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Green Georgia Getaways

From the Georgia mountains to the coastal barrier islands, Georgia has a lot of opportunities to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. On this episode, we feature a few ways to get away from it all in an environmentally friendly way.

We start with the Coastal Plain Meander, an annual trip down the Savannah River from Augusta to Savannah by pontoon boat. Along the way, we'll learn about the ecology of this great river.

Next, we visit the Hike Inn, a mountain getaway that's accessible only by foot. Finally, we stop by an environmentally friendly "green" hotel on Jekyll Island and explore some ways to enjoy this protected island.

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The Annual Coastal Plain Meander

This cruise is a joint effort of Bull River Cruises and the Savannah Riverkeeper. The 4 day river expedition promotes the ecological and historic importance of the Savannah River. Accommodations choices are varied; camping with beautiful riverside sites will be available; those who want more comfortable accommodations will have that option. Spaces are limited so make your reservation soon.

The Len Foote Hike Inn
One of the newest and most unique of Georgia's state park facilities perfect if you enjoy wilderness hiking but prefer a soft bed and hot showers.

Jekyll Island

Georgia's smallest barrier island at 5,700 acres. Jekyll Island offers a unique combination of rich history, unspoiled natural beauty and an impressive array of sports and recreational activities and amenities.