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Locals trails are seeing a wave of visitors amid pandemic
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The trail system at Elachee Nature Science Center has experienced a 104% increase in visitation over the past two weeks compared to last year. - photo by Scott Rogers
The allure of nature has won over many Georgians who have been itching to stretch their quarantine-confined legs. Despite the fear of COVID-19 exposure, crowds have flocked to trail systems in North Georgia, including those in Chicopee Woods Conservation Area in Hall County and Amicalola Falls State Park in Dawson County.