Discover the Great Outdoors in Albany, Georgia

Posted on 6/12/2020 by Shelby Nichols

Categories: Family FriendlyOutdoorTravel

After months of being cooped up, there’s never been a better time to enjoy the Great Outdoors in the Peach State’s Good Life City. From one of country’s longest unimpeded rivers to a 700-acre conservation park, go off the beaten track this weekend in Albany, Georgia.

Chehaw Park

Think of Chehaw as an all-inclusive outdoor adventure vacation. From a BMX racing track and 10+ miles of mountain biking and hiking to an 18-hole disc golf course and a 1,400-acre lake--even a RC Track--Chehaw offers tons of outside options. Pitch a tent and camp or bring the RV for some well-deserved zzz’s.

Fish (or Float!) the Flint

Flowing undammed for more than 200 miles and one of only three rivers in the nation where you can fish for shoal bass, the Flint River in itself is an attraction. Grab your fishing pole and kayak and head on over for a great day on the water. Need to borrow a kayak? Kayak Attack Adventures can set you up, as well as offer guided day trips that range from one to seven hours.

Riverfront Greenway Trail

Is there any better way of exercising than doing so with a view? Stroll or bike along the 2.4-mile Riverfront Greenway trail and take in all the SOWEGA beauty--you won’t regret it (but maybe bring some bug spray, just in case).

Cool off at Thronateeska Heritage Center

The Great Outdoors is great and all, but so is some nice air-conditioning! Thronateeska Heritage Center houses a terrific science center as well as a planetarium that plays various shows throughout the day. The museum itself is free, which is a steal, and planetarium shows only cost $5. For a fun family day, there is no better bargain.

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