Take it Outside

From the placid banks of West Point Lakes’ surprising 525 miles of shoreline to hiking and biking trails, you’ll have plenty of nature to play in. Grab some friends, pack a bag and get ready for a weekend of geocaching, kayaking, splish-splashing and line casting. Whether you want a light snack or hearty meal to start the day, you’ll find the perfect choice at one of our great locally owned restaurants. If you like to get going with a brisk walk or bike ride, be sure to check out The Thread Trail System. The Thread is an environmentally sensitive, non-motorized, multipurpose trail designed to increase the health and wellness of the community. The “model mile” at Granger Park is the first of 15 miles scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021.

Pack a picnic lunch and plan to spend the day on West Point Lake. Surrounded by deep forests and rolling fields, West Point Lake, managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, extends 35 miles along the Chattahoochee River on the Alabama-Georgia state line. The lake’s expansive shoreline provides excellent opportunities for fishing, camping, boating and other recreational activities. Located around the lake are day use parks, campgrounds, two commercial marinas, beach areas, fishing piers and public hunting areas. You can purchase all the lake gear you need at GLL Marine, and you can kayak along the banks of the Chattahoochee River in one of their Feelfree Moken 10 kayaks, or try out a stand-up paddle board. They have stores in LaGrange and West Point, as well as kayak shuttle service from the West Point location.

If sport shooting is your thing, be sure to check out Big Red Oak Plantation Shooting Preserve in Gay, Georgia. It’s one of the state’s finest guided and non-guided hunting preserves including sporting clay courses, rifle range and more.

After a long day of outdoor activities, head back to downtown LaGrange for dinner at Country’s Barbecue.