two young children walk along Minnehaha falls in Lakemont

Natural Attractions

From Georgia’s highest mountain, Brasstown Bald to the Okefenokee Swamp, the largest blackwater swamp in North America, natural attractions offer endless opportunities for exploration throughout the state. Start with Georgia’s Seven Natural Wonders, and continue from there, visiting gardens, nature centers, trails, and more.

The more than 60 Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites protect many of the state’s most striking landscapes, from waterfalls like Amicalola Falls, the tallest cascading waterfall in the Southeast, to Providence Canyon, called Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon” for its carved landscape that resembles the national park nearly 2,000 miles away. Several of the National Park Service sites in Georgia preserve and protect important natural attractions, like the granite outcrops at Arabia Mountain and the pristine beaches on Cumberland Island.

Visit gardens artfully cultivated to highlight Georgia’s array of trees and plants, from the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens to Gibbs Gardens in Ball Ground and Massee Lane Gardens in Fort Valley. Learn more about the environment at nature centers like Oxbow Meadows in Columbus, Phinizy Swamp Nature Park in Augusta, the 4-H Tidelands Nature Center on Jekyll Island.

Browse the trip ideas and listings below to find natural attractions to explore in Georgia.

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