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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.

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Atlanta Metro - Locations

Sugar Hill Golf Club

Atlanta Metro
6094 Suwanee Dam Rd.
Sugar Hill, GA 30518
770-814-6054

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Sugarland Christmas Trees

Atlanta Metro
3933 Hwy. 155
Stockbridge, GA 30281
770-957-6438

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Sun Valley Beach

Atlanta Metro
5350 Holloman Rd.
Powder Springs, GA 30127
770-943-5900

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Suwanee Creek Greenway

Atlanta Metro
3640 Burnette Rd.
Suwanee, GA 30024
770-814-6054

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Sweet Water Park

Atlanta Metro
800 Bethesda School Rd.
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
770-814-6054

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Sweetwater Creek State Park

Atlanta Metro
1750 Mt. Vernon Rd.
Lithia Springs, GA 30122
770-732-5871

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Taylor Farm Park

Atlanta Metro
1380 Pine Valley Rd.
Powder Springs, GA 30127
770-222-3270

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Teaching Museum

Atlanta Metro
793 Mimosa Blvd.
Roswell, GA 30075
770-552-6339

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The Cooler Alpharetta Family Skate Center

Atlanta Metro
10800 Davis Dr.
Alpharetta, GA 30009
770-649-6600

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The Hooch Golf Club

Atlanta Metro
2705 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Duluth, GA 30097
770-814-6054

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The LEGO Store

Atlanta Metro
1000 North Point Cir.
Alpharetta, GA 30022
770-569-7306

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Thomas S. Byrd, Sr. House

Atlanta Metro
15690 Hopewell Rd.
Milton, GA 30004
678-242-2500

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Thompson’s Tree Farm

Atlanta Metro
1829 Prospect Rd.
Lawrenceville, GA 30052
770-513-2552

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Tree Top Quest

Atlanta Metro
2020 Clean Water Dr.
Buford, GA 30519
770-814-6054

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Treetop Quest at Brook Run Park

Atlanta Metro
4770 North Peachtree Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338
678-382-6700

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Tribble Mill Park

Atlanta Metro
2125 Tribble Mill Pkwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
770-822-5414

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Trophy Club of Apalachee

Atlanta Metro
1008 Dacula Rd.
Dacula, GA 30019
770-814-6054

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Truly Living Well Centerfor Natural Urban Agriculture

Atlanta Metro
75 Hilliard St.
Atlanta, GA 30312
678-973-0997

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Udderly Cool Dairy

Atlanta Metro
300 West Dr.
Roopville, GA 30170
770-854-6300

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Vernon Oaks Park

Atlanta Metro
Corner of Vernon Springs Dr. and Vernon Oaks Dr.
Dunwoody, GA 30338
678-382-6853

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Vickery Creek Trail Complex

Atlanta Metro
Oxbo Rd. or Roswell Mill, Hwy. 9
Roswell, GA 30075
770-399-8070

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Waldrop Mercantile and Farm Market

Atlanta Metro
2912 Post Rd.
Winston, GA 30187
770-942-4571

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We Three Trees Farm

Atlanta Metro
138 Arnold Rd.
Fayetteville, GA 30215
770-487-6397

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Wendell Coffee Golf& Event Center

Atlanta Metro
1963 Hwy.74 N.
Tyrone, GA 30290
770-969-4469

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West End Trail- Atlanta Beltline

Atlanta Metro
Gordon- White Park
Atlanta, GA 30310
404-477-3660

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West Gwinnett Park& Aquatic Center

Atlanta Metro
4488 Peachtree Industrial Blvd.
Norcross, GA 30071
770-814-6054

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West Pines Golf Club

Atlanta Metro
9090 Rose Ave.
Douglasville, GA 30134
678-391-1600

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Westside Hiking Trail – Atlanta Beltline

Atlanta Metro
Gordon- White Park
Atlanta, GA 30310
404-477-3660

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Whirley Ball Atlanta

Atlanta Metro
5130 Commerce Park Way
Roswell, GA 30076
770-998-6161

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Whitewater Creek Country Club

Atlanta Metro
175 Birkdale Dr.
Fayetteville, GA 30215
770-460-0877

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