Outdoors & Adventure
Georgia’s iconic landscape has something for everyone. From pristine beaches and wondrous forests, to majestic mountains and magnificent rivers and streams, you will feel no limit on the outdoor adventures you and your family can enjoy.
WHITEWATER RAFTING, KAYAKING AND CANOEING
From crystal clear rivers to deep water swamps, Georgia’s waterways are ready for your adventure.
- Big Canoe Fun
Enjoy a guided tour of the historic and scenic nature of Southeast Georgia in a 25-foot voyageur-style War Canoe or kayak
- Lanier Sailing Academy
Learn how to sail with specialized classes, sailboat rentals and boat rentals
- Rolling Thunder River Company
Enjoy whitewater rafting adventures (canoe, kayak, raft and tube) on dam-controlled rivers that guarantee consistent, predictable water flows every day. This adventure has the longest rafting season in the country – from early April through the end of October.
- Urban Whitewater Rafting
Experience the longest whitewater rafting in the world. This course runs through downtown Columbus and is described as one of the “Top 12 Man-Made Adventures in the World” (USA Today, 2013)
- Wildwater Chattooga Ridge Adventure Center
Take a wild ride down one of the most beautiful rivers in the country. The Chattooga River was the first river east of the Mississippi River to be designated a national Wild and Scenic River.
HIKING & CAMPING
Georgia’s countless scenic, wooded and waterfall hikes offer tranquility, adventure and the chance to escape.
- Black Rock Mountain
Sheer cliffs, streams and a secluded waterfall give visitors a firsthand look at the best nature Georgia has to offer.
- Aska Trails Area
17-miles of hiking and biking trails in the National Forest near Deep Gap on Aska Road in Blue Ridge.
- Sweetwater Creek State Park
Just 15 miles from downtown Atlanta, this spot runs along the historic New Manchester Mill ruins and was featured in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I.
- Skidaway Island
Observe deer, egrets, crabs and other wildlife in this 4.6-mile excursion in Savannah or camp in spacious sites under the Spanish moss.
- Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
30,000 acres of gorgeous wetlands can be experienced for free, and hikers can travel all dikes by foot.
- Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge
Covering 630 square miles in southeast Georgia, the Okefenokee is one of the most well-preserved intact freshwater wetlands in the world.
- Tallulah Gorge State Park
As one of the most exciting sites in Georgia, the North Rim trail is just a short walk from camp.
- Providence Canyon
As one of Georgia’s 7 natural wonders, Providence Canyon has been dubbed the “Little Grand Canyon” and is a must-see site located in Lumpkin near the Alabama line.
From meandering paths to steep mountain biking routes, Georgia’s got epic trails and leisurely strolls for you to ride with friends and family.
- Atlanta’s BeltLine
The BeltLine provides a network of public parks and multi-use trails along a 22-mile corridor circling downtown Atlanta and connecting many neighborhoods to each other.
- Dahlonega “Six Gap” Classic
Explore the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in this challenging ride through scenic Northwest Georgia.
- The Silver Comet Trail
This 61-mile trail stretches from Atlanta to Alabama and is a pleasant getaway from the city.
- Sylvania Cruise
This bike cruise loops through 40 miles of farmland and pine forests by the Savannah River and gives you a great look at Georgia’s coastal plains.
EXTREME CHALLENGE & ADVENTURE
Georgia has numerous extreme challenges to satisfy any thrill-seeker or adrenaline junkie.
Motocross and ATV Riding
- Highland Park Off-Road Riding Resort
has 40 one-way trails of various difficulty and 85 miles of riding through the North Georgia mountains.
- Herrin Compound, the home of the 2013 AMA Superbike Champion Josh Herrin, is a 9-spring supermotocross track that hosts races and events throughout the year.
- Durhamtown Off Road Resort boasts ATV riding, a sporting clay course, fishing, paintball and more.
To plan your outdoor adventure in Georgia, visit ExploreGeorgia.org.