Adventures for a Not-So Statesboro Summer

We at CRI would love to welcome you into the RAC all summer long. But we understand that many of you go back home during summer break. So now the question remains, for those of you who are leaving for the summer, what are you supposed to do without the RAC?

No worries! We have compiled a list of places for you to visit all over Georgia. Now, no matter where it is you call home, you will  be able to stay active  and enjoy the outdoors:

George L. Smith State Park– This national park located in Twin City, Georgia, is known for its canoeing. The park has a breathtaking cypress tree lake that paddlers and rowers can explore for hours.

Forks Area Trail System (FATS) – Rumor has it the trails winding through Augusta, Georgia to South Carolina offer some of the best mountain biking in the Southeast.

RockTown– Located in LaFayette, Georgia, Rocktown’s greatest claim to fame is well, you guessed it, rocks. Don’t be fooled- these aren’t your average rocks. Gigantic free standing boulders and rock pillars grace the park, making it an ideal scene for both climbers brave enough to climb or hikers looking for some unusual scenery.

Cumberland Island– This majestic island off the coast of Georgia offers relaxing and scenic paddling and hiking. The best part? Frequent sightings of wild horses roaming the coastline.

Tallulah Falls– As you backpack through the park,  you will encounter 3 lakes, 6 waterfalls, a 1,000 foot gorge, and a sliding lake rock. Tallulah Falls is both hiker’s and water enthusiast’s dream.

Sope Creek– Located in Sandy Springs, Georgia, this hiking trail is set upon the ruins of an abandoned Civil War paper mill. During the hike, stop and take a dip in the rushing river that borders that trail.

Unicoi State Park– Unicoi is a fisher’s paradise. Located in Helen, Georgia, the park has everything from hiking to biking, although it is best known for scoring the best catch.

Amicalola Falls  – Home to the tallest waterfall in the Southeast, Amicalola Falls offers visitors the opportunity to climb an outdoor staircase that parallels the waterfall. Be prepared to climb over 400 stairs if you want to make it to the top!

I would like to give a a special “thank you” to Southern Adventures for their help in compiling this list.

If there are any destinations that you think should be included in this list, please add them in the comment’s section. I hope everyone has a great summer!

CRI till you die! – Michelle


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