in Macon, GA
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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.
Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Central City Park
150 Willie Smokey Grove Dr
Macon, GA 31201 Directions
New York City has Central Park. Not to be outdone, Macon has Central City Park. This lush, expansive swath of greenery is a true haven for city-dwelling nature lovers. While the park is a popular lunch destination for the many nearby cubicle-bound office workers, it also offers urbanites a great place to enjoy some quality time doing fun outdoor activities. Central City Park features various ball fields, basketball courts and big expansive areas to just play and throw the frisbee around. Designated picnic areas, a good variety of playground equipment for the kids, and a winding walking path only add to the park's appeal.
Even though Lake Sinclair takes a little effort to visit, the drive to this popular outdoor aquatic attraction will please the nature lover in you as it is quite a picturesque tour of the Georgia landscape. Located in nearby Milledgeville, the lake attracts casual anglers as well as an impressive number of professional bass fisherman. Aside from offering a large population of bass, the body of water holds the distinction of being voted the cleanest lake in the state.
Ocmulgee Heritage Trail
Nature lovers enjoy the freedom of the outdoors. They love it even more when they spend time at an attraction as beautiful as the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail, too! This winding trail features some of Macon's most beautiful natural surroundings as well as unusual views of some of the most famous sites in the city. This hiking and biking trail also welcomes causal walkers and stretches out comfortably over the course of its .9-miles.
Rose Hill Cemetery
1071 Riverside Dr
Macon, GA 31201 Directions
Nature lovers and history buffs will want to take a little time to visit the Rose Hill Cemetery. This is a highly impressive example of one of the area's 19th-century cemetery parks. Located a quick 6 miles from the center of the city, Rose Hill Cemetery offers visitors a chance to respectfully visit some of Macon's key figures as well as all of the men and women whose lives helped to shape this part of Georgia. Make sure to bring your camera as some of these headstones are visually stunning, and there are also many angels cast in stone that you will definitely want to take photos of.
Tobesofkee Recreation Area
6600 Moseley Dixon Rd
Macon, GA 31210 Directions
It doesn't matter if you want to teach the kids about the finer points of fishing, how to swim or if you just want to get them out of the house for awhile. What does matter is that when you take the whole family to the Tobesofkee Recreation Area, there will be plenty of fun waiting for them. Fishing for largemouth and striped bass is reason enough to get excited about your visit, but so are the inviting shoreline areas, the swimming and water sports that are available, as well as the large picnic areas that double as comfortable places to relax and enjoy the scenery.
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