Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

GO: Stone Mountain + Georgia PTA Gets in SHAPE!

Stone Mountain + Train

Stone Mountain, Georgia is home to a quartz monzonite dome monadnock – a small mountain that rises abruptly from the surrounding plain. The Mountain’s north face boasts of the largest rock relief in the world! The relief is a Confederate Memorial Carving immortalizing Conferederate leaders Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson…
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GO: F.D. Roosevelt State Park + Summer Splash Celebration!

Dowdell's Knob

This Labor Day weekend, head over to Georgia’s largest state park – F.D. Roosevelt State Park! The park is named for former U.S. President Roosevelt, who often visited nearby Warm Springs. The president also picnicked at Dowdell’s Knob, and a life-size sculpture of Roosevelt now welcomes hikers to the overlook….
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Go: Elijah Clark State Park + Archery!

Beginner's Archery

Clarks Hill Lake is one of the largest lakes in the Southeast. Also known as Lake Strom Thurmond, it is a reservoir in the Savannah River Basin. On its western shore lies Elijah Clark State Park. So named for frontiersman and Georgia’s Revolutionary War hero, Elijah Clark. The 447-acre park…
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GO: Tugaloo State Park + Hidden Gems Hike!

Sunset on Lake Hartnell

On the shores of Lake Hartwell lies Tugaloo State Park. Known for its spectacular views of the lake, the park is a popular camping site. The 393-acre park offers a well quipped playground, miniature gold, a swim beach with a bath house, and many scenic picnic areas. The hiking trails…
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GO: Panola Mountain State Park + Dog Days of Summer!

Dog on Obstacle Course

Nestled within the metro Atlanta area is a recreational haven with an interesting history. Panola Mountain State Park was created to protect a 100-acre granite outcrop – Panola Mountain. The area is witness to early settlers, immigrant rock cutters, freed slaves, and Trappist monks. Designated a National Natural Landmark, it…
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Go: Hard Labor Creek State Park + Perseid Shooting Star Party

milky way and perseids

Walk Georgia is stopping by Hard Labor Creek State Park for this outdoors feature. This state park is located between the towns of Madison and Covington right off of I-20. Hard Labor is famous for its Creek Golf Course. The pristine, well-maintained golf course draws golf enthusiasts from all over to…
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Go: Smithgall Woods State Park + Gold Fever

Today we’re making a trek to Helen, Ga. in White County to explore Smithgall Woods State Park. This state park is situated in the North Georgia mountains. With 5 miles of trails and 18 miles of roads, hikers and bicyclists alike can explore the area at their leisure. There is also…
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