Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city? Round up your group and head to Folkston in southeast Georgia. Enjoy the outdoors, watch the trains and enjoy historical sites in this city. Immerse yourself in southern hospitality, with delicious eateries and shopping experiences in the historic Downtown. Time your visit to coincide with the Okefenokee Festival -- the arts and crafts event is held every year and attracts a number of visitors. Here, you can buy gifts, sample food and enjoy the local entertainment.
Top things to do in Folkston include spending the day at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Explore the swamps, forests and prairies or head off on a hike at the park. There's also the option to go canoing and kayaking on the waters. You may even be able to spot an alligator or two, as well as egrets and herons. If you're a train enthusiast, you'll feel right at home on the Folkston Train Viewing Platform. Watch the different trains come in at the Folkston Funnel and afterwards, enjoy a picnic in one of the desginated areas.
Visitors for the Okefenokee Festival arrive in October, with the popular event held every second Saturday of the month. The spring months are also a good time to visit, when the sun is out but it is not as intense as in the summer.