Day 11 and 12 – 2016 Fall Snowbird RV Route South to Florida – Adairsville, Georgia

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The Harvest Moon RV Park Adairsville, Georgia

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.

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Harvest Moon RV Park entrance road

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!).

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Long pull-throughs at Harvest Moon

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.

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Harvest Moon RV Park office

Need to do laundry? It’s free at this park and that’s a first time find for us!

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Pool, Laundry and Shower area

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.

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Adairsville Rail Depot and Museum

Just behind the Rail Station and Museum is the Historic Main Street District with many stores and shops in the century old buildings.

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Adairsville Historic District

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.

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Adairsville Inn Restaurant

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.

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Charcter’s Famous BBQ

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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2 thoughts on “Day 11 and 12 – 2016 Fall Snowbird RV Route South to Florida – Adairsville, Georgia

  1. What a beautiful little town! Those home-town, non-chain restaurants are always the best! I’ll have to check out your dining reviews for some ideas — if we ever get out to the SE, we’ll hunt them down.

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  2. Small towns are hidden gems to us. We have had some great Mom & Pop dining experiences on the road. They are usually friendlier and always work harder to keep their customers coming back. We had dinner at a franchisee just off the Interstate this evening and the kids on duty could really care less if you come back or not – less work for them.

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