Notes for the Road: Walk Georgia Blog

Fall is Apple Pickin’ time!

Fall is the time of year when apples are perfect for picking. There are several places, mostly in north Georgia, where you can pick your own apples. Go online to find several you-pick locations. Next time you are at your local farmer’s market or grocery store, try an apple you’ve never…
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Understanding the Stress/Health Connection

Yoga at Forsyth Park, Savannah

Stress exists in your mind — but it’s also evident in your stomach, heart, muscles and even your toes. “In fact, stress may affect every cell in your body,” says Ronald Glaser, Ph.D., a researcher at Ohio State University Medical School.
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Go: Eclipse Options Abound Aug. 21

Eclipse

For the first time in nearly 40 years, our country will be in the path of a total solar eclipse. UGA and several Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites are directly in the path, or very near it, and will be hosting free viewing parties.
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July is National Blueberry Month!

Blueberries

Blueberries are consistently listed as one of the top ten superfoods. A superfood is a food that is rich in compounds considered beneficial to a person’s health. Buying, storing and freezing blueberries is a simple way to eat healthy while supporting Georgia farmers.
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Go: Be a Nature Navigator

map and compass

Using the skills park staff teach, a map and compass that the park provides, find 10 species of native trees in the park and get a prize! Native trees help provide needed green space and balance ecosystems with indigenous species that provide shade, conserve soil and water and absorb CO2.

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