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Farm/Outdoor Fun

Washington Farms

During the summer, visitors can pick their own delicious berries at Washington Farms.

Come enjoy the farm fun life at Washington Farms with pick-your-own strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Or, ring in the autumn weather with that special handpicked pumpkin and get lost in their extensive corn maze. While you’re here, enjoy the many other farm fun games and activities during the seasonal harvests. For more information visit their website or call 706-769-0627.

Oconee County Farmers Market

Get your fix of locally grown/made products at the Oconee Farmers Market, located in downtown Watkinsville at the county courthouse (26 North Main Street). The market is open every Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., April through November. Can’t make a Saturday? The market is also available on Tuesday evenings between May 13 and September 30, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on the lawn of the First Christian Church (corner of Main Street and Simonton Bridge Road) in downtown Watkinsville.

Thomas Orchards: Nursery, Garden & Giftshop

Thomas Orchard is Oconee County’s premier Greenhouse – Gift Shop and Nursery Facility. They specialize in unique plants, outdoor art, pottery, fresh-picked peaches and more. Be sure to bring the kids! They always have plenty of their world famous homemade peach ice cream.

Classic City Clydesdales

The Classic City Clydesdale houses many of the beautiful breed of horses.

Classic City Clydesdales offers tours  by appointment. Lasting approximately 3 hours, the tour takes you through the property to visit Ossabaw Island Hogs, Highland Cows and Jacob Sheep as well as any pastured horses. There is also  a small petting zoo for the little ones. Classic City Clydesdales can accommodate trail rides for couples and larger groups as horses come online. This is the only attraction of its kind in the South, where you can learn and get up close and personal with a larger than life Clydesdale horse! Visit their site and call for details/pricing.

Greenbriar Creek Christmas Tree Farm

Whether you’re in the market for a Christmas tree for the holidays or simply overdue for a family outing in the country, Greenbriar Creek Farms has you covered.

Simonton Bridge Daylily Farm

This spectacular display of daylilies is the best in all of Northeast Georgia! Open to the public during the bloom season for purchasing or simply admiring. Be sure to call ahead on the gardens availability.

Georgia Nature Center

The Georgia Nature Center features many renewable energy displays, including a solar-powered stage.

This center is nestled among 100 acres of rolling hills, creeks, springs, meadows, fern grottos and hardwood forests known as the Indigo Preserve. Tours of the center feature our Clean Energy Exhibition with 3,000 watts of solar power, a wind turbine, and a 600-foot long geothermal air-cooling system.

Piccadilly Farm Nursery and Gardens

Piccadilly Farm Nursery and Gardens is a wonderful place for the entire family to enjoy the beauty of nature in their extensive gardens featuring hellebores, camellias, natives, conifers and wildflowers. Picadilly Farm is opened to the public daily from dawn to dusk. Dogs are allowed on leash. You may also shop for plants grown locally from the gardens.  For hours of operation and more information visit their website or call (706) 765-4444.

Georgia’s Antebellum Bike Trail

Antebellum Bike Trail

Explore the southern charm and beautiful scenic byways of the Antebellum Trail Bicycle Route, a 170-mile trek that winds through a collection of Georgia’s most beautiful antebellum towns.

 

Watkinsville’s First Fridays

 

Golfing & Driving Ranges

The Lane Creek Golf Club in Bishop, Oconee County.

The Lane Creek Golf Club in Bishop, Oconee County.

 

Parks & Recreation

The newly renovated veterans monument at Oconee Veterans Memorial Park.

The newly renovated veterans monument at Oconee Veterans Memorial Park.

 

Geocaching