Spring is the time of year to enjoy the outdoors in every way possible, and Atlanta is the perfect place to spend it. With hundreds of city parks, more than 40 state parks and five national parks, the natural beauty of Georgia makes being outside easy and fun. At The Manor, we want you to seize the season with a few outdoor activities in Atlanta that we believe will help you do just that!
10 Outdoor Activities in Atlanta to Make the Most out of Spring
1. Biking Silver Comet Trail: This bike trail was formerly the route of the Silver Comet passenger train, extending 61.5 miles from Smyrna to the Alabama state line. When riding along this trail you will experience the marvels of numerous trestles and bridges, 14 acres of wetlands, and the ruins of Concord Woolen Mills.
2. Fly Fishing in the Chattahoochee River: If you are an angler, this is the perfect spot for you! In the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Lake Lanier at the Buford Dam is the ideal habitat for trout. There are a few hot spots near Bowmans Island and Settles Bridge that will guarantee you a successful day of fly fishing.
3. Hiking in Panther Creek Falls: Georgia is known for it’s amazing waterfalls, one in particular is Panther Creek Falls in the Tallulah Basin. This waterfall can be accessed through a six-mile hiking trail with 100-foot-tall trees flowering shrubs and moss-covered rock cliffs. It drops nearly 1,000 feet from Stony Mountain and flows into the Tugaloo River.
4. Rock Climbing in Tallulah Gorge State Park: Tallulah Gorge State Park is considered one of Georgia’s “Seven Natural Wonders”. It’s approximately two miles long and features cliffs up to 1,000 feet high. This natural wonder has definitely grown in popularity in regard to rock climbers. The park offers up to 20 climbing permits a day with experienced guides.
5. Rollerblading in Piedmont Park: Piedmont Park is 189-acres of outdoor fun, especially if you love to rollerblade. Rollerbladers are able to enjoy 10th Street Meadow Path, the main rollerblading roadway, and many people watching opportunities.
6. Floating in the Chattahoochee River: Whether you’re on a raft, tube, canoe or kayak, the Chattahoochee River is the perfect place to lounge around and soak up some sun. This type of hang out has been a local tradition for decades, in fact some companies have offered trips down the river that range from three to 6.5 miles to extend the fun!
7. Spelunking in Northwest Georgia: The Cumberland Plateau has lured spelunkers from around the world who are eager to explore the world beneath the ground. Pigeon Mountain is particularly popular with its vast network of limestone caves. Other caves that are just as popular include Pettijohn’s Cave and Ellison’s Cave.
8. Traversing the Rope Course at Sky Hike: Sky Hike is an attraction at Stone Mountain Park that houses a 1/4-mile rope course, 40 feet above the ground, consisting of suspended wooden bridges and wiggly tight ropes.
9. Whitewater Rafting on the Chattooga River: The Chattooga River offers many challenges for rafters of all skill levels. Whether you like a more extreme adventure or a mild one, a tour outfitter will ensure that you enjoy every minute of your outing.
10. Ziplining in North Georgia: This ziplining adventure takes place in the foothills of the Appalachians. The mile-long course takes you around and across the Ocoee River, providing you with a breathtaking view that will make you want to come back for more.
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