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7 Adventure Spots In The South You Won’t Believe Actually Exist

7 Adventure Spots In The South You Won’t Believe Actually Exist

Summer adventures keep my spirit alive. Roadtrips to anywhere with water. Canyons, caves, springs, waterfalls. For so long I thought all my dream adventure spots were a 24+ hour drive away to the west coast. Bored with wanderlust and a long weekend to spare, my friends and I packed into my car and drove, determined to find new places to explore. I've always envied the canyons of Arizona and the waterfalls or Oregon and we soon discovered we have just as many a few short hours away! They made me freeze in awe of their beauty and while we didn't get to make it to all of them, we came home with a new satisfaction and appreciation for the VERY underrated South Eastern landmarks. 

Chalk Mines, Georgia

Out past Milledgeville Ga, in the middle of nowhere really, hundreds of chalk mines are tucked down dirt roads hiding turquoise blue water and rainbow colored chalk canyons. While some are privately owned and you are unable to legally explore, others are untouched and feel other wordly. 

Out past Milledgeville Ga, in the middle of nowhere really, hundreds of chalk mines are tucked down dirt roads hiding turquoise blue water and rainbow colored chalk canyons. While some are privately owned and you are unable to legally explore, others are untouched and feel other wordly. 

Providence Canyon, Georgia

Known as the "Mini Grand Canyon". While it's huge in size, it's not easily found on a map and most locals don't even know it exists. Hike, backpack, stay the night, and enjoy the beautiful hues of pink, purple and orange. 

Known as the "Mini Grand Canyon". While it's huge in size, it's not easily found on a map and most locals don't even know it exists. Hike, backpack, stay the night, and enjoy the beautiful hues of pink, purple and orange. 

Upper Caney Creek Falls, Alabama

Take a 1.5 mile hike through lush green vegetation of the Bankhead National Forest and you will find a mystical waterfall and swimming hole hidden in a slot canyon. The waterfall flows year round and it's stunning beauty never disappoints.

Take a 1.5 mile hike through lush green vegetation of the Bankhead National Forest and you will find a mystical waterfall and swimming hole hidden in a slot canyon. The waterfall flows year round and it's stunning beauty never disappoints.

Reelfoot Lake, Tennessee                          

 An eerie, enchanted, flooded forest that looks like something out of a dream. Visit at sunrise or sunset for the full storybook feel.  (Photograph Via: Jim Denham Flickr/ jimmydspics )

 An eerie, enchanted, flooded forest that looks like something out of a dream. Visit at sunrise or sunset for the full storybook feel. 

(Photograph Via: Jim Denham Flickr/ jimmydspics )

Cummins Falls, Tennessee

Shrug off your responsibilities and make a splash at Cummins Falls. The locals swear it's "Tennessee's best swimming hole". Unaltered by man, the gorge is a true natural beauty and holds TN's eight largest waterfall. (Photograph Via: Kelly Stewart)

Shrug off your responsibilities and make a splash at Cummins Falls. The locals swear it's "Tennessee's best swimming hole". Unaltered by man, the gorge is a true natural beauty and holds TN's eight largest waterfall.

(Photograph Via: Kelly Stewart)

Devil's Den, Florida

A true natural wonder, an underground spring with stalactites, fossil beds, and crystal clear water at year-round 72-degree temperatures. Devil's Den is now privately owned and general swimming is not allowed however, snorkeling and scuba diving is and they even will rent out gear if you don't have your own. 

A true natural wonder, an underground spring with stalactites, fossil beds, and crystal clear water at year-round 72-degree temperatures. Devil's Den is now privately owned and general swimming is not allowed however, snorkeling and scuba diving is and they even will rent out gear if you don't have your own. 

Blue Springs, Florida

Florida's hidden gem. Come swim, snorkel, canoe, or scuba dive in the crystal clear spring water. During the winter months, hundreds of manatees call this water hole home and can be viewed from the spring's overlooks.

Florida's hidden gem. Come swim, snorkel, canoe, or scuba dive in the crystal clear spring water. During the winter months, hundreds of manatees call this water hole home and can be viewed from the spring's overlooks.

Safe travels and happy adventures! Comment below or hashtag #threadsbabe to share your journeys with us.

 

 

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