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Go: New Echota Historic Site

This week’s state park feature is the New Echota Historic Site. New Echota is located in Calhoun, Ga. in Gordon County. As its name suggests, New Echota holds significant historic value for the state of Georgia. It housed the capital of the Cherokee Nation from 1825 to 1832. The Cherokee…
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Paleo Diets: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

By Alison C. Berg, PhD, RDN, LD Google “paleo diet” and you will have no shortage of results or interpretations on the diet’s guidelines. The term “paleo diet” typically refers to a diet where the individual should only consume what would have been available in Paleolithic times: fish, meat, vegetables, and fruit, but…
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Recipe: Fish Cardillo

Fish is an awesome option for anyone who wants an alternative to red meat or poultry. It is a great source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats! So for this recipe we wanted to feature a low-sodium, low-cost fish recipe. Fish Cardillo is a dish that has its cultural…
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GO: George L. Smith State Park

For this state park feature we’ll make a quick stop at Twin City, GA in Emanuel County to visit George L. Smith State Park. This park boasts an impressive 1,634 acres with seven miles of hiking trails. George L. Smith’s famous Parrish Mill Pond is lined with beautiful cypress and tupelos…
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Recipe: Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

It doesn’t get any more “spring” than this! Spring Rolls are our favorite lunch time go-to. They are the perfect way to get a lot of veggies on the GO (big salads, not so much) and they can be prepped well in advance! So take advantage of your local farmers market…
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Go: Unicoi State Park & Lodge

Unicoi State Park is one of the most “full service” of all the state parks and offers a variety of opportunities for physical activity year round. To top off your visit, enjoy a delicious meal in the lodge dining room to satisfy that appetite you worked up after a full…
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