If you live in Georgia, you’re a very lucky person, because you don’t have to go far to experience the wonderful beauty of nature. The world has 7 natural wonders, and so does Georgia! That’s right–Georgia has their own 7 natural wonders and you just have to see them to believe them.
7. Amicalola Falls
Amicaloa Falls is located inside Amicalola Falls State Park. The view of this 729 foot waterfall is simply breathtaking. It is the tallest cascading waterfall in the southeast. Visitors can choose to view the falls from an accessible pathway to a challenging trail with staircases.
Visitors walking up the side of Amicalola Falls
6. Okefenokee Swamp
The Okefenokee Swamp is located mostly in the southeast corner of Georgia and covers approximately 700 square miles. This swamp is a Georgia wonder for a reason–it is one of North America’s largest, most untouched, un-fragmented, freshwater and black water wilderness swamp. It is no wonder that this swamp is a major destination for nature lovers. Visitors can paddle or motor boat on its many passageways, explore the murky waters, and see some new animals!
Cypress Trees and Lilypads on Blackwater in the Okeefenokee Swamp
5. Providence Canyon
“Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon” is at its deepest point, 150 feet deep, which can be seen from the top of the canyon. This beautiful canyon was created by poor farming practices in the 1800s. The canyon’s soil is a mixture of pink, orange, red, and purple colors, and make for some of the most striking photography.
A Hiker Exploring Providence Canyon
4. Radium Springs
Radium Springs is named after the naturally occurring radium found in its waters. Back in the 19th and early 20th centuries, people believed that there were healing properties in minerals which attracted investors to build a resort. The resort attracted many people from all over the country for a chance to soak in it's waters.
3. Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain is a huge granite rock that serves as one of Georgia's most recognizable landmarks. Another cool fact is that Stone Mountain is the largest mass of exposed granite in the world. The carving of a confederate memorial can be seen in this picture.
A Beautiful Picture of Stone Mountain on a Clear Day
2. Tallulah Gorge
"The deepest canyon east of the Mississippi", Tallulah Gorge is an awesome and spectacular sight to see! Hikers can walk across a suspension bridge that sways 80 ft above the gorge, and they can hike a challenging 10 mile trail.
An Overview of Tallulah Gorge
1. Warm Springs
Here is a picture of President Franklin D. Roosevelt bathing in the Warm Springs which relived some of his polio symptoms. He fell so in love with the Georgia spring that he built a house here nicknamed the "little white house". It is believed that Roosevelt developed the New Deal policies in that little house. He eventually passed away in this same house. Now visitors can go visit the house and the springs that was so beloved to Roosevelt.
These pictures of Georgia’s 7 wonders are beautiful, but the real deal will blow your mind! If you ever get a chance to, visit these places and see all of the beauty that Georgia has to offer!