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Sawnee Mountain Preserve was a hidden wonder that we discovered. We had not found it on any of the must see Atlanta or Georgia attractions, but a co-worker mentioned it to Margaret, and we were grateful they did. The preserve is about a 40 minute drive north of Atlanta, making it a perfect day trip for those living in the Atlanta metro area. Sawnee Mountain Preserve provides visitors with incredible hiking trails, views, and a little bit of history. On top of the mountain, rock is carved out to create seats, and legend says that Native Americans used the seats for ceremonial purposes. The seats are set on top of a bluff that overlooks a beautiful mountain view. Sawnee Mountain offers several different trails for visitors to explore the preserve, but the Indian Seats Trail is the main attraction as it leads to the Indian Seats. We went to Sawnee Mountain during winter time and, since it was a bit chillier, it was just us and a few other people climbing the mountain. The trail slowly wound up the mountain and led to the seats. Then, a little higher, the mountain views overlooking the valley were absolutely exquisite. We both found the trail to be one of the best trails we have ever hiked and the views just as incredible.

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