Southeast Travel: Adventure Into Dade

Southeast Travel

By Rachel Studebaker

When it’s time to sneak away and find hidden treasures off the beaten path, we’re fortunate to live in a region rich in culture and personality. In the Southeast, even the smallest towns can be home to a bounty of historic sites and alluring attractions. So if you’re hoping to find a perfect getaway, peruse this selection of not-to-be-missed attractions in nearby towns and create your ideal trip.


Dade County, GA

Wind your way through the mountains and valleys of Dade County for an unforgettable weekend away. Head to Lookout Mountain for breathtaking views before returning to the valley for continued fun outdoors, whether it’s grabbing a cup of coffee or catching the latest feature film. Plus, lifelong learners will feel right at home with a wealth of history and new skills to explore. Plan your adventure at


Soar across the sky on a hang glider or paraglider at Lookout Mountain Flight Park. Here, certified instructors will accompany you on a tandem flight as you glide up to 3,000 feet in the air. Those wanting to learn how to fly solo can take advantage of the location’s Flight School, which has been training pilots since 1978.



If you’re an animal lover, head to Rosie Mae’s Alpaca Farm & Boutique to hand-feed and snap some photos with the farm’s alpacas. When you aren’t befriending these fluffy farm animals, grab something to sip on from the on-site coffee shop before browsing alpaca wool products and more in the boutique.

three friends in Cloudland Canyon State Park in Dade County


One of Georgia’s largest parks, Cloudland Canyon State Park is situated on the edge of Lookout Mountain and provides front-row seats to stunning, panoramic views. Here, options to explore the outdoors abound and include hiking, mountain biking, camping, caving, and plenty of opportunities to view the impressive system of canyons that give the park its name.

The Oscar Ellis American Legion Post 106 Military Museum in Dade County


The Oscar Ellis American Legion Post 106 Military Museum, open Fridays and Saturdays, houses artifacts from America’s military history, ranging from the War of 1812 until modern day. During your visit, you can also view personal displays from Dade County veterans and learn about their experiences during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Wilderness Outdoor Theater films showing in Dade County


Sit back and relax as you enjoy two back-to-back feature films at the Wilderness Outdoor Theater, open on weekends April – October. Choose from one of the theater’s 1,000 parking spaces to watch from your car or bring chairs and blankets to set up on the grassy hillside. Before the show begins, be sure to stop by the full-service concession stand to stock up on some sweet and salty snacks.

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