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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

Boundary Waters Park and Sports Complex

Atlanta Metro
Hwy. 92
Douglasville, GA 30134
770-489-2175

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Braelinn Golf Club

Atlanta Metro
500 Clubview Dr.
Peachtree City, GA 30269
770-631-3100

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Broadwell Pavilion

Atlanta Metro
12615 Broadwell Rd.
Milton, GA 30004
678-242-2500

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Brook Run Park

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

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Brook Run Skate Park

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

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Brookstone Golf and Country Club

Atlanta Metro
5705 Brookstone Dr.
Acworth, GA 30101
770-425-8500

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Brown’s Christmas Tree Farm

Atlanta Metro
86 Minter Dr.
Hampton, GA 30228
770-946-9163

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Brumby Hall & Gardens

Atlanta Metro
500 Powder Springs St.
Marietta, GA 30064
770-427-2500

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Bulloch Hall

Atlanta Metro
180 Bulloch Ave.
Roswell, GA 30075
800-776-7935

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Bunten Road Park

Atlanta Metro
3180 Bunten Rd.
Duluth, GA 30096
770-814-6981

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Camp Creek Greenway Trail

Atlanta Metro
76 Main St.
Lilburn, GA 30047
770-921-2210

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Cedar Lake Golf Course

Atlanta Metro
5720 Sharon Church Rd.
Loganville, GA 30052
770-814-6054

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Centennial Olympic Park

Atlanta Metro
265 Park Avenue West
Atlanta, GA 30313-1615
404-223-4412

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Chapel Hills Golf Club

Atlanta Metro
3300 Golf Ridge Blvd.
Douglasville, GA 30135
770-949-0030

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Charlie Yates Courseat East Lake

Atlanta Metro
10 Lakeside Village
Atlanta, GA 30317
404-373-4655

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Chattahoochee Nature Center

Atlanta Metro
9135 Willeo Rd.
Roswell, GA 30075
770-992-2055

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Chattahoochee Outfitters

Atlanta Metro
203 Azalea Dr.
Roswell, GA 30075
770-650-1008

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Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Atlanta Metro
1978 Island Ford Pkwy.
Atlanta, GA 30350
678-538-1200

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Chattahoochee River- Gwinnett

Atlanta Metro
1978 Island Ford Pkwy.
Atlanta, GA 30350
770-814-6054

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Childrens’ Park

Atlanta Metro
4040 Berkeley Lake Rd.
Berkeley Lake, GA 30096
770-814-6054

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Chukkar Farm Polo Club & Event Facility

Atlanta Metro
1140 Liberty Grove Rd.
Alpharetta, GA 30004
770-314-3735

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Clark Creek North Campground

Atlanta Metro
5983 Glade Rd.
Acworth, GA 30102
877-444-6777

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Clark Creek South Boat Ramp

Atlanta Metro
5976 Glade Rd.
Acworth, GA 30102
877-444-6777

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Club Drive Park

Atlanta Metro
3330 Club Dr.
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
770-564-4680

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Cobblestone Golf Course

Atlanta Metro
4200 Nance Rd.
Acworth, GA 30101
770-917-5152

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Cochran Mill Nature Center

Atlanta Metro
6300 Cochran Mill Rd.
Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268
770-306-0914

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Cochran Mill Park

Atlanta Metro
6875 Cochran Mill Rd.
Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268
770-463-8881

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Coker Tree Farm

Atlanta Metro
2280 Macland Rd.
Marietta, GA 30064
770-424-8047

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Collins Hill Aquatic Center

Atlanta Metro
2000 Collins Hill Rd.
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
770-814-6054

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Collins Hill Golf Club

Atlanta Metro
585 Camp Perrin Rd.
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
770-814-6054

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