In Northern Georgia the state is mostly rugged highlands shaped by the foothills of the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains. Tallulah Falls, found in the Tallulah Gorge, cascades down through the Chattahoochee National Forest and brings life to a part of Georgia's 24.7 million acres of forest. These wooded acres represent 65% of the state's total acreage.
Destinations like Coopers Creek Wildlife Management Area, just outside Blairsville, are great locations to get out in magnificent old hickory and loblolly pine forests. There's plenty of space to get lost and find your middle of nowhere in Georgia's woods.
The timber industry thrives in Georgia leading the nation with 22 million acres of commercially available, private timberland. Over half of the world's wood pulp, turpentines and resins come from the hard and softwoods in Georgia's forests.
When it comes to agricultural commodities, the state has cornered the market on deliciousness. As you move south into Central Georgia, you find yourself on the Piedmont Plateau where the landscape and climate become perfect for growing nature's treats that have become synonymous with The Peach State. Peaches, blueberries and pecans are some of the highest-grossing cash crops. Bakeries and pantries all over America await the highest quality products for all those cobblers and pies we have come to love.
As we move further south, out of the orchards and groves and toward the Atlantic Coast, the forests continue providing turkey, grouse and rabbit hunting. More than 4.5 million acres of wetlands draw duck hunters and satisfy all sorts of opportunities for adventures in the outdoors. A tradition as old as land itself, flushing coveys of bobwhite quail, the state's official game bird, marks decades of an outdoor lifestyle cherished by all who partake. Georgia certainly poses the southern trifecta of amazing wing shooting, strong deer genetics and impressive populations of Eastern wild turkeys.
Georgia's coast is filled with opportunity and tranquility. Hammocks hung between palm trees, magnolia-lined streets and Spanish moss all come together in a perfect mix of deep-south culture and sub-tropical climate.
Saltwater fishing expeditions and even more opportunities for hunting invite you to the sands and surf of the state. Georgia's barrier islands give unique experiences to hunt wild boar and deer. Take a ferry to Cumberland Island and enjoy the life of a castaway. Pristine maritime forests, salt marshes, palmetto plants and live oaks covered in moss permeate this dreamland. Wild horses roam on undeveloped beaches as Georgia's islands set you free to enjoy the salty breezes and make sweet memories time and again.