Discover Middle Georgia: Hamburg State Park

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MITCHELL, Georgia. (41NBC/WMGT) – At the end of the Revolutionary War, Hamburg State Park was the home of a grist mill used for trade and barter. Built in the early 1920’s, Hamburg’s second grist mill was located on the Ogeechee River in Washington County.

The grist mill is one of the reasons that Hamburg is unique. Park manager Julie House says that the park “offers you an opportunity to step back in time and experience camping the way it use to be.”

While the grist mill is not fully operational, there are events throughout the year that allows visitors to get an idea of what the mill looked like it its prime.

While the summer months are when the park is most active with canoe, kayak, and aquaboat rentals, you can visit any day of the year.

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Dalton was born and raised in Canton, Georgia, a small town about an hour north of Atlanta. He attended the University of Georgia, and was an active member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) before graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences as well as a B.S. in Geography in the spring of 2018. Dalton began his broadcast career in Atlanta, Georgia as a weather producer, and is now sharing his talents with us as a member of the 41 First Alert Storm Team. When he's not tracking storms, Dalton enjoys reading books, spending time with his family, and playing with his dog: Murphy. He also loves NASCAR and sports, and enjoys cheering on his favorite teams: The Atlanta Braves and the Georgia Bulldogs.