Wilderness Awaits at Chattahoochee Nature Center
Did you know bog turtles are the smallest turtles native to the United States? Or that beavers slap their tails against the water to warn their family members of danger? Or that toads don’t actually cause warts? You know that you can discover more about turtles, beavers, toads, and all of Georgia’s natural wildlife at the Chattahoochee Nature Center.
Encompassing 127 acres adjacent to the Chattahoochee River, the CNC offers a little bit of everything that makes the great outdoors so great. Visitors can spend a relaxing afternoon meeting plants and wildlife on one of the wooded hiking trailers, or enjoy a guided canoe trip down the Chattahoochee River. Meanwhile, nature enthusiasts seeking a bit of a thrill can find adventure at the Eco Zipline Canopy Tour and Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventure Course. These wild experiences offer the opportunity to zip through the air, trek across sky bridges, and spend the day in the trees, getting a bird’s-eye view of the CNC.
In addition to bringing people out into nature, the CNC is also dedicated to education and rehabilitation. The Wildlife Department at the Chattahoochee Nature Center receives over 3500 calls a year ranging from animal identification to habitat destruction. The team at the Wildlife Department provided medical assistance to injured birds of prey, reptiles, and amphibians with the goal of releasing them back into the wild. Animals who are unable to survive on their own become part of the CNC and help educate visitors about Georgia’s native wildlife.
The Chattahoochee Nature Center was created to help people connect to nature. Since the 1970s, the CNC has realized this mission through community outreach, special events, summer camps for kids of all ages, and by fighting to preserve our natural world. Start planning your trip to the Chattahoochee Nature Center by visiting ChattNatureCenter.org.