04 May Thrill Seeking in Marietta
Ready for your next adventure? In Marietta, you can choose from a variety of thrill seeking activities like tubing on the Chattahoochee River; explore the city’s many trails by bike or on foot; sharpen your axe throwing skills; or put the pedal to the metal with indoor karting. Locals or tourists with an adventurous spirit take advantage of these heart racing destinations.
Biking or Hiking Trails
Get your heart pumping on thrilling hilly or twisty paths through the extensive parks of Marietta. With Kennesaw Mountain, Sope Creek Mountain Trail, Pigeon Hill Trail Head, Noonday Creek Multi-Use Trail, A.L. Burruss Park, and Chattahoochee River National Park all within minutes from downtown Marietta.
Rent a bike from the parking lot on Old 41 at Kennesaw Mountain and ride it along the Mountain to River Trail through downtown. Check out Marietta’s most-loved outdoor attractions for running, hiking, and biking.
Shoot the Hooch
Spend the day on the water. The scenic Chattahoochee River is a favorite outdoor recreational attraction for residents and visitors to the area. The most popular place to paddle or “Shoot the Hooch”- tube or kayak the Chattahoochee- near Marietta is the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.
Bring your own tube or kayak; or rent from Nantahala Outdoor Center. Enter the river at Johnson Ferry for a scenic six mile ride down the Chattahoochee to Paces Mill.
Johnson Ferry South – Chattahoochee River National Park ($5 Parking)
Paces Mill Unit – Chattahoochee River NRA ($5 Parking)
Want to try a new skill? What about axe throwing? It’s a hot fun activity that’s found its way out of Canadian woods and into urban communities. Challenge your family and friends to see who can get the most points at one of Marietta’s prime throwing locations, American Axes or Ironmonger Axe Throwing. Don’t worry if you’ve never handled an axe. Trained coaches will teach you the basics.
While you’re there, grab a beer at Schoolhouse Brewing in the same complex as American Axe; or inside the taproom at Ironmonger.
Do you feel the need for speed? Experience the adrenaline rush at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games on Roswell Road, as you zip around their indoor tracks in electric go-karts at speeds of up to 40mph.
Andretti also features-a 4,000 square foot laser tag arena, bowling, and an arcade. Take your gaming to the next level.
Get your game face on. Enjoy the thrill of solving puzzles and clues in order to “escape” a themed room. Step into an adventure where you have one hour to solve a puzzle at Urban Escape Games, with two locations in Marietta, Project Escape Room, and the Escapery.