If you don’t know how to find fun in Georgia this winter, let our state’s Department of Natural Resources help. They have terrific suggestions.
Up North, where rivers catch fire and everything else either freezes or rusts, students are taught that Michigan is the largest state east of the Mississippi. Pffft.
The Great State of Georgia is the largest state on the good side of Big Muddy!
Largest States East of the Mississippi
- Georgia has 57,880 square miles of land — the most of any state east of the Mighty Mississippi.
- Michigan is second, with 57,324 square miles of land. They also have more than 40,000 square miles of water, which is even harder to build upon than Florida’s swamps.
- Florida has 54,018 square miles of land, including swampland and the Everglades. Florida also has 54 gazillion bad drivers lost on that land, all trying to find Dizzyland.
Georgia, by far the most beautifully diverse state, includes beaches on the Atlantic Ocean, Lake Winfield Scott in the mountains, Red Top Mountain State Park and Acworth Beach at Cauble Park.
Florida’s Britton Hill, about 70 miles northeast of Pensacola, is that state’s highest point at 345 feet above sea level. Georgia’s Brasstown Bald is almost 14-times taller at 4,784 feet high.
Get high on winter in Georgia!
Since passing their law legalizing marijuana, the citizens of Michigan might all be higher than the upstanding folks in Georgia; but, Brasstown Bald is still 2.5-times taller than the highest hill in Michigan. And that cold part of America has zero feet of frontage on the Atlantic Ocean.
Winter isn’t the best time to tour Georgia’s wineries, hike the Appalachian Trail, sail on Lake Allatoona’s breezy waters or root for the Braves, but it’s perfect for an overnight visit somewhere new after shopping and dinner.
See for yourself why Georgia is the best place in America to find winter fun.