5 scenic places to visit in Georgia

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5 scenic places to visit in Georgia

Sun is shining in the little Grand Canyon among the trees! Truly a beautiful sight. Photo Credit: Kennedy Walls

Sun is shining in the little Grand Canyon among the trees! Truly a beautiful sight. Photo Credit: Kennedy Walls

Sun is shining in the little Grand Canyon among the trees! Truly a beautiful sight. Photo Credit: Kennedy Walls

Sun is shining in the little Grand Canyon among the trees! Truly a beautiful sight. Photo Credit: Kennedy Walls

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 1. Tallulah Gorge

Located in Tallulah Falls, it’s a 100 feet gorge that’s almost two miles long. It’s the deepest gorge east of the Mississippi and right next to it is the 2,700-acre Georgia state park. It also comes with six waterfalls and an 80-foot-high bridge. A pro tip is if you want to hike the gorge you need to get there early, so you can get a permit. Also, keep in mind they are not available during water releases.

2. Providence Canyon State Park

Located in Lumpkin, Providence Canyon is “Georgia’s Little Grand Canyon” because of its massive up to 150-foot gullies that resembles the real thing. It looks like nothing you would find in Georgia and is 1,000 acres.

3. Arabia Mountain

Located in Lithonia, Arabia mountain is one of only 49 national heritage areas in the country. The most amazing part of this place is its beautiful granite landscapes, incredible views and brightly colored rare plant species.

4. Callaway Gardens

Pine Mountain is home to the Callaway Gardens. There is up to 14,000 acres of gorgeous views of kaleidoscopic flower gardens and some amazing golf courses. Along with that, it’s a resort and kid friendly, which could make for a nice get-away.

5. Cloudland Canyon

Located in Lookout Mountain, Cloudland Canyon is home to thousand-foot deep canyons, sandstone cliffs, wild caves, waterfalls, cascading creeks, dense woodlands and abundant wildlife. The most popular trails to hike are Overlook Trail and Cloudland connector trail. The park also includes an eighteen-hole disc golf course, wild caves available for touring during select months of the year, a fishing pond, trails for horseback riding, picnicking grounds and weekend programs.