Amerson River Park/Ocmulgee River
Amerson River Park was named as one of the 'Top 21 Urban Parks And Trails' by Men’s Journal and it's easy to know why. With over 180 acres of meadows, forest scenery, and wetlands due to the park being located along the Ocmulgee River, this spot is a beautiful backdrop to your plans. Enjoy a picnic, grab your bike, break out the kayak or lace up those walking shoes, to uncover all Amerson River Park has to offer.
Wesleyan College Arboretum
Wesleyan College has a bit of a hidden gem for those that like a more private hiking trail. Behind the college is an Arboretum with more than 3 miles of trails. This area was first established by the college as an ecological study area, wildlife refuge, and recreation resource. There are over 100 species of trees, shrubs, and woody vines that provide ample habitat for salamanders, snakes, lizards, mammals, and over 150 species of resident and migratory birds. Over 80 species of butterflies have also been spotted!
If you haven't had a chance yet, use this as your sign to check out the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park. Hike to the top of the Great Temple Mound, where you can see a skyline view of downtown Macon. Eight miles of trails will lead you through 7 historical mound sites. You can also access the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail from the park which is over 13 miles long and runs along the Ocmulgee River. It stretches through notable attractions such as Carolyn Crayton Park, Amerson River Park, and Riverside Cemetery.
Lake Tobesofkee is an outdoor enthusiast's dream that features plenty of activities both on and off the land. Between three parks to choose from, there are options for large gatherings thanks to outdoor pavilions and event spaces or bring your boat and fishing gear and enjoy a day solo out on the water. Looking to stay on the shore but still want to cool off? Check out the beach found at both Sandy Beach and Arrowhead Parks.