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When you feel the pull of the outdoors, don’t overlook the obvious choice: Georgia’s 63 state parks and historic sites cover incredibly diverse terrain, from North America’s largest blackwater swamp to one of the world’s great mountain ranges. Here are a few of our favorite places to explore, especially when the leaves start to turn.
In the recently released second edition of Afoot & Afield: Atlanta, writer and outdoorsman Marcus Woolf guides readers through 108 of the region’s trails, offering GPS coordinates and historical background on each one. We asked Woolf for three of his favorites in the metro area.
PATH400, a planned 5.2-mile trail along Georgia 400, stands to provide a breath of fresh air to a district ranked dead last in the city for park space per capita.