Hi there! Welcome back to the blog and today, I wanted to do this series for a while now! I am working on finding new activities to do now around Georgia. It’s a big state and after being vaccinated, I feel comfortable going around more. While I plan on continuing to follow CDC guidance, I feel comfortable leaving my house. Starting with the Providence Canyon trails!
Before I begin, I want to explain my Exploring Georgia series a bit more. A lot of times when people think about Georgia, it’s limited to Atlanta. Atlanta is great, don’t get me wrong. At the same time, there’s a lot more to the state than Atlanta. I want to take the last 4-5 months before I move to explore the state. This is just the beginning and I hope to do 5-10 before I go! Now, let’s get back to business!
How To Get There:
Providence Canyon is about 30 minutes outside of Columbus, GA. There is an airport that flies out of Columbus, but you’re better off just driving down from Atlanta. It’s about a 2.5hr drive, depending on where you’re coming from and how fast you drive. So cut on the tunes, and drive down there. While you might feel like you’re lost, but there are plenty of signs to help you on your way.
What To Do:
Providence Canyon is both a hiking area. For a $5.00 parking fee, you can hike in this gorgeous orange and red and white sand and soil. Be sure you hang the tag. It is an honor system, so honor it. While you will DEFINITELY need to dust off your shoes before you get back in the car, it’s so worth it. There are many canyons to explore, even though we only went to two. We had a long shoot day and had to go in and out pretty quickly, plus it was FREEZING.
One of the best things about Providence Caynon was just the quiet. We were the only people in the morning, and it was amazing. You could hear a pin drop and it’s overwhelming just how beautiful it is. Pictures don’t do it justice.
Hiking and sightseeing are the best things to do, but you can also camp and stay overnight I believe! The canyons are a sight to see, so grab a backpack and a jacket and go for a hike!
Would I Go Again?
This is the essential question. On the one hand…it is a LONG AF drive. I hate driving, mostly because it makes me sleepy. So a two-hour drive is just painful for me. On the other hand, I didn’t get to fully embrace and explore the area. I think I would go back, but in the warmer months, but not a GA summer. So late spring, early fall! That way I don’t have to sweat too bad, but the weather is still bearable!
I hope that you enjoyed this Exploring Georgia post! This is the first of many and I cannot wait to share more! I really enjoyed my time in Providence Caynon and hopefully will go back soon!