Warm Springs, Georgia spent years as a sleepy little unknown town on the western edge of Georgia. Although Native Americans had long used the "warm springs" located here for healing properties, the springs didn't receive much recognition until the 1920s when none other than Franklin D. Roosevelt traveled to them. As a result, Warm Springs was changed forever.
Stricken by polio, Roosevelt benefited from the warm, therapeutic waters found at Warm Springs. Roosevelt traveled to the area so often that in 1932 he built a vacation cottage on the side of Pine Mountain. This cottage soon became known as the Little White House. Today, the cottage and surrounding property offer visitors a fascinating look into the life of this famous American President.
Nearby F.D. Roosevelt State Park serves as a tribute to the man who brought so much to the area. Hikers will especially love this park- as it boasts popular Pine Mountain Trail. This 23-mile trail winds through hardwoods and pines and offers hikers the opportunity to explore the rolling hills that make this region so appealing. Horseback riding, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, and camping can also be enjoyed. Two lakes and over 20 cottages are also offered.
Warm Springs Village is small and quaint. This is a warm and welcoming community that invites visitors to kick back and take it easy, or enjoy some of its dozens of specialty stores. The charm of 100-year-old restored buildings, helpful storekeepers, and wonderful eateries makes those who visit Warm Springs wish they could stay longer.
One of Georgia's 15 covered bridges can be found just 9 miles north of Warm Springs. Built in the 1840s, it is 253 feet long, and is a beautiful reminder of a simpler time.
The National Fish Hatchery is one of Warm Spring's unique attractions. The Fish Hatchery covers 56 acres and an astonishing 40 ponds. A public aquarium, education center and visitor's center help guests become more familiar with a variety of fish.
Warm Springs is located 60 miles south of Atlanta, Georgia and 35 miles north of Columbus, Georgia.