Do you have ‘Georgia on your mind?’ If you do, then it’s time to get in your vehicle and drive to these fun, outdoor locations and explore more. When we get too bogged down in our work lives, it takes away our passion. Passion comes alive through pleasure and reconnecting with our world.
The USA has great destinations for outdoor exploration, you just have to know where. Today, let’s visit Northern Georgia for some fun activities. We will start our adventures from around Winder, Georgia, so each destination is just about an hour to 2 hours close!
Ready to drive and then get out and explore the magnificent are of Northern Georgia? It’s time to get outdoors and indulge! Remember simple self-health days of mini travel are great for the soul, body, and mind! Turn off those smartphones (other than for directions) and pictures and let’s travel! We are off to a covered bridge, the highest mountain, and incredible parks!
5 Drive To Then Explore Destinations in Northern Georgia
What’s a better way to regain your focus than to get outdoors and reconnect with yourself? A drive to a destination that is not too far sets the scene, for what will become a great day. Driving is a time to enjoy music, wind whipping through your hair and scenery along the way.
Gaining composure and focus before you get to a destination just is something that happens without trying. Why? As you drive, you begin to let your mind roam, while your eyes are on the road and focused. You suddenly mentally prepare for what you are about to see, what will unfold before your eyes.
Pro Day Tripper Tip
You want nothing to go wrong on your short destination trip, so make sure to visit your Local Northern Georgia Dealership and get your tires rotated, oil, and brakes checked, regularly or 2x a year depending on your daily mileage! Now let’s go explore more!
1. Brasstown Bald
Want to get to the highest mountain in Georgia? How about 4784 feet above sea level? Drive to Brasstown Bald, about 2 hours from Winder, Georgia, as a point of reference. This is completely a Facebook Milestone moment right? You made it to the highest mountain and you should mark it with a photo! Snap those photos!
You are about to experience a view of 360° of Tennesee, Georgia, South Carolina, and the mountains of North Carolina, it’s gorgeous! As a note to remember, you will drive here then hike, like I said, drive then explore. There’s a shuttle bus to the top if you prefer a ride up, it’s a good time and nature at it’s best!
There’s nothing quite like a covered bridge. Covered bridges are classic pieces of days gone by allowing us to imagine how life was and then of course where we have come to. Our day and age is so different and construction has advanced, yet these covered timekeepers of the past are always set upon the perfect setting.
I can say I have never met a covered bridge I have been disappointed in. Generally, there are areas around to explore and relax in.
3. James H Floyd State Park
Here it’s time to hike, bike, picnic and just love on life. You are about 2 1/2 hours out of Winder, Georgia. Get ready to dominate 561 acres of this state park at the base of Taylor Ridge. Enjoy the spoils of the man-made lake, the pavilions for grilling and time that makes you one with the ambiance!
There are ducks, geese, multiple trails and of course canoeing and paddleboats too. Once you drive here, then its time to hit the ground running, literally! So much to do, how will you spend your day?
Marble Mine Trail is an easier to navigate trail so if you want to hike and not keel over from exhaustion, this is your trail!
4. Fort Yargo State Park
What’s better than being at a park? Being at a State Park. State Parks are so well-maintained and offer lovely surroundings. Have you visited Fort Yargo State Park? It’s a destination and maybe a weekend jaunt, rather than just a day!
Fort Yargo State Park is 1,816 acres large! It is actually in Winder, Georgia! If you love lakes, then get ready to enjoy a 260-acre lake that offers a public beach. You can rent canoes and have an enjoyable day!
5. Panola Mountain State Park
Here’s where you will see granite mountains and experience 2 lakes to love! It’s about hiking, biking, and absorbing in an abundance of positivity from the serene environment. It is about an hour and a half from the Winder, Georgia area.
You will enjoy some paved paths which makes walking a breeze. Picnic and enjoy the quiet environment. Additionally, bring water. What you will love about the park is the presence of Rangers, which is added security if you are alone and possibly tire or need help, always a worry! Further, there are guided tours, so don’t forget to take part in one! Great educational component.
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