Day Trips from Gainesville
Head north on Georgia's Heritage Trail into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, surrounded by the Chattahoochee National Forest. Recreation, nature, and heritage meet beautifully, with world class trout fishing, stress-free canoeing on peaceful mountain lakes, whitewater rafting on rushing rivers, horseback riding, and hiking. From Anna Ruby Falls (White Co.), to Tallulah Gorge (Habersham and Rabun Co.), to the quaint Bavarian village of Helen (White Co.), adventure is easy to find and hard to forget!
Georgia's Ultimate Zip Line - A Treetop Adventure.
Heartland of the Confederacy Trail: Leaders, Life, Legacy
Over four dozen sites around Gainesville reveal the many stories of the lives and legacies of the men and women who shaped the Confederacy. Visit the fascinating Crawford W. Long Medical Museum in Jefferson. Then head to Washington to experience a working plantation and hear the legend of the lost Confederate gold. Self-guided regional tour maps are available for download, or pick up a brochure and map at Gainesville Tourism & Trade.
Head east toward Athens - the northern gateway to the Antebellum Trail, which winds south on the Hwy. 441 Heritage Corridor through Watkinsville, Madison, Eatonton, Milledgeville, Old Clinton, and Macon. Each community is renowned for antebellum architecture, beautiful gardens, and Southern tradition. Lake Oconee offers great water recreation and the state's best golf courses. One of Georgia's most popular tourist routes, the 100-mile Antebellum Trail offers an important glimpse of life in the South before the American Civil War.
Forty-five minutes from northeast Atlanta, Lake Lanier Islands Resort is situated on the shores of Lake Sidney Lanier and is Georgia’s most visited lakeside resort destination. This breathtaking site encompasses natural beauty in a private setting that encompasses an impressive list of accommodations and amenities sure to exceed the expectations of the most discerning traveler.
Whatever your interest, Lake Lanier Islands Resort in Georgia ensures you a truly memorable experience.
Only 40 minutes away, you can meet some famous animals which have been featured in television shows Dirty Jobs and Wild about Animals! Have fun feeding a variety or rare, mini and unique farm animals. Join them for Wildlife Walks a hands-on experience you won't forget Most popular is the Camel encounter, a ride through the zoo to view animals such as camels, zebras, water buffalo and more. Pony rides and bottle feeding are always a favorite with the kids. (706) 348-7279