Blue Ridge, Georgia, Celebrates Fall with Hands-on Experiences

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Scenic drives, color-infused hikes, train rides along the riverside and more make for an unforgettable season Stop trying to savor the season via a spiced latte and, instead, dive into experiences that capture autumn’s true essence–all while making memories that last in Blue Ridge, Georgia, about 90 minutes north of Atlanta via I-575. Make trails Grab […]

Reinvent the Concept of Getting Away at Barnsley Resort

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Feel worlds away, less than an hour from Atlanta Situated on the storybook site of an 1840s Southern estate, Barnsley Resort is where history, outdoor adventure and Southern comfort magically come together as one. Not far from downtown Cartersville and easily accessible, just 60 miles north of Atlanta and south of Chattanooga, this 3,000-acre, dog-friendly […]

Winter Wonderland: Top 10 Cold Weather To-Dos in Ellijay, Georgia

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From cozy wineries to a Black Bear Plunge, find warm inspiration for experiencing this North Georgia destination When Jack Frost comes nipping at your nose, make plans to bundle up in beautiful Ellijay, Georgia, where both forests and fireplaces beckon, about 80 miles north of Atlanta and 65 miles from Chattanooga, Tennessee. 1.) Snuggle up […]

Beyond the Pumpkin: Autumn in Cartersville, Georgia

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Arts, crafts, alpacas and a brand-new option for getting away from it all make for an autumn escape to remember This fall, make the most of the season with four fall festivals, alpacas, hiking and a restorative escape to Barnsley Garden’s new Inn—all in Cartersville-Bartow County, Georgia, conveniently located 45 miles north of Atlanta via […]

Couples Get Away to Blue Ridge, Georgia

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Rejuvenate with spa treatments, sips and suds and exceptional bites Escape with your special someone to Blue Ridge, Georgia, about 90 minutes north of Atlanta via I-575, and sooth the soul with spa treatments, food, vineyard and brewery tours. Start your tour Coming in Fall 2017, Bear Claw Vineyard’s will offer Chardonnay, Vidal Blanc, Cabernet […]

Plan a last chance summer vacation in Blue Ridge, Georgia

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Zip over the mountainside, catch rapids, mine for precious gems and take adventure to new heights in this North Georgia destination Soak up the last bit of summer with a getaway to Blue Ridge, Georgia, just 90 minutes north of Atlanta via I-575. Cool off in the river, embark on an aerial adventure, dig for […]

Tasty Bites in Sumter County 

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You may have had Southern food on your travels, but you haven’t really experienced it until you’ve tasted the flavors of Sumter County, Georgia, located in west-central Georgia, convenient to I-75, three hours south of Atlanta, and only two hours north of I-10, an ideal stopping point when en route to Florida. Bring your stretchy pants to indulge in […]

Events: Save the Date

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Located three hours south of Atlanta, Americus and Sumter County, Georgia are the perfect stopover for road trips in any direction. And if you plan your trip just right, visitors can experience the unique local events and festivals that the community has to offer. They’re as diverse as a craft beer festival popular with the […]

Shop Local in Sumter County, Georgia

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From local organics and antiquities to glass-blown works of art, shopping in Sumter County is a one-of-a-kind experience.  You’ll be surprised at the diversity of uncommon items that can be found in the county’s small towns ranging from organic bath products to local antiques. First Friday is the perfect time to explore, when the businesses of […]

The Artsy Side of Americus 

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When you think of glassblowing arts hubs, Murano, Corning, and Seattle may come to mind, but Americus, located in west-central Georgia, convenient to I-75, three hours south of Atlanta and only two hours north of I-10, an ideal stopping point when en route to Florida, is also on the list. A professor at Georgia Southwestern State University started the […]

Sumter County Celebrates Big Anniversaries 

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Windsor Hotel: The icon of downtown Americus celebrated its 125th anniversary in June 2017. Originally built in 1892 to draw in visitors traveling south, the Victorian hotel has hosted guests like Al Capone and President Carter. It was donated to the city in 1978 and reopened in 1991. Locals love to hang out at Floyd’s Pub and the hotel even has […]

7 Must See Americus and Sumter County Landmarks 

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Sumter County, located in west-central Georgia, convenient to I-75, three hours south of Atlanta and only two hours north of I-10, an ideal stopping point when en route to Florida, is made up of a number of unique small towns, but Americus is the largest. Here, you’ll find a historic (and maybe haunted!) hotel, independently owned shops and restaurants, […]

Entrepreneurial spirit in Sumter County: Home Grown. World Renowned.

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Big dreams and a love for their community has brought the entrepreneurial spirit to the small towns of Sumter County, Georgia, located in west-central Georgia, convenient to I-75, three hours south of Atlanta and only two hours north of I-10, an ideal stopping point when en route to Florida. Most think of larger cities for businesses, but the […]

History & Human Rights 

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The communities of Georgia’s Sumter County, located in west-central Georgia, convenient to I-75, three hours south of Atlanta and only two hours north of I-10, an ideal stopping point when en route to Florida, have a long and complex history dating back to the 1800s. On this land, soldiers young and old died to defend their homeland and in hope […]

#MadeInAmericus  

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The art of the craft is found in Sumter County, Georgia, located in west-central Georgia, convenient to I-75, three hours south of Atlanta and only two hours north of I-10, an ideal stopping point when en route to Florida, where it’s more than just following trends. The people and companies here in this farming community dream big and create […]