Jekyll Island, Georgia – Biking fun along Georgia’s Atlantic Coast

Jekyll Island’s family-friendly bike trails are well-marked and steer clear of traffic. (Photo: Jenni Veal) Jekyll Island, Georgia, is so much more than just a family beach escape. Twenty-five miles of bike trails wind throughout the island and along its Atlantic beaches, highlighting its protected and historic landscape and all the family adventure to be found there. A Georgia State Park, development of Jekyll Island is limited to just 35 percent of the available land area to preserve the critical barrier island ecosystem. The island is home to a number of sea turtle [...]

August 25th, 2015|Categories: By the Sea, Georgia|Tags: , |

Whitesburg, Georgia – Zip, Soar and Explore at Historic Banning Mills

Family fun on the Crazy Squirrel Aerial Adventure Course at Historic Banning Mills. (Photo: Jenni Veal) Not only is Historic Banning Mills one giant family zip line adventure, but it’s set within one of the most beautiful landscapes to be found in Georgia, the historic Snake River Gorge located just an hour southwest of Atlanta in Whitesburg, Georgia. Geared toward aerial adventurers of all ages, this eco-adventure resort is your family’s ticket to high adventure in the Georgia woods. There are so many zip line and aerial adventure course options [...]

August 18th, 2015|Categories: Georgia, Ziplines & Aerial Adventures|Tags: , |

Dawsonville, Georgia – Hike to this overnight backcountry lodge along the AT

Georgia’s only backcountry inn, the Len Foote Hike Inn, is located at the end of a 4.9-mile trek that begins at Amicalola Falls State Park in Dawsonville, Ga. – the infamous southern starting point of the Appalachian Trail. So this family adventure has the spirit of hiking the AT – a little exhilarating taste of what it feels like to launch out into the woods. Except it’s not really the same thing at all. After three hours of hiking, the Hike Inn emerges like a mirage through the trees – [...]

August 18th, 2015|Categories: Georgia, Trails|

Georgia State Parks offers First-Time Camper Program

Photo: Georgia State Parks is making camping easy for first-timers who want to try it out for a night or two. Their First-Time Camper Program is a budget-friendly way for newbies to experience all that camping has to offer: campfires and s’mores, giggling in the dark, waking up to the chorus of birds, and slowing down to enjoy simple times with family and friends in the great outdoors. For $50, guests can camp for up to two nights at any of six Georgia State Parks campgrounds with all the [...]

August 18th, 2015|Categories: Family Camp, Georgia|Tags: , |