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Top 10 Things to Do in Eatonton

We’ve curated the top 10 Eatonton experiences, blending history, nature, and local charm, to ensure an unforgettable adventure in this charming Georgia town.


Explore the museums such as the Old School History Museum, housed in a meticulously restored school building, and delve into the town’s rich past. Don’t miss the Uncle Remus Museum, dedicated to the tales of Br’er Rabbit and Uncle Remus. The Georgia Writers Museum offers a captivating exploration into the lives and works of Alice Walker, Joel Chandler Harris, and Flannery O’Connor. 


While tubing on Lake Oconee is undeniably an adventure, it doesn’t sacrifice the breathtaking scenery that surrounds the lake. As you zip across the water, enjoy fleeting glimpses of lush landscapes and the serene beauty of the lake. Several local rental companies offer tubing rentals such as Young Harris Watersports and H20 Adventures.

3. attend a local event

Throughout the year, Eatonton hosts an array of festivals, shows, and community gatherings that offer a unique opportunity to experience the town’s culture. Explore events here.

4. kayak on lake sinclair

Kayak on the pristine waters of Lake Sinclair. Kayaking offers an intimate connection with nature, allowing you to explore the lake’s scenic beauty at your own pace. Rent a kayak locally at Lake Sinclair Watersports or Oconee Outfitters

5. explore ancient effigies

Embark on a captivating journey through time as you explore the ancient effigies in Eatonton. The Rock Eagle Effigy, a mysterious Native American earthwork shaped like a giant bird, stands as a testament to the ancient cultures that once thrived in the area. Extend your exploration to the Rock Hawk Effigy, another remarkable earthwork that depicts a massive bird in flight. Connected by a network of trails, this effigy creates an immersive experience for hikers and history enthusiasts alike.


Savor a diverse selection of craft beers, each brewed with care and creativity, as you unwind in the welcoming ambiance of Bruzze Brewing. Experience the town’s social scene and pair your beer with bites from rotating food trucks on site. 


Embark on a captivating journey through Eatonton’s rich history with the Historic Walking Tour. The self-guided walking tour allows you to set your own pace, pausing to admire the architecture of the historic homes. Stop by the Welcome Center at 108 W Marion St. Eatonton, GA 31024 for the guide or download the guide.

8. take a hike

Whether you’re seeking a leisurely stroll or a more strenuous trek, the hiking options in Eatonton cater to diverse preferences. Hike scenic trails in the Oconee National Forest or take a walk through history at Rock Hawk Effigy and Trails.


With campgrounds nestled in the serene surroundings of Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, you can immerse yourself in tranquil landscapes. Popular campgrounds include Lawrence Shoals Campground, Oconee Springs Campground, and Lake Sinclair Recreation.

10. shop local

From quaint boutiques to family-owned stores that showcase a blend of artisanal crafts, locally-made goods, and one-of-a-kind finds. Favorites include Lake Country Outfitters, 44 Marketplace, Holy Cow Leather & Goods, and The Artisans Village Art Gallery.