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Outdoor Adventure Awaits in Alpharetta

September 8, 2016

With Alpharetta’s mild temps, here’s a call to experience the outdoors and Alpharetta offers myriad ways, like geo-caching, dirt-biking, horseback riding and disc golf – to name a few – to experience Mother Nature’s finest.


Get the adventure started on Alpharetta’s Big Creek Greenway, a safe, paved pathway ideal for getting active while walking, running, biking or inline-skating through the eight-mile trail. Nature’s friends and the gorgeous woodlands highlight the excursion. The trail is equipped with many access points starting at the YMCA at Preston Ridge, or North Point Parkways, Haynes Bridge Road, Kimball Bridge Road and Marconi Drive. Hungry for more? Alpharetta offers 12 other trails to explore.

Horse around and plan a day at one of the city’s six equestrian facilities. Each location offers different and exciting experiences. Start the day by spectating and cheering on the pros at Chukkar Farm as they showcase their skills during a polo match. Be inspired to take a personal riding lesson at one of these equestrian farms. Other activities offered at area stables include private parties, summer camps, horse shows and rodeos.


If you really want to get the breeze flowing through your hair take one of the many courses offered at Alpharetta’s Motorcycle Safety Foundation located at 1450 Morrison Parkway. Get your thrill seeker on with their Dirt N’the Skirt Course or the Intermediate Trails Course. Learn all about dirk biking at the Basic Dirtbike School. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation also offers ATV Safety Institute: ATV RiderCourse and Street Bike Training: Basic Rider Course.


Continue the adventure with artistic pursuits. Stroll through Cashin’s Sculpture Garden where 21 sculptures, information kiosk, benches and rest areas – all set against the beauty of nature – provide an outdoor museum experience.

Alpharetta’s Topgolf is the ultimate golf entertainment complex where the competition of sport meets your favorite local hangout spot. Challenge the family to addictive point-scoring golf games that anyone from the hopeful pro golfer to a 7-year-old can play year-round. TIP: Don’t miss the extensive menu of bites and brews available here.


Celebrate the season in style with a concert at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta’s premier outdoor concert venue offering 12,000 seats in a state-of-the-art setting. Catch performances by big names like the Dixie Chicks, Keith Urban, Van Morrison and Bryan Adams.