One of our favorite quick weekend getaways with our kids is the Cooper Creek Wildlife Management Area in north Georgia! The river is easily accessible from the road or campsites, so it’s a fun place whether you are just up for the day or if you are camping! We will often drive up and take a picnic lunch, then just set up for the day next to the river to let the boys play, fish and explore. I also really enjoy cooking breakfast at the campsite and sitting by the fire with a cup of coffee. Sometimes it’s the littlest things that make us the happiest!
Most recently we went up to camp and although all the sites were full, we were able to find a spot on the side of the road that worked just fine. We spent the day in the river building fairy houses, splashing around and doing a little fishing. The Department of Natural Resources stocks the creek with trout, so the likelihood of catching something is higher here, especially after a stock happens!
Camping with the boys is one of my favorite activities. While it can sometimes be stressful with tiny ones, pushing through and going anyway has always been so rewarding. (Tips on camping with babes, toddlers and kids coming soon!) We started camping with Elliot around the six month mark and Isaac when he was just a few weeks old! It is worth every back packed, every car ride song, every hour of missed sleep to see them love and explore nature, to hear the things they say around the campfire, and to get some really great snuggles at night. We are already looking forward to all our fall trips, including one to Grayson Highlands in Virginia!