Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

GO: F.D. Roosevelt State Park + Summer Splash Celebration!

Dowdell's Knob

This Labor Day weekend, head over to Georgia’s largest state park – F.D. Roosevelt State Park! The park is named for former U.S. President Roosevelt, who often visited nearby Warm Springs. The president also picnicked at Dowdell’s Knob, and a life-size sculpture of Roosevelt now welcomes hikers to the overlook….
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Recipe: Peanut Snack Mix

Peanut Snack Mix

This week’s recipe features Georgia’s official state crop: peanuts! The state is the number one producer of peanuts in the United States, providing more than 45 percent of the country’s peanut crop each year. These little legumes are a powerful source of monounsaturated fats – the type of fat that…
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Is motivation “ruff” for you? Look to your dog!

Dog with CocaCola ball

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services established guidelines in 2008 that state, at minimum, adults need 150 minutes of physical activity per week. However, 52 percent of American adults don’t get enough physical activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  More than half of the…
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Go: Elijah Clark State Park + Archery!

Beginner's Archery

Clarks Hill Lake is one of the largest lakes in the Southeast. Also known as Lake Strom Thurmond, it is a reservoir in the Savannah River Basin. On its western shore lies Elijah Clark State Park. So named for frontiersman and Georgia’s Revolutionary War hero, Elijah Clark. The 447-acre park…
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Recipe: Dirty Rice with Field Peas

Rice and Field Peas

This week we’re focusing on a crop that’s harvested between May and October in Georgia – field peas! Field peas have been used in the South for over three hundred years. They were first grown in the rice and corn fields to add nitrogen back into the soil. These crops…
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Move More, Live More with Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go

By Keishon Thomas Macon-Bibb County Extension Agent During the past several weeks, a new technology craze has invaded our towns and cities – Pokémon Go. People are wandering around aimlessly looking at their phones. So Walk Georgians, let’s understand this new trend, and at the same time educate ourselves about…
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GO: Tugaloo State Park + Hidden Gems Hike!

Sunset on Lake Hartnell

On the shores of Lake Hartwell lies Tugaloo State Park. Known for its spectacular views of the lake, the park is a popular camping site. The 393-acre park offers a well quipped playground, miniature gold, a swim beach with a bath house, and many scenic picnic areas. The hiking trails…
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