Georgia’s Lake Lanier has a spooky history.
However, at just an hour north of Atlanta, that doesn’t stop locals and tourists from visiting the lake in the warmer months.
If you happen to be one of the people who want to visit the lake but stay away from the actual waters, we don’t blame you, there are plenty of other activities to do nearby.
Here are 10 things you can do near Georgia’s Lake Lanier.
Treetop Quest Gwinnett
Explore Georgia’s “best-kept secret” while you jump tree to tree through 7 different obstacles and zip lines.
Mall of Georgia
Mall of Georgia is the biggest shopping mall located in Gwinnett County, Georgia, just a few miles away from Lake Lanier. The mall has every retail store and business you can think of.
Legacy & Fox Creek Golf
The ultimate golf destination, Legacy Golf Course features an 18-hole, par-58 golf course. Legacy Golf also has a driving range fit for a pro golfer.
Main Street Gainesville
Downtown Gainesville, the place to be for all things shopping, restaurants, entertainment & nightlife. Main Street is filled with over 50 different businesses.
Don Carter State Park
The large man-made swimming beach with a conjoined bathhouse, boat docks, and a trail for hikers and bikers to explore the forest.
The 3.8-mile trail through the park showcases the beautiful views of the lake, river scenery, as well as rare wildflowers.
Lanier Islands Beach and Water Park
The Water Park at Margaritaville at Lanier Islands has something for everyone in the family, from toddlers to teens and adults.
Pelican Pete's Tiki Bar & Grill
Park your boat at Pelican Pete’s Tiki Bar & Grill for unbeatable lake views, live music, and what many consider the best food and drinks on the lake.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
When spending a weekend in Lake Lanier take the short trip to Gainesville’s Botanical Gardens to experience the “largest conservation nursery in the Southeast”.