Although Georgia has no national parks as of 2015, the National Park Service operates several national scenic trails, recreation areas, historic sites and heritage areas in the state. The Appalachian Trail and the Trail of Tears both pass through Georgia.Continue Reading
Spanning from Maine to Georgia, the Appalachian Trail measures 2,185 miles long and features breathtaking views of the Appalachian Mountains. The Trail of Tears commemorates the lives of the Cherokee Indian tribes forced to leave their homelands in Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama for what is now Oklahoma. A historically rich trail, visitors can walk along the same path the Cherokee people traversed in the 19th century.
Georgia also offers visitors and residents a beautiful nationally kept recreation area along the Chattahoochee River that provides great opportunities for hiking, water sports and sightseeing. Visitors can go fishing or rafting or set up a picnic along the shore.
Visitors can learn the history of Camp Sumter military prison at the national historic site in Andersonville, which serves as a memorial site for the American prisoners of the Civil War. Kennesaw Mountain offers another national historical site from the Civil War. Covering an area of nearly 3,000 acres, this national battlefield park offers scenic views steeped in rich history.Learn more about The South