3. Amerson River Park
Recently enhanced by a multi-million dollar project, this immaculate park is a miniature wilderness, just the ticket for a waterside family picnic on a sunny day. In the summer the Ocmulgee River is especially tempting and if you can get your hands on a canoe you’ll be able to paddle the park’s waters, gliding through tranquil woodland. Dryside there are more than 3.5 miles of walking trails so you can escape the city for half an hour, taking breaks on benches placed at regular intervals on the route.