Outdoor Attractions in Georgia
1. Hike the Appalachian Trail
Springer Mountain Area Hiking Trails is the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail (AT). Three trails converge on this mountaintop, the AT, the Benton MackKaye Trail (BMT), and the AT Approach Trail.
2. Go back in time at the Etowah Indian Mounds
This 54-acre site contains six earthen mounds, a plaza, village area, borrow pits and a defensive ditch. The Etowah Indian Mounds State Historic Site is the most intact Mississippian culture site in the southeastern United States.
3. Go on a coastal adventure
Sapelo Island, Georgia, is home to the best nature has to offer on Georgia’s coast and is accessible only by boat.
4. Explore the Augusta Canal
Take a canoe, kayak or bicycle ride along the Augusta Canal National Heritage Area and discover Georgia's beautiful nature along the way.
5. Stop and smell the roses
Enjoy one of the Atlanta Botanical Garden's most unique features, The Fuqua Orchid Center, which includes a High Elevation Orchid House and a Tropical Orchid House.
6. Explore Georgia's largest barrier island
Cumberland Island National Seashore is the largest and southernmost barrier island in Georgia, offering guests more than 17 miles of secluded, sandy beaches. Keep your eyes peeled for wild horses and other island wildlife!