Outdoors & Adventure

Georgia’s iconic landscape has something for everyone. From pristine beaches and wondrous forests, to majestic mountains and magnificent rivers and streams, Mountainsyou will feel no limit on the outdoor adventures you and your family can enjoy.

 

WHITEWATER RAFTING, KAYAKING AND CANOEINGCanoe

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 Whitewater Rafting Columbus
    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.Amicalola Falls

  • 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 RefugeCamping
    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.

 

BIKINGBeltLine

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 Boys Biking on Highway at FDR State ParkNorthwest 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.

Banning MillsZip Lining

Hang Gliding

SkydivingSkydive Spaceland Atlanta

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.

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