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Spend your day on the trails, strolling through beautiful gardens, and taking in the great outdoors.

Spend your day on the trails, strolling through beautiful gardens, and taking in the great outdoors.

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Near Lake Oconee
Near Lake Sinclair

Stroll through beautiful gardens surrounded by butterflies and blossoming flowers. The Butterflies & Blooms in the Briar Patch project offers an outdoor classroom, a small pond and several structures for viewing nature.

Just west of Greensboro, on US 278 on the shore of the local’s beloved Lake Oconee, visitors find the Redlands Recreation Area. Families can enjoy the picnicking opportunities and access to Lake Oconee by utilizing one of three paved boat ramps in this secluded, yet scenic locale.

From I-20 exit 130 Greensboro, GA, head northeast on GA-44 for 2.7 miles to downtown Greensboro. Turn left onto W. Broad St. and go .3 miles, keep left at the fork onto US-278 go 5.0 miles to the entrance to Redlands Recreation Area on the left.

Georgia’s second largest state park offers nearly 6,000 acres to explore, featuring two stocked lakes, a sand beach, and 20+ miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.

Rock Hawk is an outdoor classroom with educational displays along the 30 miles of trails that surround and lead to the ancient effigy. Visitors are welcome to bike, hike, camp, fish, and more along the trails.

Near Lake Sinclair

Located just a few miles outside Milledgeville, Bartram Forest offers outdoor enthusiasts three looping trails through pines, meadows, across a creek and alongside a pond.

Lockerly Arboretum boasts 50 acres of gardens, walking trails, and a pond. Their plantings feature flowering shrubs, magnolias and a 301 year old section of a bald cypress, as well as perennials and annuals.

Rock Eagle Effigy Mound is an archaeological site in Putnam County that was constructed around 1,000 to 3,000 years ago. It was built up of thousands of pieces of quartzite in the shape of an eagle. Rock Eagle is now open to the public for a variety of different programs.

Selma Erwin offers a 6.5 mile single-track trail. Hiking or biking the trail will allow you to appreciate the beauty of several bridged creek crossings, rolling hills, and a few steep climbs through hardwoods.

The Greenway offers trails, paths and boardwalks to walk, jog, and bicycle along the Oconee River. The park also has multiple fishing stations and a boat ramp as well as multi-use trails and a dog park.