For the Adventurer
Soar among the trees or hundreds of feet above them. Hit the trails or float the rivers. Jump around (jump up and get down). Whether you’re seeing a game, exploring our outdoors or conquering our mountainsides, you’ll find plenty of thrills in Gwinnett County. Follow our itinerary and find adventure in Atlanta’s Playground.
Treetop Quest, Buford
This is a must for any adventure seekers. You can expect to reach heights up to 60 feet and hit more than 70 obstacles. Fly through the trees on zip lines, monkey bridges or Tarzan jumps. Try out the Night Climb in the Dark OR the latest attraction, Spider Quest—a harness-free course—the first of its kind in the United States (don’t worry, there’s a huge safety net). Treetop Quest is definitely a popular stop, and reservations are recommended. Adult admission starts at $49 and kids at $22 for 2.5 hours. Group discounts available if you want to get a crew together.
2020 Clean Water Dr, Buford, GA 30519
Suwanee Creek Park, Suwanee
This is the perfect spot for folks to take a midday break with nature. You'll find an easy access point just off Buford Highway, as well as an access point to the Greenway, perfect for cyclists. There are two tranquil pavilions for picnic parties and grill outs. Perhaps the most unique aspect of this park is that there is a disc golf course along the trail. Be sure to check out the bike share program.
1170 Buford Hwy, Suwanee, GA 30024
River Tubing, Duluth
Floating is a great way to relax outdoors. This is also a pretty economical way to spend your weekend; excursions start at just $10. There are picnic sites along the river if you want to pack a lunch, and coolers are allowed if you want to keep some brewskis on ice. Option to throwback to some vintage-style memory making: Go River Tubing has waterproof cameras for purchase. Dogs welcome too!
4349 Abbotts Bridge Rd, Duluth, GA 30097
Jumpstreet Trampoline Park, Lawrenceville
Think you're too old to jump on a trampoline? Not according to Jumpstreet! This full-fledged indoor trampoline park has a main court, basketball, dodgeball, a mechanical bull and even a “stunt jump” where you can practice doing movie stunts.
5900 Sugarloaf Pkwy #325, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Atlanta Gladiators, Duluth
Hockey is not for the calm spectator. If you're ready to get your heart rate up, a Gladiators game is just the ticket. The Atlanta Gladiators play at Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth from October to April. Tickets start at only $12 if you purchase in advance, and there are around two games a week during the season.
Lake Lanier Camping, Buford
Open year-round, the Shoal Creek Campgrounds are one of the best spots on the lake to get your inner Lewis and Clark on. This campground features lake front campsites with fire pits, grills and tables. There’s a camp store nearby for any last minute essentials, and the boat ramp is also close if you plan on water activities. Tent sites start at $34/night with options to upgrade to electricity.
Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain
Perhaps the most iconic stop for the adventurer. The massive rock attracts both locals and tourists on the weekends. Climbing Stone Mountain is a must for all nature lovers, moderate thrill seekers, and bucket list checkers. On a clear day, you can see 60 miles from the mountain. The park also hosts fun events year round. For the warmer months, the laser show is a must. You can also enjoy water sports, like kayaking and paddle boarding. In the winter, check out Snow Mountain where you can grab a tube and zoom down a 400-foot hill of real snow. Not something you find often in the South.
9. Adrenaline Climbing - Suwanee
Test out that upper body strength you’ve been meaning to put to use at this award-winning indoor rock climbing facility. This adventurer's dream spot has everything from summer camp to competition training. The family-owned company has a calendar packed with community events and is a unique option for group activities of all ages – all the kids will want to come to your birthday party. Day passes at the indoor facility start at $14 with an option to add climbing necessities. If you find yourself catching the climbing bug, there are monthly memberships offered. For the very adventurous, Adrenaline Climbing does field trips to outdoor mountains – the real deal! The courses are in areas like Mount Yonah, Ga. and Sand Rock, Ala.
10. Tribble Mill Park - Lawrenceville
This Lawrenceville spot has a paved 3-mile trail around the beautiful Ozora Lake, perfect for a run or walk. The Tribble Mill Trail is popular for its landscape diversity as it winds through boardwalks and extends to a tranquil forest. Dog friendly too! After your run, be sure to stick around – the 700-acre park is full of activities. There is a lake for boating and fishing, plus horseback riding, biking trails, and a very cool playground for the kids. You definitely won’t get bored at this urban escape. And no entry fee – bonus!
11. K1 Speed - Duluth
The fastest indoor go-karting in Atlanta is right here in Duluth. These European karts are fully electric, so in addition to the obvious environmental bonus, you also get instant speed for an all-around better experience. K1 Speed is a great way for adventurers to get that adrenaline rush they love. Races start at $20 with lots of group deal packages – an ideal place to do some team building or celebrate an occasion with friends or family. If you are the competitive type, they also host a racing league with prizes and awards.