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  1. Give the Gift of an Atlanta Outdoor Experience

    Instead of giving a friend gear this holiday season, why not give them an actual outdoor experience? Here are some ideas for the outdoorsmen in your life.

  2. A Weekend Guide to the Gold Mine Trail Town of Dahlonega, GA

    Once the site of gold mining operations, Dahlonega, GA is now a vibrant Appalachian Trail town offering long hikes, sweeping views, and great local food.

  3. 4 Hikes Under the December Full Moon

    The last full moon of 2014 takes place on December 6th. Enjoy one (or all four) of these moonlight hikes in North Georgia.

  4. Trails and Ales in Atlanta: A Weekend Guide to Exploring the Best of Both

    The best reward for a day in the great outdoors is a post-adventure pint. Here, a guide to the best ales and trails in Atlanta.

  5. A Guide to the Perfect Outdoor Weekend in Atlanta

    One of the great things about Atlanta is that you get the best of both worlds: big-city amenities and opportunities for outdoor adventure. You can spend the day rock climbing and ...

  6. A Weekend Guide to Cycling & Culture Around Atlanta

    Atlanta features excellent roads and trails for cycling. After a long day in the saddle, you have plenty of cultural options to explore, from museums and per...

  7. Georgia’s Sapelo Island is a Hidden Gem for Outdoor Adventure

    Accessible only by ferry, Sapelo Island offers beach camping, hiking trails, and phenomenal kayaking to go with plenty of history and charm.

  8. The Best Day Hikes on the North Carolina/Tennessee Section of the Benton MacKaye Trail

    Find the easiest, hardest and most scenic sections of the spectacular Benton MacKaye Trail is it winds through North Carolina and Tennessee.

  9. The Boom of Ultrarunning in the Southeast

    No one can deny that ultrarunning is on the rise in the Southeast. Here's how one man, in particular, is doing his part to spearhead that charge.

  10. 6 Great Paddling Trips in Georgia State Parks This Fall

    Get a great view of the fall foliage from a canoe or kayak on these scenic paddling trips at six Georgia State Parks this fall.

  11. 8 Spectacular Off-the-Beaten-Path Trails Around Atlanta

    Try exploring something new this fall with one of these 8 off-the-beaten-path trails that highlight scenic fall colors around Atlanta.

  12. Georgia Rider Finds Success—and Fun—in Cyclocross

    A native of Cuba, Frank Travieso had a monster 2015 cyclocross season. He's now preparing for the upcoming elite national championships.

  13. 5 North Georgia Waterfalls to Visit This Summer

    Home to ample rainfall, steep and rugged terrain, and free-flowing streams, the North Georgia region is home to some spectacular waterfalls.

  14. 5 Primitive Camping Getaways in the Mountains of North Georgia

    The rural mountains of North Georgia offer a surprising amount of excellent primitive camping opportunities, not far from Atlanta.

  15. The Best Day Hikes on the Georgia Section of the Benton MacKaye Trail

    From the easiest, to the hardest, to the highest, here's your guide to the best day hikes on the Georgia section of the Benton MacKaye Trail.

  16. 5 Ways to Explore Georgia and Help the Georgia Conservancy

    From paddling weekends to day trips in Atlanta, the Georgia Conservancy offers opportunities to visit the wild places it helps preserve.

  17. 5 Georgia State Parks That Offer Yurt Camping

    A yurt is a great middle ground between tent camping and a cabin. Lucky for Georgian residents, there are five state parks that offer yurt rentals, with more on the way.

  18. Top 5 Hikes in Georgia to Prepare for an AT Thru-Hike

    From the iconic climb up Blood Mountain to the the steep switchbacks of Tray Mountain, here are some of the hardest hikes in Georgia.

  19. How a Georgia Couple Created the Perfect Start to Hiking the Appalachian Trail

    Leigh and Josh Saint's Hiker Hostel provides a tremendous resource for both thru-hikers and day hikers interested in the Appalachian Trail.

  20. Unveiling the Hidden Gems of the Georgia State Park System

    From rarely-visited waterfalls to old moonshine stills, to secret jail houses and bald eagle nests, here are some of the most hidden gems of the Georgia State Parks system.

  21. The Best Hikes for Viewing a Georgia Sunset

    From the highest state park to an easy walk from your car, these hikes near Atlanta are the perfect places to watch a Georgia sunset.

  22. 5 Amazing Bouldering Destinations Two Hours from Atlanta

    Some of the best bouldering destinations are within a two hour trip of Atlanta. Here are five of the best just a short drive away.

  23. The Yeti NIGHTmare: Yet Another Reason to Love this Fun-Loving Running Group

    The Yeti Trail Runners host some of the best (and most fun) trail runs in the Southeast, including the annual Yeti NIGHTMARE, due to be held on March 8, 2015.

  24. The Legend of Big Peach Running Co.

    The story of how Big Peach Running Co. founder, Mike Cosentino, helped spearhead and build the running community in Atlanta.

  25. The Annual Release at Tallulah Gorge

    One of the most memorable and anticipated occasions for whitewater paddlers in the Southeast is the annual release at Tallulah Gorge.

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