite Georgia town because of the number of outdoor adventures. It is no surprise that Alpine Helen/White County has been designated by the State House and Senate as Georgia’s Outdoor Adventure Destination. Here are the best things to do in Helen, Ga
Each Georgia Lake has a personality all its own. Ellijay’s Carters Lake, in the North Georgia mountains, is like a fine cotton t-shirt – comfortable, casual, with an understated elegance that never goes out of style.
South Carolina is home to some of the best lakes in the country! Every type of popular recreational water activity can be found here, including world-class fishing, boating, swimming, and water sports!
Sometimes you just need to get away. We’ve been there. That’s why we put together this list of more than 50 family weekend getaways in the Southeast.
Some of the places you may never have considered for a fun weekend getaway. Some of these places to visit you already know, but hopefully we’ll give you a few new ideas for your next long weekend.
Whether you are looking theme parks and water slides, or horseback riding and hiking trails, this list should help!
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 .
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 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.
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!
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…
This was my first visit to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and what a beauty she is. The region is back in full force and open for business, showing Hurricane Katrina who’s really the boss…this community! With barrier islands out in the Gulf of Mexico protecting the beaches along the state, the shoreline is calm and pristine…simply gorgeous. You could come here and never leave the white sands…but don’t do that! There are plenty of fun and exciting things to do here beyond the beach. Here are my favorites from a recent trip to Mississippi Gulf Coast.