This quest is perfect for summer and will get you out exploring Georgia's
waterways. Buy a membership card for $10 and have it punched after paddling
each of the six participating parks. Once you’ve finished, you’ll earn a Park
Paddlers Club t-shirt. Parks rent canoes and kayaks, so equipment isn’t
required -- plus beginners are welcome. If you’re the type who loves a
challenge, check out our Canyon Climbers and Muddy Spokes clubs as well.
Overnight guests at
Hard Labor Creek State Park in Rutledge can now enjoy beautifully renovated
cabins during their visits. Updated cabins have two bedrooms and two bathrooms,
and one is dog friendly. They feature screened porches, wooded views, cozy
fireplaces, flat-screen televisions, new furniture and spacious kitchens. Overnight
guests even enjoy free kayak tours during select events.
You can help Tallulah Gorge State Park in northeast Georgia be named the “Top Swimming Hole” in the country by USA Today. This is a gorgeous spot to cool off during summer. Free permits are required to hike down to the gorge floor and Bridal Veil Falls (also known as Sliding Rock). Only 100 permits are issued each day, and they often are gone by late morning. So, go early to the park's visitor center. For their own safety, dogs are not allowed in the gorge.