Harvest Moon RV Park (a Good Sam Park) at 1001 Poplar Springs Road is in Adairsville, GA – about 60 miles North of Atlanta. This park has great reviews and we had to stop and see why and what the raves were all about.
This RV Park is an easy off/on from I-75 – just a quarter mile from GA exit 306. Whether it’s Greg, the owner, or Miss Pam that meets you at check-in, you will receive a good old Southern welcome (and maybe even a bag of freshly made popcorn!).
The park is small but well laid out with long pull-throughs to fit about any size rig. The sites are gravel and level with some grass and a picnic table. Each has FHU, 30/50 Amp, free good cable and free WiFi that the hosts even admit is spotty at best. We couldn’t sign on their WiFi during our stay.
Need to do laundry? It’s free at this park and that’s a first time find for us!
There are quite a few Seasonals in the Park but their sites are neat, showing some pride and they are a friendly group and many are here working temporarily in the area.
Adairsville, Georgia is another example of what can be found by asking questions or researching a little deeper. Adairsville began as a small Cherokee village named after Chief Walter (John) S. Adair, a Scottish settler who married a Cherokee Indian woman before the removal of the Cherokee in 1838. The Town of approximately 5,000 people describes itself as a “Norman Rockwell kind of a town.”
At first look the only choice for activities in the area would probably just be a visit to the “Calhoun Premium Outlets” (http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/calhoun) six miles North at exit 312 on I-75.
But on a closer look in the Town there are a couple of places of historical significance – the Adairsville Rail Depot Age of Steam Museum at 101 Public Square – built in 1847- it displays over 100 years of history. Visitors can tour the depot and discover Adairsville and the role it played in the Great Locomotive Chase (http://www.adairsvilleonthesquare.com/history). They have a three-day Great Locomotive Chase Festival annually in early October.
Just behind the Rail Station and Museum is the Historic Main Street District with many stores and shops in the century old buildings.
Where we might find a really good local place to have a bite is a question we always ask. We did note a Cracker Barrel, Waffle House and a couple of other fast food chains near the exit when we drove in. We did have dinner at the Cracker Barrel the first night but we wanted something more – something local.
One suggestion given us by our hostess (Miss Pam) was to try the lunch buffet at the Adairsville Inn Restaurant, a favorite among locals and located at 100 South Main Street. We tried it and found exactly what we are always looking for – real, homemade, down-home, Southern cooking to die for! You can visit their website at http://www.adairsvilleinnrestaurant.com/. The pricing once again makes it an exceptional value as well as being a really good place to have great food.
Adairsville Inn Restaurant is now on our Top 5 list of dining establishments that we’ve visited on our Snowbird RV Routes along with our other Super Stars – Sisters Restaurant in Dickson, TN , Shug’s Southern Soul Cafe in St. George, SC and Sissy’s Kitchen in Middletown Springs, VT. Find more of our “unbiased dining reviews” at http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/diningreviews.htm.
We should mention that Adairsville is also home to “Character’s Famous BBQ” seen on The Discovery Channel’s “BBQ Pitmasters” show. It’s at 6419 Joe Frank Harris Pkwy.
Visit Adairsville Home Page: http://www.adairsvillega.net/visitors
All in all and in spite of the negligible noise from the trailer repair business next door, we rate Harvest Moon RV Park as a definite stopover if we travel this route in the future. Nice, friendly people running a clean and respectable RV Park and exceptional food nearby.
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