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Fort McAllister State Park

This post contains affiliate links. Fort McAllister is known as the best preserved earthen work fort of the confederacy. It was attacked several times by Ironclads but did not fall until Sherman’s march to the sea. A civil war museum is also on sight and contains a dizzying amount of information. We started our visit […]

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Red Top Mountain State Park, Georgia

Red Top Mountain State Park is an easy day trip from Atlanta, GA. There are also ample camping and cabin rentals here if you’re looking for a longer getaway. We ventured up to Red Top Mountain on a spring weekday with perfect weather for some much needed outdoor time. We combined our visit with the […]

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Etowah Indian Mounds

The Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site in Cartersville Georgia is an easy half-day trip from Atlanta, GA. It is on the ancestral lands of the Mississippian peoples, whose dependents eventually became known as the Muskogee (Creek) Tribe. We combined it with a trip to Red Top Mountain State Park, for an all-day adventure just […]

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High Falls State Park, GA with Kids

High Falls State Park is a perfect stop for a quick hike and picnic on a drive through Georgia or a quick getaway from the city. High Falls State Park is about an hour outside of Atlanta. It is easily reachable and not terribly far off the highway. The park is divided by the Dam, […]

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Family Biking in Milton, FL

On a particularly lovely December day, we headed up to Milton, FL (about 30 min from Navarre) for a quick and easy family biking outing. The Blackwater Herritage State Trail runs through forest and the town of Milton, making it perfect for an outing. There are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat […]

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Fall Boating on the Emerald Coast

While we are not full-time boating people, we certainly are not immune to the charm of being out on the blue water of the Emerald Coast. Summer boating is full of finding a cove to swim in, tubing and generally just trying to beat the heat. Fall’s (slightly) cooler temperatures shouldn’t deter you from grabbing […]

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Alabama Safari Park

I’m on the fence about the Alabama Safari Park, not because we didn’t have a good time, but because I’m not sure how I feel about all these animals begging for food from cars. However, we went, so I want to tell you about it. It is not our first visit to a drive-through zoo. […]

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Providence Canyon State Park, Georgia

After evacuating the Florida Panhandle for Hurricane Sally we decided not to waste the drive home. We were already forced off our normal route due to washed out roads and overflowing rivers, so instead we plotted a route taking us mostly through Georgia, passing several of our favorite state parks. Jeff and I visited Providence […]

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