Outdoor Recreation and Activities

Outdoor Recreation and Activities

In 1804, Milly, as she is affectionately nicknamed by locals, was a wild child who inhabited the ancient land along the brisk-flowing waters of the Oconee River. Creating quite a stir, Milly grew up on her own terms and flourished in the lush wilderness along the west river bank. Fortunately, this southern girl was not easily tamed. 

Take your own walk with wild abandon through a pristine natural wonder. Hike through historic Bartram’s Forest, first inhabited by Native Americans in the seventeenth century and preserved with three looping trails. See centuries of wildlife, wetlands, and an authentic ravine carved from ancient shallow seas that once covered Georgia 100 million years ago. For a more serene natural setting, picnic by the lily pond on the grounds of Lockerly Arboretum, a 47-acre public garden, aviary and antebellum mansion. Feeling a little less civilized? Put your kayak in at the Oconee River Greenway or rent a pontoon boat to explore 500 miles of shoreline on beautiful Lake Sinclair. Visit the famous wild residents on Goat Island and keep a close lookout for the Pirates of Sinclair.

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Dog Days
Milledgeville is a very pet-friendly city, with hotels, parks and even restaurants that cater to all types of pets. more...
Rose Hill
The centerpiece of Lockerly Arboretum, this 1852 Greek Revival home is open for tours. more...
Get Lost in the Pines
About two miles outside of the hustle and bustle of Milledgeville sits a serene lake area, surrounded by a sprawling 2,000 acres of forest, Bartram Forest. more...
Historic Trolley Tour
Climb aboard the trolley tour for the best views of our charming southern town and guided tours of rotating historic stops. more...
The Oconee Greenway
The Oconee River Greenway Park and Riverwalk provides a beautiful area to walk, jog, bicycle, relax and enjoy the beauty and sounds of the Oconee River. The Greenway... more...
Georgia's Lake Country
More than 10 golf courses nestled in four neighboring communities, two expansive lakes with more than 15,000 acres of water... more...
A Milledgeville Oasis
Birds chirping, water rippling and wildlife scurrying about: all sounds that overwhelm your ears as soon as you step onto the property of Lockerly Arboretum. more...