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Lakes, Rivers and Native American History in Macon, Georgia

Macon Georgia is the perfect place to explore outdoor activities in the middle of Georgia. Outdoor activities in Macon range from a lazy tube, kayak, or canoe trip down the Ocmulgee River to boat rides, swimming, fishing, and skiing on Lake Tobesofkee to enjoying a hike, walk, and run on the amazing trails.

Macon Georgia is the perfect place to explore outdoor activities in the middle of Georgia. Outdoor activities in Macon range from a lazy tube, kayak, or canoe trip down the Ocmulgee River to boat rides, swimming, fishing, and skiing on Lake Tobesofkee to enjoying a hike, walk, and run on the amazing trails.

Imagine the life of the Indians dating back 17,000 years at Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park. An earthen lodge has original floors dating back to 1015, the mound has remains of more than 100 Native Americans, and the nearby museum shows more than 2,000 artifacts from their lives. But don’t stop there – 702 acres meander through wetlands, forests, and fields by the Ocmulgee River and Walnut Creek. Picnic tables can host the perfect celebration to top off your new historical memories.

Part of the 11-mile Ocmulgee Heritage Trail weaves through the National Historical Park, and this treasure meanders along the banks of the Ocmulgee River. Take a stroll, jog, or bike ride; you can even train for a marathon on this gem that takes you through parts of downtown Macon.

The Amerson River Park is at the other end of the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail, with more than seven miles of trails within this park, including a beautiful view of the river from high bluffs. Launch a tube at the Jay Hall Memorial Canoe Launch and enjoy a luxurious two-mile easy float before you take out at Bragg Jam Canoe takeout. Needless to say, you can kayak or canoe the same route. This park has a handicap accessible playground where all children can slide, swing, and play. Free of charge, the park is open from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

If you want to enjoy a peaceful paddle down the river but don’t want to worry about the details of your trip, just call Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions and hop in the provided canoe or kayak.

Just outside Macon, Lake Tobesofkee has 35 miles of beautiful shoreline for swimmers, boaters, enthusiastic anglers, and hikers to enjoy. The Tobesofkee Recreation area is more than 1,800 acres and has three parks that offer easy access to the lake and campgrounds, boat ramps, swimming beaches, and children’s playgrounds. On the beautiful shores of Lake Tobesofkee’s Arrowhead Park, there are more than seven miles of easy trails for a hike or bike ride. Located on Columbus Road near U.S. 80, the facility is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sandy Beach Park, as the name suggests, has a beautiful white sandy beach. Claystone Park also has a large beach with children’s playgrounds on Moseley Dixon Road; the park is open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. with camping and RV sites and group meeting facilities.

Looking for a place to play tennis in Macon? Tennis enthusiasts can bring their racquets to Tattnall Square Tennis Center just across from Mercer University. Tattnall has nine full-size courts and four junior courts. And yes, there is a playground for the kids. On Macon’s north side, the John Drew Smith Tennis Center has 23 lighted full-size courts and four junior courts. This center is one of the most notable in the U.S. and plays host to many USTA, STA, and GTA events. Twenty-three tennis courts are part of the new South Bibb Tennis Center off Houston Road in the southern part of Bibb County.

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Macon - Locations

Rose Hill Cemetery

Historic Heartland
1071 Riverside Dr.
Macon, GA 31204
478-751-9119

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Riverside Cemetery

Historic Heartland
1301 Riverside Dr.
Macon, GA 31201
478-742-5328

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Otis Redding Statue at Ocmulgee Heritage Trail Gateway Park

Historic Heartland
Riverside Dr. & MLK Jr. Blvd.
Macon, GA 31201
478-743-3401

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Ocmulgee National Monument

Historic Heartland
1207 Emery Hwy.
Macon, GA 31217
478-752-8257

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Ocmulgee Heritage Trail

Historic Heartland
450 MLK Blvd.
Macon, GA 31202
478-743-1074

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Luther Williams Stadium

Historic Heartland
200 Willie Smokie Glover Dr.
Macon, GA 31201
478-621-6400

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Lake Tobesofkee Recreation Area

Historic Heartland
6600 Mosely Dixon Rd.
Macon, GA 31220
478-474-8770

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Amerson Water Works Park of Macon

Historic Heartland
2600 Riverview Road
Macon, GA 31204
478-722-9909

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John Drew Smith Tennis Center

Historic Heartland
3280 North Ingle Place
Macon, GA 31201
478-474-5075

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Arrowhead Park & Bike Trails at Lake Tobesofkee

Historic Heartland
Columbus Road near U.S. 80
Macon, GA 31220
478-474-8770

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Barrington Hall Golf Club

Historic Heartland
104 Stoney Creek Dr., Barrington Hall subdivision
Macon, GA 31220
478-757-8358

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Bloomfield Gilead Park

Historic Heartland
1931 Rocky Creek Rd.
Macon, GA 31206
478-803-1989

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Bowden Golf Course

Historic Heartland
3111 Millerfield Rd.
Macon, GA 31201
478-742-1610

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Capricorn Museum/Mercer Music at Capricorn

Historic Heartland
530 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Macon, GA 31201
478-257-5327

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Carolyn Crayton Park

Historic Heartland
150 Willie Smokie Glover Dr.
Macon, GA 31201
478-621-6400

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Central City Skate Park

Historic Heartland
180 Willie Smokie Glover Dr.
Macon, GA 31201
478-742-7124

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Charles H. Jones Gateway Park

Historic Heartland
301 Riverside Dr.
Macon, GA 31201
478-621-6280

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Coleman Hill Park

Historic Heartland
285 Spring St.
Macon, GA 31201

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Cox Capitol Theatre

Historic Heartland
382 Second St.
Macon, GA 31201
478-257-6391

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Daisy Park

Historic Heartland
1021 Daisy Park
Macon, GA 31201
478-621-6280

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Delores A Brooks Recreation Center

Historic Heartland
3326 Ocmulgee E Blvd.
Macon, GA 31217
478-751-9271

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Divers Supply

Historic Heartland
5208 Mercer University Dr.
Macon, GA 31210
800-999-3483

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Elliott Farms #2

Historic Heartland
9515 Feagin Rd.
Macon, GA 31216
478-935-8180

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Filmore Thomas Park

Historic Heartland
3793 Log Cabin Rd.
Macon, GA 31201
478-621-6280

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Fort Hawkins

Historic Heartland
Maynard St. & Emery Hwy.
Macon, GA 31217
478-742-3003

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Frank Johnson Recreation Center

Historic Heartland
2227 Mercer University Dr.
Macon, GA 31204
478-751-9274

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Freedom Park

Historic Heartland
3301 Roff Ave.
Macon, GA 31204
478-751-9248

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Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

Historic Heartland
301 Cherry St.
Macon, GA 31201
478-752-1585

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Grand Opera House

Historic Heartland
651 Mulberry St.
Macon, GA 31201
478-301-5460

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Hay House

Historic Heartland
934 Georgia Ave.
Macon, GA 31201
478-742-8155

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