Animals in the field at White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia

White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia

Take a Culinary Road Trip in South Georgia

Pick berries, stock up on Southern staples and more on a scenic drive on Georgia Grown Trail 37.

Looking for a culinary road trip highlighting South Georgia? Then the Georgia Grown Trail 37 is the one for you! Georgia's State Road 37 has officially become Georgia Grown Trail 37, whose focus is to spotlight the ever-growing agritourism in South Georgia. You can spend the day (or two) harvesting produce at you-pick farms, and even go hunting and stay the night at family-owned lodges like The Ford Farm in Lakeland.

Georgia's agricultural mural on grain silos in Colquitt, Georgia. Photo by @benjamingalland
Agricultural mural in Colquitt, Georgia. Photo by @benjamingalland

Survey the landscape

There are 157 miles of scenic highway to cruise, running east to west from Homerville, midway between Waycross and Valdosta, across I-75 to Moultrie, taking a northwest turn in Camilla and ending up at Fort Gaines, just below the Walter F. George Dam right at the Alabama line. Georgia Grown Trail 37 runs through nine South Georgia counties: Clay, Calhoun, Baker, Mitchell, Colquitt, Cook, Berrien, Lanier and Clinch. Each county has its own unique agriculture, making each a culinary hot spot and the perfect place for the entire family to visit.

Rows of grapevines at Still Pond Vineyard & Winery in Arlington, Georgia.
Still Pond Vineyard & Winery in Arlington, Georgia

Tour wineries

Wine connoisseurs are in for a culinary treat! Trail 37 has many vineyards and wineries specializing in fruit-based wines, like muscadine, strawberry and even watermelon. So, make sure to leave enough time during your trip to tour one of the vineyards and sample award-winning South Georgia wines. Local wineries include Horse Creek Winery, Gin Creek or Still Pond Vineyard, Winery & Distillery, the only farm winery and distillery in the Southeast United States that produces regional wines and distills craft spirits.

Two children at White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia. Photo by @aleemorrisonlink
White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia. Photo by @aleemorrisonlink

Take farm tours

If farming and fresh produce is more your speed, then sign up for one of the many farm tours Trail 37 has to offer. For a unique farm tour, contact Georgia Olive Farms to see one of the few olive farms right here in Georgia, or White Oak Pastures to see (and sample) grassfed beef and pastured poultry.

Bring your appetite

There is no shortage of great food along Trail 37 or restaurants using Georgia Grown products. Dine in for a hot "home cooked" meal at restaurants that highlight local and regional products on their menus. Hometown Bar and Grill in Moultrie serves everything from burgers and steaks to enchiladas and stir fry. You can also dine while enjoying the great outdoors at The Pilot House Grille Restaurant at George T. Bagby State Park.

Items for sale at Georgia Olive Farms in Lakeland, Georgia
Georgia Olive Farms in Lakeland, Georgia

Shop for Georgia specialties

Interested in taking some South Georgia goodness home with you? Then you are in luck because Trail 37 offers over 100 specialty food stores. Take home a couple of pounds of pecans from Little Duck Farms. At Southern Grace Farms you can pick your own berries, buy fresh peanuts, and even take home one of their Georgia Grown gift baskets stocked with South Georgia’s best.

Whether you decide to drive 7 or all 157 miles of Georgia Grown Trail 37, you will enjoy mile after mile of hospitality from South Georgia’s agritourism destinations.

Published: January 2024
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