While Atlanta is exciting, after a couple of years of living here we got into a rut. Luckily, we discovered Explore Georgia on Twitter and got inspired to explore .This year, as our resolution, we have decided to get out of our rut and truly see what Georgia has to offer.
Living in the Atlanta area, sometimes it is easy to forget how close natural sights are. Sweetwater Creek was the first sight we decided to explore, and on every visit we see something new. It offers beautiful Civil War-era ruins, trails of various difficulties, rapids and small waterfalls. Sweetwater Creek is absolutely beautiful and relaxing. You completely forget you are so close to the city: you feel like you are in your own world.
“Hunger Games” fans would be interested to know that many of the outdoor scenes in District 13 (from “Mockingjay – Part 1″ were shot here. The visitor center also has some great exhibits about area wildlife, the Civil War and the cotton mill ruins. This park offers so much. It’s a must-visit!
Sweetwater Creek State Park
1750 Mt. Vernon Road
Lithia Springs, GA 30122
Hours: 7 a.m. – Sunset
Admission: $5 parking (annual parking passes available)
All photos by Stefanie Barber
Our names are Stefanie and Adam and we are a married couple who grew up in Augusta. After graduating from college, we both set our sights on the big city of Atlanta to further grow in our careers and lives. During the week we maintain our respective careers. The weekends, however, are spent exploring all that Georgia has to offer – every hidden gem and fascinating locale. We run StefanieandAdam.com to share our exciting adventures and explorations with the world.