Over the last week, the term “social distancing” has become synonymous with staying indoors and binge-watching Netflix shows. However, there are still plenty of ways to practice safe social distancing while getting outside and enjoying some sunshine. From scenic walking paths and parks to mountain hikes, the cities along Hospitality Highway have the perfect social distancing-approved activities for you!


Path400 Greenway – Photo Credit: @chadmichael22

Looking to stretch your legs? Then lace up your sneakers and get ready for a long walk down Buckhead’s PATH400 Greenway. An expansive walking path with more than 5 miles of scenic trail, PATH400 is the perfect place to disconnect for an hour or two while you soak up some much-needed sunshine.


Powers Island Trail – Photo Credit: @visitsandysprings

Located in the picturesque Chattahoochee National Park, Sandy Spring’s Powers Island Trail is ideal for those looking for a quite retreat. With less foot traffic than its popular neighbor to the north of the trail, Powers Island’s winding paths and sweeping views of the Chattahoochee River make it the perfect place for an afternoon escape.


Azalea Park – Photo Credit: @visitroswellga

With so much noise, I think we can all agree that a little peace and quiet is what we need, and there’s nothing more calming than an hour or two spent by the water at Roswell’s Azalea Park. From walking to kayaking, Azalea Park is an ideal retreat for those looking to reconnect with nature and find a little peace and quiet.


Big Creek Greenway – Photo Credit: @awesomealpharetta

Pent up energy? Head to Alpharetta’s Big Creek Greenway, a picturesque trail, which features more than 8 miles of spacious path for visitors to go for a long jog, bike ride, inline skating adventure or family stroll. Make your stroll an educational game for the kids to spot different types of flora, fauna, and wildlife along the way. With entrances conveniently located off of Windward Parkway, North Point Parkway, Haynes Bridge Road, and Kimball Bridge Road, Big Creek Greenway is a re-energizing outing for families and singles alike.


Charleston Park – Photo Credit: @traversing.traveler

Serenity and tranquility, that’s what visitors will find at Cumming and Forsyth County’s Charleston Park. Have a seat by the lake and listen to the soothing sounds of water hitting the shore or hope in a canoe to take in the view, there’s no wrong way to unwind at Charleston Park.


Edge of the World Trail – Photo Credit: @aus10mar10

Acclaimed for its many hiking trails and outdoor attractions, it’s no wonder Dawsonville’s Edge of the World is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream retreat. For a breath of fresh air, explore the winding trails or take in the breathtaking rapid views for a relaxing day out in the sun and fresh air.


DeSoto Falls – Photo Credit: @erbear92

Tucked away in the hills of the Chattahoochee National Park, lies one of North Georgia’s most scenic waterfall hikes, Dahlonega’s DeSoto Falls. Just an easy hike away, visitors can enjoy a quiet climb through the woods and a few hours of retreat as they listen to the comforting sounds of the crashing falls. 





















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