Adventures

Adventures

Art in the Park with Civil War Re-Enactment 2017

The Civil War was an ugly fight. So many men lost their live trying to form this nation. Families torn apart, brother against brother, homes and part of a state burned to the ground. Our nation took its first painful breath with that first fatal shot at Ft. Sumter while President Lincoln refused to acknowledge...

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Solar Eclipse / Unicoi State Park 2017

Unicoi State Park is located just north of Helen, Ga in the north Georgia mountains. We took the kids outta school for the day and hit the road to watch the solar eclipse. Minutes from downtown Helen, Unicoi offers great camping and hiking adventures. Boat rentals and fishing are available on the lake along with...

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Ft. Yargo State Park Winder, GA 2017

http://www.gastateparks.org/fortyargo Ft. Yargo in Winder Georgia is a great little escape in the middle of suburbia. The walk-in campsites are clean and private. The camp hosts are great. Not real crazy about the RV sites, they are kinda close together. Ft. Yargo has great biking trails but there is an extra charge to ride the...

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Hurricane Shoals Park 2017

Hurricane Shoals park in Maysville, GA is a great place to spend the warm summer afternoons. We spend the day with a picnic and great friends hangin' at the shoals. The kids were able to slide on the slippery granite rocks that ended in a pool and the bottom of the shoals. Volley ball, a...

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Desoto Falls Helen, GA 2017

Desoto Falls is a beautiful hiking / camping / day use area in Helen, GA.  It has both a an upper and lower falls with great maintained trails. Frog Town Creek runs through the park, and it has been reported for great fishing, we were hard press to find much of anything even remotely deep...

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Dacula Memorial Day 5K and Parade 2017

The Memorial Day parade in Dacula has been a proud tradition in Dacula since 1994. The parade remains the only Memorial Day parade in Metro Atlanta, largest in the state of Georgia and one of the largest in our nation with 130 entries this year! The parade typically attracts 10,000 to 12,000 spectators that line...

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Expedition Bigfoot Museum Blue Ridge, Ga 2016

Nestled in the foot hill of Blue Ridge, Ga is an unassuming little museum known as Expedition Bigfoot.  Not paying attention you might actually miss it. Making a day trip of it we headed up to Blue Ridge. After a small entrance fee we were greeted by one of the owners who gave us a brief...

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Sweetwater Creek and Civil War Ruins 2016

Sweetwater Creek was a great day hike. An easy hike to the Civil War ruins. While the ruins are not accessible, there were still plenty of great photo opportunities. We continued on to the shoals to stop and have snacks. We would have liked to gone further but we had trouble finding the trail head....

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Arabia Mountain 2016

Arabia Mountain is just south of Atlanta. This is a neat hike up the side of the mountain that's really easy on the knees. Follow a boardwalk to the trail entrance. Nice boulder trail markers line the path. Explore rare plant life in the crevices as you make your way up to the spectacular views...

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