Take a Winter Hike in 2019

Take a Winter Hike in 2019: Hiking – It’s the outdoor activity that virtually anyone can participate in and studies show that it does great things for the heart, mind and body.

 

Take a Winter Hike in 2019:

Bridal Veil Falls and Beechwood Inn Gayle DarughAccording to WebMD, hiking is a powerful cardio workout that can lower your risk of heart disease, improve your blood pressure and build muscle strength among other things.  Rabun County has some of the most stunning trails in the Georgia high country, according to Atlantatrails.com. With several state parks, waterfalls, lakes and even the Appalachian Trail, Rabun County has something to offer for hikers of all ages and abilities. Here’s a list of Rabun’s Hiking Trails and  North Georgia’s Top 10 Trails with complete trail info and maps on Atlantatrails.com.

Why not start Off 2019 With a First Day Hike? Many of Georgia’s state parks, including Tallulah Gorge State Park, Hardman Farm Historic Site, Smithgall Woods State Park , and Unicoi State Park, are offering First Day Hikes on January 1, 2019 as a way to get folks outdoors. Several trails at many of these parks are also wheelchair or limited mobility accessible. AccessibleNature.info provides more details about Georgia’s accessible hiking trails. For the seasoned or more adventurous hikers, there’s the Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike on January 21, 2019 at Tallulah Gorge State Park that attracts avid hikers, bridge fans and moon gazers alike.

If you’re new to hiking, it’s important to be prepared for it. The American Hiking Society offers “Hiking 101”, an online resource for everything you need to know and do before heading out. So, if your New Year’s Resolution is to get more active and fit in 2019 consider taking a hike, and make the Northeast Georgia Mountains your incredibly scenic destination. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

Don’t forget to book your visit with Beechwood Inn to enjoy your winter hike in 2019 in the North Georgia Mountains.