Sunday, June 2
ELLIJAY TO GAINESVILLE
Known as the Queen City of the Mountains and the Poultry Capital, Gainesville's most recent designation as "Hospitality Capital of the World" came when Gainesville hosted the 1996 Olympic rowing/kayaking events. 38,000-acre Lake Sidney Lanier offers many recreational opportunities, including canoe and kayak rentals at the Olympic Venue.
Monday, June 3
GAINESVILLE TO COVINGTON
Enjoy shopping in historic downtown Covington. Whether you are in the market for a wedding gift, antiques, hardware items, florist, ladies or children's apparel, toys, or just a special item for yourself, they can all be found downtown. Treat yourself to an afternoon of luxury at a day spa.
No matter what your taste in food, it can be satisfied downtown. You can choose from several deli establishments, Italian cuisine to Louisiana fare. The small-town, friendly atmosphere is refreshing and welcoming to everyone.
Tuesday, June 4
COVINGTON TO MILLEDGEVILLE
Bathed in an intoxicating mixture of magnolia and moonlight, her classic beauty is unsurpassed. Like a true Southern belle, she perfectly charms treasured guests with fascinating tales, southern delicacies and gracious hospitality. Enjoy a trolley ride through the historic district or meander through the streets of downtown. Meet Milledgeville, the First Lady of Georgia.
Wednesday, June 5
Optional Ride Day
Thursday, June 6
MILLEDGEVILLE TO SWAINSBORO
Visitors to Swainsboro and Emanuel County will find themselves in a gently rolling landscape of fields, woods and sandy soil. Under a canopy of piney woods, the forest floor is still carpeted with wiregrass, flora and fauna. The native deer, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, alligators, fish, bobcats, quail, foxes, snakes, turtles, and other wildlife compete with recent immigrants such as coyotes and armadillos. The Ohoopee, Ogeechee, and Canoochee rivers flow through the county, and the smaller streams and innumerable ponds make the region an excellent recreation and fishing area.
Friday, June 7
SWAINSBORO TO HINESVILLE
Hinesville is one of the fastest growing cities in Southeast Georgia, and home to Fort Stewart and the 3rd Infantry Division, the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi River. Come honor our heroes and view Warrior's Walk at Ft. Stewart. Spanish moss gracefully drapes off our magnificent live oaks, and there are plenty of shops, restaurants and hotels to choose from to make your stay comfortable and affordable. Hinesville offers Southern hospitality and a relaxed way of life.
Saturday, June 8
HINESVILLE TO DARIEN
Established as a port on the Altamaha River by Scottish Highlanders in 1736, Darien has a long martial tradition. By 1863, Darien was considered one of the great ports on the eastern seaboard. Aside from shipping staples like cotton and lumber, the port was a haven for blockade runners. Because of its economic importance and notoriety as a blockade-running sanctuary, Darien became a target of Union forces invading the Georgia coast during the Civil War. With the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, now is the perfect time to explore Darien's Civil War history.
Visit Darien and explore rivers, estuaries, islands, beaches and natural habitats. We boast one of the world's largest estuarine systems swimming with seafood that is harvested locally. While we know you will find your favorite place in history whether it be Fort King George, Ashantilly or the Old Jail; our best advice is sure to be dining on local cuisine at one of our restaurants, events or festivals.