Hippity hoppity, Easter is on its way, and what a better time and place than the great outdoors to spend your Easter or spring break! If you like mountain views, rambling rivers, and outdoor activities, check out our suggestions for the ultimate mountain spring adventure. While these ideas are inexpensive, the trip is still one that's packed full of fun, excitement, and wonderful memories to be made.

First, let's start with the Easter holiday. Your surrounding area will have many different Easter egg hunts where you can take your little hopper. Join in the fun by bringing your own basket. The hunts are typically divided into age groups so if you have more than one child, bring extra adults to supervise and capture pictures.

Alittle spring getaway may be in store with your Easter egg hunting adventure or even with a springtime welcome. You can find deals through the Internet for homes to rent rather than a traditional hotel or motel. Home rentals, even for a night or two, are a wonderfully effective and efficient alternative for families. With kitchens and laundry available as well as more than one bedroom, the family can be at their home away from home. For example, The Villas at Coosawattee River Resort offers one, two, and three bedroom cabins and villas throughout the Appalachian Mountains and in some of the most breath-taking spots around the resort. Options include fireplaces, hot tubs, and lofts for an accommodation that is perfect for your traveling entourage.

Another advantage for staying at a home-away-from-home is exploring the area and the rental. With The Villas at Coosawattee example, renters can enjoy some amazing resort amenities. Whether you need to entertain the kids, relax and rejuvenate yourself, or reconnect with nature, the resort has something for everyone. The kids will have a blast exploring any one of the six river parks, and more specifically, walking the suspension bridge across to Fishtrap Park. Visit the Recreation Center for a heated indoor pool, a fitness center, tennis, and miniature golf. And reconnecting with nature has never been easier with fishing ponds, walking trails, picnic & cook-out facilities, and peaceful parks throughout the property.

Immerse yourself into the culture of your environment, like doing things out of your comfort zone or typical repitroire. Explore, eat, and shop in places you typicaly wouldn't. Again, with The Villas at Coosawattee example, a quaint general store is right outside one of the gates. The General Store is a step back in time to slower days of the old general mountain store where friends gather for special activities, every day needs, good food, good times, and arts and crafts. The General Store dishes up hearty breakfasts, and the deli is a popular lunch time spot. Picturesque picnic tables outline the entrance of the store, giving the ideal opportunity to enjoy the spring sunshine with your sandwich. And if you need to pick up some grocery items for your villa or cabin, The General Store is your destination.

Whereever you go, the surrounding area will have features you can explore and discover. Many times new explorers will find more interesting and entertaining aspects of the area than the locals. For example, the surrounding area of The Villas at Coosawattee is equally exciting with mountain biking, Carters Lake, hiking, and more! Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Get-A-Way is located 12 miles from downtown Ellijay in the Chattahoochee National Forest with some of the best single track mountain bike trails including the Georgia Pinhoti trail system. Carters Lake is a pristine lake with 3200 acres of deep, clear water surrounded by 62 miles of undeveloped shoreline- bring your boat, rent a boat, head to the beach, or simply enjoy the sights. Fourteen hiking trails featuring waterfalls, majestic trees, and mountain views are waiting for you in Ellijay. Or take some time to golf at Whitepath Golf Course which offers breathtaking scenery from elevated tees overlooking 18 lush fairways and medium-sized greens.

Spring into your next vacation by stepping out of your comfort zone and exploring the springtime area. You can find many sweet and sunshiny adventures right in the local area and beyond.

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With more than two decades in various consulting & management capacities complimented with a Masters in Business Administration, Debbie Probst’s expertise and experience cover overall organizational development, website design, business writing, and online marketing. She has worked with organizations ranging from Fortune 500 to start-ups as well as consulted within industries including manufacturing, technology, logistics, political campaigns, B2B, and services. Notably she developed comprehensive business and marketing plans, organized and compiled thorough operations manuals, assembled human resources packets and training manuals, and designed countless websites for individuals, organizations, companies, and groups. Whether you need an e-commerce site developed, a manager for your online marketing, or a simple contract drawn-up, Debbie is ready to step-in to help.

Debbie earned a Bachelor of Science in Education, magna cum laude, in 1990 from Georgia State University. Thereafter she earned a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), summa cum laude, in 2004 from Kennesaw State University. While earning a Master's degree, Debbie was a Presidential Fellow assisting in the theory, development, & implementation of leadership frameworks for the University and larger community. She was also a public relations ambassador for the University.