We’ve had a good run with our year-long Georgia State Parks Pass, but the year is coming to a close. We were able to get in one last state park before our pass expired, and I am very pleased to be crossing the gorgeous Cloudland Canyon State Park off of my bucket list. Advertisements
Spring is the perfect time to get back to the mountains. We took on Unicoi State Park and Lodge for the weekend for Kevin’s family reunion and got to see what adventures the “Georgia Adventure Lodge” had in store.
Located in Tallulah Falls, Georgia, Tallulah Gorge State Park is home to one of the most gorge-ous canyons in the eastern United States! Just 2.5 hours from Atlanta, this was a must-do for our Year of Georgia State Parks. And yes, I have been using that pun a lot.
One of Georgia’s most popular state parks and just a short drive from Atlanta, Amicalola Falls State Park was an excellent choice for our second stop in our Year of Georgia State Parks.
Settle down, coffee lovers. This is not a park for coffee in general; it’s a park in honor of General John Coffee. And though it is not a coffee-centric theme park, it does have plenty to offer:
Spring means perfect weather for hiking! It’s clearly been a while since we did a substantial hike because this nearly-6 mile hike was way harder on me than it should have been. But it did give off views of the mill ruins and skyline.
The Waterfalls Trail at Cloudland Canyon State Park explores the bottom of the canyon, highlighting the park’s two stunning waterfalls. Autumn is a wonderful time to take this hike because of the vibrant colors, and winter is the perfect time to see the falls with a strong, constant flow.
It’s always a good day when I get to meet a bear! On our way back from Unicoi State Park, Kevin and I stopped at the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Dahlonega to see their grizzly and black bears.
On our recent trip to Unicoi State Park and Lodge, we took a Saturday morning hike on part of the state park‘s trails, running into some marathoners on the way. While we didn’t hike the full trail from Unicoi to Helen, we did walk almost half of it before turning back for our reunion lunch.
Spring is the perfect time for a hike, especially one that involves climbing 600 steps. Take in the gorge-ous views of Tallulah Gorge and get a strenuous workout in the processes with the Hurricane Falls Trail hike: