La La Land Mommy: Brasstown Bald, Georgia (The Highest Point In Georgia)
Yesterday the kids and I were sitting at home while The Husband was out running an errand. Next thing I knew he called and asked us all to hurry and get dress. We know when he does this we are in for something good. We had no idea what he had planned but we hurried up and got dressed. I made sure to wear tennis shoes because we have been doing a bunch of outside activity lately. When we got in the car I noticed he put the name Brasstown Bald, Georgia in the GPS. I immediately got excited. We had never been there before and I love visiting new places. It is a two and a half hour drive from where we live and is located in North Georgia. I have fallen in love with this area. There is always something amazing to see in North Georgia.
We finally pulled into this place called Brasstown Bald visiting center. That’s when I realized we were at Brasstown Bald State Park. On our way up we had passed some beautiful scenery as you can expect to when driving in North Georgia. The drive up is steep. Actually so is the ride down. So if you have an older car you want to be careful. Admission to this particular park is $5 for 16 and older. Then 15 and under are free. Bring cash or you can pay by credit card in the store Basstown bald visitor center. When we got out the car that’s when The Husband told us he had brought us to visit the highest point in Georgia. It has an elevation of 4,784. We were in awe. Well at that point we were at the bottom of where the highest point was. There are two ways you can get up and down this area. You can either walk up which I am told is very steep or you can take a shuttle. This time we opted to take the shuttle up. The shuttle comes around every ten minutes. Once we got to the top we headed for the observation tower. From the top of the observation tower you can look at four different states. They are Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
The kids really enjoyed looking at everything. You basically have no choice but to enjoy all of the beauty around you. We all got to look at a closer view of the area through a pair of binoculars a volunteer offered us.
After we looked at the view from every point that we could imagine we headed inside the small museum that is there. Here you can learn more about the history of Brass Bald, the people who lived there, and the animals. What I love about the museum is they give kids the option to do a scavenger hunt to earn a prize. The scavenger hunt is not difficult at all but it makes it fun to visit while learning. Nishe’ loved doing the scavenger hunt. There is also a talking statue of Ranger Arthur Woody a man who brought deer back to the area. He tells of his life in Brasstown Bald and the history of it. He also built Brasstown Bald Tower.
We ended our visit by walking back down. I highly suggest bringing your own water when you visit otherwise you will pay $2 for a bottle in the store. Brasstown Bald is a great family outing. I think everyone will love to see the amazing views. Children and adults alike will be intrigued to know that they are looking at different states. The scavenger hunt will encourage kids to learn even more. Plus you get some great exercise if you walk the trail up to the tower. . I highly recommend visiting with your family.