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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

Arabia Mountain Heritage Area & Davidson- Arabia Nature Preserve

Atlanta Metro
3787 Klondike Rd.
Lithonia, GA 30038
770-484-3060

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Arabia Mountain Trail

Atlanta Metro
I-20 to Evans Mill Rd.
Lithonia, GA 30038
404-875-7284

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Archibald Smith Plantation Home

Atlanta Metro
935 Alpharetta St.
Roswell, GA 30075
770-641-3978

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Atlanta Athletic Club

Atlanta Metro
1930 Bobby Jones Dr.
Johns Creek, GA 30097
770-814-6054

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Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Metro
1345 Piedmont Ave. N E
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-876-5859

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Atlanta Botanical Garden- Gwinnett

Atlanta Metro
1345 Piedmont Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-876-5859

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Atlanta Braves – Major League Baseball

Atlanta Metro
Turner Field, 755 Hank Aaron Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30315
404-522-7630

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Atlanta History Center

Atlanta Metro
130 W. Paces Ferry Rd. N W
Atlanta, GA 30305
404-814-4000

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Atlanta Marietta R V Resort Park

Atlanta Metro
1031 Wylie Rd. S E
Marietta, GA 30067
770-427-6853

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Atlanta Motor Speedway

Atlanta Metro
1500 Hwy. 19/41 South
Hampton, GA 30228
770-946-4211

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Atlanta Preservation Center Guided Walking Tours

Atlanta Metro
327 St. Paul Ave.
Atlanta, GA 31030
404-688-3350

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Atlanta South R V Resort

Atlanta Metro
281 Mt. Olive Rd.
McDonough, GA 30253
770-957-2610

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Atlanta State Farmers Market

Atlanta Metro
Forest Parkway
Forest Park, GA 30297-2086
404-675-1782

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Autrey Mill Nature Preserve Heritage Center

Atlanta Metro
9770 Autrey Mill Rd.
Johns Creek, GA 30022
678-366-3511

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Baker Plantation Park

Atlanta Metro
4790 Baker Plantation Dr.
Acworth, GA 30101
770-917-1234

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Barrington Hall

Atlanta Metro
535 Barrington Dr.
Roswell, GA 30075
770-640-3855

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Bartow Carver Park

Atlanta Metro
3900 Bartow Carver Road SE
Acworth, GA 30101
770-974-6053

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Bay Creek Park

Atlanta Metro
175 Ozora Rd.
Loganville, GA 30052
770-814-6054

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Bear’s Best Atlanta

Atlanta Metro
5342 Aldeburgh Dr.
Suwanee, GA 30024
770-814-6054

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Bell Memorial Park

Atlanta Metro
15245 Bell Park Rd.
Milton, GA 30004
678-242-2500

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Bentwater Golf Club

Atlanta Metro
100 Golf Links Dr.
Acworth, GA 30101
770-529-9554

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Best Friend Park

Atlanta Metro
6224 Jimmy Carter Blvd.
Norcross, GA 30071
770-814-6054

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Bethesda Park

Atlanta Metro
225 Bethesda Church Rd.
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
770-814-6054

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Bethwell Community Center

Atlanta Metro
2695 Hopewell Rd.
Milton, GA 30004
678-242-2500

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Betty Mauldin Park

Atlanta Metro
Lawrenceville St. at Jones St.
Norcross, GA 30071
770-448-2122

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Bicycle Tours of Atlanta

Atlanta Metro
Tours depart Studioplex Lofts, 659 Auburn Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30312
404-273-2558

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Bike Sandy Springs

Atlanta Metro
Brookhaven and Vinings Loops
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
770-206-1447

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Birmingham Park

Atlanta Metro
750 Hickory Flat Rd.
Milton, GA 30004
678-242-2500

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Bogan Park

Atlanta Metro
2723 N. Bogan Rd.
Buford, GA 30519
770-814-6054

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Boulevard Crossing Park

Atlanta Metro
500 Englewood Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30315
404-477-3660

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