Milledgeville, Georgia is the ideal setting to celebrate your dad this Father’s Day. This charming town offers a diverse range of activities to create unforgettable memories with your dad. Explore the vast waters of Lake Sinclair for fishing adventures, delve into Milledgeville's rich history with self-guided tours, or enjoy the scenic Oconee River Greenway with hiking, biking, and kayaking options. Whether your dad is a history buff, nature enthusiast, or a foodie, Milledgeville has something special waiting for him! This blog is your one-stop guide to planning the perfect Father's Day in Milledgeville.

Family on Boat- Lake Sinclair

Set Sail on Lake Sinclair

Get outdoors and enjoy the refreshing waters of Lake Sinclair. The 15,300 acres of beautiful waters offer a bonding experience like no other for you and your father. Make memories casting your lines for largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish. Enjoy beachfront access at Rocky Creek Park, where you can grill out, take a dip in the swimming beach, and enjoy the fishing pier. Rent watersports equipment from Sinclair Marina, Jereshai, Sinclair Wild WatersportsH2O Adventures, or Twin Lakes Jet Ski.  

Georgia's Old Capital Building

Tour the History of Milledgeville

Explore Milledgeville's history with your dad! Take a self-guided tour past over 40 historic buildings, like the Old Capital Building and beautiful Antebellum homes. Learn about different communities with walking tours, and see the final resting place of famous figures at Memory Hill Cemetery. Brochures are available at the cemetery entrance.

Oconee River Greenway mini adventure family

Explore The Oconee River Greenway

Spend your Father’s Day among fresh air, scenic trails, or kayaking on the water. The Oconee River Greenway is home to paths and boardwalks, offering opportunities to walk, jog, and bicycle to the sounds of the Oconee River. Bring your fishing poles, and take advantage of the individual fishing stations. Want to get out on the water? Contact one of the local outfitters, Oconee Outfitters, or Mac’s Yak Kayak to rent kayaks. Spend the day paddling among the wildlife and stunning beauty of the river.  

disc golf

Play 18 Holes

Grab your clubs and take a swing at Milledgeville’s public golf course, Little Fishing Creek Golf Course. This challenging 18-hole course offers scenic views and a chance to test his skills. Whether he's a seasoned golfer or just starting out, there are tees to accommodate all levels. For a modern take on the classic game, Walter B. Williams Park offers a newly mapped 18-hole disc golf course right next door. Just minutes from the course, Oconee Outfitters offers a variety of discs and accessories. Make it a memorable Father's Day by spending quality time together in the beautiful Georgia outdoors.

Buffington's

Dine With Dad

Treat Dad to a delicious dinner at Buffington’s in downtown Milledgeville. This local favorite is known for its open windows, musician-inspired menu, and wide selection of craft beers. Try local favorites, such as the Bob Marley Nachos, or Willie Nelson Quesadilla. Don’t forget to try one of their gourmet burgers, made with 100% Angus beef. If pizza and wings are more your dad’s speed, then head to The Brick. Don’t worry, there is still a great selection of drinks, including some locally-made favorites. Try the crowd-pleasing Buffalo Chicken Pizza or their brown sugar hot chicken wings. For fans of Mediterranean cuisine, Metropolis Cafe is the place to be. Discover deliciously fresh and flavorful options, such as the Greek Gyro, Metropolis Kabob, and Greek Burger. Finish off the meal with their heavenly baklava with ice cream. 

This Father's Day, ditch the ordinary and create an extraordinary experience in Milledgeville. From casting lines on the vast waters of Lake Sinclair to exploring the whispers of history on a self-guided tour, Milledgeville offers something special for every father. So, pack your bags, grab Dad, and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime in charming Milledgeville!

Happy Father's Day