Tips for staying safe while camping this summer amid coronavirus

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The Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking footpath in the world, according to the trail's website. It stretches from Georgia to Maine.

Camping, road trips and getting outdoors are being heralded as the answer to a summer during which people are feeling hesitant about air travel.

And if you're packing up the car to spend some time in the great outdoors, we've got you covered with some of the most scenic places to camp and most unique roadside attractions Georgia has to offer.

However, before you start your adventure, it’s important to remember there are some safety precautions to keep in mind even when camping.

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While Georgia’s state parks are open for camping, there are some restrictions to keep in mind. Swimming pools and playgrounds will be closed throughout the summer.

And the good news is, when following some safety measures, camping is a low risk activity, since it’s outdoors and easy to maintain social distancing.

“The final word on outdoor recreation? Of course, go out and be active. It's important for your mental and physical health. But, choose wisely, be prepared and stay safe,” Claudia Finkelstein, a professor of family medicine told CNN.

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Make a plan in advance: This is not the summer to indulge your spontaneous side. Make a plan in advance, including making a reservation, charting out your meals and bringing everything you'll need for your stay to avoid making extra trips to the store.

Bring supplies with you: Think about bringing additional cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer. Also, may want to pack your own toilet paper and paper towels.

Maintain distance: Even at your campsite, make sure to think about the distance between yourself and people who don't live in the same household as you. Social distancing can definitely be accomplished when camping, with some proper planning.

Follow the rules: As noted, some campsites have some new rules in place this summer. Some places may have trails closed or require masks in public areas. Following the rules will help keep you and other visitors safe.