Many people can get cabin fever when winter rolls around. As it gets chillier outside there’s still plenty to do outdoors in Georgia! If you’re looking for some outdoor activities to do in Georgia this winter with friends or family, check out our list below.
As Georgians, we’re lucky that there are so many beautiful and incredible parks to enjoy in our state. These parks showcase the natural beauty of the Peach State. If you or your family loves the great outdoors, winter is still an excellent time to go hiking or camping in Georgia—especially at Cloudland Canyon State Park.
Located near Lookout Mountain, Cloudland is one of Georgia’s most revered state parks for its stunning views of tree-lined valleys, waterfalls, caves, and wildlife. It may be colder for camping and hiking in winter, but at Cloudland, the waterfalls crystallize to create a stunning work of natural art that every outdoor adventurer should see!
For those who love fishing or have kids who enjoy a day on the water, there are still plenty of opportunities for fly fishing in Georgia during the winter. While many anglers around the country are packing their fly-fishing gear for the season, there are still plenty of places to fly fish in northern Georgia, like the Toccoa and Chattahoochee Rivers.
Georgia rivers are stocked year-round with trout, and fly fishing is the ideal outdoor activity to do in Georgia this winter with friends and family!
Pro Tip: If you’re new to fly fishing or inexperienced in northern Georgia fishing, consider hiring a fly-fishing guide to get an experienced angler to show you where the trout are biting!
What’s better than spending a beautiful winter day or night at an outdoor ice-skating rink with friends and family? While Georgia residents are secluded to indoor rinks for most of the year, many outdoor rinks open in the winter for Georgians to enjoy, like:
- Evans on Ice (Evans)
- The Ice Rink at Sugar Hill (Sugar Hill)
- Avalon on Ice (Alpharetta)
- Sweetland on Ice (LaGrange)
- Old Town on Ice (Conyers)
Most of these rinks open in mid-November and continue until about the middle of February. Many have additional holiday attractions like rides and seasonal food like hot cocoa!
If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, why not try sledding and tubing at Stone Mountain Park? When you think of winter snowscapes full of kids playing and tubing down hills, Georgia probably isn’t your first thought, but you can do just that at Stone Mountain!
Stone Mountain is open year round, but once winter wonderland rolls around, it breaks out the snow machines and fills Memorial Lawn with snow for tubing and sledding for kids and all ages! Take the kids to Stone Mountain for a day of snowy fun from November to February to get a taste of an authentic holiday winter wonderland!
So don’t worry about catching cabin fever this winter. Grab your family and friends and enjoy some of the beautiful outdoors in Georgia!