The Panola Mountain State Conservation Park is located a few miles away from Stockbridge. The park consists of a 100-acre granite mountain that shelters plants and animals, many of which are found only in the area. There are walking trails and the park offers guided hikes into otherwise restricted areas. The visitor's center has displays and exhibits including live bees, bats, snakes and turtles.
The Chattahoochee River offers canoeing and rafting adventures. Those who want a different sort of adventure can hike, ride horses or bikes, or play tennis in the many parks in Atlanta. For fans of professional sports, the Atlanta Braves make Turner Field their home and the Atlanta Falcons play their games at the Georgia Dome and the Atlanta Hawks tip off at State Farm Arena. The Atlanta Motor Speedway hosts NASCAR racing.
Unique shopping can be found at Underground Atlanta. The underground portion of the shopping area existed before the Civil War. Historic buildings and storefronts have been preserved and restored both above and below ground. There are more than 130 shops and 10 restaurants at Underground Atlanta. Performances at live theatre venues, the Atlanta Ballet and the Atlanta Symphony are cultural pursuits for young and old. The Dogwood Festival is held each April, the 10k Peachtree Road Race is held on July 4 and the Atlanta History Center's Folklife Festival is held in October.