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Jill Welch Photography/Banning Mills Zipline Tour/Columbus GA Sports Photographer/Newnan GA Sports Photographer/

August 16, 2011

This past weekend my family and I packed it up and  traveled an hour or so to the tiny town of Whitesburg, GA, just above Newnan, home of Historic  Banning Mills (but absolutely nothing else.)   Banning Mills is a recreational complex that features seven miles of ziplines, ranging from 60 to 300 feet high, where brave participants can soar as fast as 60 mph.  By far my favorite part of the trip was the huge, southern buffet breakfast served in the expansive, thoroughly modern Lodge and the beautiful Snake Creek that runs through the property that once powered almost a dozen mills in the late 1800’s.  History buffs –  you will be intrigued by the site’s fascinating story.

We stayed in a large cabin that seemed fairly new and was a very comfortable fit for 12 people.  There were several large cabins like ours nestled along the creek with two pools close by, an area for RVers and campers, hotel-type accommodations near an Olympic size pool, cute little mini cabins lined up like milk cartons along the entrance to the lodge, and nicer log cabin- inspired rooms facing the creek with bonus sleeping  lofts- kind of  a “townhouse meets Lincoln Logs” combo.    In cooler weather we could have played volleyball, basketball, tennis, horseshoes, miniature golf,  hiked trails along the creek, or spent time coaxing the donkey penned near the highway to talk, but it’s still August and the air conditioning worked very well in my car and our cabin.

Brides, remember that the deep discount on our most popular wedding package ends August 31.  And seniors, it’s not too late to have portraits done on a Saturday or after school.  Email me for more details.

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  1. Banning Mills permalink
    August 23, 2011 9:07 pm

    Thanks for the great write up and the awesome pictures. Hope you guys will come back soon and visit with us again!
    Banning Mills

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