Fall Shots Nature Ocmulgee Mounds National Park

Soon the leaves in Macon will begin turning beautiful shades of burgundy and yellow. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or just looking for a casual stroll, the beauty of Macon will leave you in awe and provide a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  

Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park

Enjoy the treasures of Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, whose history goes back to over 17,000 years. It is at this historical site where the Muscogee (Creek) Nations once lived, the descendants of those who created the historical mounds that can still be observed today. Travel Awaits featured the park saying, "The mounds rise up from a grassy field and are surrounded by soaring trees bathed in color." The Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park has over 8 miles of trails where you can hike, enjoy bird watching, and learn more about the story tied to it. You can see a map that is updated depending on trail availability by clicking here!

Trails at Ocmulgee Mounds

Ocmulgee Heritage Trail

As one of Macon's many gems, the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail is over 11 miles long and stretches along the sides of the Ocmulgee River and even through parts of downtown Macon. Recently the trail was even expanded to include a quarter-mile section of trail that connects the Jay Hall North River Access to the overlook at Amerson River Park. What a perfect way to take a stroll and enjoy nature!

Ocmulgee Heritage Trail

Amerson River Park

This magnificent park has over 180 acres of natural space. Spending time at this park is adventurous and exciting for the whole family. Take advantage of all the amenities that the park has to offer. You can host a nice picnic by the water, and walk or run along the 7 miles of trails throughout the park. 

Ocmulgee Heritage Trail

Tattnall Square Park

Plan a relaxing day to take an easy stroll through one of the oldest parks in the country. The park dates back to the early 1800's. Located by Mercer University’s campus, you can take in the fresh air and enjoy the beautiful scenery that surrounds the park.

Tattnall Square Park

Arrowhead Park at Lake Tobesofkee

This is a delightful way to spend the day with family and friends. Take a walk through the beautiful sands of Arrowhead Park, appreciate the warm fall weather and the rays of sun glistening on the calm waters at Lake Tobesofkee. There is also a mountain bike trail if you are feeling adventurous! Check out their RV and camping options to make it the ultimate outdoor trip for the whole family!

Picnic & BBQ Area On The Shore Of Lake Tobo in Macon, GA

Wesleyan College Arboretum

The arboretum has over 100 acres of mixed pine and hardwood forest, more than 100 species of trees, shrubs, and woody vines that provide habitat for a diverse assortment of salamanders, snakes, lizards, and mammals, as well as more than 150 species of resident and migratory birds! Explore more than three miles that provide year-round opportunities for strolling, hiking, and cross-country running.


Brown's Mount in Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refugee

Brown’s Mount is an 189-acre ecological feature that rises steeply above the Ocmulgee River basin just south of Macon, Georgia. "At Brown’s Mount, four distinct areas of Georgia come together like a Four Layer Cake at Georgia’s Fall Line: at the base, Swamp with low elevation, aquatic plants, and sediments from the Ocmulgee River; Coastal Plain with sandy soils and a flatter slope conducive to longleaf pines and reptiles; Piedmont with moderate slopes, clay soils, and a more mixed forest community; at the top of the Mount the landscape becomes more Mountain-like, with exposed limestone and clay layers." -- Red Dirt Vagabond

Brown's Mount