Step Back In Time To The Gold Mining Era With This Hike Along Martin’s Mine Trail In Georgia
By Marisa Roman|Published July 12, 2021
A New Jersey native with over 15 years of writing experience, Marisa has studied at both New York University and Florida International University. She has lived all over the country, including a decade stint in South Florida. Marisa is well-versed in exploration as she travels a good majority of the year in her self-converted Sprinter van. Her articles have been featured in various notable publications over the years, she has a published collection of short stories, and three completed screenplays under her belt.
Tucked away in the Smithgall Woods Conservation Area in Helen is a picturesque hike that will take visitors to a different time. The Martin’s Mine Trail in Georgia is a 0.9-mile loop that offers up an interpretation of the gold mining that once took place in this area many years ago. Explore the beauty of Smithgall Woods as you see the place where gold was first discovered, as well as a few waterfalls for good measure.
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