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30 Amazing Adventures in Georgia

Georgia is home to endless adventure.

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Rushing waterfalls, rolling hills, island backcountry getaways, and epic sunsets are just the beginning of the adventures to be found in Georgia. Bring the whole family out for a camping trip or spend the day paddling solo on the tranquil rivers and lakes across the state. The hardest part about exploring Georgia is probably knowing where to begin. That's where we come in. Check out 30 of our favorite adventures in the Peach State and prepare for your next weekend in the Great Outdoors.

1. Explore Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island

Photo: Cameron Cech

2. Hike Cloudland Canyon’s Waterfall Trail

Photo: Alan Maxcy

3. Hike to the Brasstown Bald Peak

Photo: Jason Clemmons

4. Backpack the Parallel Trail to Yankee Paradise Campground

Photo: Emily Lester

5. Hike Blood Mountain

Photo: Rob Giersch

6. Hike and Climb to Yonah Mountain

Photo: Cole Christiansen

7. Paddle Banks Lake

Photo: Josha Krehbiel

8. Hike to Blue Hole and High Shoals Creek Falls

Photo: Tiffany Lachner

9. Climb the Stairs to Amicalola Falls

Photo: Matthew Ady

10. Hike and Camp the Big Poplar Loop, F.D. Roosevelt SP

Photo: Clare Healey

11. Hike the Indian Seats Trail

Photo: Alan Maxcy

12. Hike the White Loop at Sweetwater Creek

Photo: Alan Maxcy

13. Explore Toccoa Falls

Photo: Kelley Le

14. Stargaze at Deerlick Astronomy Village

Photo: Mark Friedman

15. Camp at Cloudland Canyon State Park

Photo: Clare Healey

16. Hike along Sope Creek

Photo: Rob Giersch

17. Hike Arabia Mountain

Photo: Rob Giersch

18. Camp on Cumberland Island

Photo: Collin Enstad

19. Explore Lula Lake Land Trust

Photo: Clare Healey

20. Hike to Hurricane Falls, Tallulah Gorge SP

Photo: Matthew Koehnemann

21. Hike Pine Mountain

Photo: Nick Tort

22. Hike the West Rim Trail to Cherokee Falls

Photo: Clare Healey

23. Hike to Raven Cliff Falls

Photo: Tiffany Lachner

24. Hike the Canyon Loop in Providence Canyon

Photo: Seth Berry

25. Kayak Betty’s Branch

Photo: Matt Van Swol

26. Hike and Swim at Red Top Mountain

Photo: Jeremy Cournyea

27. Hike to Anna Ruby Falls

Photo: Matthew Koehnemann

28. Hike and Swim at High Falls State Park

Photo: Kelley Le

29. Camp at Stafford Beach on Cumberland Island

Photo: Emily Lester

30. Mountain Bike Bear Creek

Photo: Rob Giersch

Discover incredible adventures and more at Explore Georgia.

Cover photo: Alan Maxcy

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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