The City of Forsyth is a popular tourist destination for Georgia and non-Georgians alike. Located just one hour south of Atlanta, Forsyth is one of the more popular family-friendly getaways near the metro area. If you’re looking for a quick getaway, or looking for family break ideas in Georgia, there are plenty of things to do. The City of Forsyth is the perfect hub to relax, refresh, and renew with a dozen clean, safe, and comfortable hotels for your stay! They can accommodate traveling with a pod, or if you prefer to camp, the KOA has camping, cabins and RV hookup sites, too.
Looking for some new walking/hiking trails? We have several in and around the City of Forsyth that are accessible year-round. Check out these two local favs!
Stretch your legs on the Cross- Country Trail around the perimeter of the Recreation Department. This 1.6 mile trail winds in and out of forested areas and fields. (I-75 exit 188)
Or follow the tranquil walking path through the tall pines at the City’s Country Club Park. (I-75 exit 186)
Venture outside Forsyth to the Hitchiti Loop Trail near Juliette. This 3.8 mile trail loops by the Ocmulgee River and is good for all skill levels. It’s primarily used for hiking, running, and bird watching. You can bring your fur-baby, just keep them on a leash! (I-75 exit 186)
Ocmulgee River Water Trail is for those that prefer water adventures! Bring your paddleboard or kayak and paddle your way along the longest continuous water trail in Georgia! The rapids found along this trail are Class 1, which means it’s great for beginners, but exciting enough for the more seasoned paddlers.
Want to see waterfalls? Don’t miss High Falls State Park! They offer a variety of well-marked, easy and moderate skill level trails that follow the waterfalls and wind through the forested areas. Want to bring your dog along? Pet friendly if they are kept on a leash. (I-75 exit 198)
The Forsyth Foxhunt is a downtown based scavenger hunt around the historic Square. Small fox statues are hidden around different shops, businesses, and historic buildings, taking you on an adventure through Forsyth. This fox hunt is free and sure to delight all ages! The clues are available when you are! (20 N. Jackson Street, in the outdoor brochure boxes! :: I-75, exit 186 or 187)
After all that exercise, try out one of our delicious locally owned and operated restaurants. Whether you want to grab and go for a picnic or stay and dine al fresco you’re sure to find just what you’re hungry for! For a complete list of restaurants, check out www.forsythcvb.com
Take a stroll! Downtown Forsyth has the sweet blend of small-town charm and convenience. There are shops of every kind from hardware to boutiques to outdoor outfitters! Maybe you want to pamper yourself at Magnolia’s Med Spa or treat yourself to something sweet from Scoops! Looking for something specific or just want to browse? Check out www.forsythcvb.com
Known as “Georgia’s Friendliest Family Fun Farm”, Hamlin Hills will open their season in April with lots of beautiful, luscious strawberries to pick! Be sure to stock up on local produce, boiled peanuts, jams, jellies, and moonshine during your visit! Visit this one-stop-shop at 477 Dames Ferry Road.
(I-75 exit 185)
If you are the type of traveler who always has your golf bag in the trunk, ready for a chance to improve your swing, we have some great golfing options! Check out the beautiful course at River Forest Golf Club, Forsyth Golf Club, or take the family for an evening of fun at the KOA’s 18-hole mini-golf course.
There’s a lot more to do in and around the City of Forsyth! There are several self-guided experiences available that you can do at your own pace. Try taking a trip to the movie set of Fried Green Tomatoes in Juliette, or one of the historic adventures like the City of Forsyth & Monroe County African American Heritage Guide & Tour, or the Forsyth City Cemetery Tour. All of these and more can be found on www.forsythcvb.com