Browns Guide Videos
Bull River Cruises conducts environmental and dolphin tours to Georgia coastal locations including, the Savannah River, Ebenezer Creek, Skidaway River, Dafuski Island, Ossabaw Island, Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia barrier islands and others.
Outfitter Mill Pond Kayak conducts tours of cypress-filled Watson Mill Pond at George L. Smith State Park in Twin City. It's a great activity for church groups, scouts, schools, birthday parties, reunions or company picnics, They also cater to smaller groups of family and friends.
Between 1924 and 1946, Franklin Roosevelt visited Warm Springs and Georgia forty-one times. He sought relief at the warm springs in Meriwether County. After being elected as the thirty-second president of the United States in 1932, he used his new home at Warm Springs, "The Little White House," as a retreat from the rigors of leading a nation. Between therapeutic sessions in the warm springs pools, Roosevelt would fish the waters of the Flint River, drive the countryside between Manchester, Greenville and Gay, visit the Cove for bootlegged whiskey and fiddle playing, and spend hours on Dowdell Knob just thinking as he looked out over the great river valley below him.
Peachtree City has 90 miles of golf cart paths connecting residents to neighborhoods, shopping, schools and recreation. Commonly referred to as “golf cart paths” or just “cart paths,” these wide paved trails are really “multi-use paths” that provide popular venues for jogging, biking, skating, and walking as well as golf cart travel.
Aerial video of St. Simons Island sea kayaking, including Cannon's Point and Village Creek Landing,
This short (1:19) video from Georgia College in Milledgeville, where Flannery O'Connor attended college, connects the college, Milledgeville, Andalusia Farm, and O'Connor and contains some great Flannery photos.
Thunderbird Inn, a quirky downtown Savannah in hotel, is conveniently located on West Oglethorpe Avenue just a short walk away from everything hip in the Historic District including City Market, River Street, the Civic Center and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) student housing.
See an inspiring 4-minute video about how the wildlife rehabilitation program at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell put a leucistic red tailed hawk back in the air. The video was produced for the Chattahoochee Nature Center by Sandy Springs TV.
Georgia folk potter Mike Craven interviewed at the Folk Life Festival at the Sautee Nacoochee Center. The Interview was conducted in the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia. Produced by Sherri Smith Brown
Watch a 21-second video that will give you a quick, quick idea of how intricate and varied Monticello metal worker Ivan Bailey's work is. Bailey creates a wide variety of hand-forged custom art metal in his Monticello studio. His work is in demand world-wide.
Tom Mills and his "Famiy on the Go" video series visit Fort McAllister State Park in Richmond Hill. Facilities at this 1,725-acre park include: tent, trailer and RV campsites; backcountry campsites; cottages; picnic shelters; group shelter; pioneer campground; earthworks fort; Civil War museum and gift shop; boat ramps and dock; fishing pier; and playgrounds. Activities include: GeoCaching; hiking and biking; picnicking; saltwater fishing; four tours (with reservations); canoe rental; birding on the Colonial Coast Birding Trail; and a teacher's resource for touring historic sites.
Experience everyday 19th century-style farm life activities from planting and harvesting to cooking, spinning, quilt making and more, including this working sawmill at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village.
Learn about the secret in Savannah, GA's backyard. Richmond Hill is the place to visit for your home away from home on the Georgia Coast.
Tom Mills and his "Famiy on the Go" video series visit the Robert Toombs House State Historic Site in Washington. Activities at this historic site include: educational programs; museum exhibits; self-guided garden tour; and customized tours, with reservations. Facilities include: the house museum; picnic area and bus parking. Read more about the Robert Toombs House
Banning Mills Screaming Eagle zip line is like stepping off a 30-story building. What a rush! Watch a heart-stopping ride from one of the world's highest timber pole towers over Snake Creek almost 300 feet below.
See a 5:11-minute video of Atlanta Rocks!, with more than 12,000 square feet of professionally designed, seamless climbing surface. Produced by Steve Schumacher for Brown's Guide.
Tom Mills and his "Family on the Go" video series visit Crooked River State Park in St. Marys on the Georgia coast. Facilities at this 500-acre park include cottages; tent, trailer and RV campsites; picnic shelters; boat ramp and dock; and a nature center. Activities include: GeoCashing; saltwater fishing; boating and kayaking, with an outfitter nearby; 4 miles of hiking trails; birding; and miniature golf.
A raft gets caught in the hazardous Bull Sluice Rapids on the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River in Northeast Georgia and has to be dislodged with ropes from the rocks above the falls. (3:23)
Built in 1845 to harness the water and power of the Savannah River, the Augusta Canal offers history, recreation and unique experiences along miles of towpath, trail and waterway.
John Burrison is a nationally known expert on folklore and folk pottery. He is a professor at Georgia State University as well as the curator of the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia. He was interviewed at the Folk Life Festival at Sautee Nacoochee Center, September 3, 2011. Produced by Sherri Smith Brown
Explore hiking trails and view waterfalls at Tallulah Gorge in the northeast part of the state.
The Chatham Artillery BBQ team of Lee Sweat and Bill Anderson took the Grand Championship at the FBA event in Albany, GA in 2009. 1st place in pork, 2nd in brisket, and 2nd in chicken.
Senoia, Georgia, reinvents itself. Senoia development company Historic Development Ventures won the Georgia Cities Foundation's 2011 Renaissance Award.
he Center for Puppetry Arts is a unique cultural treasure – a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened and entertained. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry, and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops and the hands-on Museum, as well as Distance Learning and Outreach Programs.
Thomasville's Sweet Grass Dairy is quickly establishing itself as one of the country’s premier artisan cheese producers.
Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation was a rice plantation from the early 1800s until the Civil War and was one of the only plantations to function for a short time around the turn of the 20th century.
Tom Mills and his "Famiy on the Go" video series visit Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation Historic Site in Brunswick. Facilities at this historic site include: guided house tours; museum and film; gift shop; nature trail; picnic area; bus parking; and teacher's resource for touring historic sites.
See a 3:32-minute video of Cagle's Dairy, an "udderly" cool place to visit! Educational farm tours for families and school children, day care and homeschoolers. See how food (including milk) is produced on a farm. Field trips, teacher resources, farm information. Produced by Steve Schumacher
View a 1:11 video of highlights from a 3-day Skip Barber Racing School at Road Atlanta produced by Alex Kirby.
Georgia folk potter Welchel Meaders interviewed at the Folk Life Festival at the Sautee Nacoochee Center, September 3, 2011. The Interview was conducted in the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia. Produced by Sherri Smith Brown
Tom Mills and his "Famiy on the Go" video series visits Jarrell Plantation State Historic Site in Juliette. Facilities at this state historic site include: museum and film; plantation buildings; gift shop; picnic area; and bus parking.
Georgia folk potter Steve Turpin interviewed at the Folk Life Festival at the Sautee Nacoochee Center, September 3, 2011. The interview was conducted in the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia. Produced by Sherri Smith Brown
Tom Mills and his "Family on the Go" video series visits Stephen C. Foster State Park in Fargo. Facilities at this 80-acre park include: tent trailer and RV campsites; cottages; picnic shelters; pioneer campground; interpretive center and museum; nature trails; 25 miles of day-use waterways; playground; Suwannee River Visitor Center. Activities include: GeoCaching; canoe, kayak and fishing boat rental; guided pontoon boat tours; boating; fishing and birding.
Tom Mills and his "Famiy on the Go" video series visit Indian Springs State Park in Flovilla, believed to be the oldest state park in the nation. Facilities at this 528-acre state park include: 105-acre lake and swimming beach; tent, trailer and RV campsites; cottages; picnic shelters; group shelter; group camp; pioneer campground; nature trail; museum that operates seasonally; and a playground. Activities include: GeoCaching; boating; fishing boat rental; lake swimming; and miniature golf.
Ray Cason was expecting an ordinary day fishing when he dipped his boat into the black water at Stephen C. Foster State Park on a recent Saturday at sunrise. But the next few minutes proved to be anything but ordinary. What Cason, of Homerville, witnessed and caught on video is a rare phenomenon that some call "cooperative feeding." In this case, hundreds of alligators congregated in the boat basin at Stephen C. Foster State Park, near Fargo and the canal from the boat basin to Billy's Lake, and engaged in what Cason called "a feeding frenzy." These two videos originally appeared on the Clinch County News website, one was picked up by CBS News, and together they have received hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube.
Tour Wild Animal Safari in Pine Mountain.
Serenbe is an idyllic community in the Chattahoochee Hill Country south of Atlanta. It is the creation of Steve Nygren, founder of the successful group of Peasant Restaurants, and his wife Marie, daughter of Margaret Lupo, the founder of the legendary Mary Mac's Tea Room on Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta. This video by Hugh Simpson provides a 2-minute visual overview.
Tom Mills and his "Family on the Go" video series visit Hard Labor Creek State Park in Rutledge. Facilities at this 5,804-acre park include: cottages; tent, trailer and RV campsites; picnic shelters; group shelters; group camps; pioneer group campground; 2 lakes; 30 horse stalls; swimming beach and bathhouse on a seasonal basis; playground and a golf course. Activities include: GeoCaching; golf; boat rental; fishing; horseback riding; hiking; and swimming, in season.
Tom Mills and his "Famiy on the Go" video series visit High Falls State Park in Jackson. Facilities at this 1,050-acre park include: a 650-acre lake; tent, trailer and RV campsites; yurts; picnic shelters; a screened group shelter; pioneer campground; playground; and a swimming pool in season. Activities include: hiking 4.5 miles of trails; fishing; boating; kayak, canoe and fishing boat rentals; miniature golf; and swimming in season.
Tom Mills and his "Famiy on the Go" video series visits Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah. Facilities at this 588-acre state park include: tent trailer and RV campsites; picnic shelters; group shelters; pioneer campgrounds; interpretive center; playgrounds; and the beaches of Tybee Island approximately 25 miles away. Activities include: GeoCaching; hiking; birding; ranger programs; and a schedule of daily programs.
Tom Mills and his "Famiy on the Go" video series visit General Coffee State Park in Nichols. Facilities at this 1,511-acre park include: a 4-acre lake; tent, trailer and RV campsites; Burnham Cottage; 5 other cottages; equestrian campsites; group lodge; picnic shelters; group shelter; pioneer campground; Heritage Farm; outdoor amphitheater; and playgrounds. Activities include: GeoCaching; hiking; horse trails; history and nature programs; fishing; canoe rental; and bicycle rental.