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    With whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, and more, Georgia has the activities to match the landscapes and southern soul.

    Top Spots in and near Georgia

    • Tybee Island, Georgia

      Cockspur Island Lighthouse from Fort Pulaski

      4.3
      1.65 mi / 69 ft gain
      The Lighthouse Trail starts at the visitors center at Fort Pulaski. You can take your time and go inside the fort and learn about its history before you start to journey down the 1.7 mile trail to the lighthouse. This is a very easy trail that is suited for just about anyone. You will be walking ...
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    • Dahlonega, Georgia

      Explore Cane Creek Falls

      From the parking lot, walk about 500 feet to the check-in office to let the receptionist know that you would like to visit the falls.  This campground operates as a retreat select times throughout the year and is closed to the public during those times so prior to visiting, be sure to call and fi...
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    • Evans, Georgia

      Kayak Betty's Branch

      5.0
      Beginning at Riverside Park, put in either at the concrete boat ramp or the beach. Paddle along until you exit the inlet and now you have a decision to make: right or left?Left: Turning left takes you on a longer and more difficult route than turning right (3 hours total), but it’s absolutely wor...
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    • Ellijay, Georgia

      Mountain Biking Bear Creek

      Bear Creek is a southern favorite amongst the mountain biking community. There are many variations and add-ons to make this ride more challenging, but the classic up and back from the parking lot at the base of Bear Creek is one of the most rewarding and adrenaline pumping runs you will find in ...
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    • Ellijay, Georgia

      Hike the Tumbling Waters Trail

      5.0
      1.3 mi / 160 ft gain
      Just North of Carters Lake lies one of its tributaries, Tails Creek.  The Tumbling Waters Trail follows along a scenic stretch of this creek as it cascades its way towards the lake.  This trail is moderately trafficked and considered a local favorite. The Tumbling Waters trailhead also contains a...
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    • Lincolnton, Georgia

      Photograph the Stars Over Clarks Hill Lake

      The Cherokee Boat Ramp is easily my new favorite place for astrophotography in the Augusta area. If you drive around the boat ramp area for awhile, you'll notice plenty of spots to set up your camera and aim it down the beautiful Clarks Hill Lake. The ramp area creates a loop. Near the end of the...
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    • Lakeland, Georgia

      Paddle Banks Lake

      5.0
      This spot is easy to find. Just off the GA highway 122 is the Banks Lake Wildlife Refuge. You can either bring your own kayak/canoe or rent one for a few dollars.The adventure begins once you're in the water. Paddle out of the small loading dock area and the entire lake is in front of you. Pick a...
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    • Alpharetta, Georgia

      Bike or Run the Big Creek Greenway

      3.5
      16 mi / 200 ft gain
      The Big Creek Greenway is a roughly 8-mile stretch of paved trail that runs from its northern Marconi Drive entrance in Alpharetta down to Old Alabama Road in Roswell. There is also an extended bit of the Greenway a little further north in Forsyth County, though these two trails do not connect. T...
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    • Augusta, Georgia

      Explore and Fish at the Savannah River Lock and Dam

      5.0
      Hidden in the back woods behind Augusta's domestic airport, the New Savannah River Lock and Dam is a favorite fishing spot for locals. Drive through the entrance to the park and you'll find a large selection of pavilions, fishing areas, a boat ramp, and even fish cleaning stations! Put your pole ...
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    • Blairsville, Georgia

      Hike the Bear Hair Gap Trail

      4.5
      5.5 mi / 675 ft gain
      Vogel State Park is one of the many beautifully preserved wilderness parks of Northern Georgia.  With a stunning alpine lake and 17 miles of trails, you cannot go wrong.  The Bear Hair Trail is the perfect mid-distance option that will reward you with both great views of the lake from a high vant...
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    • Fargo, Georgia

      Paddle to Minnie's Lake

      4.0
      The paddle to Minnie's Lake from Stephen C. Foster State Park covers some of the most beautiful territory in all of the Okefenokee swamp.  Not only will you immerse yourself in beautifully flooded cypress forests, but you will also see plenty of wildlife along the way.  Bring your Canoe, Kayak, o...
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    • Augusta, Georgia

      Savannah Rapids Trail - Augusta Canal Trail

      5.0
      7.64 mi / 259 ft gain
      Easily the most popular outdoor attraction in Augusta, the Savannah River Rapids Park marks the beginning of the Augusta Canal. The walkway flanks both the Savannah River and the Augusta Canal, allowing you to see both waterways from the trail. Reed River also flows into the canal producing some ...
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    • Savannah, Georgia

      Camp at Skidaway Island State Park

      Skidaway Island State Park is a peaceful setting rich with wildlife. A conglomerate of maritime forest and salt marsh, this gem offers all kinds of opportunities for enjoying the outdoors.  We sought out this State Park due to it's proximity to downtown Savannah, but it turned out to be far more...
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    • Fargo, Georgia

      Camp at Stephen C. Foster State Park

      4.5
      Stephen C. Foster State Park is a hot spot for Georgia wildlife. The swamps and bodies of water attract alligators, black bears, herons, turtles, and more. The park is ideal for birding or simply enjoying the sounds of nature. Choose from campsites, cottages, lodge, or pioneer camp for a cozy sta...
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    • Martinez, Georgia

      Kayak the Augusta Canal

      5.0
      Out of all the adventures in Augusta, Kayaking the Augusta Canal might be my favorite. Hosted by the Savannah River Rapids Park, single kayaks, tandem, and paddleboards are available for rent ($20-$40) from the Savannah Rapids Kayak Rental Center located on the Savannah River Rapids Trail. The la...
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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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