Hiking at Cloudland Canyon State Park in Rising Fawn, Georgia
Kelly Wilson, @pokkychoo

Hiking at Cloudland Canyon State Park in Rising Fawn, Georgia. Photo by Kelly Wilson, @pokkychoo

9 Ways to Spend Labor Day Weekend Outdoors

Revel in the last days of summer during Labor Day weekend, taking in sunset views, trekking through Georgia's incredible landscapes and having a ball at big time celebrations!

Cloudland Canyon State Park. Photo by Nate Bowery

Hike to a scenic lookout

A short hike along the west rim trail at Cloudland Canyon State Park in Rising Fawn leads to the perfect view from Sunset Point.

Photo by Nate Bowery

Seminole State Park in Donalsonville, Georgia

Paddle a calm lake

Seminole State Park's three-hour kayak paddle culminates with the blazing colors of a spectacular sunset over Lake Seminole in Donalsonville.

Sunset at Arabia Mountain

Follow the trails to an urban overlook

In Stockbridge, race along trails in Panola Mountain State Park, and stay for a sweet sunset over Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area.

Kayaking in the Okefenokee Swamp

Paddle the Okefenokee Swamp

Swamper's Guide to the Galaxy takes you on a tour of the stars from Georgia's only Dark Sky Park, Stephen C. Foster State Park in Fargo, followed by a sunset swamp paddle the next day.

Cave hike with G3 Adventures in Cloudland Canyon State Park

Tour the cool caves at Cloudland Canyon

G3 Adventures guides lead your group on an amazing journey inside the wild caves of Cloudland Canyon State Park with Wild Cave Tours all weekend.

Tallulah Gorge Sliding Rock

Hike to a gorge floor and swim near waterfalls

Tallulah Gorge State Park is offering gorge floor permits for hikers who want to swim near waterfalls in the natural pool in Tallulah Falls.

Laser Show at Stone Mountain Park

See lasers and dinosaurs at Stone Mountain Park

Grab an adventure pass at Stone Mountain Park and have a blast on family-friendly rides, playing with animatronic dinosaurs, and watching the legendary Lasershow Spectacular in Stone Mountain.

Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival at Callaway Resort & Gardens

Walk among balloons and butterflies at Callaway Gardens

Head to Callaway Resort & Gardens in Pine Mountain for a magical weekend of hot air balloons, blue morpho butterflies, and outdoor family fun at the Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival.

Tybee Island Pier

Join the beach party on Tybee Island

And, rock out with live entertainment on Tybee Island's eastern beaches at the Tybee Island Labor Day Beach Bash.

Published: May 2019
Written by: Candy Cook