The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and everyone is going to want to spend lots of time outdoors. In Valdosta, there are plenty of outdoor activities that people can do, whether alone, with friends, or with family.
Here are 6 of the best outdoor activities in Valdosta this Spring:
1. The Azalea City Trail
The 2.7-mile-long Azalea City Trail is the perfect option for people who love bicycling. The path is large enough to accommodate multiple people at a time and everyone will find themselves riding through numerous city parks and residential neighborhoods as they go from one end of the trail to the other and back again.
2. Wildlife Management Area
Picnicking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, hunting, horseback riding, bicycling, and camping are just some of the activities that can be done on the 8,700 acres in the Wildlife Management Area. Hunting can only be done in season and horseback riding and bicycling needs to be done in designated areas.
3. Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1985 and many people have gone fishing for bass or watched the wildlife wandering around while getting some adventure into their day. The swamp, marsh, and open water provide ample opportunities for photographers to snap that one of a kind photo too.
4. Wild Adventures Theme Park
Theme parks are not really considered wild and adventurous outdoor activities, but the Wild Adventures Theme Park allows people to spend the entire day outside while riding the rides and watching the performances. Besides the theme park, Wild Adventures has a fabulous water park as well as an animal park that is filled with exotic animals. Everyone will want to venture from one area of the park to another as they experience all of the action-packed adventure that the Wild Adventures has to offer.
5. 29 City Parks
There are twenty-nine city parks in Valdosta and people can spend their time playing different sports, picnicking, walking trails, using playgrounds, or cooling off in the splash fountains, depending on which park they are visiting. The three largest parks are the John W. Saunders Memorial Park, Scott Park, and McKey Park. According to the VLPRA, McKey Park is the all-time favorite amongst the local community.
6. The Valdosta Garden Center
The Valdosta Garden Center was created to unite members of every eligible garden club in Valdosta and promote different programs and activities to gain other people’s attention. There are currently seven different garden clubs and their meetings are all held on the third Tuesday of each month, but they are all at different times and locations. Anyone who has a love of gardens, flowers, and other horticulture will want to be a part of the clubs as well as the Valdosta Garden Center.
Valdosta is a city with a lot of outdoor adventures and Spring is the best time to begin taking advantage of everything that is available. With so much to do, it may take a person months before they can accomplish all of what Valdosta has to offer.
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