Pack your binoculars, hiking boots or bathing suit, and set out for one of Georgia’s great outdoor adventures! Head to Springer Mountain to begin your journey on the Appalachian Trail, or hike to the top of 729-foot Amicalola Falls, the tallest in the state, for magnificent views of cascading water. Grab your gear and trek to an overlook at Tallulah Gorge, the two-mile Grand Canyon of the East. Cool off with a whitewater rafting trip on the Chattahoochee River in Columbus or the Ocoee River in North Georgia, or go tubing on the Toccoa River. Paddle along the beautiful Flint River, one of 16 water trails in Georgia, to see stunning views of Pine Mountain and run the rapids in the Piedmont. In Atlanta, walk or cycle the popular BeltLine, a 22-mile loop of former railroad corridors converted to multi-use trails connecting intown neighborhoods. Farther south, 110 miles of coastline and 15 barrier islands ensure great beaches, boating and wildlife watching - from dolphins to sea turtles and more than 400 species of birds (including seldom seen wood storks and painted buntings at Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge). Observe alligators and other wildlife on a boat ride at Okefenokee Swamp Park. Kayak waterways and inlets for up-close viewing of natural salt marshes. When looking for adventure, keep Georgia on your mind for hiking, biking, birding, paddling, rafting and all types of outdoor fun.
Escape the busy streets of the city for the hush of nature on the East Palisades Trail.