Come raft with us on the Chattahoochee River, the longest urban whitewater rafting in the world. The course has been described to be “Wild as Colorado and Warm as Costa Rica.” In fact, USA Today called the Chattahoochee Whitewater Park as one of the Top 12 man-made Adventures in the World. The course consists of class II-V whitewater and is one of the most exciting sections of whitewater east of the Rockies. The park also boasts the 1,200 foot Blue Heron Zipline adventure where you can travel across the Chattahoochee between Columbus, Georgia and Phenix City, Alabama.
Just a short drive north of Columbus is the world-renowned Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. From the stunning floral displays to the more than 14,000 acres of natural woodlands, this is the place to reconnect with nature. It’s also the perfect place to enjoy hiking, educational programs, recreation, special events, and more. The destination also provides for championship golf, tennis, fly fishing, restaurants, and an outstanding choice of accommodations.
Visitors to Columbus may be surprised to find a miniature version of the Grand Canyon just 45 minutes from Uptown Columbus. Providence Canyon offers a scenic exploration of middle Georgia’s geology and ecology for adventurers of all skill levels with winding trails and breathtaking vistas. The canyon is a vivid reminder of the power of man’s influence on the land with the massive gullies as deep as 150 feet caused simply by poor farming practices during the 1800s. Today, these ravines make some of the prettiest photographs in all of Georgia.