Friday, May 20, 2016

Georgia State Parks to Launch New Adventure Dog Club

Do you remember when we went to Tallulah Gorge State Park in Georgia last year? We enjoyed our four days camping and hiking and Oz had a great time with us.

Oz in Tallulah Gorge Georgia State Park

Georgia State Parks have always been dog-friendly making them some of the most scenic places to enjoy an adventure with your furry best friend. Many of the parks even host “Bark in the Park” dog hikes where you can go on a ranger-led adventure with your dog.

Starting in June, Georgia State Parks will launch their 
newest dog-walking club, “Tails on Trails”.

The Tails on Trails Club will challenge hikers and their dogs to hike seven designated trails at seven different State Parks. The best part, anyone can join – Georgia residents and visitors alike. To join, hikers and their dogs can purchase a $15 Tails on Trails membership card at any participating park office or by calling the number located on the Tails on Trails Club page here.

Georgia State Parks Tails on Trails dog-walking club starts June 2016

Each time you complete one of the designated trails you need to get your membership card punched by the park ranger. Upon completion of all seven trails, you can turn in your membership card (it gets returned to you) so you can get your well-earned prizes. Dogs earn a bandana and their owners earn a t-shirt. There is no time limit to finish the all the trails so take your time to enjoy all that each one has to offer.

The seven designated trails for the Tails on Trails Club are:

Fort Mountain State Park Lake Trail – a 1.1 mile stretch of Fort Mountain’s Lake Trail that takes you through the forest and a serene creek valley;

F.D. Roosevelt State Park Mountain Creek Trail – a 3.2 mile loop on the gentle, rolling mountains;

Don Carter State Park Woodland Loop and Lakeview Loop Trails – a combined 1.5 mile hike around Lake Lanier;

Sweetwater Creek State Park Red Trail (2 mile loop) and White Trail (5.2 mile loop) – both lead to the ruins from the New Manchester Manufacturing Company;

High Falls State Park Falls Trail – a 1.5 mile loop along the Towliga River and through hilly forest that ends at a waterfall;

Fort McAllister State Park Redbird Creek Trail – a 3.1 mile loop under the cover of Spanish Moss through salt marshes and coastal wetlands; and

Red Top Mountain State Park White Tail Trail – a 1 mile loop through a hardwood forest to a beautiful overlook of Lake Allatoona.

Dogs and their owners must follow Georgia State Parks rules for traveling with your dog including having dogs on a maximum 6 foot leash when in the parks.

Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites

We sure wish Florida State Parks would create a club like this. We would be sure to join - gosh, we would even volunteer to help get it going. Anyways, since we had such a great time at Tallulah Gorge State Park, we are definitely considering joining the Georgia State Parks Tails on Trails Club.

If you camp or RV, do you ever visit Georgia? 
Would you consider joining the Tails on Trails Club to add 
a little challenge into your dog-friendly adventures?







21 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE this idea. Wish we had something like that up here. It would be great if Tails on Trails became a national program. Sadly, I have never been to Georgia (aside from trips through the Atlanta airport).

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  2. I love this idea... and yes... I would like to visit Georgia... wow how Bacon would look if I would ring on his door :o)

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  3. That is such a good idea and sounds like so much fun for peeps and for the dogs.. We would have loved to have done something like that when we had dogs. So good for the dogs to get out like that too. You all have a great week end.

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  4. What a grreat idea!

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  5. Oh I luffs to be over there wandering around ALL those parks!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  6. We've been through Georgia many times, but don't usually stop except to get some food. You look like a real camper in that first photo.

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  7. Parks are the most fun or so I hear. I don't go but my peeps love them!
    PS Maggie and Cammie are all hyped up over those fine looking malamute movies you sent them
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  8. oMD Oz... you will have a BLAST going to all those parks... and WE will get to see all the fun you have... WHEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee SPRING SUMMER and FALL are the bestest times of the year!!! Get your PARK on, Oz!!!

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  9. That's so cool! One of my nieces lives in Georgia; I'll have to make sure she knows about this!
    Cammie!
    PS: When you have time, make sure you see our blog today! Oh, is that Malamute in the movies HANDSOME!!!!

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  10. We have never camped outside of Idaho, well I have never camped really, but Bailey & Hazel have
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  11. This is the coolest idea ever to include dogs in family outdoor vacations. I love this idea! Hopefully, other states will follow Georgia's example.

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  12. I'm surprised Oregon doesn't have something like this! Great idea.

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  13. Wow, that sounds absolutely wonderful!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  14. This news makes me happy!
    love
    tweedles

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  15. We love staying in Georgia! We usually stay at the Coastal Georgia RV Park in Brunswick...easy access to all the islands.

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  16. What a cool idea. More states should take note and implement similar programs. What a great way to get people out hiking with their dogs!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  17. Come on up and we'll hit all the trails together! What fun!

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  18. Very cool, get out and hike.

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  19. I would love to join this! State and national parks are usually so not dog friendly, this is a great idea. I wonder if Rocco Silver knows about it? Love Dolly

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