6 Outdoor Adventures in and Around Atlanta
Take enough flights around North America and it’s inevitable that you’ll pass through Atlanta on a frantic connection. Venture from the terminal and you’ll see the skyline spiraling up out of the dark green thicket, which earned this city the locals-approved nickname “The City in a Forest.” With a nation-leading 48 percent tree cover, Atlanta’s shady forests offer plenty of opportunities to escape from the everyday hustle of the unofficial (but also locally endorsed) capital of the South. But for a city known for its greenery, visitors rarely get past the world-class museums and diverse restaurant scene. Heat and humidity be damned, Atlantans know there’s a lifetime of rolling rivers, singletrack trails, and placid lake coves to explore. Here are six outdoor adventures to try on your next trip.