7 Experiences you can only have in Greene County, Georgia

July 10, 2020

Located just 75 miles from Atlanta, Greene County is a true hidden gem. The southern charm, rich history, and abundance of outdoor activities are just a few things that make Lake Oconee the perfect place to plan your next getaway.

Stay at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee 

The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee is the only lakefront Ritz-Carlton in the United States. The views from the Infinity Pool are reason enough to make this your next vacation spot.

Grab a beer from Oconee Brewing Company

Drink a beer from OBC that has literally been out of this world! Back in 2017, they sent the first craft beer into space. The beer was a can of the Round Here Kolsch and was launched into space using a high altitude balloon. They attached GoPro cameras and got some awesome video. Check it out here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJCrAan0OYk&feature=youtu.be

Tour the Old Gaol 

Built in 1807, this rock jail is the oldest standing masonry jail in the state of Georgia. Stop in Genuine Georgia to get the keys to take a self guided tour.

Visit the Reynolds Kingdom of Golf

The Kingdom at Reynolds Lake Oconee is one of only two such facilities in the country, providing guests with an exclusive retreat for full-game improvement. It is the only place on the East Coast where you can get fitted and walk away with clubs like the pros from the retired TaylorMade tour trailer on-site.

Ride at Durhamtown

Durhamtown Off Road resort is the largest off road resort in the United States. They provide 6,000 acres for dirt bikes, atvs, and SXS racing.




Take pictures with the Iron Horse

Originally, this sculpture (also known as Pegasus Without Wings) was on campus at the University of Georgia. After it was vandalized by students, it moved to a farm in Greene County to live out its days in peace.

Jump off the Jumping Rock

The famous Jumping Rock at Lake Oconee stands 10ft tall and is loved by many. It’s also the perfect location for a few action shots. Pull up the boat, and swim right up to this nature-made playground.

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