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Outdoor Fun: Local Adventures Near Alpharetta, Roswell, Milton

Find your family fun outside: our favorite local spots

By Karen Cohen, publisher of Macaroni Kid Alpharetta-Roswell-Milton June 16, 2021

If you are looking for some summer family fun outdoors near Alpharetta, Roswell, Milton, we have you covered! From hiking to tubing to biking to playing  -- there is always something families can do together outside. To give you a few ideas, we compiled a list of some of our favorite local outdoor adventures. Do you have an idea for us? Send an email to karencohen@macaronikid.com.




AUTREY MILL NATURE PRESERVE



Autrey Mill Nature Preserve is the perfect place for your whole family to enjoy and learn about our local environment. Located on 46 acres of ravine forest and historic past, this nature preserve's two miles of walking trails wind past a scenic creek with rocky shoals, spring seeps, mature trees, wildflowers, native plants, and a variety of animal life. There is plenty to explore with bridges, an outlook, a gold mine, foundation stones of the old mill, plus benches and pavilion. 

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BASEBALL




It's time to root, root, root for the home team with family fun at local baseball games. Check out a game at the Atlanta Braves, Gwinnett Stripers or the Alpharetta Aviators.


BIKING




If you don't own a bike and you want to go biking with your kids on the Greenway, Geaux Bikes is a pay-per-use bikeshare program located at Halcyon and Fowler Park. It is $5 a hour.

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CHATTAHOOCHEE NATURE CENTER



The Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC) in Roswell is an outdoor nature oasis. Explore the 127-acres of woods, wetlands and river habitat.

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DAHLONEGA



Enjoy gold mines, gold museum, parks, tubing, landmarks, comfort food and learn about Georgia history in Dahlonega. 

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FARMER'S MARKET



Enjoy shopping for local fresh produce and food at one of our local farmer's market such as HalcyonAlpharettaSweet AppleRoswell and Milton


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HELEN





If you want to take a day trip not far from the area, check out Cool River Tubing in Helen, GA! In addition to tubing, check out Georgia Mountain Coaster, Babyland General Hospital, Cool River Adventures, North Georgia Wildlife Park, Anna Ruby Falls, and Uncoi State Park. 

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Spending time out on trails is a nice peaceful escape. Kids can play old school style in nature  - climbing trees, throwing rocks, playing in creeks, fishing, hiking and getting dirty.

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KAYAKING



Nantahala Outdoor Center offers tube, paddleboard, raft, kayak, canoe and bike rentals to use along the Chattahoochee River.

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LAKE LANIER PUBLIC ACCESS



If you are looking for a change from your usual pool routine, pack up the car and head to the beach! Lake Lanier beach that is at Mary Alice Park.

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MINI GOLF



Enjoy fresh air and miniature golf fun outside on one of the two 18 hole mini golf courses - Doubloon Lagoon and Chattahoochee Gulch at The Fringe.

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PARKS AND PLAYGROUNDS



Jump into fun at one of the many local playgrounds.

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Some days you need a change for your normal neighborhood pool. Check out some of the local public pools.

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TUBING: DULUTH




Grab your friends and the kids (must be 6 and be able to swim) and even the dog and head up to $10 River Tubing in Duluth.


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ZIP LINING: BUFORD AND DUNWOODY




Treetop Quest combines zip lines with an airborne obstacle course for the most unique and exhilarating adventure course of its kind in Georgia. Experience the thrills of 120 challenging obstacles and high-flying ziplines.

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ZIP LINING: ROSWELL



Fly through the trees and high above water with Screaming Eagles Aerial Adventures zip lining at Chattahoochee Nature Center.

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