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Plantation Trace: Folk Life to Farms

In Georgia’s Plantation Trace Travel Region, you’ll discover an outdoor paradise where
the lakes teem with fish, the woodlands are alive with wildlife and rivers flow steadily
across the landscape. So, get off the highway and into the countryside!

In Georgia’s Plantation Trace Travel Region, you’ll discover an outdoor paradise where the lakes teem with fish, the woodlands are alive with wildlife and rivers flow steadily across the landscape. So, get off the highway and into the countryside!

Outdoor activities have always been important in southwest Georgia. Kayak or canoe down the Flint River or hunt quail on a South Georgia plantation resort. Put the boat in at George T. Bagby State Park on Lake Walter F. George in Fort Gaines or at Seminole State Park on Lake Seminole in Donalsonville. Launch into the Flint River from Earle May Boat Basin Park in Bainbridge. Mega ramps for boating, a beach with swimming area, campground, petting zoo, picnic pavilions, playground and a walking trail mean there’s something for everyone.

Two lakes at Kolomoki Mounds State Park near Blakely provide fishing, boating and lakeside camping opportunities. Hikers at this park can choose from three scenic trails: the Spruce Pine Trail which offers views of lakes Yahola and Kolomoki, and the Trillium Trail and White Oak Trail which meander through the forest.

Look for gopher tortoises, “buzzards,” and an abundance of other wildlife at Reed Bingham State Park near Adel; hike through the serene cypress swamp, or boat, ski, or fish on the 375-acre lake. Stephen C. Foster State Park in Fargo is the western gateway to the Okefenokee Swamp.

Explore Albany’s Flint RiverQuarium and its 175,000-gallon, 22-foot deep, open-air Blue Hole that showcases the Flint River ecosystem, home to plants, reptiles, and fish. Or get a close look at flamingos, zebras, cheetahs,

African black rhinos and other exotic animal exhibits within a natural cypress swamp habitat while you stroll on scenic boardwalks at the nearby Chehaw Park. This is one of just two AZA-accredited zoos in Georgia. The park also features a BMX bicycle motocross track, disc golf, mountain bike trails, as well as RV and tent camping.

Take the kids on an agricultural tour to see where their food comes from. Treat yourself to juicy peaches, tomatoes and, yes, melons at Mark’s Melon Patch, not far outside of Albanyin Sasser, known as our famous roadside stand! It is definitely a site to see in October when the sunflower field is full of stunning sunflowers, pumpkins galore, music, face painting, and the famous homemade ice cream.

Throughout the Plantation Trace area, you’ll find quail plantations, some open to the public. Most offer horseback riding, skeet shooting, fishing, and hiking.

Water sport athletes in this area head to the Valdosta Wake Compound, one of the first Georgia cable parks completely funded, designed, developed and operated by riders, for riders. The pro shop at the Compound rents canoes, kayaks, water skis and wake boards.

Tifton’s Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village tangibly highlights Georgia’s 19th-century rural heritage via a country store, steam train, Victorian home, Masonic Lodge, drug store, print shop, grist mill, saw mill, cotton gin, working farmsteads, all brought to life by costumed interpreters who make it a “living museum.”

Throughout the Plantation Trace area, you’ll find quail plantations, some open
to the public. Most offer horseback riding, skeet shooting, fishing, and hiking.

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Plantation Trace - Locations

Cummins Power South – Albany

Plantation Trace
1915 Oakridge Drive
Albany, GA 31707-5261
229-888-6210

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George T. Bagby State Park and Lodge

Plantation Trace
330 Bagby Pkwy.
Fort Gaines, GA 39851
229-768-2571

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Seminole State Park

Plantation Trace
7870 State Park Dr.
Donalsonville, GA 31745
229-861-3137

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Stephen C. Foster State Park

Plantation Trace
17515 Hwy. 177
Fargo, GA 31631-5004
912-637-5274

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Kolomoki Mounds State Park

Plantation Trace
205 Indian Mounds Rd.
Blakely, GA 39823
229-724-2150

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Meadow Links Golf Course at George T. Bagby State Park

Plantation Trace
330 Bagby Pkwy.
Fort Gaines, GA 39851
229-276- 2371

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Albany Art Museum

Plantation Trace
311 Meadowlark Dr.
Albany, GA 31701
229-439-8400

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Albany Civil Rights Institute

Plantation Trace
326 Whitney Ave.
Albany, GA 31701
229-432-1698

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Albany RV Resort

Plantation Trace
1202 Liberty Exp.
Albany, GA 31705
229-431-2229

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Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge/Banks Lake Outpost

Plantation Trace
Off U.S. Hwy. 221
Lakeland, GA 31635
229-482-3453

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Berry Good Farms

Plantation Trace
930 William Gibbs Rd.
Tifton, GA 31793
229-821-0746

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Birdsong Nature Center

Plantation Trace
2106 Meridian Rd.
Thomasville, GA 31792
229-377-4408

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Boggy Pond Plantation

Plantation Trace
1084 Lanier Rd.
Moultrie, GA 31768
229-985-7772

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Burton Brooks Peach Orchards

Plantation Trace
16116 Adel Hwy. 76
Barney, GA 31625
229-775-2710

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Cain’s Creekside RV Park

Plantation Trace
6143 U.S. Hwy. 41 N.
Hahira, GA 31632
229-794-9416

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Calhoun Produce

Plantation Trace
5075 Hawpond Rd.
Ashburn, GA 31714
229-273-1887

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Cecil Bay RV Park

Plantation Trace
I-75 : Exit 32, 1787 Old Coffee Rd.
Cecil, GA 31627
229-794-1484

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Cheshire Park

Plantation Trace
161 Kinchafoonee St.
Albany, GA 31763
229-759-6047

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Circlestone Country Club

Plantation Trace
13629 Hwy. 76
Adel, GA 31620
229-896-3893

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Clay Hill Hunting

Plantation Trace
728 Days Ave.
Morris, GA 39867
229-768-2820

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Colquitt County Arts Center

Plantation Trace
401 7th Ave. SW
Moultrie, GA 31768
229-985-1922

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Colquitt County Courthouse

Plantation Trace
1 N. Main St.
Moultrie, GA 31768
229-985-2131

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Colquitt County War Memorial

Plantation Trace
1 N. Main St.
Moultrie, GA 31768
229-985-2131

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Confederate Memorial – Moultrie

Plantation Trace
1 N. Main St.
Moultrie, GA 31768
229-985-2131

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Cotton Hill Campground – Lake Walter F. George

Plantation Trace
427 Eufaula Rd.
Fort Gaines, GA 39851
877-444-6777

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Country Oaks Golf Course

Plantation Trace
6481 GA Highway 122
Thomasville, GA 31757
229-225-4333

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Covey Rise Plantation

Plantation Trace
3929 River Rd.
Camilla, GA 31730-5841
229-336-8600

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Crooked Oak Golf Club of Colquitt

Plantation Trace
100 Clubhouse Dr.
Colquitt, GA 39837
229-758-9200

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Cypress Springs Wildlife Retreat

Plantation Trace
GA Hwy. 200
Blakely, GA 39837
229-758-5390

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Davis Farm Fresh Produce

Plantation Trace
560 John Collins Rd.
Pelham, GA 31779
229-294-2540

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