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3 Spring Adventures in Athens, GA


Spring is here which means it’s the perfect time to plan outdoor adventures. Whether you’re looking to bike, swim, or just to stop and smell the flowers this season, UNCOMMON Athens has a few outdoor spots for you to check out nearby.

What’s the Best Spring Destination in Athens, Georgia?

The best place for an afternoon walk, photo-op, and explorative adventure is at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. There are 5 miles of nature trails and a three-story conservatory full of plants and flowers to sniff, learn about, and enjoy. 

Where Can I Go for a Hike in Athens?

If you’re looking for outdoor fun in Athens this spring, there’s ample opportunity at Memorial Park. The 72-acre park has several different activities to enjoy. It’s best known for the 1.25- mile-long Birchmore Trail scenic hike and the Bear Hollow Zoo. Take a walk, visit with furry friends, and pack a picnic lunch. There is also a fishing pond in the park if you’re looking for a different kind of wildlife encounter.

Where Can I Lounge by the Water in Athens This Spring?

You can find a beautiful spot by or on the water in Athens without having to go far. Just on the other side of the University of Georgia is Lake Herrick, connected to the Oconee Forest Park. Have a relaxing day on the lakeside and get out on the water in your kayak, or go for a ride on the forest mountain bike trail. It’s also a great place for pups, so bring your furry friend on this spring adventure!

There’s plenty of adventures near Uncommon Athens to enjoy in spring and all year round. So if you’re looking for more fun around University of Georgia this year, keep up with the UNCOMMON Athens blog.


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