Welcome to our Hiking and Biking site. Follow us as we hike and bike our way around Georgia and sometimes venture into other states. Check out the trails we have hiked and campsites for helpful information.
We also enjoy camping and post our trips on RV Home on the Road. We travel with our two cats, Savannah Rose and Dakota Blue so we'll include them in our pictures.
THE FEDERAL SENIOR PASS America The Beautiful
This is a must if you are a US Citizen or permanent resident and 62 or older. This used to be called the Golden Age Pass but now it's America the Beautiful Federal Senior Pass.
This pass may be obtained in person at a federal recreation site for $10 or through the mail using this application form. The cost of obtaining a Senior Pass through the mail is twenty dollars ($20). Ten ($10) for the Senior Pass and ten ($10) for processing the application. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship.
You will receive a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services. It will not cover special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.
PETS RXercise PROGRAM
Georgia State Parks have teamed up with Georgia Veterinary Medical Association to make healthy living a bit more fun for you and your pet.
Turn in your "prescription" to a participating veterinarian for a free ParkPass for the day.
FIRST TIME CAMPERS
If you've never camped before or don’t have camping gear, don’t let that stop you. 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.
APPALACHIAN TRAIL: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
This would be a great time of year to hike this National Scenic Trail. There are 2,200 miles but you can hike a small section within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and see beautiful fall foliage. Drive to the parking area at Newfound Gap and take the Appalachian Trail to Indian Gap. This is a fantastic 3.4 mile round trip hike. What a way to spend an afternoon!
TUGALOO STATE PARK
Go “glamping” in style when you stay at one of the new yurts at this park on Lake Hartwell. They rent for $70 and sleep 6. Inside you’ll find furniture, a heater and outlets. Outside you’ll find a grill, picnic table, fire ring and deck. Hot showers are just a short walk away.