Trip Ideas

  1. Home
  2. Guides
  3. Family Spring Break Vacation Spots in Georgia’s Lake Country
Lake Country Sunshine Favicon

Family Spring Break Vacation Spots in Georgia’s Lake Country

Enjoy fun, and quality time with your family this spring break in Georgia’s Lake Country. Whether it’s a lakeside adventure, exploring the great outdoors and days past, or gathering together for food and drink, you’ll be sure to create unforgettable memories.

Explore the Extraordinary

Southern Cross Guest Ranch in Madison.
William P. Wall Museum of Natural History in Milledgeville.

Exploring together can lead to strong connections and cherished memories, and there’s plenty to explore in Georgia’s Lake Country! Explore by horseback at Southern Cross Guest Ranch. This authentic dude ranch allows all levels of riders to book a time to ride six miles of trails. Guests staying at Southern Cross automatically have up to two chances to ride each day and may also use the fire pit for s’mores and enjoy fishing and cycling on the property.

Explore the past at the William P. Wall Museum of Natural History at Georgia College. Featuring fossils from a Saber-Tooth Tiger, a Megalodon, and many more creatures that roamed the earth thousands of years ago. Open to the public Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM and with free entry, the museum is a great stop for kids of all ages.

Adventure Along the Shores

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Greensboro.
Oconee Springs Park in Eatonton.

Experience lakeside fun at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, where a variety of accommodation choices await. Whether you’re into golf, boating, or simply unwinding with leisurely activities, this resort has it all. The Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds caters to outdoor enthusiasts with offerings like shooting, archery, and off-road driving. Don’t forget Lake Oconee itself, where families can maximize their water experience with kayaks, canoes, and motorized crafts.

Kick back and relax along the shore of Lake Sinclair while the kids play on the floating waterpark at Oconee Springs Park. When you’re not splashing in the lake, use the kayaks, pedal boats, and paddle boards for an above water adventure.

Slow Down and Recharge

Hard Labor Creek State Park in Madison.
Rock Hawk Effigy in Eatonton.

Spring Break is a time to relax and there is no better way to relax than in nature. At Rock Hawk Effigy, experience the serenity of nature and the great outdoors. With 30 miles of trails under the canopy of trees, it’s the perfect place to take the family hiking or biking.

After your trail adventure, enjoy boating, fishing, nature-watching and archery. Get away to Hard Labor Creek State Park. As Georgia’s second largest state park, families can hike, bike, kayak and swim in the park. Golf-lovers will discover “the 4th sweetest deal in [the] USA,” according to Golf Digest Frugal Golfer, at The Creek Golf Course. This 18-hole course features Champion Bermuda putting greens and a signature 14th hole. Rent a cabin or campsite to continue the adventure.

Gather Together

Taylor’s Cove in Milledgeville.
Oconee Brewing Company in Greensboro.

After a day of adventuring and exploring, dine lakeside at Taylor’s Cove, a restaurant that features fresh seafood, excellent appetizers, and a full bar. The deck is a great place to watch the sunset with your family while you cool down with a specialty mixed drink. Taylor’s Cove also has live music on select weekends throughout the year.

Spring break isn’t complete without a refreshing beverage in hand. Stop by Oconee Brewing Company (kids and pets are welcome too!) and try a delicious craft brew. The brewery also hosts live events most weekends for when you want to experience a night out.