I stumbled on the loveliest pond during a day hike in the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area. I was hiking through the Sope Creek Unit, and came up on Sibley Pond.
It’s the perfect little pond with a mix of pine and hardwood surrounding it. On a November day, it’s extremely picturesque. I hiked there via the Cochran Shoals parking lot – about 4 miles away. But it’s very accessible via the Sope Creek Entrance on Paper Mill Rd.
It has a small fishing pier and a a level, graveled trail around it. Highly recommend. It’s one of those random nature spots that’s a huge pro of living in Atlanta.