Rafting on the Chattahoochee

A Day in Sandy Springs

You’re here.  Now get out and explore!  Minutes from your Sandy Springs hotel you’ll find 22 miles of river shoreline, a world-class tennis center, 950 acres of parkland, including 3 national park sites, and much more. We’ve got something to suit everyone.

Feeling Adventurous?  There are 2 great outfitters in Sandy Springs.  High Country Outfitters Paddle Shack can help you learn stand-up paddle-boarding (SUP).  It’s located at Morgan Falls Overlook Park - a perfect environment for beginners and expert paddlers alike.   You can even take a yoga class on a board! The rental shop is open May-September. And Nantahala Outdoor Center’s Chattahoochee Outpost at Powers Island offers rentals (ages 5 and up) for tubing, kayaking, stand-up paddle-boarding (SUP) and rafting.  

More of a nature lover, bird watcher, hiker, or just want to have a picnic?  The Chattahoochee National Recreation Area at Island Ford, Powers Island and East Palisades is perfect for all types of outdoor recreation activities.  For more gentle hiking, Big Trees Forest Preserve  and Morgan Falls Overlook Park fit the bill. And Abernathy Greenway Playable Art Park is a place for the little ones to play and experience art hands-on, while the Sandy Springs Tennis Center serves up a great place to play for all ages.

Exhibits and Museums are more your style?  Don’t miss Anne Frank in the World 1929-1945. Developed by the Anne Frank House and sponsored in North America by The Anne Frank Center USA, this exhibit uses over 500 photographs to tell the story of Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl who kept a diary while she hid with her family from the Nazis in Amsterdam. The exhibit is presented in the state by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust and admission is free.

Curious about our history?  The Heritage Sandy Springs Museum, located in the repurposed Williams-Payne House at Heritage Green (site of the original “springs”), is the only museum dedicated to sharing the vibrant stories of the Sandy Springs community.

Have some little hands on hand?  For the creative, there’s Young Chefs Academy, offering cooking fun for kids of all ages. With classes, parties and cooking-themed special events, everyone  will have a blast!  Or visit Center Ice Arena, for ice skating, hockey camps and “Learn to Curl” classes.  It also serves as the home rink to the Atlanta Capitals, a Tier III Junior A ice hockey team.

Film buff, eh?  Lefont Theaters in Sandy Springs is more than just a movie theatre. The Lefont Film Society specializes in showing classic movies, and Lefont participates as a key venue in the annual Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.

Ah, you're a treasure seeker.  Sandy Springs’ famous whimsical residents, The Town Turtles, are sure to delight you as you spot them around town.


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