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On our quest to visit all of the Georgia State Parks we have discovered the diversity and unique nature of each state park site. Smithgall Woods is located in Helen, GA near the downtown area of Helen and Cleveland. The location is perfect for a day of hiking and wine tasting. CeNita Vineyards, Kaya Vineyard, Frogtown Cellars, Three Sisters Vineyard, Yonah Mountain Vineyards, Serenity Cellars, Habersham Wineries, and Cavender Creek Vineyards are all located nearby. Smithgall Woods is known primarily for its fishing; however, it also provides visitors with the opportunity to bike, hike, hunt, picnic, birdwatch, and engage in archery. We went with some friends to Smithgall Woods and went on a small hike. Most of the trails require a small hike on a paved road, which then leads to smaller trails. We hiked the short wetlands trail loop and found it to be relaxing and beautiful. The trail was slightly sloped and provided nice views. We found Smithgall Woods State Park to be a nice, relaxing state park to explore.

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