Nature

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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