22 Mar

Metro Atlanta Parks to Visit, Ways to Get Outside this Spring

image of two couples hiking through the woods to show ways to get outside and parks to explore in metro atlanta

Georgia is full of opportunities to get outside and explore, and with warmer days ahead, now is the perfect time to visit some of the most popular naturescapes and metro Atlanta parks. From puppy playgrounds and mountain trails to green spaces and waterfalls, SR homes are only a short drive from a variety of popular outdoor destinations and activities.

Forsyth County

Situated just 40 miles north of the Georgia State Capitol, Forsyth County is continuously ranked as one of the fastest-growing counties in the country and recognized for its nationally renowned schools, award-winning parks and master-planned recreation systems. The City of Cumming exudes historical charm and plenty of outdoor attractions and events for locals to enjoy.

Some of the most popular events held at the Cumming Fairgrounds include the annual Cumming Country Fair & Festival, antique car shows, The Taste, rodeos, and the newly added Fridays at the Fairgrounds food truck events. Most exciting, the under-construction Cumming City Center will soon feature tons of dining and retail options, as well as a water fountain, lakefront amphitheater, pocket parks, an extensive boardwalk and trail system and a steam engine display as a nod to the city’s historic roots.

Moreover, Forsyth County maintains more than two dozen parks, one of the most popular being Sawnee Mountain Preserve, which features 800+ acres of scenic passive space with picnic areas, more than 11 miles of hiking trails and the Indian Seats, a natural rock formation at the top of the trail system. Additional attractions include Poole’s Mill Park, Central Park, Fowler Park and access to the Big Creek Greenway. Locals also enjoy water-oriented activities, such as boating, tubing, fishing, camping and water skiing, on Lake Sidney Lanier.

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Oconee County

Known as the “Historic Heartland,” Oconee County is located just 70 miles east of Atlanta and filled with scenic flair accented by rolling farmland, historic antebellum homes, antique shops, art galleries and biking trails. With its and top-ranked public-school systems and first-class healthcare amenities, it is no surprise homebuyers are flocking to this northeastern region of Georgia.

Locals enjoy a number of ways to get outside, such as the upcoming DON’T Touch a Truck in March, a socially distanced variation of the annual Touch a Truck event, and MLB Pitch, Hit & Run in April. Additionally, Oconee County features 600+ acres of park land with ball fields, playgrounds, walking paths, tennis courts and more at Herman C. Michael Park, Heritage Park and Oconee Veterans Park, to name a few.

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Celebrate the warmer weather by exploring the many outdoor activities and events near SR Homes communities! Visit to learn more about SR homes throughout the metro Atlanta area.


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