Family vacations in Georgia State Parks are the perfect way to spend the summer as Georgia has such dynamic topography and is so naturally lush with forests, streams, and rivers.
Expose your little ones to nature and history. Hike to the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing company that was burned down during the civil war. Beyond the ruins you will find spectacular views of the rolling rapids of the creek and lots of wild, native foliage.
2 well-stocked lakes for fishing, pedal boats, a 3-mile loop trail around the lakes and a connection to the 60-mile long Pinhoti Trail make this the ideal spot for a quiet family getaway.
Fish for trout, boat, hike, sunbathe, swim and camp at this historic park nestled in the beautiful Chattahoochee National Forest.
Gaze at cliffs up to 1000ft high and 2 miles long as well as the wondrous series of 6 waterfalls that plummet it from its summit.
Be sure to bring your fishing pole for this park as it is known to have some of the best bass fishing in the nation. If you are not an angler, you can rent canoes, swim, and bike.
Hiking in Georgia is always a thrill as its hilly terrain often leads to rocky outcrops, cliffs, caves, canyons and cascading waterfalls.
Make sure you have sturdy footing as this park, known as Georgia's Little Grand Canyon, has steep gullies up to 150ft deep. Geological enthusiasts dig the multicolored layers of rock around the canyon.
At 1000ft deep, this breathtakingly gorgeous park located just over an hour north of Rome, GA has caves, waterfalls, cliffs and hiking trails for every skill level.
You are bound to be enthralled by the assortment of trails that meander through the Appalachians over wooden bridges and streams to mountain views, waterfalls, and abundant wildlife.
Be sure you dress accordingly for a hike in this park as it is nearly 4,000ft above sea level and is cooler than the rest of the state. You will warm up quickly though when you hike 1 of its 3 trails leading to glorious 80-mile views of the surrounding landscape.
Get ready for 15 miles of trails around a 12,000-acre lake where you can fish, boat and lounge on a sandy beach or go cycling on certain parts of the trail. There is even a paved trail for the mobility impaired.
From isolated islands with wild horses to swamps twice as large as New York City, Georgia has more than enough to offer adventure seekers.
Get lost in North America's largest blackwater swamp where alligators rule the landscape and nearly 100 species of birds make their home. Canoe and kayak rentals are available for a fee.
Immerse yourself in the coastal wilderness of Georgia and take a ferry out to Cumberland Island to view wild horses and relax on the secluded beach.
Another North Georgia gem, this park provides hiking trails to panoramic viewpoints atop the mountain. In addition, abandoned mines and mining equipment are two more reasons to explore this dynamic park. You can even arrange to ride the trails on horseback.
Inhabited by the Woodland Indians from 350 to 750 A.D., Georgia's oldest temple mound can be found here, along with two smaller ceremonial mounds. Hiking trails and lakes for fishing are also nearby, as is a museum with exhibits on how these indigenous Americans lived.