Camping on Cumberland Island, Georgia. Photo by @mikerenner77
3 Dream Vacations for Outdoor Enthusiasts
Experience real adventure in Georgia's wild and scenic landscapes on these three dream vacations for outdoor enthusiasts.
Camping on Georgia's Coast
Roam through awe-inspiring maritime forest and along pristine beaches when you go camping on the Cumberland Island National Seashore. Once home to the wealthy Carnegie family, Cumberland Island is only accessible by ferry from St. Marys, and it hosts a limited number of campers each night.
Explore winding forest trails, enjoy sweeping views over the salt marsh, and visit the impressive Dungeness mansion ruins. Campers have the option of staying near amenities at Sea Camp or hiking into isolated backcountry campsites.
Mountain Biking in North Georgia
Surrounded by the epic mountain bike trails rolling through the Cohutta Wilderness Area and Chattahoochee National Forest, Mulberry Gap Mountain Bike Get-A-Way has everything a mountain biker needs for an awesome adventure. Rugged trails like Pinhoti, Bear Creek and Windy Gap are all easily accessible from the scenic mountain resort in Ellijay.
Camp under the stars or stay in a cozy cabin. Either way, you'll swap trail stories around the campfire, get a belly full of home-cooked goodness, and experience the thrill rides of a lifetime.
Backpacking the Appalachian Trail
As legendary as it is long, the Appalachian Trail begins atop Springer Mountain and cuts through North Georgia's scenic wilderness. The challenging Georgia section meanders along mountain streams, climbs to Georgia's highest elevation, and offers panoramic views for 80 miles.
Begin or end your trek at Amicalola Falls State Park in Dawsonville for an unforgettable treat! Known for the tallest cascading waterfall in the Southeast, the park also hosts backpacking guests at a secluded inn for hikers only. Len Foote Hike Inn is one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly lodging with bunkrooms, family-style meals, and a refreshing laidback atmosphere.