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Georgia Dept. of Economic Development

Take an easy one-mile walk of the site of America’s first gold rush and be delightfully extended to two miles with the exploration of even more history and culture. Read more

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The Rivanna Trail and other walkways in and around Charlottesville, Virginia make for a rich and varied walk. Read more

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Capon Springs & Farms

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This other-era resort offers a getaway like few others, along with 10 miles of trails. Read more

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Sky Meadows

Leonard M. and Laurie M. Adkins

Being less than an hour’s drive away, Sky Meadows State Park became a favorite destination when Laurie and I were employed by George Mason University’s Outdoor Education Center. Read more

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Leonard M. and Laurie M. Adkins

The three options to explore north Georgia’s 1,200-foot-deep Tallulah Gorge offer every walker a chance to experience the drama of the falls. Read more

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Leonard & Laurie Adkins

With surprises ranging from a collection of bonsai trees to delicious lunch fare, the Asheville destination is pure pleasure. Read more

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Leonard and Laurie Adkins

Downtown Sevierville and the adjoining West Prong Greenway make for a walk that has ample connections to the town’s favorite daughter, along with many other treats. Read more

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Leonard Adkins

The little North Carolina town is one of the Appalachian Trail’s most-fun walk-through towns. And just beyond: A great viewpoint. Read more

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Leonard Adkins

This pleasant, flat walk combines out-in-the-woods with right-next-to town. Read more

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A few tidbits on the Ruby Falls expansion, Tweetsie Railroad milestones and more. Read more

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Leonard Adkins

The flat 9.6-mile rail-trail moves through contexts from urban to wooded, and is wonderfully customizable for distance and experience. Read more

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Leonard Adkins

Don’t have half a year to hike the full length of the Appalachian Trail? Consider these shorter and distinctive alternatives, able to be hiked in full in a week to a month or so. Read more

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This nine-mile hike includes a section about half that long that offers a serious aerobic challenge. Read more

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