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The very short list of reader-recommended destinations — Curt Yeomans

Curt Yeomans covers government for the Clayton News Daily. He can be reached at via e-mail at cyeomans@news-daily.com.

Curt Yeomans covers government for the Clayton News Daily. He can be reached at via e-mail at cyeomans@news-daily.com.

I have waited, and waited, and then, I waited some more.

It seems that almost no one has any natural wonders that they think everyone should see.

I say “almost no one” because I actually did get one response over the last three weeks.

Just one person responded? Come on people! I know there are more folks out there who must have an opinion on this.

But, I digress.

Well, being that I try to be a man of my word, I am actually going to do a column on the locations recommended by Beverly, a faithful reader from McDonough. She actually had some terrific recommendations that are right here in our own backyard, including Stone Mountain, Panola Mountain, Indian Springs, Hard Labor Creek, and Tybee Island.

She does bring up a good point, however. There are plenty of natural wonders here, in Georgia’s state parks, for people to see.

It is not like people really have to go to the Grand Canyon to see a natural wonder.

They could always visit Tallulah Gorge, in north Georgia. They could also hike up the side of Stone Mountain (which has fantastic views of the Atlanta skyline midway up the mountain).

If you like paying the parking prices, you could always go visit Tybee Island (the dive from Savannah to the island is beautiful, and you can visit Fort Pulaski for a Civil War lesson along the way).

Heck, you could go down the length of the Georgia coast, and visit St. Simon’s Island, Jekyll Island and Cumberland Island, too.

The Fort Frederica National Monument, which could give you a glimpse of life in colonial Georgia, is located on St. Simon’s Island. That’s a possible sight to visit along your way down the coast.

There are, also, the largely unaltered beaches of Cumberland Island, which has only a few private homes on a secluded part of the island. Cumberland Island also has some ruins of a mansion that has long been in a state of disrepair.

There are lots of natural wonders here in Georgia to see, and it should be easy to build a vacation around these destinations. Perhaps someone might consider a trip down the Georgia coast to be a good vacation idea this summer?

Curt Yeomans covers government and politics for the Clayton News Daily. He can be reached at (770) 478-5753, ext. 247, or via e-mail at cyeomans@news-daily.com.