The Atlanta Outdoor Club (AOC) is an outdoor event-oriented social club established in late 2000. Our focus is offering a wide variety of outdoor events to young-hearted, active adults 21 years of age and older. Whether you are new to the Atlanta area or have lived here your whole life, the AOC is a great way to explore the outdoors of Georgia and the Southeast (and sometimes beyond) with a fun, friendly and active group.
Each month we have regular outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, backpacking, caving, mountain biking, white water rafting, kayaking and canoeing as well as a monthly social event, and "special" outdoor activities such as survival skills classes, hang-gliding, sailing, scuba diving and environmental support projects.View website
Georgia River Fishing
The purpose of Georgia River Fishing is simply to inform Georgia fishermen and women about a resource they may have overlooked: Georgia's thousands of miles of warm-water rivers and streams. Whether you are a tournament bass fisherman looking for a change of pace or a kid with a cane pole and a can of worms, I think you'll find some helpful information here at GRF. Perhaps you are a canoeist looking for a new place to paddle or a trout fisherman seeking a nearby creek to dust off the flyrod.View website
Georgia Kayak Fishing
Georgia Kayak Fishing is dedicated to promoting kayak fishing for our environment, for future generations, for fun and fellowship.
The Mission of Georgia Kayak Fishing, Inc. is to foster and promote recreational kayaking and kayak fishing within the state of Georgia and throughout the Southeast. Moreover, GKF, Inc. encourages and supports behavior, events, and products that emphasize social and environmental responsibility toward the lakes, rivers, seashore and other natural resources in and around Georgia.View website
Georgia Appalachian Trail Club
Georgia Appalachian Trail Club manages, maintains, and protects the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in Georgia with volunteers from its membership and the interested public.
The Georgia Appalachian Trail Club promotes the appreciation of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and natural outdoor places through education and recreational activities, with an emphasis on conservation ethics and protection of the forests, their natural resources and wilderness areas.View website
Chattahoochee Nature Center
The Mission of the Chattahoochee Nature Center is to provide unique learning experiences focused on the Chattahoochee River that connect people to the natural world and empower them to positively impact their local environments.
Our goal for the youth community: to foster an active awareness and understanding of the ecology of the natural world through interactive, hands-on learning experiences.
Our goal for the adult community: to provide a local place for adult learning experiences, volunteerism, and outdoor family activities that strengthens the environmental stewardship commitment within the community.
The Chattahoochee Nature Center is a nature park and a nature preservation and educational center. The park features walking and biking trails and picnic areas, all surrounding a beautiful stretch of the Chattahoochee River. The nature center provides support for hikers, bikers and groups, and also features an environmental program to teach the public about preservation. Summer camps are available and canoeing trips can be arranged for individuals and groups.View website
Atlanta Whitewater Club
The Atlanta Whitewater Club (AWC) was founded in 1978 by a dedicated group of Atlanta's kayakers and canoeists to provide events that increase the enjoyment safety, and skills of paddlers at every level of the sport.
The club welcomes paddlers of any skill level to join us. Expect a very social club that often has an equally good time off the river as it does on the river.View website
The Georgia Conservancy strives to protect Georgia's natural resources by advocating sound environmental policies, advancing sustainable growth practices and facilitating common-ground solutions to environmental challenges.View website
Georgia Canoe Assoc
Georgia Canoeing Association, Inc. originated in 1968, to provide a common outlet for canoeist, as well as safety and paddling instruction. The club has grown from a handful of people to several hundred families and individuals and has expanded to include decked boats as well as canoes.
GCA membership consists mainly of people from Georgia and adjoining states who share the common objectives of exploring, enjoying and preserving the recreational waterways of America, particularly those in the Southeast The GCA is an affiliate of the American Whitewater Affiliation and is adherent to its rules.
The GCA is active through out the year with scheduled trips from February through November, as well as impromptu trips during the frigid months. Many trips are on moderate whitewater ( the Etowah, Toccoa, ect); there are a few float trips (no rapids) and some trips o truly wildwater (sec IV of the Chattooga, Ocoee) which are guaranteed to challenge the most expert paddler. Most GCA members use open canoes, decked canoes or kayaks.
Of considerable importance is the club's very active role in ecological and conservation activities and mapping of rivers. At every opportunity we initiate, support and reinforce conservation efforts and maintain a close rapport with the Georgia Conservancy, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, Georgia Wildlife Federation, various state agencies and particularly, canoeing clubs in neighboring states.View website
Georgia Ultrarunning & Trailrunning
GUTS holds races of various distances in Georgia, from the Red Top Rumble 11.5 Mile Trail Run in February to the Pine Mountain 40 Mile Ultra in December. We also have group training runs and the eagerly anticipated GUTS End of Year (EOY) party, er, meeting! Click here to learn more about a GUTS membership. It's easy, it's cheap, and it's worth it. After all, don't you want to have GUTS for the Atlanta Fat Ass?!?!View website
Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club
Work days are a wonderful way to get outside and enjoy nature while helping preserve our national park for future visitors. We work closely with the Park Service and assist park staff by providing critically needed volunteer power to build new trails and maintain over 20 miles of existing trails. If you click on the Volunteering tab at the left and then the Why Volunteer tab, you can get a good idea of what we do and what we have accomplished.View website
Sorella Cycling Group
Our mission is to foster a supportive and open environment for women of all ages and abilities to ride their road, mountain, or other bicycles for fitness, recreation and racing.View website
Atlanta Rock Climbing MeetUP
We have several opportunities throughout the year for both indoor and outdoor climbing. Beginners are very welcome on most events. Most outdoor trips are led by AMGA (http://www.amga.com) certified instructors. These trips usually require an investment of under $80 and include all the equipment you will need for rock climbing.View website
Hike Georgia invites hikers from around state to join for day and occasional long trek hikes. Hike Georgia is a co-ed hiking group for different skill-level hikers who are just interested in the outdoors, exercise and meeting new people.View website
Kayak Classes and Trips for Beginners
Our group is for people who are interested in learning how to kayak but just do not know where to start and for people who have a little experience but want to improve and get on the water more. No boat? No problem, we have them. All necessary equipment is part of our package, We offer classes taught by American Canoe Association (ACA) certified instructors with an emphasis on having fun while staying safe. Our sessions are not in a class room but are taught under the trees and on the river in your own personal floating work station. (a kayak of course) There is no age limitation on this sport, people are kayaking across the country and around the world from age 4 to 80! We will also be offering guided trips on various rivers throughout the year for folks who do not have boats or who just do not feel ready to paddle on their own.View website
Atlanta Outdoor Club South
OUTDOOR CLUB SOUTH is the largest, most active, and fun outdoor club in the South! Our members love to hike, bike, & paddle throughout the beautiful South and beyond.View website
Peachtree City Running Club
Founded in 1981, our club has grown to be the second largest running club in the Metro Atlanta area. We have members from all walks of life and all ability groups. We are an active club and members are also getting together to run just about every day of the week. On Saturday mornings we have our weekly fun runs. We have a Grand Prix series, monthly meetings, and a Summer Track series. (click on Read More)View website
The Chattahoochee Road Runners
The Chattahoochee Road Runners' Club is a social club which provides a forum for runners in and around the Atlanta area to meet to run, socialize, and discuss running and the running lifestyle. The club offers many opportunities and activities to its members including monthly meetings, a weekly email newsletter, and weekly organized runs, as well as special events throughout the year. We hold the annual Chattahoochee Road Runners 5K/10K race which boasts one the fastest Peachtree qualifying courses in Atlanta. Funds raised from this race not only support the club but also provide donations to local charities and civic organizations.View website
Atlanta Track Club
The Atlanta Track Club (ATC) is a nonprofit dedicated to inspire and engage the community to achieve health and fitness through running. Founded in 1964, the ATC is the second largest running organization in the United States, serving runners and walkers of all ages and paces.View website
Atlanta Hash House
The Atlanta Hash House Harriers is a Social Running Club that emphasizes fun (beer) more than competition. Our goal is pretty simple - get a little exercise, drink some beer, give each other a hard time, and bitch about stuff with four-letter words. At one of our fine hashes, which generally meet each Saturday at 1:30PM, you can expect to find a somewhat challenging cross-country trail, which will be marked in biodegradable flour - you know, the stuff Grandma uses to make cookies. You follow this fine trail through all sorts of slop, muck and prickly-briar-filled bushes for four to five miles until you get to the end. Why, you might ask, would anyone do this? Simple Answer - BEER. The Complicated Answer - More beer! (We like beer, the people who make beer, and the people who like to drink beer.) Yep - heaps of beer. All waiting for you... Sounds good, doesn't it? Ready to go hashing?View website
Windward Road Runners
We are a group of runners of all abilities who get together, run, have fun, find training partners, and try to establish ourselves as some of the fitter members of the local population!View website