Wanderlust: Toccoa Falls, Georgia

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If I had unlimited free time and an infinite supply of cash, I would travel everywhere. Most people I know would, too. Maybe it’s because the Internet has let us learn more about how amazing this world can be, or maybe it’s just because we all crave a little bit of adventure.

Unfortunately, I have not yet succeeded in that unlimited free time/money thing, but I have realized that Georgia is full of places to go and things to see (and so is Missouri, and probably every other place on earth). Drew and I have been wanting to make a day trip for a while, so we dedicated our Saturday to visiting Toccoa Falls.

After making a kick-ass playlist (which consisted of mainly Disney and classic rock songs, and it was totally awesome) we made the two-hour drive to Toccoa.

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We discovered that our GPS didn’t work very well in northern Georgia–just finding a place to eat was an adventure in itself. Luckily, Toccoa Falls is located in the campus of Toccoa Falls College, so there were plenty of signs to lead the way.

To get to the waterfall, you have to visit the welcome center and pay a $2 fee. Then, you can walk the entire .2 miles it takes to get to the waterfall.

(Or, if you are like me, you can wander around the entire area before your boyfriend informs you that he is pretty sure you HAVE to go through the welcome center.) 

To be honest, I was pretty grumpy about the $2 (nature should be FREE) but I think it was worth it.

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After the falls, we decided to visit a nearby winery. Because who doesn’t want to come home without trying locally made wines? Not me, that’s for sure.

Drew had never visited a winery before, but he must have been impressed, because we have now decided to visit another one ASAP. We normally just buy boxed wine from the grocery store (fun fact: boxed wine is better for our wallets and the environment, and wine experts aren’t even real.), so having someone pour wine for us and swirl it around in the glass made us feel extra classy.

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Wineries are gorgeous, too. 

Right now, I have a few other trips in the works, but I am definitely planning on exploring more of Georgia on my weekends off. Adventure is out there! Just sign me up.

What adventures have you gone on lately? Or, what places do you most want to visit? 

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2 thoughts on “Wanderlust: Toccoa Falls, Georgia

  1. Ooh, this looks fun! Ah, what I wouldn’t do for unlimited time/money to travel the world … bet that $2 fee wouldn’t matter to us at all then 😛 It looks lovely, and I’m glad you enjoyed the winery! I’ve been to a winery before too, in Argentina, but since we were underage they just gave us grape juice. It was tasty grape juice, though. XD

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    • Yeah, $2 is really quite reasonable…I just wish it was advertised a little better. 😛 But it was super fun! Oh my gosh, that sounds AWESOME. Argentina is one of my dream destinations for sure.

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