Kayaking in South Georgia. Photo by @cmurillophoto
Unforgettable Experiences for Spring and Summer
Spring is warming up, and summer's right around the corner. It's time to gear up and celebrate the season of adventure with these unforgettable experiences across Georgia.
Create Your Own Family Summer Camp
Spend time with the family on a getaway that takes full advantage of North Georgia's awe-inspiring natural wonders. At Georgia's Adventure Lodges at Amicalola and Unicoi state parks, unique lodging combines with an incredible collection of outdoor activities, offering a summer camp experience everyone will enjoy.
Fly through the trees on thrilling ziplines, try kayaking or paddleboarding, and hit the trails with a mountain biking guru. Level up your wilderness skills with expert courses on survival, fly fishing, archery and more. Both parks serve up delicious meals, and lodging ranges from primitive camping and RV sites to rustic lodges and cozy cabins.
Go Paddling & Rafting
From world-class rapids to North America's largest blackwater swamp, Georgia's waters always lead to extraordinary experiences. Join expert outfitters for a rush of high adventure rafting the rapids of the Chattahoochee or Chattooga National Wild & Scenic River.
The Chattahoochee River picks up the pace in Columbus, producing some of the biggest rapids in the Eastern United States. Whitewater Express takes full advantage of daily dam-controlled releases to offer the thrill of class IV and V rapids, as well as family-friendly class I-III rapids.
For a more laid-back experience, explore the six water trails featured in Georgia State Parks' Park Paddlers Club and wear your commemorative t-shirt while you do. Six participating parks offer kayaking and canoeing, showcasing the diversity of Georgia's waterways.
Camping on Cumberland Island, Georgia. Photo by @damiandelgado
Georgia offers an abundance of unique camping experiences in some of the most spectacular destinations in the Southern United States. Georgia campers enjoy the most brilliantly starry skies in the South, the coastal paradise of the Golden Isles, moonlight through the pines, and fall asleep to the sound of rushing waterfalls.
Explore the wilderness of maritime forest and roam historic mansion ruins on Cumberland Island.
Backpack into the colorful geology of the "Little Grand Canyon" at Providence Canyon State Park.
Explore Indoor Fun for Outdoorsy People
Discover new perspectives at the many indoor venues celebrating nature with interactive exhibits, wildlife encounters, artwork and activities.
Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville and Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta showcase geology and ecosystems unique to the Peach State. Tellus also has a planetarium with several shows daily about the solar system and the night sky. At Fernbank, you also can head outside to explore 75 acres of outdoor nature adventures at WildWoods and Fernbank Forest.
Browse amazing landscape paintings and photography from world-renowned artists at Booth Museum in Cartersville, and don't miss the fantastic visitors center museum at Tallulah Gorge State Park (pictured above).