View from the Hike Inn

3 Places to Enjoy a Digital Detox

Step away from the mobile devices and enjoy a digital detox at these adventurous destinations in Georgia that are sure to keep you active and entertained!

Hike Inn, Dawsonville

The Hike Inn at Amicalola Falls in Dawsonville, Georgia

The Hike Inn at Amicalola Falls in Dawsonville, Georgia

Deep within the mountain forest of Amicalola Falls State Park, the Len Foote Hike Inn welcomes backcountry hikers to a unique retreat. The eco-friendly lodge in Dawsonville consists of bunk rooms that sleep up to three people, a fully loaded game room, delicious meals and spectacular sunrise views. A fantastic 5-mile hike is the only way in to Hike Inn! Enjoy an eco-tour of the facility, a self-guided nature trail, and quick access to the Appalachian Trail Approach Trail that leads to Springer Mountain.

Jekyll Island Campground

Jekyll Island beach. Photo by Candy Cook

Jekyll Island beach. Photo by Candy Cook

Set up camp near the beach on gorgeous Jekyll Island! An incredibly affordable beach vacation, Jekyll Island boasts an amazing variety of things to do. The Jekyll Island Campground caters to RVs and tent campers within walking distance of the beautifully dramatic Driftwood Beach. Much of the island is protected, with nature trails and wildlife viewing areas dotting the salt marsh and maritime forest. Dive in to hands-on discovery at Tidelands Nature Center and the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, make a splash at Summer Waves Waterpark, and build sandcastles at the seashore!

Chehaw Park, Albany

Exotic animals at Chehaw Park in Albany, Georgia

Exotic animals at Chehaw Park in Albany, Georgia

A zoo full of wild animals set among 700 acres of conservation land in Albany, Chehaw is nature's playground! There's so much to do, you'll want to spend the night at the campground, catering to RVs and tents, or rent a camper cabin with a kitchen. Meet a variety of local and exotic species in the accredited zoo. Unique features include an African Veldt ride to view animals roaming in natural herds, a boardwalk leading into the mysterious Alligator Swampland, and several endangered species. Explore the park grounds on the Wiregrass Express train ride, looping mountain bike trails, and an 18-basket disc golf course.

Published: May 2017