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Georgia's Nuclear Aircraft Laboratory - Shortly after World War II, the Pentagon considered a possibility of developing a nuclear powered aircraft to upgrade it’s fleet of Air Force aircraft. In 1956 Lockheed purchased 11,000 acres just outside of Dawsonville, Georgia that became known as Georgia Nuclear Aircraft Laboratory. While today there is little is left of the facilities, this project did leave behind some of the radioactive wastes in the form of radiation from tests actually performed in laboratories. Currently the property is used for horseback ridding and hiking trails. Check out this interesting story here.
Visit Talmo Georgia. It is a pleasure to drive through the tiny town of Talmo, Georgia. At the main intersection of town, an early gasoline station greets visitors to this farming community. See pictures and more information about Talmo here.
Visit Auburn Georgia. In 1892 the City of Auburn, Georgia located along highway 129 in Barrow County was created. The town was named from local clays that were used in textiles to obtain a particular color of red known as Auburn Red. See pictures and more info about Auburn here.
Jasper Georgia is a spectacular city located in Pickens County. It is a modern city with special charms enjoyed by residents of the area. From the center of town you can view the North Georgia mountains that surround the area. See pictures and more info about Jasper here.
Hoschton Georgia is a growing city located in Jackson County. It was once owned by the Hosch brouthers who donated the property in 1881 to build a town and train depot in anticipation of the railroad tracks being extended from Gainesville Georgia to Jefferson Georgia. See pictures and more information about Hoschton here.
Byron Herbert Reece Farm
Discover the 2013 Moonshine Festival in Dawsonville Georgia - This festival was fun and exciting! The crowd was large and everyone was having a great time. It was spread throughout historic Dawsonville streets. It started with a fabulous car show at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. I felt like the good times looking at these cars while listening to oldies music. Click here for more info, pictures and a video of this wonderful festival.
Discover the 2013 Greek Festival in Cumming Georgia - The 2013 Cumming Georgia Greek Festival was vibrant with music, vendors, food and children's activities. The crowd was large and everyone was having a great time. I was amazed at how sensational the live Greek music was. Click here for more info, pictures and a video of this wonderful festival.
Take a Peach Pit Stop in Georgia - There are more than 40 varieties of peaches grown throughout the state of Georgia, according to GA Peaches. Georgia isn't just about peaches, but there's enough peach-centered activities that you just might have to plan another trip to get it all in. See more info about Georgia peaches here.
Visit Sawnee Mountain Preserve - The 5,600-square-foot visitors center features interactive exhibits and a reading and relaxing area. The 720-acre park has hiking trails and areas for rock climbing and rappelling, which require a permit from the available at the visitors center. The park also has a 140-seat amphitheater for concerts, storytellers and plays. Free admission and parking. 2 entrance locations in Cumming, Georgia Video included See web page for info, pictures and a video. Video included
Adventures to Check Off Your Georgia Bucket List - Georgia offers a number of unique vacation opportunities, whether you're looking for a family getaway or a once-in-a-lifetime thrilling adventure. The tourism industry is big business in Georgia, where it's the state's fifth largest employing sector, providing a total economic impact of $51.2 billion. See more about Georgia adventures here.
Experience Unicoi State Park. This scenic park is located in the beautiful north Georgia Mountains. It is 1050 acres of great outdoor fun for everyone. Video included See pictures, info and video. Video included
Visit the Tallulah Gallery in Tallulah Falls Georgia - This gallery is worth stopping by to see interesting southern art. It is larger than it appears from the outside. It has 5 large rooms full of southern arts and crafts. Most of the items are made by local folk artists. The artists are from Georgia, North Carolina and Alabama. If you are looking for a unique special gift, you will likely find it here. See information and pictures of this wonderful gallery here.
Crawford W Long Museum
Visit Watson Mill Covered Bridge in Comer, Georgia. Longest covered bridge in Georgia. Open to traffic. Built in 1885 and is 229 feet long. See info and a great video (featuring quad-copter scenes) of this covered bridge and scenic park here. Video included
Visit the Camping Cabins of Scenic Georgia. Between the peacefulness of a misty mountain morning and the coziness of an evening campfire, the untamed Georgia wilderness attracts thousands of campers each year. See more info on scenic Georgia camping areas here.
Check out the 2013 Quarter Midget Association Racing at the Cumming Fairgrounds - Quarter Midget Racing is a family sport for children between the ages of 6 - 16 years old. It has all the excitement of a NASCAR race, but young drivers, supported by their families and communities. See information, pictures and a video of this exciting race here.
Explore the Chattahoochee Forest Cohutta Overlook - Cohutta Wilderness has 35,268 acres of forests and majestic mountains in Georgia. This scenic overlook is a sight to behold! You can see north Georgia mountains and forest the full 360 degrees here. Free admission and parking. See information, pictures and a birdseye view video here.
Visit Fort Mountain State Park. Fort Mountain (elevation 2840') is part of the Cohutta Mountain Range. 'Cohutta' is an English translation of a Cherokee word. It means 'a shad roof supported on poles,' and describes how the mountain seem to support the sky from a distance. See info, pictures and a video that features the Fort Mountain Stone Wall, Fire Tower and Tower, Mystery at Fort Mountain Sign, Family and group picnic areas, Lake swimming area, Paddle Boats, Minature Golf and more. Video included Check out Fort Mountain State Park info, pictures and video here. Video included
Visit fascinating Tallulah Gorge State Park - Tallulah Gorge is 2 miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. You can hike rim trails to several overlooks, or you can obtain a free permit to hike down to the gorge floor. Park pictures, info and video of Tallulah Gorge State Park here. Video included
See the "HIKING TRAILS IN THE DAHLONEGA AREA: 22 Trails in the N Georgia Mountains within 32 miles of Dahlonega." It has directions to start each trail from the downtown Dahlonega-Lumpkin Visitors Center. The user-friendly Guide key includes each trail’s name, the trail’s length, whether it is a loop or one-way, and the managing agency of the trail as well as a fun note that “descriptions shown are for the more common hiking direction used, but there is no reason not to hike in the opposite direction”. See info, and downloadable map and trail guide.
Visit Young Deer Creek Park - This well-maintained scenic park is a wonderful place to visit with family and friends. See wildlife everywhere! Enjoy lovely lakeside picnic tables with grills. There's plenty of bank fishing areas, boat launch with dock, nice playground and more. Pets are welcome. Free admission and parking. See Young Deer Creek Park information, pictures and a video here. Video included
Harbins Park Dog Park is Now Open - This 1,290 acre dog park is open Sunrise until sunset unless posted otherwise. Other amenities are playground, pavilion, restrooms, grills, football - multi-purpose field, equestrian trailer parking, 4.3-mile paved multi-purpose trail, 7 mile equestrian trail, 14-mile mountain biking trail, and 4.5-mile hiking trail. Phone: 678-277-0890 Address: Harbins Park, 2995 Luke Edwards Rd, Dacula GA 30019
Visit Two Mile Creek Park - It has picnic tables, grills, fishing, swimming and boat launch ramp and more. Pets are allowed. Open all year. Parking, admission and even the boat ramp are free. See more information and a terrific video of this beautiful Lake Lanier park. Video included
Blue Jay BirdExplore Georgia Birds, and Bird Watching Tools and Techniques:
Discover exciting and diverse bird habitats of Georgia and how migratory patterns determine when you are likely to see specific bird species. Here's a couple of tools and techniques that are essential for observing and subsequently identifying birds. Also see how you can find the right birdbath for your yard. Following are 4 great articles for bird lovers. BulletThe diverse Birds of Georgia. BulletBird watching tools and techniques. BulletFind the right birdbath for your yard. BulletTrees and Shrubs for Attracting Birds
New Crawford W. Long Museum Opened a Traveling by Horse, Stagecoach and Train Exhibit - The Crawford W. Long Museum has opened a new permanent exhibit showcasing artifacts related to traveling in the mid 1800s. See more info about this interesting travel exhibit.
Keep Fido Trim with Healthy Walks & Campouts - The dog days of summer will be here before you know it, and Georgia’s State Parks want to ensure you and Fido have a good time in the great outdoors. By spending time in parks, dogs and owners will get exercise -- and Fido can enjoy a smorgasbord of sights and smells. See more info here.
Georgia’s State Parks, Veterinarians Team Up for Healthier Pets & People - Revolutionary Program Promotes Walks in the Woods to Fight Obesity - Shhhh. Don’t tell Fluffy, but he’s a little – how do we say this – too fluffy. That’s the news from a recent study which found that 30 to 50 percent of American dogs are obese, closely mimicking the human epidemic, and that a third of their owners do not realize it is a problem. See more info about this wonderful program.
Wake the Lake Cable Park opened in April 2013 at Sunset Cove in Lanier World. The new cable park has thrilling features such as a double-sided ramp and will accommodate several different types of watersports. Read more about this exciting new watersport adventure.
Reed Bingham State Park opens Eagle Island Campsite - Paddlers Stay on their Own Private Island. Click here for more information.
Digging in the Dirt on your ATV in Georgia - With an assortment of wooden and mountainous terrain, it's no wonder Georgia features a variety of off-road ATV riding parks. If you are looking for a place to ride in Central or Southeastern Georgia, here are four parks you'll enjoy.
Hiking is one of the most rewarding and health-promoting activities you can do. Here's 10 hiking safety tips.
Are you visiting Lake Lanier soon? Georgia's Beautiful Lake Sidney Lanier
Southern Highroads Trail Loop Signs Are Up - From the four lanes of Hwy 365 through the beautiful scenic drive of Hwy 197, the “Habersham County Loop—Southern Highroads Trail” is now officially marked.
6 Outdoor Activities to Enjoy With Your Kids - See Fun Outdoor Activities With Your Kids.
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