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Four Thrilling Outdoor Experiences in Georgia

These spectacular adventures spice up Georgia's great outdoors!

  • Zip Lines at North Georgia Canopy Tours

    Race to the finish on a 695-foot dual zip over a pond!

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  • Mountain Biking at Georgia State Parks

    Get a little mud on your tires on the mountain bike trails at Georgia State Parks!

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  • Kayaking on the Chattooga River

    Brave the rapids in North Georgia!

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  • Dirt Biking at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation

    Learn to ride a dirt bike from the pros!

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1. Ziplining

Discover a new way to enjoy Georgia's outdoors soaring through the trees high above! North Georgia Canopy Tours - Georgia's Ultimate Zip Line takes thrill-seekers on the ultimate treetop canopy tour of 12 awesome ziplines, including fun sky bridges and a rappel on the way. Adventurers fly over three ponds and the North Oconee River before racing each other for a heart-pounding grand finale!

2. Mountain Biking

Georgia State Parks Muddy Spokes Club offers bikers the opportunity to advance from easy, paved trails to difficult mountain terrain. Muddy Spokes members complete bike trails at 11 different Georgia parks across the state as they progress. Find the easiest trails at Mistletoe State Park and Panola Mountain State Park, intermediate trails at Red Top Mountain State Park, and some of the hardest at Fort Mountain State Park or Tallulah Gorge State Park. Ask about Muddy Spokes membership at a participating park.

3. Kayaking

Since 1972, Southeastern Expeditions has been helping outdoor enthusiasts brave the famous Chattooga River. A designated National Wild and Scenic River, the Chattooga is among the best whitewater runs in the nation. Southeastern Expeditions offers challenging instructional clinics for kayakers in the waters of the Chattooga River. These clinics instill beginners with confidence in class II sections of the river and increase the prowess of more advanced paddlers tackling class III-IV.

4. Dirt Biking

Before blazing Georgia's off-highway vehicle trails, learn to ride at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Campus in Alpharetta. MSF offers quality instruction on a closed course for beginners, and it teaches more advanced riders the techniques necessary for off-road trail riding. Instructors cover all the basics in a fun, laid-back environment. Riders as young as six join in the fun on family days. Each rider is fitted with head-to-toe protective gear and their own dirt bike for the day.

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