Shake off your cabin fever because temperatures are rising and winter has officially come to a close! What better way to celebrate the start of spring than getting out and enjoying the great outdoors? Thankfully Athens, GA has plenty of spring outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy. It doesn't matter if you're an adrenaline junkie or casual stroller, Athens has everything you need to start your spring out on the right foot. 

Kayak the Broad River

Broad River Kayak

Kayak, canoe, or camp along the Broad River through Broad River Outpost or Big Dogs on the River. If you're feeling adventurous I recommended kayaking the white water class II rapids, don't worry no experience is necessary, but a basic athletic ability is recommended. If you'd rather just relax then take the scenic float path, which can be done on both a kayak or canoe. An added bonus? Pets are encouraged, so bring your furry friends along for the ride! 

UGA Challenge Course 

ropes course

Gather a group and make a reservation to complete the UGA Challenge Course! There is an indoor and outdoor location, and both high and low courses. No matter which course your group chooses to embark on, you will foster a sense of community, improve your communication skills, expand your comfort zone by taking risks, and strengthen the bonds of friendship and support. 

Get Scuba Certified 


Has going scuba diving always been on your bucket list? Then now's the time to make your dream reality! The Dolphin Dive Center offers a variety of SCUBA classes including Certification Courses, Advanced Open Water courses, Stress and Rescue, and much more. They also organize a variety of diving trips to Aruba, Bermuda, The Keys, and more exciting and exotic locations! 

Bike the Antebellum Trail 

Antebellum Bike Trail logo

Experience the southern charm and beautiful scenic routes of the Antebellum Trial Bicycle Route which spans 170 miles through Georgia's most beautiful Antebellum Towns. Along the way, take time to stop and visit each community and truly take in the local flare. Embarking on this experience is sure to be the adventure of a lifetime!

Start a healthy hobby 

Sandy Creek Park

Always wanted to be a runner? Or pick up mountain biking? Why not start today! Athens has multiple trails and scenic routes to run, walk, bike, rollerblade, skateboard, or even hoverboard on if that's your style. Some good places to start are the State Botanical Garden, North Oconee River Greenway, Ben Burton Park, and the Sandy Creek Park Trails! 

So what are you waiting for? Get off of your laptop and experience some of the outdoor activities in Athens for yourself! For a full wrap-up of all the great spring activities, annual events, and festivals Athens has to offer look no further than our Spring in Athens page!