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. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing getaway or a fun adventure, Eatonton is the place to be. Enjoy incredible activities in the great outdoors, live music and entertainment, and unique dining options for an unforgettable trip.
AN EXCITING OUTDOOR ADVENTURE
A trip to Eatonton is sure to provide incredible 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 wind through spectacular trees and foliage and are perfect for walking, running, or even cycling. Other activities include bird-watching of over 200 species of birds, archery, and camping. There’s nothing quite like a day on the lake. And with two lakes in Eatonton, Lake Sinclair and Lake Oconee, there is ample opportunity to get out and explore on the water. Whether you’re zipping through on a boat or taking your time on a paddle board or kayak, the tree-lined water is such a beautiful sight, you’ll need to see it with your own eyes.
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. Eatonton is home to The Plaza Arts Center, a unique entertainment center housed in a renovated school house built in 1916. The Plaza hosts incredible outdoor performances in the spring and summer on a beautiful lawn where concertgoers immerse themselves in great music and great weather. Inside, enjoy performances of a wide range of talent, including theater performances and comedy shows. At The Artisans Village, located in downtown Eatonton, explore the works of local artists, including paintings, woodcarvings, pottery, photography, watercolors, jewelry, fabrics, baskets-the talent showcased there is endless. You can also stop in and learn to make your own works of art at one of the many classes hosted by The Artisans Village.
A day on the lake or exploring downtown Eatonton is sure to work up an appetite! Whether you’re looking for a lakeside bite to eat or a unique downtown dining experience, they’ve got plenty to choose from. “The Folks Art on South Jefferson: a Mercantile and Café” is a quirky restaurant and folk-art store in the downtown area with made-from-scratch, life-changing sandwiches and other wholesome dishes. Just down the street is Eat-A-Ton Café, a rustic and modern gem serving fresh, made-to-order salads, hearty sandwiches, soups and wings. Wash it all down with a specialty cocktail from their full bar. Out on the lake, Lake Oconee Bistro offers unique, comforting dishes and an incredible raw bar. Lake Oconee Bistro is a brunch favorite in Eatonton with a Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar and giant mimosa towers. Another notable culinary delight on the lake is The Silver Moon, an eclectic and intimate restaurant and bar serving remarkable steaks and seafood.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
These are only some of the incredible experiences that await you in Eatonton, Georgia. Go and see the sparkling lake views and bustling arts-and-entertainment culture for yourself – there’s nothing quite like it.