Visit Eatonton, Georgia
Nestled in the heart of Georgia, halfway between Atlanta and Augusta, is Eatonton, Georgia, a town with 221 miles of scenic, lake shoreline and a quaint downtown area. Eatonton is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway, or a fun adventure. For an unforgettable experience, enjoy amazing activities in the great outdoors, live entertainment and unique dining options.
EXCITING OUTDOOR ADVENTURE
A trip to Eatonton will provide unforgettable time spent in the great outdoors. A favorite of outdoor enthusiasts is Rock Hawk Effigy, an outdoor classroom with hundreds of educational displays along 30 miles of trails. These trails run through beautiful trees and foliage, and are ideal for running, walking, and cycling. Other activities include bird-watching of over 200 species of birds, archery, and camping. Nothing is better than a day on a lake. There are two lakes in Eatonton: Lake Sinclair, Lake Oconee and Lake Sinclair. This gives you plenty of opportunities to explore the water. The tree-lined water is stunning, whether you’re on a boat, paddling on a kayak or paddleboarding, and it’s so beautiful you have to see it for yourself.
INCREDIBLE LAKES! WHAT ELSE?
Downtown Eatonton boasts an abundant arts-and-entertainment culture with ample opportunities for theater productions, live music, and local art galleries. The Plaza Arts Center is located in Eatonton, a unique entertainment centre that was built in 1916.. The Plaza hosts spectacular outdoor performances in the spring/summer on a beautiful lawn, where concertgoers can immerse themselves into great music and great weather. You can also enjoy a variety of entertainments, including comedy and theater performances. The Artisans Village is located in downtown Eatonton. Here you can see the work of local artists. The Artisans Village also offers classes that allow you to create your own art.
A day at the lake or exploring downtown Eatonton will surely make you hungry! There are many options for dining on the lakeside or downtown. “The FolksArt on South Jefferson: A Mercantile and Café” is a quirky restaurant and folk art store in the downtown area. It offers homemade, life-changing sandwiches and other healthy dishes. Eat-A-Ton Cafe is a modern and rustic gem that serves fresh, made-to-order salads as well as hearty sandwiches, soups, and wings. You can wash it all down with a specialty drink from the full bar. Lake Oconee bistro is a unique and comforting restaurant that overlooks the lake. They also have an amazing raw bar. Lake Oconee Bistro, a popular Eatonton brunch spot, features a Build-Yourself Bloody Mary Bar and giant Mimosa Towers. The Silver Moon, a unique and intimate restaurant serving exceptional steaks and seafood, is another notable culinary delight on Lake Oconee.
WHAT DO YOU WANT?
These are just a few of the amazing experiences you will have in Eatonton, Georgia. Go and see the sparkling lake views and bustling arts-and-entertainment culture for yourself – there’s nothing quite like it.
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