Warm Springs, GA: Nearby Attractions

Pine Mountain, Georgia is full of exciting attractions that capture the imagination. Mountain Top Inn and Resort offers a variety of indoor and outdoor activities that are both exclusive to the season, and also ideal in all conditions. The seasonal swimming pool is our summer attraction, and with the magnificent mountainous surroundings, you’ll see why.

Hike splendid trails to breathtaking waterfalls, engage your adventurous spirit with white-water rafting, and zip lining at Callaway Gardens, or simply disappear into the woods and discover your inner child.

Whatever pace suits you, embrace the summer sun at the Mountaintop Inn and Resort.

During the cooler seasons, horseback riding is commonly seen as the outdoor activity of choice, as the transition into Spring and changing of leaves lessen stress and stimulate the brain that result in positive emotions. The Warm Springs Winery allow you to indulge in the essence of the South, and ge experience a winery that features wines made from local muscadine grapes

FDR Park Hiking on Pine Mountain Trail

Quiet woods, sparkling streams, misty waterfalls, rock outcroppings, varied forest, scenic overlooks, deer and turkey await your discovery. Just follow the blazes (6″ by 2 ½” rectangles painted on trees).  Mileage markers assist the hiker. Wooden location and mileage signs have been placed at each road crossing, trail head, junction, campsite, and at all named parking lots and trailheads. The Pine Mountain Trail offers clear crisp views of distant ridges in winter, with occasional snowfall. In the summer there are lush green ferns and lowland flowers. Wild flowers are abundant and in spring you will find flowering dogwood, native azalea, mountain laurel and rhododendron. Fall brings bright and beautiful leaves of hickory, oak, dogwood and maple, which change from day to day.

In addition to the 23-mile main trail there are seven loops formed by connecting trails. In 2006, Pine Mountain Trail Association volunteers started and completed the  last addition : the 2.4 mile White Candle Trail section, which combined with the Beaver Pond Trail forms the newest loop, the 3.4 mile East End Loop. Near GA 190, the White Candle Trail passes through a section of old long leaf pines that FDR had planted in 1930. A historical marker nearby on GA 190 tells about the area.

  • Mountain Creek Nature Trail Loop (3.2 miles)
  • Overlook Loop (3.4 miles)
  • Dowdell Knob Loop (4.3 miles)
  • Wolfden Loop (6.7 miles)
  • Long Leaf Loop (6.9 miles)
  • Big Poplar Loop (7.8 miles)
  • East End Loop (3.4 miles)

Sixteen designated  back-country/backpacking campsites are also located at various places a short distance off the trails.

https://www.pinemountaintrail.org/about-the-trail.html

 

 

 

FDR’s Little White House

Now a National Historic Landmark, Franklin Delano Roosevelt built the Little White House in 1932 while governor of New York, prior to being inaugurated as president in 1933. He first came to Warm Springs in 1924 hoping to find a cure for the infantile paralysis (polio) that had struck him in 1921. Swimming in the 88-degree, buoyant spring waters brought him no miracle cure, but it did bring improvement. During FDR’s presidency and the Great Depression, he developed many New Deal Programs (such as the Rural Electrification Administration) based upon his experiences in this small town.

While posing for a portrait on April 12, 1945, FDR suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and died a short while later. Today, the “Unfinished Portrait” is featured in a museum that showcases many exhibits, including FDR’s 1938 Ford convertible with hand controls, his Fireside Chats playing over a 1930s radio, his stagecoach and a theater. Visitors can tour FDR’s home, which has been carefully preserved very much as he left it, the servants and guest quarters, and the nearby pools complex that first brought the future president to Warm Springs. Selected as a “Readers Choice” site in Georgia Magazine nine times.

 

https://gastateparks.org/LittleWhiteHouse

Warm Springs Winery

At The Warm Springs Winery, we truly believe that making a superior wine begins on the farm. The wines we produce are unique and capture the essence of the South. Our fruit comes straight from the fertile soil of Georgia, where we maintain a focus on growing the finest quality fruits, harvested at peak ripeness. This allows us to provide you with a unique fruit wine that is straight from our farm to your table, robust in flavor and intense aroma. Come by to enjoy a tasting of the finest fruit wines in the Southeast, and learn all about how our delectable fruit wine is produced.

With a new tasting room at the farm in Woodbury. With a large bar and indoor and outdoor seating, overlooking the peach orchards, its a perfect space to gather with friends! While you’re there, be sure to visit the farm market next door for a variety of produce and homemade ice cream!

Roosevelt Stables

Saddle up for a horseback riding adventure up the mountains and through the valleys at F.D.R. State Park. Ride to the top of the mountain as you explore our beautiful park.

  • Located inside the 9,049-acre state park, the stables are just three miles from Callaway Gardens.
  • Trail rides of various lengths are available, as well as rides coupled with lunch or an overnight trip under the stars.
  • 28 miles of trails are available for riders of all skill levels.
  • Birthday parties, corporate parties and scout groups.
  • Pony Rides
  • Reservations preferred
  • Ages 6 and older ride their own mounts
  • All skill levels welcome

Callaway Gardens

Callaway Resort & Gardens offers four seasons of adventure, relaxation, and fun in Mother Nature’s breathtaking landscape. Take in the vibrant azalea blossoms of Spring exploring 2,500 spectacular acres, filled with hiking and bike trails and world-class golf. Laze the Summer days away or try your hand at water sports on Robin Lake, featuring the world’s largest man-made white sand beach. Enjoy a Fall getaway playing in a corn maze during Pumpkins at Callaway, marveling at wildlife experiences, relaxing at the spa, or spending a quiet day fishing. And end the year with Christmas at Callaway, including Fantasy In Lights, a National Geographic-acclaimed light display.

Wild Animal Safari

How often is it that you get to visit a wildlife zoo and actually have physical contact with the animals? Visitors to the Wild Animal Safari park, Georgia, can touch, and even feed the exotic animals while choosing between taking their own transportation, using the complimentary tour bus, or riding on the wild side in a custom-made zebra van.

WASF founder Ron Snider ensures the meticulous care of each special animal, while gaining the lifelong love and appreciation for nature from the young visitors to the park.

he main attraction, the drive-thru park, is a 3.5-mile trail. There are no cages—the animals roam freely and may even approach your group.

The park is 300 acres and is home to 75 animal species. Many visitors have a blast meeting our animal friends, and their experiences are full of laughter. Our animal park provides a fun time for visitors of all ages.

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Whitewater Columbus

Nothing is quite as exhilarating as white water rafting. Whether you are a beginner or more seasoned adventurer, White Water Express has a guided trip that will leave your heart racing. With options for families and groups, this is the ultimate team building experience.

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Springer Opera House

The nationally known Springer Opera House is the finest house between Washington and New Orleans. The Springer is one of America’s most vibrant professional theater companies and is extremely popular with musicals, plays, operas, and much more.

 

Historic Banning Mills Zip Lining Adventures

An adventure resort in Whitesburg, GA (about 45 min. from Atlanta). Holds the world record for the longest zip line canopy tour and tallest free-standing rock wall in the world (yes, that is two certified Guinness world records)! Adventure options include zip lining, aerial adventures, kayaking, Eco-Spider ATV tours, hiking trails with suspension bridges, horseback riding, summer camps, team building, meeting spaces, birds of prey nature shows, and special events. Historic Banning Mills is a public 501(c)(3) conservation and retreat center with a mission to preserve the unique and pristine ecosystems of the Snake Creek Gorge and Chattahoochee watershed areas, as well as the extensive history of the Banning Mills township and gorge areas.

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Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium is an entertaining, intriguing and educational experience for guests of all ages. While promoting a fun and enjoyable learning experience, the Aquarium instills in its guests a new appreciation for the world’s aquatic biodiversity.

Six Flags Over Georgia

Six Flags Over Georgia is a 290-acre (1.2 km2) theme park located in Mableton, Georgia. Opened in 1967, it is the second park in the Six Flags chain following the original Six Flags Over Texas, which opened in 1961.

Six Flags Over Georgia is one of three parks in the Six Flags chain to have been founded by Angus G. Wynne. As with other Six Flags parks, it features themes from the Warner Bros. Entertainment library, including characters from Looney Tunes and DC Comics.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Flags_Over_Georgia

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