Just in the past few weeks, in Georgia’s beautiful Lake County, we have noticed the August heat beginning to drop ever so slightly. As much as we have enjoyed the fun and warmth of another Eatonton summer, some of us may be equally looking forward to the cooler temperatures and change of scenery that Autumn brings to the area and our routines. Luckily, Eatonton has plenty of things to do and sights to see in the outdoors that can help you make the most out of what’s left of the summer season and ease you into the coming fall days.
The Rock Hawk Effigy historical site, beyond being an impressive sight in and of itself, also boasts over 30 miles of well-maintained trails that are perfect for hiking and biking. There’s no better place than these trails to get some exercise, enjoy the beautiful landscape, walk in the shade of the trees or watch those same trees change into wonderful colors over the next few months. This is the perfect venue to take your hiking boots, your mountain bike, your camera, or your dog out for a spin.
While the hot weather may be starting to taper off as we move into September, you will definitely still want to stay cool. Make sure to take your family to the lake for a bit longer, which we hope you did on yesterday’s fantastic Labor Day! Oconee Springs Park, a beautiful campground and marina, is the perfect place to do just that. The park offers cabin rentals, campsites, a beach area and recreational areas, an event center and even an awesome lakeside water park with floating obstacles to entertain the whole family. Make sure to visit Oconee Springs Park to squeeze as much swimming out of the summer as possible!
Another hidden gem of nature in the Eatonton area is Butterflies and Blooms in the Briarpatch. This five acre green space is located just outside of historic downtown and is home to many unique plants, beautiful flowers of many perennials and annuals varieties, and interesting insects who also enjoy the flowers! The Briarpatch features a quarter-mile soft walking track that winds through and around the park’s natural water features. Being filled with so many colorful flora and fauna, Butterflies and Blooms is another great location to watch the seasons change, with new flowers blossoming and insects buzzing each month.
There’s so much to do in and around Eatonton year-round. Make sure to explore all of the wonderful options for both summer fun and fall festivities and enjoy the transition from one season to the next in Georgia’s Lake Country. Get in touch with the team at Visit Eatonton with any questions or to share your great experience and the memories you made at these one of a kind attractions, whether hiking, swimming, or competing and cheering!