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Beginners' Guide to Georgia

Whether you're a newcomer to Georgia or have lived here all your life, this episode of Georgia Outdoors will provide for you an overview of what an ecologically diverse state Georgia is. We'll profile Georgia's must-see sights and must-do activities around the state.

We begin by exploring the high peaks, numerous hiking trails, and lush forests of the north Georgia mountains. Next we'll work our way across the rock outcrops of the piedmont and down to the sandy soils of south Georgia's coastal plain.

Along the way, we'll show you some can't-miss locations for the Georgia newcomer such as Providence Canyon, nicknamed "Georgia's Little Grand Canyon", the fabled Okefenokee Swamp, and the protected barrier islands of the Georgia coast.

Web Resources

Georgia's State Parks
For more information on Georgia's state parks.

The National Park System in Georgia
The historic south is captured by sites dedicated to preserving its rich musical and cultural heritages and ancient landmarks.

Georgia Fishing Licenses
There are three ways to buy your fishing license. Visit this website to learn more.

Georgia Hunting Licenses
And there are three ways to buy your hunting license. Visit this website to learn more.

Hunters' Education Courses
Residents and non-residents born on or after January 1, 1961 must successfully complete a hunter education course prior to purchasing a season hunting license.

GA DNR Wildlife Resources Division
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources works to protect and preserve Georgia's natural, historic, and cultural resources.

Georgia Land Conservation Program
The Georgia Land Conservation Program (GLCP) works to preserve a statewide network of land and water resources for current and future generations to use and enjoy. The GLCP promotes partnerships between cities and counties in Georgia, state and federal agencies, landowners, and other private sector partners to protect the state's valuable natural resources.

Callaway Gardens
Callaway Gardens is a Pine Mountain, Georgia, resort inspired by nature.

Okefenokee Adventures
Okefenokee Adventures is nestled on the banks of the historic Suwannee Canal and is a great embarking point for trips into the Okefenokee Swamp.

The Nature Conservancy in Georgia
The Nature Conservancy has protected some of Georgia's most beautiful and imperiled natural areas. From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean, they have worked to protect more than 258,000 acres of swamps, rivers, forests, dunes, and other vibrant ecosystems.

Jekyll Island