Macon Sports and Recreation

Macon Sports and RecreationThere are those people who live to work and then there are the rest of us who just wait for the weekend to pursue our real interests. And if fishing, boating, swimming, or any kind of outdoor sport is what motivates you to be a true weekend warrior, then there are plenty of sporting and recreational activities that can be found in Macon that are sure to make you forget about the pressures of paying bills and meeting all those deadlines at work!

 

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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Lake Tobesofkee
Fans of picturesque hikes through tranquil natural scenery will love a trek through the trail that surrounds Lake Tobesofkee. This is a captivating 1,750-acre lake near Macon that is owned and operated by Bibb County. The recreation trail is a favorite of walkers and joggers and is open during daylight hours.

Address: Macon, GA
Phone: (478) 751-7400
Web: www.co.bibb.ga.us

Hard Labor Creek State Park
Some of Georgia's most scenic and challenging recreation trails can be found at Hard Labor Creek State Park in nearby Rutledge. The elevation and difficulty is relatively steady, as the trail features minimal elevation gain. This hiking trail stretches out for 2.2 total miles and derives its minor level of difficulty from a few winds and turns along the way.

Address: 5 Hard Labor Creek Rd., 30663 Rutledge, GA - MAP
Phone: (706) 557-3001
Web: www.gastateparks.org

High Falls State Park Trails
High Falls State Park Trails consist of three trails of varying lengths and difficulty. These recreation trails actually provide access to the falls and the historic natural areas of this park. This loop trail is rated easy to moderate as it stretches out 2.3 miles with a gain of 140 feet in elevation. This particular trail is open all year round and offers hikers the chance to see everything from prime fishing spots, spring flowers, fall foliage and bird migrations.

Address: 76 High Falls Park Dr., Jackson, GA 30233- MAP
Phone: (478) 993-3053
Web: gastateparks.org

 

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Watersports

Murphy Lake
The whole family will enjoy a day of fun in the sun when you visit Murphy Lake. Swimming, boating fishing, water skiing and canoeing are just a few of the water sports and recreation activities that you can enjoy when you visit this reservoir located in nearby Monticello in Jasper County.

Address: Macon, GA
Phone: (706) 468-6062
Web: Website

Lake Jackson
Lake Jackson, or Jackson Lake as it is sometimes referred to, is one of the oldest reservoirs in Georgia. Located in southeast of Atlanta in a rural area, the lake is so expansive that it is situated within Jasper, Newton and Butts counties. On of the most stunning features of the lake is the Lloyd Shoals Dam that was built in 1910.

Address: Macon, GA
Phone: (706) 468-8834
Web: Website

 

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Leisure

BJ's BIlliards
Cue up an afternoon or evening of fun at BJ Billiards, Macon's favorite place to play pool. The recreation venue boasts the best bartenders in Georgia as well as such additional amenities as poker, sports on several large television screens, great appetizers and munchies, a relaxing courtyard and much more! One visit and its easy to see why BJ Billiards is the chill place for downtown Macon!

Address: 430 MLK Jr Blvd, Macon, GA - MAP
Phone: (478) 254-2460
Web: www.bjbilliards.com

Gold Cup Bowling Center
The strikes are plentiful–and that's a good thing–when you spend time hanging out with family and friends at Macon's Gold Cup Bowling. This is an impressive recreation venue to not only play a few frames, but to also relax in the lounge, enjoy a snack or soft drink in the concession area, or check out the latest bowling gear in the pro shop. Leagues play frequently.

Address: 3720 Pio Nono Ave, Macon, GA 31206 - MAP
Phone: (478) 781-2096
Web: Website