Photo courtesy of GA State Parks, Ft. Mountain State Park
Georgia State Parks Muddy Spokes Club offers bikers the opportunity to advance from easy, paved trails to difficult mountain terrain. Muddy Spokes members complete bike trails at 11 different Georgia parks across the state as they progress. Find the easiest trails at Mistletoe State Park and Panola Mountain State Park, intermediate trails at Red Top Mountain State Park, and some of the hardest at Fort Mountain State Park or Tallulah Gorge State Park. Ask about Muddy Spokes membership at a participating park.
If you’ve never camped before or don’t have camping gear, don’t let that stop you. Several parks offer rustic yurts (a cross between a tent and a cabin). You’ll find a First Time Campers Program at participating parks. You can borrow a family-sized tent and equipment. A park ranger will even help you set it up, provide some basic instructions and answer all your questions so you can get comfortable and enjoy the great, outdoor experience. Georgia State Parks camping loyalty program offers every 10th night free. The more you stay, the more you save.
Each State Park has unique hiking paths. Some paths lead to breath-taking waterfalls, others lead a early riser to a beautiful sunrise. There are ADA accessible walking paths easy on wheelchairs and others that will give relaxed workout. Check out your options at www.gastateparks.org.
We’ll be adding more fun things to do as summer 2016 approaches, so stay tuned!