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Bossip & Keri Hilson’s Great Outdoors Adventure

There’s something very magical nestled in the northern Atlanta nook of Sandy Springs, Georgia and we were lucky enough to experience it with the stunning, super cool and Grammy-nominated R&B star (and our new BFF) Keri Hilson during a fun-filled outdoors adventure day. And yes, it was lit.

Known for its stunning sights, calming sounds and family-friendly allure, the 48-mile-long Chattahoochee River National Recreation area (established on August 15, 1978 by President Jimmy Carter) served as the perfect backdrop for river floating, fly fishing and a light afternoon hike in gorgeous Georgia weather.

At some point, the great outdoors lost their rich American luster and failed to catch on with touchscreen-obsessed millennials addicted to home entertainment but, after spending the day rafting and fishing with good people, it’s clear that connecting with nature is still a must-do activity.

Whether you need time to think or relax after a tough work week or reconnect with bae on a spiritual level, there’s something for everyone at cool parks like Chattahoochee River National Recreation area that certainly will reboot your interest in outdoorsy activities. Don’t believe us? Ask Ms. Keri.

Earlier this year, the National Park Foundation and National Park Service launched Parks 101–an exclusive content series that explores lesser known National Park sites in celebration of the 101st birthday of National Parks.

An extension of the “Find Your Park” movement, the Parks 101 series kicked off with recording artist/former star of the Broadway Musical “Hamilton” Jordan Fisher exploring Alexander Hamilton’s life at Hamilton Grange National Memorial.

The series continued with a bevy of talent including U.S. Navy veteran/Paralympics swimmer Brad Snyder touring Monocacy National Battlefield, Olympic Gold medalist Dominique Dawes touring parks that tell stories of equality in Washington, D.C., Queen Sugar’s Dawn-Lyen Gardner and Rutina Wesley who encouraged people to “Find Your Park” through music and history from New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park.

(Jordan Fisher returned to continue the series at Channel Islands National Park filming a 360-degree video of his tour released on Facebook)

Special thanks to the National Park Foundation, National Park Service, Chattahoochee River National Recreation area and Keri Hilson for the amazing experience!

Photos courtesy of CatMax Photography/National Park Foundation



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