Georgia thrill seekers, unite! We’ve mentioned in the past, more popular attractions in Georgia, but never have we focused on the most adventurous of activities. For those looking for their next risk-taking high, there are a few places in Georgia you must check out. Not for the faint of heart, this list should be a fantastic resource, especially with spring right around the corner. Here are a few of the most adventurous, thrillingly pleasurable places to go in the state of Georgia.
1. Historic Banning Mills Zip Line Adventure Course
In Whitesburg, Georgia you can zip line above the treetops in this aerial adventure course. It's extremely safe, and EXTREME fun.
2. Wild Cave Tour at Cloudland Canyon
No lights, no handrails, and no paved paths in this Wild Cave Tour of Cloudland Canyon. Advanced pass purchase is required, and you will need to choose between the 1-hour, 2-hour, and 4-hour tour, but all are well-worth the adventure. Prepare to get a bit dirty and wet, as cave environments normally are a bit chilly and muddy.
3. Hot Air Balloon Over Georgia
If you're not afraid of heights, then this is the perfect adventure for you. See the sights of Kennesaw Mountain, the Atlanta skyline, and the beginnings of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountain ranges. The company Balloons Over Georgia offers many different types of rides, so choose the one that best fits and take off!
4. Historic Banning Mills Free Fall
Have you ever felt like free falling over 100-feet, wind rushing against your face, your stomach in your throat? Historic Banning Mills is home to Georgia's only 100 Foot Power Free Fall. Climb the HUGE tower, and get strapped in for a one-of-a-kind adventure.
5. Skydive Georgia
Skydiving is on a bucket list for most, so why not just cross it off already? There are plenty of skydiving companies throughout Georgia that offer tandem rides for first-time divers, like Skydive Georgia in Atlanta, for example. How ironic. Get pumped for the experience of a lifetime.
6. Hike Blood Mountain to Catch a Sunset
As the sixth-tallest mountain in Georgia, and the highest peak on the Georgia section of the Appalachian Trail, Blood Mountain is a must-add to this adventure list. Plus the sunset after the hike is always worth the trek.
7. Hang Gliding at Lookout Mountain
Experience the adventure of flight, as you hang-glide over Georgia terrain. Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding in Rising Fawn, Georgia is a huge draw for travelers and visitors alike.
8. White Water Rafting or Kayaking in Columbus
Did you know that Columbus, Georgia has the longest urban whitewater kayaking course in the world? Grab some pals and hit the water. It's time for a true adventure.
9. Observe a Turtle Walk on Jekyll Island
The Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island allows visitors to experience a Turtle Walk—an evening adventure where you can witness a mother turtle laying her eggs and returning to sea.
10. Moto Mountain ATV Park in Fairmount
Voted as one of the Best ATV Parks in Georgia, Moto Mountain ATV Park is a great place for riders of all levels. You can bring your own, or try out one of their rentals on over 70 miles of trails.
11. Cool River Tubing the Chattahoochee River
Tubing the river in Helen, Georgia is a great adventure for the whole family. The company Cool River Tubing provides everything you need in order to spend the day floating under the sunshine.
With these suggestions of adventure and fun above, how many have made it to your spring/summer to-do list? I, for one, cannot wait to spend the days in the water, cooling off from the hot Georgia summer sun. What are your favorite places in Georgia that satisfy your adventure craving?