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  1. What It's Like to Kayak and Camp on Georgia's Cumberland Island for a Week

    Home to maritime forests, abandoned mansions, undeveloped beaches, and total serenity, Cumberland Island is a one-of-a-kind place for off the beaten path adventure. Here's how to spend a week there.

  2. The 8 Best Things to Do in the Atlanta Outdoors This Spring

    The Atlanta area is filled with possibilities for outdoor adventures in the spring. Here are eight of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors when the weather is just right.

  3. A Guide to Spring Cycling in Atlanta: What to Know, Where to Go

    Atlanta is filled with excellent options for cyclists—from fun urban rides to explore the city to some of the best mountain bike trails in the southeast.

  4. The 7 Best Outdoor Date Ideas in and Around Atlanta

    Take the clichés out of dating and head to the the outside for these active dates around Atlanta.

  5. 7 Family-Friendly Adventures Near Atlanta

    These seven remarkable public parks, preserves, and gardens in Atlanta are absolute treasures not to be missed by families.

  6. Exploring North Georgia's Area 51

    Rumors abound about the purpose and history behind the now-defunct facilities located in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area. Here's what it's like to explore it today.

  7. 7 Ways to Get Outside in Atlanta This Fall

    There are a lot of fun outdoor adventures in and around Atlanta, so take advantage of Georgia's cooler fall temps and get outside.

  8. To North Georgia and Back: A Leaf-Peeping Mini Road Trip to the Mountains

    There's a gorgeous patchwork of colors to be seen from Atlanta to North Georgia during the fall. get the full overview of autumn in Georgia. This two-day mini road trip itinerary is the best route for amazing colors.

  9. Three Days in Atlanta: How to Have an Adventurous Autumn Weekend

    A long weekend in Atlanta is a great way to explore all the city has to offer. From great hikes and movie tours, to good food and a thriving nightlife, this city will keep you busy from dawn to dusk.

  10. 7 Best Running Trails Near Atlanta for Late Fall

    Trail running in Atlanta is great during the fall months. The temps are cooler, the fall foliage makes for beautiful scenery, and the options for getting out abound.

  11. Atlanta's Weekend Guide to Paddling by Day and Music by Night

    A river by day, music by night: Here's where to go paddling in Atlanta, followed by some drinks and tunes on the local music scene.

  12. 4 Georgia Mountain Towns You Need to Visit Now

    Just two hours from Atlanta, these mountain towns in northeast Georgia offer scenic views, challenging trails and great southern cooking.

  13. High Country Outfitters Grows and Evolves in Atlanta

    “I worked at the store since I was little, as soon as I could run a vacuum cleaner,” John Sloan said, tracing his history with High Country Outfitters in Atlanta, GA. Now 30 years old and general manager, Sloan described the company’s recent “mega g...

  14. How to Enjoy the Beltline, Atlanta’s Most Popular Pedestrian Byway

    Atlanta’s Beltline trail may get crowded, but it offers a unique, traffic-free resource for city dwellers to explore parks and neighborhoods.

  15. Speaking with Award-Winning Photojournalist and Ultra-Runner Ben Gray

    For Ben Gray, the “golden hour” is his time to run. The geometric silhouette of the skyline, a costumed mascot leaving a hotel lobby: he captures the simplicity-and oddity- that you’ll find just before the sun rises and sets. Gray himself is a chara...

  16. Why You Should Attend the Atlanta Cycling Festival

    From June 13 to June 20, 2015, the annual Atlanta Cycling Festival will return to the city, offering local cyclists all sorts of fun.

  17. Trip Report: Hiking at Cochran Mill Park

    In this trip report, RootsRated ambassador Rebecca Leffler explores the hiking at Cochran Mill Park, a great area just 30 miles from Atlanta.

  18. Transcend: The Inspiring Story Behind an Elite Kenyan Runner

    Transcend is the inspiring story of marathon champion Wesley Korir, which will be coming to Atlanta for a special screening in March 2015.

  19. How to Train in Georgia for the Western States Endurance Run

    Looking for some tough trail running in Georgia? Local runners training for the Western States Endurance Run offer their favorite trails.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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...

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