A Year of Georgia State Parks: Cloudland Canyon State Park

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

A Year of Georgia State Parks: Tallulah Gorge State Park

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. 

Georgia Hikes: Waterfalls Trail

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. 

The Chestatee Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

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. 

Georgia Hikes: Unicoi to Helen Trail

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.