One of the greatest things about Georgia is that there are so many places to explore and so many hidden gems just waiting to be uncovered. From nature trails to secret destinations, it has it all. There are also many ancient ruins in Georgia that you can try and find to really bring out your inner Indiana Jones for an exhilarating adventure.\nSome of these spots are eerily beautiful and some of them are allegedly haunted by spirits that used to live there during their human lives.\nNo matter what pieces of the past you're in the mood to find, this history-laden Peach State probably has whatever you're looking for or want to experience.\nEditor's Choice: You Can Try To 'Escape A Serial Killer' In The Dark At This Georgia Cabin In The Woods\nMost of these spots are either free or have a small parking and entrance fee to visit, so many of these adventures are just as affordable as they are exciting.\nWhether you trek them alone or grab your bravest buddies to tag along, these six Georgia ruins are waiting to take you back in time and unlock your inner explorer.\nSweetwater Creek State Park \nPrice: $5 for parking\nAddress: 1750 Mt Vernon Rd., Lithia Springs, GA \nWhy You Need To Go: Taking the Red (History) Trail will take you through a wooded forest and to Civil War era ruins. This abandoned mill is blocked off by a fence, but you can explore the surroundings and take pictures. It was even featured in The Hunger Games.\n View this post on Instagram The ruins of New Manchester Manufacturing Company, a Civil War-era textile mill at Sweetwater Creek State Conservation Park, Lithia Springs, GA. Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's Union forces burned the mill and the surrounding town during their campaign for Atlanta in 1864. The factory's female workers were deported to the North. Repost courtesy of @bob.cousins A post shared by American Battlefield Trust (@americanbattlefieldtrust) on Nov 13, 2017 at 11:08am PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nCumberland Island \nPrice: $10 for a week pass; Ferry fees may also apply\nAddress: 113 St. Marys St., St. Marys, GA to board the ferry\nWhy You Need To Go: This secluded island has wild horses roaming around, miles of wooded trails, and ancient ruins. Dungeness Ruins was a 35,000 square foot mansion but it burnt down in 1959.\n View this post on Instagram Walking through the grounds of Cumberland Island feels as if you are wandering a land before time. Very surreal. . . . . #cumberlandisland #dungenessruins #georgiacoast #nationalpark #visualsoflife #visualambassadors #ig_color #earthpix #cumberlandislandnationalseashore #nikon #nikonphotography #roamtheplanet #nikonusa #ourplanetdaily #coastalgeorgia #naturehub #naturalgeorgia #naturephotography #igersnature #georgiacreatives #exploregeorgia #georgia #earthfocus #artofvisuals #coastalsouth #fiftyshades_of_nature #lowcountry #clpicks #empireskyco A post shared by Empire Sky Co. (@empireskyco) on May 11, 2019 at 4:09am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nHorton House State Historic Area\nPrice: $8 for parking on the island \nAddress: Jekyll Island, GA — this bike map will help you navigate the trails\nWhy You Need To Go: Take a cheap biking adventure through Jekyll Island and you'll end up at the Horton House. This house was built in the 1700s and is surrounded by oak trees with Spanish moss. There's even an eerie cemetery right next to it.\n View this post on Instagram If the door is locked, try the window 🚪✨ A post shared by @ santa_juliana on Jun 1, 2019 at 7:55pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nMcIntosh Sugarmill Ruins\nPrice: Free\nAddress: McIntosh Sugarmill Park, Charlie Smith Sr. Hwy., St. Marys, GA\nWhy You Need To Go: The tabby ruins are what's left from the old sugar mill that used to be located at this park. They're believed to have been built back in the 1800s and there are huge oak trees that surround it that make for a great picnic destination.\n View this post on Instagram Just a cool place in my home town A post shared by Rachel Hampton (@rayls_hampton) on May 25, 2020 at 4:05pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nScull Shoals Experimental Forest\nPrice: Free\nAddress: Watkinsville, GA\nWhy You Need To Go: This creepy forest has ruins of 200-year-old mills where factories were in the early 1800s. It was also used for research in the 1930s and local legend says it's very haunted.\n View this post on Instagram #ghosttown A post shared by Brittany Tonks (@brittanytonks) on Jan 18, 2016 at 7:04am PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nThe Old Gaol Jail\nPrice: Free\nAddress: The Old Gaol, N East St., Greensboro, GA \nWhy You Need To Go: Said to be one of Georgia's oldest and most murderous prisons, it's located on the outskirts of Oconee National Forest and is also said to be haunted by thousands of spirits.\n View this post on Instagram Built in 1807, the Old Gaol, located in downtown Greensboro, is still available for tours. There’s also an audio box outside to hear the history and some of its interesting stories. #visitlakeoconee #socialdistancing #historicpreservationmonth A post shared by Visit Lake Oconee Georgia (@visitlakeoconeega) on May 18, 2020 at 11:11am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\nGet yourself an adventurer's hat, a backpack, and head on your way to these old beauties.\n\n\nBefore you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.