>Adventure in Athens

We have an array of great parks, bike paths, hiking trails, and outdoor activities to offer in Athens. Check out our favorites below!

The State Botanical Garden, located approximately 70 miles east of Atlanta, Georgia, is a short drive from downtown Athens. Parking at the Garden is free. Click the above map for a detailed view of our grounds and parking areas, or click the button on the right to get driving directions from Google.
Dudley Park is a 24- acre park nestled in the confluence of Trail Creek and the North Oconee River, just a short walk from downtown Athens and the University of Georgia. The park features majestic hardwoods, open fields, several picnic tables, and a grill. Parking is available on Poplar Street at Oak Street, and on MLK at First Street, directly across the street from the Chicopee Complex.
Enjoy outdoor recreation in a beautiful setting. This 782-acre park surrounds 260-acre Lake Chapman and offers a variety of activities throughout the year. Athens-Clarke County takes pride in providing the community with facilities like those of many state parks
Check out our various yoga studios around town!
  • Rubber Soul
  • Fuel Hot Yoga
  • Five Points Yoga
  • Bear Hollow Zoo is a haven for Open 9-5 Daily, Reptile house open 1-4 Sat (and some Sundays), Non-releasable animals that serve an educational purpose, animals native to Georgia
    Athens has three full golf courses in the immediate area, with many others not too far down the road.
  • Athens Country Club
  • Jennings Mill Golf Course
  • University Golf Course
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