The clay launches into a narrow pass of trees, which gives shooters only seconds to track it before the surrounding brush and slivers of sunlight obscure their aim. Located in the foothills of the Georgia Mountains, Etowah Valley Sporting Clays' forested shooting courses give sportsmen natural hunting scenarios to complement the simulated targets. Golf carts transport guests over graveled paths to shooting courses such as two six-station walking courses, two 13-station courses, and a five-stand course. All stations are set according to progressive difficulty to challenge all experience levels, and instructors help marksmen improve their technique while teaching them the difference between hunter's plaid and lumberjack plaid. For guests who want to test their skills in the field, the staff organizes outings such as the Clays and Feathers package, a full-day experience that includes a morning of clay shooting, lunch, and an afternoon of game-bird hunting with a guide and dog at Etowah Valley Game Preserve. Beyond the shooting courses, Etowah Valley Sporting Clays encompasses a 3-D archery course with targets such as turkey and wild boar. Built with rustic, knotty lumber and exposed ceiling joists, a 3,400-square-foot Amish-inspired clubhouse encourages guests to relax and gives them access to full kitchen and gas grill. For frequent visitors, the staff operates a membership program.
At the summit of Mount Yonah, hikers bask in the dying sunlight and soak up views of verdant foothills that span the horizon. Before the sun dips below the peaks, they meander back down the craggy trail toward Habersham Vineyard, where they can toast to a wholesome day of hiking. This scenic hike is one of dozens of possible routes led by Georgia Wine Hiking’s knowledgeable guides. They draw upon their knowledge of the region to showcase the best trails and wineries during daylong tours. Based on each group’s fitness level, interest, and ability to tolerate photo-bombing sasquatches, guides can plan easy-going three-hour hikes around Stone Mountain, or embark instead on a 10-hour journey up the steep foothills of Standing Indian. Regardless of the tour route, guides take time to point out local flora and fauna, and energize groups’ with a light lunch.
Supreme Golf makes maintaining an oft-pricey golf addiction a bit easier on the wallet by granting golfers discounts at golf courses and golf schools, as well as cutting the price of books, golf clubs, and nutritional supplements. Golfers can enjoy relaxing, discounted rounds at area courses in cities across the country including such area courses as Bear Creek Golf Club in Dallas, Gateway National Golf Links in St. Louis and St. Andrews Golf and Country Club in Atlanta, soaking in the sights and badgering local pros for analysis of the annual caddie draft.
The Dive Shop On McEver Dive Center is Swim and Scuba Diving School is located on McEver Road between Mundy Mill and Browns Bridge Rd in Gainesville, GA. We offer all levels of scuba certification courses, from beginner scuba diver to professional dive instructor development as well as swim lessons from beginner to expert
Children under age 10 are free with parents and those ages 10–15 are $15 with their parents. From its riverside perch, the Do Da Jam Festival embraces the converging worlds of art and entertainment with myriad musical acts, artisan vendors, and Earth Day celebrations spread over a five-day shindig geared toward youngsters and adults alike. The event boasts four stages showcasing more than 50 bands, from the soulful tunes of Sol Driven Train to the soaring jazz crescendos and outer-space high-fiving of Miles from Earth. The tune-packed schedule lets rhythm fans bop to late-morning sets or middle-of-the-night concerts. Retreat to your camping space in between sets to refuel or create your own percussion band out of tent poles. Free artesian-well water is available throughout the weekend, as are family-friendly activities including river tubing, bonfires, and crashing other families' portrait sessions.