Known around the world for sweet onions, Vidalia, Georgia has layers of local flavor. Vidalia is all about getting outdoors for selecting the freshest produce at its farm stands, for hunting, for river excursions, or perhaps for a frolic at the splash pad.
Vidalia’s farms produce much more than its world-famous sweet onions. Farm stands are located throughout the area. Stop for a fresh basket of whatever is in season and talk to the folks who grow this wonderful bounty.
Hunters head to Vidalia for the quail. Enjoy full-day or half-day quail hunts amid wiregrass plantations and longleaf pine forests. Please make reservations 14 days in advance by contacting the Vidalia Convention and Visitors Bureau, www.VidaliaArea.com. Swift Creek Wings is one such quail plantation. Hop on the quail buggy and enjoy a whole or half-day professional bird hunt with a personal guide.
Paddlers will definitely enjoy exploring the rivers of the Vidalia area: the Altamaha, Ohoopee, Ocmulgee, and Oconee. Plan an entertaining day kayaking, canoeing, camping, or fishing along one of our picturesque rivers. Three Rivers Outdoors provides canoe or kayak rentals, guided tours, and an area history lesson.
You’ll certainly see wildlife along the rivers, but for the truly exotic, make reservations to visit Buckhorn Creek Ranch. Here you can hand feed the deer at this 250-acre exotic animal farm boasting several species of deer, wild boar, miniature horses, and even a camel!
Cyclists will enjoy one of Georgia’s prettiest and uncrowded trails near Vidalia, the Yamassee Bike Trail. Pedal through Montgomery County to glimpse expansive cotton fields, old pine forests, and beautiful pecan orchards. Just pack your family and your bikes and follow the trail markers!
On a hot, steamy day in downtown Vidalia, visit the splash pad at Ben Smith Park. Press a button to enjoy a three-minute program of mini fountains of various heights and sizes that are also lit at night. The park surrounding