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Is it hot outside or WHAT? Searching for ways to cool off during the sizzling summer days? Want to create your own adventure that fits your style? How about little or no cost places to go or things to do? Forsyth is the hub for all your water weekend destinations! We are only a short trip away! In Forsyth, there are many places to stay and things to do. Check out these beautiful places and spaces right here in the #sweetlifeforsyth.


High FHigh Falls State Park - Towaligaalls State Park is in the north end of Monroe County, exit 198 off of I-75. Enjoy hiking trails, the Towaliga river and lake life, mini golf, and there’s plenty of fishing too! Take your boat or kayak, splash around the shoals, and enjoy the playground.  The swimming pool is up the hill! If you enjoy camping or glamping, there are yurts, RV and tent campsites. Kayak and pontoon rentals are also available. How could you NOT make a trip here?


Lake Juliette is a summer dream! With over 3,600 acres of water, you’re SURE to find a way to cool off. Bring your boat, your kayak, or just your fishing pole to enjoy the beauty and charm of our beautiful Lake Juliette!

Fishing at Lake Juliette
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Pope’s Ferry is a hidden gem. It’s the perfect place to launch your paddle craft on the Ocmulgee River. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has created a beautiful atmosphere and opportunity-just for you!  Come sit a while and enjoy the view or play in the water. Bring your floats, tubes, canoes, whatever you have. Seize the time to #relaxrefreshrenew. Take your family on a fishing trip. There’s always plenty to do! Canoes and Kayaks at Pope's Ferry






Birds at Rum Creek DMA

Rum Creek Wildlife Management Agency is adjacent to Lake Juliette and there are so many beautiful places to enjoy here! Rum Creek also has a MARSH project that protects waterfowl. If you enjoy birdwatching, this is a must see stop!


For some fun in town, Forsyth has an awesome Splash Pad. Give it a try. They are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Little ones will enjoy running around on the soft rubber flooring-and you will enjoy the refreshing mist. Bring a picnic, play on the nearby playground, stretch your legs on the walking trail, and enjoy your time together. It is a fantastic way to spend a day! Summer Water fun in Forsyth



Paddling Down The Ocmulgee RiverThe Ocmulgee River boasts the longest continuous water trail in the State of Georgia. It’s a great place to spend a few hours or the whole day! Paddle your way down a while or splash in the shallows. Be on the lookout for alligators around here. I’ve never seen one…but maybe you can find one! You’ll meet plenty of friendly folks on the river.


Dames Ferry is an exceptional place to spend a long weekend with your friends or family. Have a paddle board? This is the perfect place to go! Want to kayak for a while? It’s beautiful! Enjoy watching wildlife or fishing? Bring your chair and a pole. This place is perfect! Paddling at Dames Ferry







Fishing and Boat Ramp at Juliette ParkYour visit isn’t complete without stopping by our beautiful and tranquil Juliette Park. It’s located right past downtown Juliette. You can stop by the Whistle Stop Café, pick up some honey from The Honeycomb (make sure you tell Mr. Tommy where you heard about him) and take the kids to the park. There’s no telling how many locals you’ll see paddling or fishing here. It’s a favorite local spot!


No matter which place you choose-or if you choose them all, you are sure to find plenty of ways to beat the heat here in #sweetlifeforsyth! Click for more of what to see and do, where to stay, and more in Forsyth.