3469 Mundy Mill Road
Oakwood, GA 30566
Phone: (770) 287-1000
Fax: (770) 287-0038
Many fascinating experiences await you at this heavily wooded 1,200 acre natural history museum and nature center complex that features exhibits such as please-touch fish, amphibians, reptiles, and a 300 gallon trout tank, as well as a live animal display, a native plant garden, 12 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, a nature shop, and interactive experiences in the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve.
This carousel is an imported, 18 foot Venetian Carousel which is exquisitely crafted and operational for visitors of all ages to enjoy.
This beautifully restored cabin was the home of Chief Whitepath, a leader at the time of the Trail of Tears. The cabin has been converted into a museum which displays exhibits of Cherokee and Early American artifacts.
One of the premier boating facilities in Georgia, this full service marina has been serving Lake Lanier boaters for over 40 years and offers new and used boats, wet and dry storage facilities, supply parts, a restaurant, hot showers, and a recreation room.
Find your way through a maze of corn at the Buford Corn Maze. It is an intricate pattern of winding alleys cut through a corn field. A treat for adventurous children, it offers hay rides in wagons as well. Parents are advised to accompany children through the entire venue. The path is rocky and uneven, therefore, wear closed shoes while visiting.
A family amusement park which features two 18 hole championship miniature golf courses, six baseball or softball automatic batting cages, sand volleyball and badminton courts, and covered baseball training tunnels.
These two national forests offer a wide range of recreational opportunities including winding hiking trails through scenic mountains and rolling hills, camping, canoeing, white water rafting, picnicking, ATV trails, horseback riding, gold panning, fishing, and scenic byways. The Chattahoochee National Forest covers almost 750,000 acres while the Oconee National Forest covers over 115,000 acres. The famous 2,135 mile Appalachian Trail begins at this location.
Lake Lanier's premiere marina facility, this marina is situated on 50 sprawling acres and offers many services including a huge fuel dock, a ship's store, complete repair services, bathhouses, laundry facilities, and a restaurant.
A fun place for the whole family, Lake Lanier Islands' Beach & Waterpark features rides, slides, and water attractions such as the FunDunker
For a fun day out with the family, head to the LainerWorld in Buford, Georgia. This amazing site has a lot of features including thrilling slides and rides, a beach, a sunset cove and a park. Offering a great variety of restaurants to choose from after you are tired of having all the fun, there is Gianni’s Italian Bistro and Pizzeria, Tads, Sunset Cantina, Tiki Hut, and others. There are also many fun events organized like live entertainment and full moon parties around the year. For opening days and timings, check website.
What were formerly large hills, got converted into islands after the Buford Dam was created on Chattahoochee River. The flooding of the river resulted in the creation of Lake Lanier, on which the islands are located. The state of Georgia, owned the islands formerly, but now these are privately owned and have become a highly popular vacation destination for those visiting Atlanta and adjoining cities. The island has many recreational hot spots like the Lake Lanier Islands park and also various campgrounds. Many luxury resorts and hotels also find their locations here.
This expansive park located centrally in the city offers numerous facilities for sporting enthusiasts. The park boasts of four baseball and softball fields as well as a t-ball field. Children can play to their heart's content at the dedicated play area, while the picturesque trail is great for long walks. Besides this, the park has a general playground as well as two picnic pavilions. Check website for more.