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Along the Alabama border, in the middle of Georgia, is F.D. Roosevelt State Park. The park is the largest in Georgia’s state park system and is known for the extensive backpacking opportunities the park provides. The park has 40 miles of trails and a well-known 23 mile trail called the Pine Mountain trail. When we visited, we didn’t hike any specific trail and instead just parked at one of the trail heads and then just hiked along the Pine Mountain trail for a bit. We hiked along the top ridge, creating exquisite views. The views were the Alabama mountains, which are quite breathtaking, so we enjoyed our short hike.

Besides extensive hiking trails, the park is also known for several structures and sites that were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The park offers fishing, boating, picnicking, swimming, birding, horseback riding, kayaking, and canoeing. Besides a variety of activities, the park has the opportunity to camp or stay in a cottage for a weekend away exploring nature. Near the park is Roosevelt’s Little White House, which we definitely recommend taking a short trip to visit. Overall, we enjoyed seeing a new Georgia State Park and exploring the Alabama/Georgia border.

 

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