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Kayaking the Toccoa River Canoe Trail in North Georgia

The Toccoa River Canoe Trail is a 13.8 mile route that goes from Deep Hole Recreation Area to Sandy Bottom Recreation Area in Blue Ridge, Georgia. This is a trip I’ve wanted to do since I first heard about it. I love this area of north Georgia, and I had a feeling this trip would… Continue reading Kayaking the Toccoa River Canoe Trail in North Georgia

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Camping at Sandy Bottoms on the Toccoa River in Blue Ridge, GA

This summer I plan to try kayak camping for the first time, so this weekend my daughter and I did a one-night scouting trip to a campsite on the banks of the Toccoa River in north Georgia. Sandy Bottoms Recreation Area marks the end of a different kind of trail, the Toccoa River Canoe Trail,… Continue reading Camping at Sandy Bottoms on the Toccoa River in Blue Ridge, GA

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Hiking the Pine Mountain Trail in Cartersville, GA

The Pine Mountain Trail is one of my favorite local trails. It has the kind of beautiful scenery that you would expect to have to drive further north to find. It has all of what I consider the Big 3 of a great hike- waterfalls, a view, and interesting terrain. (Granted, the waterfalls are tiny,… Continue reading Hiking the Pine Mountain Trail in Cartersville, GA

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Hiking Springer Mountain on the Appalachian Trail

I grew up in North Carolina and even though the Appalachian Trail runs through my state, I had never heard of it until college when a friend of mine hiked the whole thing with her dad. The entire trail runs from Georgia to Maine and is 2,181 miles long. When I moved to Georgia, I… Continue reading Hiking Springer Mountain on the Appalachian Trail