Exploring Georgia | Unicoi State Park, Lake Loop Trail

As part of my birthday gift from my husband, we recently spent a weekend near Helen, GA exploring Unicoi State Park and day-hiking a section of the Appalachian Trail. Upon our arrival late Friday afternoon, we took a leisurely stroll around Unicoi Lake along the scenic Lake Loop Trail, thankfully just before the crowd of weekend campers began filling up the park. At an easy 2.5 miles, the trail wanders the perimeter of the lake along a relatively flat and compacted trail, passing the barrel cabins and a wide variety of native trees, ferns, and Spring wildflowers. Multiple docks along the way offer great views of park, but the real treat is the final leg of the trail which runs beside GA-356 where the full expanse of the lake and surrounding mountains can be seen.

For more info, you can visit the Unicoi State Park and Lodge website HERE or view a trail map HERE.

xo, Steve