The 782-Acre Sandy Creek Park In Georgia Is One Of Our Favorite Day Trip Destinations

My name is Lisa, and I write for Connecticut, Georgia, and Kansas here at OnlyInYourState. I was born and raised in Georgia and am lucky enough to still call the Peach State home today. I love getting out and exploring all that this great state has to offer. There is honestly so much to do and see in Georgia that it feels like it could take a lifetime! Welcome to OnlyInYourState’s Everyday Explorers, a series of travel articles from local experts exploring their nearby surroundings.

There are some fantastic parks in Georgia, and I’ve been fortunate enough to have visited many of them throughout my life. Sometimes, it feels like it’s the closest places to us that we’ve explored the least, and that’s definitely true for me. I’ve lived in or near Athens, Georgia for the last decade. There are some phenomenal parks within half an hour of the Classic City, but it’s easy for nearby spots to fall by the wayside in favor of lengthy, far-off exotic locales. I recently took a visit to Sandy Creek Park, one of the best parks in Athens. This spot is a natural wonderland that’s only about 10 minutes from campus and downtown. There’s so much to see and do here that you could easily spend all day enjoying the amenities, and it’s a great destination for solo travelers, friends, or families of any age.

Have you ever visited Sandy Creek Park in Georgia? Or do you have another favorite park in Georgia you think we should explore? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments!

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Address: Sandy Creek Park, 400 Bob Holman Rd, Athens, GA 30607, USA