Day Trippin'

Day Trippin'

Jaunts, gems, and journeys within a day’s reach of Northeast Georgia

Roads Less Traveled: Black Rock Mountain

Perched high on the hills above Clayton lies Georgia's highest state park. With an elevation well above 3,000ft this park is home to fantastic...

Roads Less Traveled: Falling Water

What is it about falling water that is so inviting? Is it the sound? The colors? I certainly don't know, but I have been...

Begin 2022 with a “First Day Hike”

On New Year’s Day, park rangers across the country are inviting Americans to start 2022 with inspiring First Day Hikes. In Georgia’s State Parks...

5 Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites to visit on Veterans Day

Many of Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites are home to remnants of forts and earthworks dating back to the 17th century. At these...

Dahlonega’s Gold Rush Days Festival kicks off Saturday

Dahlonega's Gold Rush Days Festival, a weekend event in one of Georgia's favorite mountain towns, kicks off tomorrow for its 67th year. The Gold Rush...

Alpine Helen celebrates 50th Oktoberfest anniversary this fall

Practice your Polka and get ready for the Chicken Dance. . .Oktoberfest is almost here! Alpine Helen is gearing up for its biggest party of...

Chestatee Wildlife Preserve has zedonks, tigers, and bears – oh my!

These days, zoos are part of an ethical discussion about the rights of animals held in captivity. There are valid arguments on both sides....

Splash through the end of summer

With only a few weeks remaining before children go back to school, you may be looking for ideas of how to survive the last...

The urban sport of axe throwing

How in the world did axe throwing, something lumberjacks do in competition – along with other events like log rolling, speed pole climbing, and...

Helen’s Georgia Mountain Coaster

The last time I saw alpine sleds running on tracks in the summer, I was in Austria. The track moved straight down a large...

Lavender Lamb Farm: Last call to harvest lavender locally

Twenty-two years ago, when Susan and Herb Lamb relocated to Cleveland, Georgia, Susan dreamed of starting a lavender farm on their property. She researched...

Dodge City, Kansas: Once a wicked little town

Editor's Note: Dodge City, Kansas, is 1,100 miles northwest of Clarkesville, Georgia, and a good 18-hour long drive. It's more than a day trip,...