Spending time outside when you live in Georgia is a huge part of what makes the state so great. There is such a wide variety of outdoor activities, for enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels, you’ll never have a dull moment. Georgia is an amazing state for outdoor activities, and we want to highlight a few of our favorites. Feel free to add these outdoor adventures to your next bucket list.
1. Play a round of disc golf at Chehaw Park.
Disc golf has been a big up-and-coming sport lately, and Chehaw Park has an incredible 18-hole, 54 par course that is a favorite for locals. Even if you've never played the sport before, you can learn as you go, walking the beautiful course and spending the day in the outdoors.
2. Hike to the top of Brasstown Bald.
One of the most beautiful views in the state of Georgia is from the top of Brasstown Bald. Hiking up, especially during sunrise or sunset, is sure to be an absolute dream for the outdoors enthusiast in us all.
3. Bike the Silver Comet Trail.
The Silver Comet Trail is a popular biking, hiking, and running trail which leads from Smyrna, Georgia into central Alabama. It's almost 62 miles long, which would be the perfect weekend trip for some outdoor fun and extreme exercise.
4. Bravely walk the 270-foot Swinging Bridge Trail over the Toccoa River.
It's technically called the Benton MacKaye Trail, in Blue Ridge, Georgia and it leads to an incredibly high, awesomely wonderful swinging bridge, not for the faint-of-heart adventurer. Make sure you bring your camera for one-of-a-kind views and intense photo ops.
5. Swim the day away at Jacks Creek Falls.
Located in Epworth, Georgia, the trail to Jacks Creek Falls is one of the more intense trail ventures, but the reward at the very end of the hike is so worth the time it takes to get there. Enjoy the day with an intense hike and a refreshing swim.
6. Paddle board around St. Simons Island.
If you haven't ever tried Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP), then it's high time to give it a shot, especially if you choose to paddle around St. Simons Island at sunset. You can easily rent a board and life jacket from SSI SUP (http://www.ssisup.com) and be on your way. OR, make it to one of their night sessions, fully equipped with a neon glow board!
7. Skate through Piedmont Park.
Atlanta's favorite park has been undervalued in a lot of ways. First, it's darn beautiful. Second, you can easily rollerskate or rollerblade your days away, taking in some sights and sounds, while enjoying everything Atlanta has to offer. Besides, who doesn't have a pair of blades sitting around collecting some dust?
8. Zip line through the Georgia skies.
There are SO many places you can zipline in North Georgia. Our favorite though, is Banning Mills, which is the world's longest zip line. Visit Historic Banning Mills and strap in for the treetop adventure of a lifetime. Note: Fall zip lining is the way to go. Leaves changing, cool temps, and beautiful sights.
9. Tube the Chattahoochee River.
This outdoor adventure is for the leisure outdoors enthusiasts. Tubing the Chattahoochee River has been a seasonal favorite for many residents and visitors. It's a nice way to float down through different areas of the state, while keeping cool on a scorching summer day. There are a variety of companies to choose from, if you don't have a tube and need transportation to and from.
10. Kayak or canoe through Okefenokee Swamp.
Did you know that Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge had canoe trails?! Well, they definitely do. This insane trail system allows visitors to paddle at their leisure, and explore wildlife, cypress trees, and the beauty of being outdoors.
How many of these incredible outdoor activities are you willing to add to your bucket list?! Or what else would you want to add to this list, if you’re ready for an outdoor adventure?