Augusta Canal Boat Tour
5 Popular Outdoor Adventures in Eastern Georgia
Breathe in the fresh air and get ready for some outdoor adventure! Georgia’s Classic South region is brimming with exciting opportunities on land and in the water. Set off for a weekend of fishing and hunting, kayaking and hiking, and be sure to make time to explore the historic Augusta Canal.
Fishing and Hunting
Clarks Hill Lake
Anglers can explore 1,200 miles of coastline at Clarks Hill Lake in Lincolnton. The lake teems with largemouth, white and striped bass, plus bluegill and catfish.
Wildlife-rich Sandersville is home to Oconee Ridge, where visitors can join boar, deer, rabbit and turkey hunts, as well as dove shoots and bass fishing in the backcountry.
Hartley Place Hunts
Whitetail deer, wild turkey and doves roam across farmlands, timberland, creeks and ponds at nearby Hartley Place Hunts in Tennille.
Kayaking, Hiking & Boat Tours
Outdoor enthusiasts work up a sweat in this region.
Mill Pond Kayak
Mill Pond Kayak in Twin City takes paddlers on a two-and-a-half-hour trek around the cypress-scattered Watson Mill Pond.
The 33-acre Savannah Rapids Park and the Augusta Canal National Historic Area Headgates offers a tranquil setting for a long hike and an enticing starting point for a kayak adventure along the Augusta Canal, around Stallings Island and down the Savannah River.
To learn more about the historic canal on a relaxing boat ride, take an Augusta Canal Petersburg Boat Tour. Heritage and wildlife tours are offered daily, and weekends often feature music cruises and sunset tours.