Monday, August 29, 2011

Amicalola Falls State Park

Last weekend, while visiting my sister-in-law in Atlanta, she took us to see Amicalola Falls State Park in the mountains of Northeast Georgia. We didn't make it up there early enough to go birding but the falls were incredibly impressive and the views from the top were spectacular!

We parked down at the bottom of the falls near the Visitor Center and hiked up to the top where the lodge is. It starts out as an easy hike through the woods near a rushing creek with some small falls.


The first set of steps takes you up to the base of the largest part of this cascading falls.

Me on the bridge below the falls


By the time you reach the top of the falls, you have covered 607 steps! Although it's a lot of work, the view from the top is worth the effort!

I will definitely be back to this park sometime when I am in Atlanta again and hope to have the chance to stay at the lodge. As an added bonus, I spotted a Mississippi Kite shortly after leaving the park to drive back to Atlanta!

-Rob

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