You know how you hear about a place, and you scope it out online, and you wonder if the real thing looks anywhere near as gorgeous as it does online? Yeah? Well, THIS place delivered!We recently heard about George L. Smith State Park and decided to check it out this weekend. On Sunday we loaded up the kayaks and a picnic, went to the early service at church, and then headed out on our adventure.
The park features a 412-acre lake and a historic covered bridge and mill. We had never kayaked amongst big stands of cypress trees, and it was incredible! The lake really is stunning. I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking today!
This (above) is one of my favorite shots of the day. The reflections were just gorgeous! The tannic acid from the cypress trees makes the water mirror-like.
It goes without saying down here in South Georgia, but they said it anyway!
We didn’t see any, just in case you’re curious! That suits me fine! I was actually a little more concerned about snakes since we were paddling so close to the trees, but we didn’t see any of those either. (Whew!)
We had a great time, and we look forward to going back again when the weather cools off a bit. (I wore my Camelbak hydration pack over my life vest, and it worked pretty well. Can’t get dehydrated out there! It’s still HOT, y’all!)
Are YOU getting outside these days?!? Do you have any favorite state parks in YOUR area? What are you looking forward to as the season changes? Please leave a comment and let me know!