Smokin’ Pig 1 in Midway has been named a stop on the new “Georgia Grown Trail,” the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau announced last Wednesday.
Georgia State Rep. Jeff Jones (District 167) will host ribbon cutting ceremonies Tuesday along Coastal Georgia’s U.S. Highway 17 to promote the new Georgia Grown Trail.
“We are excited to finally have this project complete and appreciate the efforts of Rep. Jones and others on behalf of the historic Highway 17 corridor and our rural businesses,” said Liberty County Chamber of Commerce/CVB CEO Leah Poole. Poole said the CVB will soon publish a list of other Georgia Grown Trail stops in Liberty County.
Jones will tour the trail this week, stopping in each of the six counties along its path: Liberty, Bryan, Camden, McIntosh, Glynn and Chatham. The new trail is a border-to-border route spanning U.S. Highway 17 on Georgia’s 100-mile coast starting near Kingsland, to the Georgia/South Carolina state line at Savannah.
The purpose of the trail is to get visitors off the interstate and into lesser known areas that bear rich history and agriculture, according to CVB officials.
The trail represents Georgia’s agri-tourism and aqua-tourism industries. It winds through miles of family-owned farms, pristine hunting plantations, state parks, farm stands, seafood and farmers’ markets, charter fishing spots, and shops and restaurants that sell Georgia grown products.
For more information go to www.georgiagrown.com.