Locate It: Perry

Tour, Trek and Fish in the Historic Heartland

Perry is an outdoor-enthusiast’s paradise. City parks, public fishing areas, an outdoor inspired educational center, and a deep and interesting history keep area visitors and residents entertained, motivated and active throughout the year.

Perry is an outdoor-enthusiast’s paradise. City parks, public fishing areas, an outdoor inspired educational center, and a deep and interesting history keep area visitors and residents entertained, motivated and active throughout the year.

Explore the city of Perry’s 26 parks and discover disc golf courses and tennis courts, picnic pavilions, a public pool and even a bird sanctuary.

Locals and visitors alike frequent Rozar Park – a new 45-acre park with athletic fields – to enjoy the fishing ponds, disc golf course, and a new destination playground. Creekwood Park also features athletic fields, as well as a picnic pavilion, the White Tail Trailhead, and a new Splash Pad with sun umbrellas and benches.

To connect with nature inside the city limits hike the Big Indian Creek Trail System at Rotary Centennial Park that has more than four miles of paved trails.

If you are looking to picnic take a walk or simply relax, New City Park is a mostly passive park with 62 acres of greenspace and walking paths.

Perry’s Go Fish Education Center is an asset anyone that enjoys fishing in Georgia can enjoy. The center promotes the activity of fishing throughout the state, and has freshwater aquariums stocked with trout, largemouth bass, and other Georgia fish. Visitors view aquatic wildlife, try out interactive fishing, boating, and shooting simulators, and catch fish in the stocked pond. The Center serves as a great resource for any level of angler, sharing where to fish in Georgia, what to use, and when to go. Perry area fishermen also love the Flat Creek public fishing area located on a 108-acre lake just south of Perry on Highway 41.

Walking and driving trails wind their way throughout Perry and the Historic Heartlands region. Take in some fresh air and beautiful sights along Georgia’s Peach Blossom Trail, which parallels I-75 along state Highway 341 from McDonough to Perry. With the production of nearly 100 million pounds of peaches each year in this region alone, it is no wonder Georgia is known as “the peach state.”

The Andersonville Trail, which begins in Warner Robins and stretches all the way to Plains, will delight nature- and history-lovers alike. Travel through quaint towns and beautiful countryside to set your sights on Antebellum and Victorian towns until you reach Plains, which is the boyhood home of former President Jimmy Carter.

In addition to being a great place to discover Georgia outdoors, Perry is a historical haven. Delve deep into the past at the Perry Area Historical Museum, which houses a variety of artifacts, memorabilia, and the Resource Room, which contains family histories and photos.

Adventure out on a self-guided walking or driving tour to explore many historical stops including the New Perry Hotel, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, or an exhibit honoring retired Senator Sam Nunn at the historic board of education building. Tour brochures or a mobile tour app will lead you through Perry’s past.

One of Perry’s greatest assets is not something that can be measured or mapped. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but you know it when you see it. It’s authentic small-town charm and pride. The local mantra is Perry Proud, and after spending some time in the area there is no doubt you will understand why.

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