Stewart County is the place to go if you are interested in exploring the history of rural Georgia. Westville, located just outside of Lumpkin, is a 1850's Living History Museum with interpretations of the work skills of antebellum west Georgia. Other attractions of interest to history lovers include the Beddingfield Inn. This authentic stagecoach inn, built around 1836, has survived from the period when Lumpkin was a frontier town. Another must see is Dr. Hatchett's Drug Store Museum which is a wonderful time capsule of a rural drug store in the middle of the twentieth century.
Identified by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources as one of the state's "Seven Wonders," Providence Canyon was created by the erosion of soft, multicolored soils. Erosion and minerals staining the sediment have created a display of colors that range from white to various shades of pink, purple, red, brown, yellow, and black. This is a must see for nature lovers, photographers, and hikers.
You'll love Florence Marina State Park. Situated at the northern end of the 45,000-acre Lake Walter F. George, this place is all about water sports. It is adjacent to a natural deep-water marina with an accessible deep-water fishing pier, boat slips and boat ramp. Birders are sure to see herons and egrets, and possibly bald eagles. The kids love this park because of the fun playgrounds and mini golf.