Memorial Day weekend is the official kick-off to summer, when locals celebrate the start of warm days and ample sunshine. Spend your weekend in the sun with an early season trip to Lake Sinclair where you’ll make the most of your long holiday with plenty of outdoor activities that will keep you fueled up for three days of fun in Milledgeville.
Grab the whole family, pup and all, and head to Milledgeville for the long weekend. With Lake Sinclair and the Oconee River in our backyard, Milledgeville offers authentic relaxation and outdoor recreation. Just a short trip away from the hustle & bustle of Atlanta, our beautiful waters offer recreational enjoyment for everyone.
Here is a refreshing idea – spend the day on the water and if you need to cool off, just jump in! The kids and kids-at-heart will love bouncing the waves on a jet ski or casting a rod to catch the big one! If you don’t have a boat, no problem, many area marinas rent them by the half or full day. For boat rentals and fishing guides try Sinclair Marina. Boats and jet skis are available from Twin Lakes Jet Ski as well as Jere Shai Lakeside.
Looking for more adventure? Flyboarding is a new water sport that uses jet propulsion from a personal watercraft to rocket a flyer into the air and Central Georgia Flyboarding will meet you, teach you and have you soaring!
Looking for a perfect-for-a-sunny-day park that includes a pavilion, grills, a swimming beach, fishing dock and easy boating access to Lake Sinclair? Check out the public access point on the southeast side of the lake, Rocky Creek Park. The park is open to the public each year from Memorial Day through Labor Day and makes for the perfect place to stay, play, float around in the sunshine, and grill out with your favorite BBQ recipes.
Next up on your Memorial Day weekend in Milly – get your float on! If you yearn for the beauty of sitting atop the waving waters, Milledgeville offers two water-side opportunities to soak up your share of Vitamin D and indulge your adventurous side. Lake Sinclair encompasses 15,300 acres of inlets and coves to explore. The Oconee River can be enjoyed by paddlers of all experience levels. Local outfitters will rent you a kayak for the half or full day as well as provide transportation to drop off and pick up sites. If you aren’t feeling up for an epic solo trip, there are group floats down the Oconee River as well. Plan your trip to get on the water with our locals Mac’s Yaks or Oconee Outfitters.
Tired of grilling out? Need a break from the summer sunshine? Downtown Milledgeville is only a short, few minutes drive from the lake. Pop into downtown where shopping, historic sites, and delicious bites await. A trip into town is bound to add even more special memories to your restful holiday weekend.
Whether you spend your Memorial Day weekend boating on the lake, sunbathing on the shore, grabbing grub downtown, or kayaking down the river – we’re just glad you’ll be spending it with us.
Author: Avery Mixon
Avery is a senior at Georgia College pursing a degree in Mass Communication. In her free time, you can catch her re-reading her favorite books, sipping lattes at a local coffee shop, or planning her next weekend getaway. Above all, Avery wants to live a life full of purpose and passion and inspire others to do the same.