For this week’s outdoor feature we will travel to Nicholls, Ga. in Coffee County to make a stop at General Coffee State Park. Named after the politician, farmer, and military general, General John E. Coffee, this park is well-known for its rich agricultural history. The Heritage Farm serves as a museum for park-goers to admire the log cabins, corn crib, tobacco barn, and cane mill exhibits. Goats, sheep, chickens, pigs, and donkeys roam the farm land. Kids often enjoy feeding the farm animals while learning about Heritage Farm’s past. The state park is also located in a cypress swamp and wire-grasslands. This offers a unique opportunity to view pitcher plants, indigo snakes, and gopher tortoises in their natural habitat. The delicate ecosystems of the cypress swamp and wiregrass hosts a variety of endangered species.
General Coffee State Park also organizes an Outdoor Adventure Camp for kids ages 10-14. This 3-day camp is a fun way to learn outdoor skills. Kids will learn how to canoe, shoot arrows, use a map and compass, and other useful skills! This sounds like a great way for kids to interact with nature and make friends, so make sure to register while you still can!
Things to Do:
- First Time Camper Program
- Hiking Trails
- Horse Trails
- History and Nature Programs
- Canoe and Pedal Boat Rentals
- Bike Rentals
For more information about General Coffee State Park, please visit their website here!
For more information about registering for the Adventure Camp, please follow the link here!