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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

Fish Lanier Guide Service – Gwinnett

Atlanta Metro
1602 Rustic Oak Ct
Dacula, GA 30019
770-945-0797

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Fish Lanierwith Bill Vanderford Guide Service- Gwinnett

Atlanta Metro
2224 Pine Point Dr.
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
770-814-6054

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Five Forks Park

Atlanta Metro
Five Forks Trickum Rd.
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
770-814-6054

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Flat Creek Country Club

Atlanta Metro
100 Flat Creek Rd.
Peachtree City, GA 30269
770-487-8140

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Fourakre Christmas Tree Farm

Atlanta Metro
13887 Upper Woolsey Rd.
Hampton, GA 30228
770-946-9112

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Fox Creek Golf Club

Atlanta Metro
1501 Windy Hill Rd
Smyrna, GA 30080
770-435-1000

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Foxhall Sporting Club

Atlanta Metro
8000 Capps Ferry Rd.
Douglasville, GA 30134
770-489-4380

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Frana Brown Park

Atlanta Metro
4901 North Main St.
Acworth, GA 30101
770-917-1234

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Freedom Park

Atlanta Metro
13200 Deerfield Pkwy.
Milton, GA 30004
678-242-2500

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Freeman’s Mill Park

Atlanta Metro
1401 Alcovy Rd.
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
770-814-6054

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Friendship Community Park

Atlanta Metro
12785 Birmingham Hwy.
Milton, GA 30004
678-242-2500

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Fun Galaxy

Atlanta Metro
165 Mill Rd.
McDonough, GA 30253
678-583-6222

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Gardner Farm & Peach Orchard

Atlanta Metro
3192 Hwy. 42 S.
Locust Grove, GA 30248
770-957-4912

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George Pierce Park

Atlanta Metro
55 Buford Hwy. N W
Suwanee, GA 30024
770-814-6054

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Georgetown Park

Atlanta Metro
4400 Dunwoody Park
Dunwoody, GA 30338
678-382-6853

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Georgia Trail

Atlanta Metro
2789 Satellite Blvd.
Duluth, GA 30097
770-814-6054

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Ghost Hill Campground

Atlanta Metro
1295 Tuggle Dr.
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
678-776-7108

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Glade Marina

Atlanta Metro
5400 Kings Camp Rd.
Acworth, GA 30102
770-975-7000

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Gordon White Park

Atlanta Metro
White Street S W
Atlanta, GA 30310
404-477-3660

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Governors Towne Club

Atlanta Metro
4200 Governors Towne Dr., Bldg. 100
Acworth, GA 30101
770-529-5455

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Graves Park

Atlanta Metro
1540 Graves Rd.
Norcross, GA 30093
770-814-6054

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Great Oaks

Atlanta Metro
786 Mimosa Blvd.
Roswell, GA 30075
770-640-3253

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Gwinnett Braves

Atlanta Metro
Coolray Field, One Braves Ave.
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
678-277-0300

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Gwinnett County Fairgrounds

Atlanta Metro
2405 Sugarloaf Pkwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
770-814-6054

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Gwinnett Environmentaland Heritage Center

Atlanta Metro
2020 Clean Water Dr.
Buford, GA 30519-5708
770-814-6054

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Hamilton Mill Golf Club

Atlanta Metro
1995 Hamilton Mill Pkwy.
Dacula, GA 30019
770-945-4653

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Hammond Park

Atlanta Metro
705 Hammond Dr. at Glenridge
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
770-206-2035

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Harbins Park

Atlanta Metro
2995 Luke Edwards Rd.
Dacula, GA 30019
770-814-6054

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Harmony Grove Soccer Complex

Atlanta Metro
119 Harmony Grove Rd.
Lilburn, GA 30047
770-814-6054

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Heritage Golf Links

Atlanta Metro
4445 Britt Rd.
Tucker, GA 30084
770-493-4653

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