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  • Cumming, Georgia

    Hike the Indian Seats Trail

    3.24 mi / 453 ft gain
    The Sawnee Mountain Preserve is easy to get to with a GPS and offers plenty of parking. To get to the Indian Seats Trail you will start down a short (.17 mile) trail that will take you to the trailhead. The Indian Seats Trail is a loop so once you reach the marked trail you can go either left or ...
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  • Euharlee, Georgia

    Paddle the Lower Etowah (Euharlee Road to 411)

    The nine mile stretch of river between Euharlee Road and 411 provides a beautiful getaway near Cartersville. As it sits downstream of Allatoona Lake, this is considered the Lower Etowah, and the temperament of the current depends largely on whether or not the Corps is releasing water upstream fro...
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  • Gainesville, Georgia

    Mountain Bike Chicopee Woods' Flying Squirrel Trail

    4.7 mi / 200 ft gain
    There is a designated parking lot for the Chicopee Woods mountain bike trails with plenty of parking, but it can fill up on weekends.To access the trailhead for Flying Squirrel, you have to take a few other trails (a good warm-up!) to get back to a junction known as ‘Confusion Corner’, which is w...
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  • Jasper, Georgia

    Mount Oglethorpe

    0.69 mi / 49 ft gain
    Mount Oglethorpe, located in Jasper, Georgia, offers a challenging hiking trail that spans approximately 0.69 miles. The trail is marked by a steady incline, making it suitable for intermediate to advanced hikers. The path is well-maintained and clearly marked, ensuring a safe journey for all hik...
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  • Gainesville, Georgia

    Swim in Lake Sidney Lanier at Dogwood Park

    Lake Sidney Lanier is pretty big, but you don't need to be overwhelmed when you visit the lake via Dogwood Park. The park has a large pavilion and a few other picnic tables, lots of shade trees, and a couple of ways to access the lake. On the left side, there's an abandoned marina (dangerous—it's...
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