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Magnolia Midlands: Unspoiled Landscapes and Natural Vistas

Georgia’s Magnolia Midlands Region is brimming with stunning scenery, natural and cultural history, local
festivals and outdoor sports. Explore the simple, earthy treasures of the ‘back roads’ through this beautiful part of the state.

Experience the mighty Altamaha River, designated by the Nature Conservancy as one of the 75 “Last Great Places” in the world, from a kayak or canoe, aided by knowledgeable outfitters. Watch for 130 rare and endangered species in this river area.

Don’t miss the log cabins, a corn crib, tobacco barn, cane mill, and barnyard animals at General Coffee State Park’s Heritage Farm, and slide your canoe through the calm waters of the Seventeen-Mile River as it winds through a cypress swamp that is home to rare and endangered plants; camping and more refined lodging is available at this Nicholls area park. Whether you fish, hike or golf, find your challenge at Little Ocmulgee State Park near McRae with its 265-acre lake, miles of the Oak Ridge trail, and 18-hole Wallace Adams golf course. Tee off as well near Reidsville at Gordonia-Alatamaha State Park, which also is a favorite for picnicking, family reunions, and fishing.

Bike Montgomery County’s 17-mile Yamassee Trail, offering a chance to enjoy the countryside of southern Georgia. This path is “billboard free” and filled with beautiful farms, historic churches, and huge hardwood and pine forests.

Hunt, camp, fish, hike, bird watch, and picnic at Horse Creek Wildlife Management Area between Jacksonville and Lumber City on Hwy. 117, where the world record large-mouth bass was caught.

Vidalia is a favorite place to pick up a basket of the world’s sweetest onions. In nearby Uvalda, you can put the canoe or kayak in near the confluence of the Oconee, Ocmulgee and Altamaha rivers and follow the Altamaha all the way to the sea.

Watch the eagles take flight and explore the habitats of numerous raptors, reptiles, and mammals through tours of wetlands and old growth forest, and the ever-popular raptor demonstrations at Georgia Southern University’s Center for Wildlife Education and the Lamar Q. Ball Jr. Raptor Center. Just a few miles down the road is the state’s first winery, Southern Harvest Vineyards & Winery, with its scenic views, sunsets, and award-winning wines. The entire family will want to cool out at Splash in the ‘Boro, Statesboro’s water park and aquatics center.

The prettiest way from Macon to coastal Georgia’s Golden Isles cuts right through the Magnolia Midlands area on the Wiregrass Trail along GA 57, which passes scenic rivers, Revolutionary War sites, and family farms. ‘Real’ Georgia awaits you on the historic Woodpecker Trail from Augusta along U.S. Hwy 25/GA 121 to the Okefenokee Swamp, through historical, nature-based and cultural sites and attractions. And U.S. Highway 341 is the home of Georgia’s largest yard sale, “Peaches to the Beaches.

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Magnolia Midlands - Locations

Vidalia Onion Museum

Magnolia Midlands
100 Vidalia Sweet Onion Dr.
Vidalia, GA 30474
912-538-8687

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Towns Bluff RV Park & Heritage Center

Magnolia Midlands
45 Riverwood Trail
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
912-379-9303

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Little Ocmulgee State Park & Lodge

Magnolia Midlands
80 Live Oak Tr.
McRae-Helena, GA 31037
229-868-7474

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Jack Hill State Park

Magnolia Midlands
322 Park Ln./Hwy. 280 W.
Reidsville, GA 30453
912-557-7744

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Wallace Adams Golf Course at Little Ocmulgee State Park

Magnolia Midlands
80 Live Oak Tr.
McRae-Helena, GA 31037
229-868-7474

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A. Randall Tuten Environmental Park

Magnolia Midlands
U.S. Hwy. 15 S.
Baxley, GA 31513
912-367-7731

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Alligator Creek Wildlife Management Area

Magnolia Midlands
Georgia Highway 19
Lumber City, GA 31549
229-426-5267

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Altama Museum of Art & History

Magnolia Midlands
611 Jackson St.
Vidalia, GA 30474
912-537-1911

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Altamaha River

Magnolia Midlands

Baxley, GA 31513
912-367-7731

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Altamaha River Kayak and Canoe Trail – Lumber City

Magnolia Midlands

Lumber City, GA 31549

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Beaver Kreek Golf Course

Magnolia Midlands
485 Beaver Creek Rd.
Douglas, GA 31533
912-384-8230

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Beaver Run RV Park

Magnolia Midlands
Interstate 16 @ Exit 111 - 22321 Excelsior Church Rd.
Metter, GA 30439
912-685-2594

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Ben Hill County Landing – Ocmulgee River

Magnolia Midlands
Mobley Bluff Rd.
Fitzgerald, GA 31798
229-426-5033

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Ben Smith Park & Splash Pad

Magnolia Midlands
Thompson Street between NW Main St. and Pine St.
Vidalia, GA 30473
912-538-8687

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Bicycle Fitzgerald Tour

Magnolia Midlands
116 N. Johnston St.
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
229-426-5033

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Bittersweet Retreat Nature Tours

Magnolia Midlands
2716 Lower River Rd.
Hawkinsville, GA 31036
478-955-4435

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Blue & Gray Park

Magnolia Midlands
301 E. Palm St.
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
229-426-5050

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Blueberry Plantation Golf & Country Club

Magnolia Midlands
315 Ironwood Cir.
Alma, GA 31510
912-632-2772

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Boggus Park

Magnolia Midlands
711 N. Johnson St.
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
229-426-5050

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Bowens Mill Fish Hatchery

Magnolia Midlands
1773 Bowens Mill Hwy.
Fitzgerald, GA 31750
229-426-5272

Brazell’s Creek Golf Course

Magnolia Midlands
355 Golf Course Rd.
Reidsville, GA 30453
912-557-7745

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Buddy Spann Park

Magnolia Midlands
Plum St.
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
912-375-6680

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Bullard Creek Archery Range

Magnolia Midlands
Off Philadelphia Church Rd.
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
229-426-5267

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Bullard Creek Shooting Range

Magnolia Midlands
Off Philadelphia Church Rd.
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
229-426-5267

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Bullard Creek WMA – Towns Bluff Tract

Magnolia Midlands
Bell Telephone Rd.
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
229-426-5267

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Catfish Creek RV Park

Magnolia Midlands
12576 U.S. Hwy. 301
Glennville, GA 30427
912-654-2278

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City of Hazlehurst

Magnolia Midlands
25 E. Coffee St.
Hazlehurst, GA 31539
912-209-8805

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Clark Farm and Produce

Magnolia Midlands
400 Clark Farm Rd.
Portal, GA 30471
912-865-3200

Claxton Fruit Cake

Magnolia Midlands
203 W. Main St.
Claxton, GA 30417-1705
912-739-3441

Copeland Strawberry Farm

Magnolia Midlands
Hwy. 280
Rochelle, GA 31079
229-365-7391

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