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Atlanta Metro: The Urban Outdoors

Atlanta, the South’s largest city, offers surprisingly numerous green oases for residents
to get out and enjoy the natural world, despite being a bustling city.

Explore Stone Mountain Park, one of America’s most popular attractions surrounding the world’s largest piece of exposed granite, only 16 miles from Atlanta. Four million annual visitors enjoy the water-land tours, the 1870s recreated rural Southern town, Crossroads™, and of course, climbing the mountain.

Fish, canoe,picnic, andhike to the ruins of a Civil War-era textile mill when you visit Sweetwater Creek State Park in Lithia Springs, with its 215-acre lake.

Panola Mountain State Park in Stockbridge offers numerous opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, birding, picnicking and learning about this exposed granite outcrop with its rare plants of the Piedmont region. Nearby, the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area near Lithonia, features 2,000 acres of granite outcrop, wetlands, pine and oak forests, streams,and alake, and offers hiking, biking, birdingandplant viewing opportunities.

Discover Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to the northwest of Atlanta, with its hiking trails, wildlife viewing, and historic Civil War earthworks, cannon emplacements and monuments. Just a few miles south, hit the Silver Comet Trail on your bike or your two feet.

This abandoned rail bed is now a largely paved trail that stretches all the way to Alabama.

Paddle at your own pace down the mighty Chattahoochee River that flows through the north and west sides of metro Atlanta. The river offers excellent opportunities to observe wildlife and wildflowers from your raft, canoe or kayak, do some fishing, or simply relax along its banks. There are several access points along the 48 miles of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area,as well as many hiking trails that follow the river.

Some of these trails and river access points just outside the Atlanta city limits are in the neighboring city of Sandy Springs. Also find in Sandy Springs the Big Trees Forest Preserve, a remarkable 30-acre urban forest with hilly topography, two creeks and a diverse middle growth forest including some large 100- and 200-year-old white oak trees. Nearby, the City of Alpharetta’s Big Creek Greenway beckons walkers, bicyclers, strollers and other non-motorized transport along a serene, paved pathway through lush forest. Alpharetta also offers such activities at dirt biking, disc golf, rock climbing, horseback riding, geocaching, swimming, golfing, mountain biking and hiking.

Venture to Atlanta Botanical Garden for a variety of gardens, both native and exotic, indoor and out.

What’s so great about metro Atlanta is that there are ribbons of green space
all over the city and its suburbs – rivers, lakes, forests, and parks galore.

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Atlanta Metro - Locations

Alpharetta Arboretum at Cogburn Park

Atlanta Metro
12825 Cogburn Rd.
Alpharetta, GA 30009
678-297-2811

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Alpharetta Arboretum at Brooke Street Park

Atlanta Metro
2 Park Plaza
Alpharetta, GA 30005
678-297-2811

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Alpharetta Arboretum at Wills Park

Atlanta Metro
11925 Wills Road
Alpharetta, GA 30009
678-297-2811

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Walk of Memories Alpharetta American Legion Post 201

Atlanta Metro
201 Wills Rd.
Alpharetta, GA 30004
678-297-2811

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Verizon Amphitheatre

Atlanta Metro
2200 Encore Pkwy.
Alpharetta, GA 30009
404-733-5010

[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]
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Topgolf Alpharetta

Atlanta Metro
10900 Westside Pkwy.
Alpharetta, GA 30009
770-217-0513

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Ed Isakson/Alpharetta Family YMCA Ropes Course

Atlanta Metro
3655 Preston Ridge Rd.
Alpharetta, GA 30009
770-664-1220

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Motorcycle Safety Foundation Campus

Atlanta Metro
1450 Morrison Pkwy.
Alpharetta, GA 30009
770-442-2043

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Matilda’s Under the Pines

Atlanta Metro
531 S. Main St.
Alpharetta, GA 30009
770-754-7831

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Dining in Alpharetta

Atlanta Metro
Various locations
Alpharetta, GA 30009
678-297-2811

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Big Creek Greenway – Alpharetta

Atlanta Metro
Various trailheads through Alpharetta
Alpharetta, GA 30009
678-297-2811

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Alpharetta Arboretum at Webb Bridge Park

Atlanta Metro
4780 Webb Bridge Rd.
Alpharetta, GA 30005
678-297-2811

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Georgia State Parks

Atlanta Metro
2600 Hwy. 155 SW
Stockbridge, GA 30281
770-389-7286

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Cummins Sales and Service – Atlanta

Atlanta Metro
100 University Avenue S W
Atlanta, GA 30315
404-527-7800

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Red Top Mountain State Park

Atlanta Metro
50 Lodge Rd.
Acworth, GA 30102
770-975-0055

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Legacy on Lanier

Atlanta Metro
7000 Lanier Islands Pkwy.
Buford, GA 30518
678-318-7861

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A P E X Museum

Atlanta Metro
135 Auburn Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-523-3248

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Abernathy Greenway Linear Park

Atlanta Metro
70 Abernathy Rd.
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
770-206-1447

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Abernathy Park

Atlanta Metro
254 Johnson Ferry Rd.
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
404-303-6172

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Acworth Beach/ Cauble Park

Atlanta Metro
2293 Beach St.
Acworth, GA 30101
770-917-1234

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Acworth Rosenwald School

Atlanta Metro
4375 Cherokee St.
Acworth, GA 30101
770-917-1234

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Acworth Sports Complex

Atlanta Metro
4000 S. Main St.
Acworth, GA 30101
770-917-1234

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Adams Farm

Atlanta Metro
1486 Hwy. 54 W.
Fayetteville, GA 30214
770-461-9395

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Alexander Park

Atlanta Metro
800 Old Snellville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
770-814-6054

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Alfred Tup Holmes Golf

Atlanta Metro
2300 Wilson Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30311
404-753-6158

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Allatoona Guide Service

Atlanta Metro
Lake Allatoona
Marietta, GA 30102
770-422-6539

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Alpharetta History Walk

Atlanta Metro
Alpharetta
Alpharetta, GA 30009
678-297-2811

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American Girl Boutique and Bistro

Atlanta Metro
1202 North Point Cir., North Point Mall
Alpharetta, GA 30022
877-247-5223

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Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

Atlanta Metro
11000 Alpharetta Hwy.
Roswell, GA 30076
770-992-5688

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Anne Frank in the World: 1929-1945

Atlanta Metro
5920 Roswell Rd., Ste. A-209
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
770-206-1558

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