Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

GO: Elijah Clark State Park + State Parks Day on Sep 24th!

camping

Located on the western shores of Clarks Hill Lake, Elijah Clark State Park is one of the largest lakes in the Southeast. Named for frontiersman and Georgia’s Revolutionary War hero, Elijah Clark, the 447-acre park features a log cabin replica of the Clark home complete with 1780s furniture, utensils, and…
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Recipe: Scrumptious Spring Rolls

Fresh cucumbers

This week’s recipe is fun and easy to make: spring rolls with peanut sauce, featuring tofu and cucumbers! Cucumber plants grow in both temperate and tropical environments, and so are found in many regions of the world. In the US, the states of Florida and California produce cucumbers for most…
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GO: Don Carter State Park + Twilight Lake Lanier Paddle!

Lake Lanier

Georgia’s newest state park, Don Carter State Park is located on Lake Lanier. The park is named for real-estate executive Don Carter who served on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources board for 29 years. Lake Lanier is named for American poet, Sidney Lanier. The states of Georgia, Alabama, and…
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Recipe: Rainbow Caribbean Soup

Okra

This week’s recipe features a staple of Southern, Cajun, and Creole cuisine – okra! In the Caribbean islands, okra is cooked and enjoyed in soup, often with fish or chicken. First cultivated in Ethiopia in the 12th century B.C., okra grows quickly in warm weather. Nutritionists recommend this low-calorie vegetable…
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Fall into Fitness with Walk Georgia

Child in Autumn

By Kimberly Jenkins Wilkes County Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Fall is nearly here, y’all! For many of us that means endless amounts of football, watching the leaves transform to vibrant shades of red, yellow and orange and cuddling on the couch while smelling the lovely aroma of pumpkin spice…
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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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