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Morgan Falls Overlook Park

Atlanta Metro Area, Georgia

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  • Path down to the dock.- Morgan Falls Overlook Park
  • Dock down at the reservoir.- Morgan Falls Overlook Park
  • View from the dock.- Morgan Falls Overlook Park
  • The overlook.- Morgan Falls Overlook Park
  • Old chimney from a 19th-century house.- Morgan Falls Overlook Park
  • One of the two trailheads.- Morgan Falls Overlook Park
  • Hiking trail.- Morgan Falls Overlook Park
  • View from the trail.- Morgan Falls Overlook Park
  • Short brush keeps the trail quiet.- Morgan Falls Overlook Park
  • Fall colors on the trail.- Morgan Falls Overlook Park
  • Bench with a view!- Morgan Falls Overlook Park
  • Close-up of the view.- Morgan Falls Overlook Park
  • The trail is two-thirds of a mile and connects back to the parking lot.- Morgan Falls Overlook Park
  • Park benches and other amenities.- Morgan Falls Overlook Park
  • Horseshoe rings.- Morgan Falls Overlook Park
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Pros: 
Wide array of amenities. Hiking trip. Nice views. Playground.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
Atlanta Metro Area, GA
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

Adventure Description

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Named after Morgan Falls Road, on which the Morgan Falls Dam resides, the falls themselves are not actually visible from Morgan Falls Overlook Park, which can be a bit confusing. There is, however, an overlook for the reservoir that builds up above the dam, which makes excellent habitat for birds and other wildlife. Stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing, and other water activities are also possible from the dock just below the park.

Back on land, the park has many amenities to make for an excellent afternoon out with the family. Pavilions for outdoor gatherings, horseshoe rings, bench swings, a modern playground, and greenspace offer a multitude of possibilities. For people wanting to get away from all the noise, there is also a  trail that leads through the forest above the park for two-thirds of a mile, and it includes a couple of benches for resting and a couple of breaks in the trees for a view down on the river.

All in all, while Morgan Falls Overlook may not actually overlook Morgan Falls, there are great views at this gem of a park just outside downtown Sandy Springs that are worth a visit for anyone looking for something different.

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