With the number of scenic places throughout the Peach State, it's hard to see it all in one summer. Many of them require strenuous hikes that lead to amazing views but have you aching for days. During those hot and humid times, spots that need little to no hiking are the key to getting the most out of summer vacation and the great outdoors. These scenic spots in Georgia will give adventurous views without sweating to death. 

Not everyone is an outdoor explorer at heart. While some live for the thrill of expert-level climbs, there's always someone who'd rather catch the views from a postcard. These destinations are perfect for that friend who hates hiking but still wants to take in the sights.

While the shelter-in-place guidelines have been lifted, there has been an influx of people visiting the state since some surrounding states are still closed. These six spots in the area might be seeing more visitors than usual within the next few weeks, just a forewarning. 

Bell Moutain 

Price: Free

Address: Hiawassee, GA

Why You Need To Go: All visitors have to do is take a few flights of stairs to the top of this mountain, and they'll get a 360-degree view of the area. The mountain is also covered in colorful graffiti art, which makes an excellent backdrop for photos.


Minnehaha Falls

Price: Free

Address: Rabun County, GA

Why You Need To Go: This hike is only a 0.4-mile round trip and will lead to a 100-foot cascading waterfall. The natural rock benches at the bottom of the falls are the perfect observation area.


Tallulah Gorge Overlook

Price: Free

Address: Tallulah Falls, GA

Why You Need To Go: This is the only free way to see the Tallulah Gorge, and visitors just have to park at the designated parking lot and walk to the overlook to get the views. 


Doll's Head Trail

Price: Free

Address: Atlanta, GA 

Why You Need To Go: This creepy trail is about a 1.4-mile round trip that is an easy hike. There are dolls and weird knick-knacks throughout the path that will make the journey interesting. 


Morningside Nature Preserve

Price: Free

Address: Atlanta, GA

Why You Need To Go: There's a vast wooded forest at this park and even a "dog beach" where your pet can run free. It's very relaxing and a place to take a step back from reality. 


Herbert Taylor Park

Price: Free

Address: Atlanta, GA

Why You Need To Go: Visitors can decide how long they want their hike to be at this 26-acre location. There are miles and miles of trails to choose from with many creeks and paved pathways. 



We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.


 

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