Enjoy the splendor Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites has to offer this New Year's Day.
Monday, December 31, 2012
On Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, state parks across Georgia and the U.S. have organized an historic event called "First Day Hike." The program organized by "Americas State Parks" represents the first time that all 50 states have collaborated on a nationwide event occurring on the same day, according to Georgia Department of Natural Resources . The first day hikes are listed below, courtesy of the Georgia DNR, and divided by region. NORTHERN GEORGIA New Year’s Day Hike at Amicalola Falls Tuesday, Jan. 1, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge – Dawsonville Start 2013 off with a brisk walk full of winter views to the highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River. Meet at the West Ridge Falls Access Trailhead, 0.6 of a…
Patches of colorful leaves are starting to show now in the north Georgia mountains.
When the temperatures start dropping, Leaf Watchers start heading to the mountains for colorful fall foliage. Fall color is just starting to show across northern Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Resources. Many of Georgia’s State Parks make it easy to enjoy the best of “leaf season” – offering plenty of places to explore hiking trails, snuggle by campfires and fill photos albums. The parks even provide lodge rooms, cabins, campgrounds and yurts so that travelers can stay overnight, surrounded by spectacular scenery. Before you go, check the DNR’s “Leaf Watch” webpage for updates on how fall color is progressing across the mountains; it's available now through mid-November. Below are the Georgia Department of Natural …