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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

Collins Hill Park

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

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Cornonthe Cobb

Atlanta Metro
5630 Macland Rd.
Powder Springs, GA 30127
678-283-6951

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Cotton Fields Golf Club

Atlanta Metro
400 Industrial Blvd.
McDonough, GA 30253
770-914-1442

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Country Club of Gwinnett

Atlanta Metro
3254 Clubside View Ct.
Snellville, GA 30039
770-814-6054

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Cubihatcha Outdoor Center

Atlanta Metro
100 Collins Rd.
Locust Grove, GA 30248
678-583-3930

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Cultural Arts Center of Douglasville/ Douglas County

Atlanta Metro
8652 Campbellton St.
Douglasville, GA 30133
770-949-4927

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D. H. Stanton Park

Atlanta Metro
1052 Martin St. S E
Atlanta, GA 30315
404-477-3660

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Dacula Briar Patch

Atlanta Metro
2503 Cammie Wages Rd.
Dacula, GA 30019
770-962-4990

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Dacula Park

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

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Dallas Landing Park

Atlanta Metro
5120 Allatoona Dr.
Acworth, GA 30101
770-917-1234

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Deb- Deb’s Strawberry Farm

Atlanta Metro
145 County Line Rd.
Jenkinsburg, GA 30234
770-504-1486

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Decimal Place Farm

Atlanta Metro
4314 Almach Ave.
Conley, GA 30288
404-363-0356

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Deshong Park

Atlanta Metro
2859 N. Deshong Rd.
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
770-814-6054

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Dick Lane Velodrome

Atlanta Metro
1889 Lexington Ave.
East Point, GA 30344
404-594-1789

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Dixieland Amusement Park

Atlanta Metro
1675 Hwy. 85 N.
Fayetteville, GA 30214
770-460-5862

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Dog River Recreational Complex

Atlanta Metro
Georgia Hwy. 166
Douglasville, GA 30134
770-949-7617

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Donaldson-Bannister Farm

Atlanta Metro
4831 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338
770-668-0401

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Duncan Creek Park

Atlanta Metro
3700 Braselton Hwy.
Dacula, GA 30519
770-814-6054

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Dunwoody Community Garden

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

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Dunwoody Nature Center

Atlanta Metro
5343 Roberts Dr.
Dunwoody, GA 30338
770-394-3322

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Dunwoody Park

Atlanta Metro
5343 Roberts Dr.
Dunwoody, GA 30338
770-394-3322

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Durham Lakes Country Club

Atlanta Metro
156 Durham Lakes Pkwy.
Fairburn, GA 30213
770-306-7200

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E. E. Robinson Park

Atlanta Metro
850 Level Creek Rd.
Sugar Hill, GA 30518
770-814-6054

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Eagle’s Landing Country Club

Atlanta Metro
100 Eagle's Landing Way
Stockbridge, GA 30281
770-389-2000

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East Lakeshore Park

Atlanta Metro
4449 East Lakeshore Dr.
Acworth, GA 30101
770-917-1234

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Eastside Hiking Trail Northern Extension- Atlanta Beltline

Atlanta Metro
Monroe Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30306
404-477-3660

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Eastside Hiking Trail Southern Extension – Atlanta Beltline

Atlanta Metro
Flat Shoals Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30316
404-477-3660

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Eastside Trail – Atlanta Beltline

Atlanta Metro
10 St. and Monroe Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30306
404-477-3660

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Fernbank Museum of Natural History/ Fernbank Forest

Atlanta Metro
767 Clifton Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30307
404-929-6300

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Fernbank Science Center

Atlanta Metro
156 Heaton Park Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30307
678-874-7102

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