From the pulpit to the palette: Paradise Gardens and the legacy of Howard Finster

The house at 200 Lewis Street in Summerville, Ga. fits in with all of the other frame houses on the street. But inside and behind that house is the story of a man who followed his own vision and in doing so, became something of a folk hero. Howard Finster”s idea for Paradise Gardens came when he “saw” a “face” in some white paint that … Continue reading From the pulpit to the palette: Paradise Gardens and the legacy of Howard Finster

Walk with us: Manning Mill Park in Adairsville, Ga.

Address: 163 Manning Mill Road. If you are coming from Cartersville on U.S. 41, make a right turn onto Manning Mill at Camille’s Corner convenience store. Make a left turn if you are coming from Calhoun.  A view of the lake at Manning Mill Park. The basics: The trail is 1.4 miles long and takes you past a lake. There are two paths that will … Continue reading Walk with us: Manning Mill Park in Adairsville, Ga.

Explore the outdoors at these 10 Georgia towns near Atlanta

The dog days of summer are waning and crisp, fall weather is coming. It’s a perfect time to plan a weekend or day trip to one of Georgia’s beautiful small towns. We compiled a list of places we have visited over the past few years and reached out to some others we will be visiting soon These 10 escapes are perfect if you want to … Continue reading Explore the outdoors at these 10 Georgia towns near Atlanta