A.H. Stephens Historic State Park

A.H. Stephens State ParkIt’s warm again! Nothing like hiking in the woods of Middle Georgia in 70 degree weather. AH Stephens Historic Park is a bit of a drive from our place, but it was worth it to enjoy the outdoors (and check it off our list).

Trey splashing the ducks from the dockAlexander Hamilton Stephens was a governor of Georgia as well as the vice president of the Confederacy. The park has 12 miles of horse/hiking trails, 2 large lakes for fishing, and Stephens’ home which has been converted into a museum. Unfortunately, due the budget cuts, the museum is only open 5 days a week now and we weren’t able to go in.

Panorama of the woods in A.H. Stephens State ParkNonetheless we had fun chasing ducks, picnicking, playing on the playground, and hiking through the woods. I’m not sure what happened to their forest, but it looked like a storm had blown down tons of trees. I’m sure after the Spring kicks in and vegetation returns it will look a lot better. Click the image to the right to open a panorama I made of the woods in the park.

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