Good Day Atlanta viewer information: July 29, 2022

Taking a "summertime swing" at Nacoochee Adventures: 

It’s called the Thriller Giant Swing. And when you see it, you’ll understand why. But trust us: as thrilling as this North Georgia attraction looks from the ground, nothing compares to the view from the top!

This morning, we made a return visit to Nacoochee Adventures in Helen, an outdoor destination featuring several adventure-based attractions. Faithful Good Day Atlanta viewers will remember our last visit — back on a chilly February morning in 2018 — during which we learned a little more about the area and what it has to offer.

"It’s just kind of an all-in-one outdoor adventure place," general manager Josh Luke explained during that previous visit. "We’re situated right next to Helen in the Nacoochee Village; it’s a 600-acre campus of the winery, antique mall, grist mill, we have the ziplines, treehouse camping. So, anybody and everybody can come up, spend the day, do some adventure stuff." 

One of those adventures, of course, is the Thriller Giant Swing — which is definitely not your run-of-the-mill playground swing! This one slowly raises brave riders (up to three at a time) 50 feet into the air, then drops them for a breathtaking ride over the gorgeous landscape. Meanwhile, zipline packages include the Moonshine Canopy Tour and Big Zip Intimidator among others, and those looking for a physical challenge can take on the three-level Yonah Quest Challenge Course.

For more information on the adventure options and the camping opportunities at Nacoochee Adventures, click here. And click the video player to see our early morning ride on the Thriller Giant Swing!

Burgers With Buck at Bullseye Burgers and Chicken in Flowery Branch: Buck visits Bullseye Burgers and Chicken to try their Georgian Burger. Find out if it got the infamous Buck Lanford thumbs up. For more information on the restaurant click here. 

APS Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring talks about the upcoming school year: The first day of classes for Atlanta Public Schools starts Monday, Aug. 1. Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring joined Good Day to share information on what to expect this school year, as well as information on the back to school drive happening Saturday. For more information on that, and how to register click here. 

Lifestyle specialist, vegan enthusiast and author Maisha Wynn gives tips on healthy swaps for your favorite summer treats: Great nutrition plays an important role in our physical health, as well as our mental and emotional health. When you are struggling with depression or anxiety, it can feel a bit overwhelming to think about eating the right foods. However, adding healthier options to your daily lifestyle will not only improve your overall well-being, but keep you looking and feeling good all summer!

Food Truck Friday Low-Comotion Food Truck:  Charleston, South Carolina, a culturally historic hub in the heart of the Low-Country, was a huge part of the inspiration behind the Big Blue Truck.  Co-owner Kerry Meier spent four years in the Holy City falling in love with the "farm-to-table" style of cooking, and the way the city's chefs approach food in general. Follow them on social media  @lowcomotionatl Check out their menu here.

Chaka Khan releases new music: Chaka Khan is one of the world’s most gifted and celebrated musicians, with a rich musical legacy, the 10-time Grammy award-winner is looking forward to a celebration of a lifetime. Today she released her new single "Woman Like Me." Click here to listen 

Pike Nurseries talks keeping your garden safe from Deer: Deer are beautiful to look at, but they can destroy the garden you’ve worked so hard to grow!  While a hungry deer will eat almost anything, there are some things you can do to discourage them from turning your landscape into a buffet. To find a Pike Nurseries location nearest you click here.