Supported by a local Friends chapter, Fort Mountain offers hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders some of the most beautiful trails in Georgia, winding through hardwood forest and blueberry thickets, crossing streams and circling a pretty lake. Hikers can also explore a stone fire tower built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and an ancient rock wall which stand on the highest point of the mountain. The mysterious 855-foot-long wall is thought to have been built by early Indians as fortification against more hostile Indians or for ancient ceremonies. During summer, visitors can cool off on a lakeside beach, while stables offer guided horseback rides and stall rental throughout the year. Park guests may stay overnight in fully equipped cottages, a campground or backpacking campsites
Fort Mountain State Park
Volunteers Celebrate Earth Day
Recently, Friends partnered with Mohawk Industries and EarthShare of Georgia at Fort Mountain State Park in celebration of Earth Day and a joint desire to conserve and project Georgia’s treasured resources. Manager Brad Ballard led about 25 Friends volunteers and Mohawk employees in spreading gravel and removing hazardous roots and debris along Fort Mountain State Park’s most popular trail: Lakeside Trail.
Volunteers of all ages worked side by side to make the Lakeside Trail more accessible for all guests to enjoy the...