With spring just around the corner, many Georgians are beginning to think ahead to warmer weather and weekend escapes. The newly published “2016 Guide to Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites” is a handy resource for planning a spring break, summer vacation or family reunion. The free booklet is filled with tips on the best hiking trails, fishing spots, wedding venues and accommodations. It also includes new accommodations, such as yurts at Sweetwater Creek State Park near Atlanta and sportsman’s cabins at Laura S. Walker State Park near Waycross.
Produced annually by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the travel guide features colorful photos that make for a scenic “armchair tour” of the Peach State. For a free copy, call 1-800-864-7275 or stop by any Georgia State Park or State Historic Site. On online version can be found on GeorgiaStateParks.org. Outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs can keep up with the latest news and discounts by signing up for the park system’s e-newsletter at http://gastateparks.org/e-News.