Hike these 5 beginner-friendly waterfall trails in North Georgia. Video produced by Fiza Pirani/AJC.
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VOTING CLOSED: Where is the best place to hike in Atlanta? | Best of Atlanta

Unlike public pools and amusement parks, nature doesn’t close when the temperatures fall. 

Although it’s tempting to stay inside when there’s a chill in the air, studies have shown being outside can reduce stress and lower your heart rate

Atlanta residents are fortunate, because we have places to commune with nature that are within — or not far outside — the city limits. 

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This week’s Best of Atlanta poll wants to know: Where is the best place to hike in Atlanta?

Don’t see your favorite trail on our list? Submit a write-in nominee by emailing your pick to nancy.clanton@ajc.com. If enough people suggest your favorite, we’ll add it to our poll. 

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Looking for more things to do in the Atlanta area? Here are some of our Best of Atlanta winners:

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And check out all of our Best of Atlanta winners so far this year.

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