The Best Spring Activities In and Around Harris County, GA

March 20, 2015

ENJOY THE OUTDOORS IN HARRIS COUNTY, GA THIS SPRING

With the amount of outdoor activities, springtime in Harris County, GA is a great opportunity to explore what makes the area unique (unless the indoors are your thing, then may I recommend a tour of the best breweries). There’s no better way to spend a lazy afternoon or weekend than the region’s combination of natural scenery, hiking trails, and history.

Here are some of my favorite places to explore this season:

CALLAWAY GARDENS

Located in Pine Mountain, GA, the Callaway Gardens are one of the most scenic settings in all of Georgia. Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, there’s a bevy of activities available for any adventure or nature seeker.

Popular activities include over 7 miles of hiking trails to water skiing or wakeboarding on Robin Lake. But get here early – the gardens draw over 750,000 visitors on a yearly basis.

ROOSEVELT STATE PARK

Roosevelt State Park is another scenic destination on Pine Mountain. The park features over 9000 acres of prime hiking and camping locale.

There are 109 campsites at the park, and it’s worth getting a reservation in advance. I also recommend staying in one of their beautiful log cabins built in the 1930s for a spectacular view.

THE LOFT

If you want to have a night out on the town, The Loft in Columbus, GA is the place to go. In addition to its great food menu, The Loft features the best events in comedy, music, and jazz. And going by Yelp reviews, this is the best place to hear live music in the area.

NATIONAL INFANTRY MUSEUM 

Located just outside of Fort Benning, the National Infantry Museum is a 190,000 square foot museum that tells the history of U.S. army infantryman starting from the American Revolution. The interactive exhibits are an excellent resource to learn about the role of infantryman through the country’s history.

The most recent version of the museum was built in 2009, and welcomed its 1,000,000th visitor in 2012.

HUNTING

We recently discussed what to look for when purchasing your dream hunting property. And while most game is off limits in the Spring, you can hunt up to three turkeys for a two month period starting on March 14th.

ROOSEVELT’S LITTLE WHITE HOUSE

President Roosevelt built this house in 1932 in Warm Springs, GA, as a retreat to recover from polio. It was also the place of his death. So if you want to experience an important piece of history while enjoying the same scenery as President Roosevelt did decades ago, then this destination is for you.

The house was turned into a museum in 1948, and is preserved to look exactly as it did when the President resided in the location. It is a popular destination for history lovers and Georgians, and was named as a “Readers Choice” site in Georgia Magazine four years in a row.

What activity are you looking forward to the most this spring in Harris County, GA? Call me at 706.662.0125, or email me today! Check out more of my available listings in Harris County, GA.


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