This Week’s National Park Getaway
Contact: Rudy Evenson, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, 678-538-1241
Contact: Kat Kirby, NPS Headquarters, 202-208-6843
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. - Get outdoors in the Atlanta metro area and enjoy America's first National Water Trail! We've got some great ideas for a weekend on the Hooch.
Running through the heart of the South's biggest metropolitan area, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area offers opportunities for paddling, fishing, hiking, running, strolling, and birding. Competitive paddlers can compete in the annual Back to the Chattahoochee Race, while novices and families can take an easy float in the annual Summer Splash. Ranger-led programs such as frog frolics, evening campfires and hikes, and river trips make Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area a great choice for a weekend getaway. Read more
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