Macon Outdoor Activities

Macon Outdoor ActivitiesMacon is a place where Southern hospitality is very much alive and well. Visitors are immediately struck by the welcoming nature of the people here. While much contributes to that tradition, the area's natural beauty is indeed a significant factor. Whether it's one of the city's beautiful parks, picturesque trails or any of the excellent places to fish, there are plenty of highly memorable outdoor places to see and experience that truly make Macon a city that welcomes every kind of nature lover.

Ocmulgee National Monument
The Ocmulgee National Monument offers visitors many stunning views of its natural surroundings. Even though there seems to be a spectacular view at every turn, one of the most popular outdoor attractions in this area is undoubtedly Crater Lake. This deep blue lake is visually stunning to behold, and equally enthralling to experience whether you choose to fish, swim, or just lounge by the shore. The striking cliffs and rugged terrain and the two islands in its center only add to its dramatic majesty.

Address: 1207 Emery Highway, Macon, GA 31217 - MAP
Phone: (541) 594-3000
Web: www.nps.gov

Central City Park
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.

Address: 150 Willie Smokey Grove Drive, Macon, GA 31201 - MAP

Tobesofkee Recreation Area
For hard-core nature lovers, no effort is too great when it comes to enjoying some of Mother's Nature's most beautiful outdoor places. Case in point: the short fifteen minute drive from Macon on Highway 74 that leads to the Tobesofkee Recreation Area is most definitely worth the extra effort. This beautiful area is the home of a 6-mile long lake that features 35 miles of shoreline. In addition to sunbathing, swimming and boating, the lake offers incredible fishing that affords anglers the opportunity to reel in largemouth, hybrid and striped bass.

Address: 6600 Moseley Dixon Road, Macon, GA 31210 - MAP
Phone: (912) 474-8770
Web: www.co.bibb.ga.us

Lake Sinclair
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.

Address: 1000 NE Marigold Road, Milledgeville, GA 31061 - MAP
Phone: (478) 452-4687
Web: www.lakesinclair.org

Rose Hill Cemetery
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.

Address: 1091 Riverside Drive, Macon, GA - MAP
Phone: (000) 000-0000
Web: historicrosehillcemetery.org

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.

Address: Spring Street, Macon, GA - MAP
Web: www.ohtmacon.com