What To Do While You’re Here

All suggestions below are within 15-20 miles of the gallery, some much less. For more information, just click on the name of the business. Hope to see you soon!

 

So …are ya hungry?

Two doors down from the gallery is Wild Daisy Farm and B&B – open for lunch Tues-Sat with a menu that changes daily depending on farm-to-table ingredients. If seafood is your thing, you can’t beat The Oyster House in Pine Mountain, Ga., and don’t let the “Waffle House Architectural Design” fool you – these people know how to cook! Southern food, complete with an array of local vegetables, served buffet style, can be found in Warm Springs at the historic Bulloch House – OR –  just up the road from Molena in Concord at the Concord Café. The South is known for its BBQ and routinely stages competitions to judge who’s best. The Oink Joint in Zebulon displays regional and national awards they’ve taken home for their stellar roasted pork and beef.

 

And then to work it off…

You could start with one of the hiking trails in F. D. Roosevelt State Park on Pine Mountain. There are 7 well-marked trail hikes ranging from 3 to 8 miles. It’s hilly, but the views are well worth it. Just don’t set off without a map as GPS can be iffy deep in these woods. Or if you’d rather ride a bike Callaway Gardens is a fine place to do that on narrow, paved roads winding through 6500 acres of woodlands, lakes, and recreation areas. There’s also golf, water sports, zip lines and the Day Butterfly Center, just to name a few of the other activities on offer at Callaway’s. Sprewell Bluff is a 1300 acre state park that runs along the Flint River. The park features a three-mile walking trail that winds along the bank of the river and up rocky bluffs, offering exquisite views of the park below.

 

For history buffs…

The Little White House was the personal retreat of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, located in the Historic District of Warm Springs, Georgia. He first came to Warm Springs in 1924 for polio treatment, and liked the area so much that, as Governor of New York, he had a home built on nearby Pine Mountain. The house was finished in 1932. Roosevelt kept the house after he became President, using it as a presidential retreat. He died there on April 12, 1945, three months into his fourth term.

 

And if shopping is your preferred relaxation…

Just down the street from SxSE photogallery is Storyteller’s Antiques with over 30 booths of antique furniture,china, etc. In addition, the downtowns of Pine Mountain and Warm Springs have Main Streets chock full of unique boutiques and general stores.

 

Local Farmer’s Markets …

are held in the towns of Zebulon (Sat), Woodbury (Sat), and Peachtree City (Wed & Sat) during harvest months. McCrary Farms in Molena is open year-round Mon-Sat.

The Piedmont is known for its peach orchards. Gregg Farms in Concord and Fitzgerald Farms in Woodbury offer freshly picked peaches as well as homemade peach ice cream.

 

 

Wild Daisy Flower Farm offers Pick Your Own flowers during spring and summer months.

 

 

 

 

And at the end of the day, a place to lay your head …

Wild Daisy B&B is just two doors down, with beautiful, quiet rooms, and a wonderful breakfast for guests. Callaway Gardens is a mere 20 minutes away and offers Southern Pine Cottages, The Lodge and Spa, and the Mountain Creek Inn. There are numerous options on VRBO.com (just use a 20 mile radius from Molena as a search option) as well as AirBnB.

 

If we can help with your visit please let us know. And we hope to see you soon!

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