March 22, 2024

Five Fun Things to Do at Lake Oconee

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Five Fun Things to Do at Lake Oconee

In addition to the scenic beauty that drew us and our homeowners here, Green River Builders was impressed by the wealth of fun activities and alluring destinations around Lake Oconee. If you’re new to the area and considering buying a new home – artfully crafted by Green River Builders, our team has pulled together a list of our five favorite fun things to do at Lake Oconee…

  1. Eat, Drink and Be Merry: Well-known for its peace, quiet and natural splendor, you might be surprised to learn that there is a treasure trove of destinations to be found around Lake Oconee for dining, shopping and entertainment. Grab a pint with friends at Oconee Brewing Company, head to Downtown Greensboro for its eclectic collection of boutiques and eateries, put on the ritz by dining at one of four chef-centric restaurants at The Ritz-Carlton at Reynolds - Lake Oconee, catch a flick at the Parkside Main 8, see a show at The Plaza Arts Center, inspire your inner Picasso at the Drip and Dip paint shop, and so much more!
  2. Take to the Wake: As the crown jewel of this area, the lake beckons fun-seekers from all around. Rent a boat from Young Harris Watersports and explore the serene coves and open waters of the 19,000-acre lake. Up for a thrill? Snag some watersport equipment like a jet ski, kayak or paddleboard for the day at H2O Adventures or Oconee Wild Watersports. Don’t forget those life vests!
  3. Explore the Great Outdoors: Are you more of a landlubber who prefers to simply GAZE upon the waters of Lake Oconee? You can keep your two feet on solid ground while still enjoying the picturesque scenery and shoreline that surrounds the lake. Catch a few rays on the beach at Oconee Springs Park, hit the trails at Rock Hawk, get muddy on the dirt tracks at Durham Town Off Road Resort, or take a spin around town on a Pedego Electric Bike.
  4. Get Hip to the History: In addition to loads of fresh air, the Lake Oconee area is rich with history. Immerse yourself in local lore at the Greene County African American Museum, Lake Country Discovery Museum, the Greene County History Museum and the L.L. Wyatt Museum. Walk among the headstones of former area residents – some of which date back to the 1700s – at the Greensboro City Cemetery. History buffs might want to pay a visit to historic local sites like Penfield Baptist Church, Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, The Old Gaol jail, Scull Shoals Village, and the Historic Greene County Courthouse.
  5. Get In Touch with your Sporty Side: In keeping with the breathtaking views that Lake Oconee affords its visitors and residents, several lakeside golf courses dot the landscape. Practice your golf swing at The Harbour Club Golf Course or any one of six pristine golf courses at Reynolds Lake Oconee. Prefer a fitness club over a golf club? Gym options include Body Works, Bodyplex Lake Oconee and Lake Oconee Family Fitness. Want to get your spa on? Find tranquility at Therapeutic Massage & Wellness Spa, New Beginnings Nail Salon & Spa, or the world-class Spa at Ritz-Carlton at Reynolds, Lake Oconee.

We hope you’ll come to visit this distinctive corner of the world in Central Georgia, and – once you do – don’t be surprised if you feel inspired to find away to make these lakeside views part of your everyday existence. Green River Builders welcomes the chance to help you build your next home near Lake Oconee. Contact us today at 770-790-1096 to get started or fill out our secure online contact form and one of our team members will be in touch with you shortly. Lake Life… there’s nothing like it!!

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