10 Awesome Places in Georgia You Never Knew Existed

Think you’ve seen it all? On your next visit to Georgia be sure to explore these 10 beautiful scenic places that will leave you breathless

Oct 2, 2022 - 17:19
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10 Awesome Places in Georgia You Never Knew Existed
10 Awesome Places in Georgia You Never Knew Existed

1. Tallulah Falls, Georgia

Tallulah Falls is actually a series of six waterfalls cascading down through Tallulah Gorge. Tallulah Gorge is an ancient, awesome 1000-foot chasm carved over millions of years by the Tallulah River

Tallulah Falls, Georgia

Tallulah Falls, Georgia

2. Providence Canyon, Georgia

Nicknamed Georgia’s “Little Grand Canyon”, this massive gullies some as deep as 150 feet were caused simply by poor farming practices during the 1800s. This man made canyon is a testament to the power of man’s influence on the land.

3. Bellwood Quarry, Atlanta, GA 

About a mile from Atlanta, there’s a 400 foot hole in the ground. The Quarry was used as a location for filming of the AMC series \'The Walking Dead\' in summer 2010. It was also used as a filming location in season 4 episode 14 of The Vampire Diaries and a scene in \"Mockingjay Part 1\" the 3rd part of the Hunger Games movies.

4. Brasstown Bald, GA

A great reason to visit Northern Georgia is the majestic Appalachian mountains.  At 4,784 feet above sea level, Brasstown Bald is the highest natural point in the state of Georgia. Brasstown Bald provides a 360-scenic view of the Appalachian Mountains. Some say on clear days, you can see the states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. To the south, you might even see some of the building tops in Atlanta.

Brasstown Bald

Brasstown Bald

5. Cloudland Canyon State Park, GA

Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, this is one of the most scenic parks in the state, offering rugged geology and exceptional hiking

6. Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA

If you\'re looking for some fun summer adventures for the whole family or just want to listen to the symphony, this 14,000 acre resort with beautiful imagery has it all. We are talking Trail walks, weddings chapel, water sports, balloon festival, dining, etc, etc, etc. We promise you will not be disappointed.

Overlook Garden

Overlook Garden

Wedding Chapel

7. Fricks Cave, Walker County, GA

Fricks Cave is one of two Gray Bat caves in Georgia and also home to the rare Tennessee Cave Salamander. This makes Fricks Caveone of the richest biologic spelean environment. Since the cave was auctioned off in 1997, you can only visit by special arrangement only.


8. Amicalola Falls, GA

When visiting the tallest cascading waterfall in the Southeast, visitors have choices on how to best view the tumbling waters, ranging from an accessible pathway to a challenging trail with staircases


9. Cumberland Island, GA

Cumberland is one of the largest undeveloped barrier islands along the Georgia coast A place in south Georgia where 150 wild horses with bloodlines that trace to the royal stables of the King of Arabia roam the beaches.

Cumberland Island is home to pristine maritime forests, undeveloped beaches, wide marshes and feral horses.

10. Jekyll Island, Georgia

Jekyll Island offers a variety of amenities, including 10 miles of beach, four golf courses, a 250-acre Historic Landmark District, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Summer Waves Water Park, tennis center, an array of lodging options including hotels, cottages and campgrounds


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Mike Gallagher Freelance writer with a passion for travelling