Outdoor Adventures

Dahlonega Canoe & Kayaking Outpost - Appalachian Outfitters

Canoe, Kayak & Tubing trips along the beautiful Chestatee & Etowah Rivers

Canoe Dahlonega
Canoe Dahlonega








2084 South Chestatee/Highway 60
Dahlonega, Georgia 30533

Waterfalls & Picnic Spots

Visit Amicalola Falls State Park ust 5 minutes away from us. The tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi.  ZIPLINE & ARCHERY NOW AVAILABLE HERE!  There’s also 475 steps alongside the falls if you are in need of a workout and a playground at the park for the little ones.

Easy viewing is available by driving to the bottom of the falls by the reflection pool or by driving to the top where a short walk takes you to the top of the falls with a great mountain view.

Amicalola Falls State Park

Amicalola Falls
Amicalola Falls








EDGE OF THE WORLD:  Edge of the world is located about 10 minutes from Forrest Hills this has become a favorite picnic spot. Parts of this riverside trail are ADA compliant. Picnic lunches are available through Forrest Hills.








CANE CREEK FALLS – In Dahlonega with easy access but closed to the public May 1 to August 1.

Cane Creek Falls
Cane Creek Falls









A local favorite!  Easy access, fun and beautiful.

Dicks Creek Falls
Dicks Creek Falls
Dicks Creek Falls
Dicks Creek Falls
Skeet Shooting

COMPLETE RANGE FACILITY…The Etowah Valley Sporting Clays Park features 5 stand, wobble trap and 12-station sporting clays ranges. Our emphasis is to provide a quality sporting clays park that is open to the public.

FAMILY FUN!…The Sporting Clays Park is designed for the whole family, from the youthful beginner to the experienced shooter.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC… The Sporting Clays Course offers an inexpensive shooting opportunity and is open to the public on a walk-in basis year round.

EVSC is also home of Cumming Archery Association.

Look for our archery practice range to be available in the near future.


Etowah Valley Sporting Clays

Whitewater Rafting

Visit the Olympic Ocoee River!

Experience the thrill of nature’s roller coaster on America’s most famous river.

Ocoee Adventure Center Whitewater Rafing in the Blue Ridge Mountains where Adventure is our middle name – and for good reason!

Choose from a selection of whitewater raft trips on the Ocoee River, as well as kayak instruction and mountain bike guided rides and rentals.

A favorite activity for visitors to the area is the Buck Bald downhill ride that provides unbelievable panoramic views from a mountaintop. You ride up in a comfy van, and after a snack and time to take in the scenery, you’ll begin your downhill descent to the banks of the Hiawassee River – six miles of downhill cruising!   50 beautiful miles from Forrest Hills.


Ocoee Adventure Center for whitewater rafting

Hot Air Balloon Ride

Hot Air Balloon Rides in Cumming, Georgia (GA)

On clear days you can see approximately 40 to 50 miles and take in the Atlanta Skyline, Stone Mountain, Kennesaw Mountain and the beginnings of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountain ranges of North Georgia.

And, our local attraction, Lake Sidney Lanier, a 30,000 plus acre manmade lake built and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It is one of the largest manmade lakes East of the Mississippi River and it is the most visited Corps of Engineers lake in the country.

If the winds are with us, they may even be able fly you over the beautiful blue waters of Lanier.

Hop on board in Cumming, GA approximately 45 minutes from Forrest Hills.

678-947-9866  OR  678-283-4033

Hot Air Balloon Rides in Cumming, Georgia (GA)