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By Randy Golden, Pam Golden

Atlanta is without doubt one of the South’s greatest towns, yet it’s additionally domestic to a few of the region’s such a lot excellent climbing and strolling locations. 60 Hikes inside 60 Miles: Atlanta is helping readers locate and luxuriate in the easiest within sight hikes, from Stone Mountain Park to the Georgia mountains, Sprewell Bluff to the Kennesaw Mountain nationwide Battlefield Park, and a wealth of destinations in among. Hikes variety from friendly relations strolls to demanding treks for these searching for a significant exercise routine and likewise to scenic attractiveness, a number of the hikes, akin to Burnt Hickory Loop and Cheatham Hill path, have old attraction. Others, just like the furnish Park Loop and Atlantic Ramble, function significant Atlanta points of interest. Expertly drawn maps and path profiles supplement targeted path descriptions, whereas a convenient checklist shows unique pursuits — most sensible hikes for kids, scenic hikes, hikes for natural world viewing, working trails, and more.

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Coral snakes are surprisingly common in lakes, though sightings of this smaller rattler are rare. You might spend a few minutes studying snakes before heading into the woods, but a good rule of thumb is to give whatever animal you encounter a wide berth and leave it alone. POISON IVY/POISON OAK/POISON SUMAC Recognizing poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac and avoiding contact with them is the most effective way to prevent the painful, itchy rashes associated with these plants. In the Southeast, poison ivy ranges from a thick, tree-hugging vine to a shaded ground cover, three leaflets to a leaf; poison oak occurs as either a vine or shrub, also with three leaflets; and poison sumac flourishes in swampland, with each leaf having 7 to 13 leaflets.

Monday through Friday, is a large number of displays about the cultural and natural history of Georgia, including Georgia’s role in the civil rights movement. On the grounds are statues of some fairly well-known Georgia politicians, including Jimmy Carter, Richard B. Russell, and John B. Gordon, among others. After looping around the grounds, return to MLK Drive, cross the street, and turn left. On the corner of MLK and Washington Street, notice the statue to the working dogs whose heroism saved many lives during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.

This includes nearby parks, museums, restaurants, or even a brewpub where you can get a well-deserved beer after a long hike. Note that not every hike has a listing. WEATHER One of Atlanta’s best-kept secrets is its weather. During the winter, warm days and cool evenings are the norm, although there are usually at least a couple of cold spells, rarely lasting more than two or three days. As the mercury slides up the thermometer in summer, average temperatures spend two months near the 90°F mark, which is when many hikers head for north Georgia, where temps can average 3°F to 5°F less.

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