The Southern Rivers Region of Georgia is a natural setting for exploration. Hikers will enjoy the Pine Mountain Trail in F.D. Roosevelt State Park, and Providence Canyon State Conservation Park near Lumpkin. Near Pine Mountain lies one of Georgia's most spectacular attractions -- Callaway Gardens, a 14,000-acre resort with lakes, golf, bike trails, and the largest butterfly conservatory in the U.S. The region also boasts three popular wild animal parks at Pine Mountain, Albany and Valdosta.
Other attractions include former President Jimmy Carter's boyhood farm in Plains; Andersonville National Historic Site, and (on its grounds) the National Prisoner of War Museum; wonderful examples of antebellum architecture in La Grange and Thomasville; and water recreation opportunities on the Chatahoochee and Flint Rivers and Lake Seminole.