• Joey Amato

Pride Journeys Ecotourism: Georgia

Updated: Aug 18

Georgia offers travelers a wide variety of options when it comes to ecotourism. From the Appalachian Trail to the Okefenokee Swamp, visitors will love exploring the state. Atlanta is home to quite possibly one of the most accessible airports in the country, making Georgia an easy getaway for almost anybody.


Hike Inn, Amicalola Falls State Park, Dawsonville

Leave the camping gear behind and hike to Georgia's only backcountry eco-lodge, Hike Inn. Deep within the mountain forest of Amicalola Falls State Park, the Inn welcomes backcountry hikers to a unique retreat. The eco-friendly lodge in Dawsonville consists of bunk rooms that sleep up to three people, a fully loaded game room, delicious meals and spectacular sunrise views. A fantastic 5-mile hike is the only way in to Hike Inn! Enjoy an eco-tour of the facility, a self-guided nature trail, and quick access to the Appalachian Trail Approach Trail that leads to Springer Mountain.


Tips for an unforgettable stay at Hike Inn: https://www.exploregeorgia.org/things-to-do/blog/tips-for-an-unforgettable-stay-at-the-hike-inn

Suwannee River Eco-Lodge, Fargo

Sleep just outside the famous Okefenokee Swamp when you stay at the Suwannee River Eco-Lodge nature retreat in Fargo. Surrounded by pine-scented forest, it offers exceptional privacy and 10 comfortable one- or two-bedroom cottages for individuals as well as groups. Visit near-by Stephen C. Foster State Park where you can take ranger-led boat tours to look for alligators, bobcats, racoons, deer, owls, and more swamp wildlife.

Wine Barrel Cabins, Unicoi State Park, Helen

For a truly unique experience, sleep in cabins made from retired wine barrels at Unicoi State Park in Helen. Remarkable in nearly every way, the one- or two-bedroom barrel cabins come with full kitchens, living areas, and porches overlooking the grounds. Located near Unicoi Lake with easy access to trails, these cabins are the ultimate can’t-miss experience at Georgia State Parks.

Eco Cabin rentals, Chattahoochee Forest

These Glamping Hub eco cabins are re-appropriated pods hidden in the Chattahoochee Forest of North Georgia near Dahlonega. Each cabin allows guests to be in close contact with nature and the great outdoors, without losing an element of luxury and comfort. Simply, yet tastefully, decorated inside, there are large windows, which brightly illuminate the interior.


The closest trail crossing is Woody Gap, and hiking in either direction will reward guests with fantastic views. There are also lots of waterfall trails in the area. If road cycling is on the agenda, guests can access the Six Gap Century cycling route right from the driveway. Guests will be close to charming wineries, too! Seven wineries are all within 10 miles of the property.


Click HERE for more unique Glamping Hub eco-friendly getaways in Georgia.


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