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Coastal Region- The coastal area of Georgia includes the southeastern corner of the state reaching the Atlantic Ocean. Savannah is the major city of the region and is accessible by Interstate 16 from Atlanta.
Highlands Region- This area comprises the northern quarter of the state. Gainesville is the major city within this region. The terrain in this area is lush and mountainous.
Piedmont Region- This area is located in the north-central part of the state and is bisected by I-20, which passes through Atlanta and on to Augusta.
Plains Region- This area is located at the western edge of Georgia along the Alabama state line and south to the Florida line. Columbus is the major city in the area. These areas include lakes and rivers as well as historic home sites.

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Description - The state of Georgia is divided into four travel regions. The Highlands Region lies along the northern border of the state and includes the Chattahoochee National Forest and 16 State and Historic Parks. The Highlands Region is characterized by lush, mountainous terrain.

The Piedmont Region lies directly south of the Highlands surrounding the City of Atlanta and spanning to the South Carolina line. This area is flatter and includes the Oconee National Forest and 15 State and Historic Parks.

The Plains Region lies in the southwestern part of the state and includes 15 State and Historic Parks and the Cities of Macon and Columbus.

The Coastal Region of the state is the southeastern corner to the Atlantic coast. This region includes seven state and historic parks and most of the state's National Wildlife Refuges.

Recreation - Recreation in Georgia is as varied as the population and terrain. A plethora of waterways through the state and along the coast provide access to water-oriented activities. The natural areas throughout the state have a variety of trails open to various uses and camping facilities.

Climate - Georgia has a warm climate, especially in the southern regions of the state. The northern mountains may be slightly cooler than the rest of the state. Summer temperatures are hot with averages for July and August surpassing 90 degrees F. Winter temperatures are mild with highs near 55 degrees F and lows near freezing. Spring weather is pleasant with highs near 65 degrees F and lows near 50. The highest amount of rainfall occurs during the winter and spring months. High humidity levels occur during the spring and summer months.

Location - The state of Georgia is in the southeastern corner of the United States with a small amount of Atlantic Coastline.

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Georgia - This southern state contains diverse landforms from mountains to beaches. Several national and state preserves protect natural areas throughout the state.

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