Day 1: Beer, Wine and Flowers
- Sip unique Bavarian-style craft beer
- Hike, bike and roam a garden
- Admire art in an old county jail
Tucked away in the historic Hillside neighborhood of LaGrange, Beacon Brewing Co. has an extraordinary story and aims to create craft beer just as extraordinary. The brewery specializes in experimental beers and draws inspiration from traditional Belgian and Bavarian styles. The intriguing tap list pairs perfectly with the delicious fusion of Asian and Southern cuisine you'll find on the menu.
Completed in 1916, Hills & Dales Estate features a 13,000 square-foot home accompanied by a stunning, well-kept garden. Immerse yourself in the enticing story of the generations that called this beautiful place home. A guide will lead you through each room of the house and then on to the expansive gardens that yield blooms year-round.
Nutwood Winery is full of Southern charm. The expansive tasting room sits alongside a Greek Revival style manor and 200-year-old pecan trees. Find shade under their canopy as you taste crisp and complex wines. Bring your appetite and snack on southern favorites like chicken salad, quiche and homemade ice cream.
The LaGrange Art Museum is housed in an iconic 1892 jail building and is filled with dynamic exhibitions by renowned and local artists. Collections of high caliber and visually-tantalizing artwork fills the galleries, making the museum a treat for visitors. Give yourself plenty of time to explore this multilevel museum!
Enjoy a mountain biking adventure on 11+ miles of single-track trails. With great views of West Point Lake, Lakeside Trails has several sections tailored to various difficulty levels from easy to moderately difficult. The trails are interconnected and well-marked to provide an invigorating, exciting ride! Pro Tip: Local cycling shop, Golden's Bikes, rents mountain bikes!
With its expansive taproom, outdoor plaza and brewhouse, Wild Leap is a must-visit while in LaGrange. With the introduction of their smooth, handcrafted Vodka, Wild Leap offers creative and clever cocktails as well as an ever-changing and ever-growing rotation of craft beer designed to entice guests.
Friday evenings at 7, this guided tour of downtown LaGrange uncovers the ghostly legends and peculiar happenings that have occurred throughout the city. Your Southern spirit guide will lead you on an adventure departing from the Legacy Museum on Main with stops at LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange College and other unusual establishments.
Discover vintage treasures and eclectic pieces in LaGrange's downtown merchant district. Our square is filled with locally-owned shops, each with their own unique specialty and focus, from antiques to gifts to apparel. Take home a piece of charming décor, an intriguing antique or something special for a night on the town.
Enjoy stunning views (and local craft beer) while teeing off at The Fields Golf Club. The 6,780-yard champion course is a treat for novice and experienced golfers. Wide-open fairways, fescue hazards and firm and fast conditions can be found on this link-style course. Plan to go early to beat the heat or save a few dollars with a discounted afternoon tee time.
The Biblical History Center allows you to encounter the ancient world through history and culture. Through authentic archeological replicas, Biblical meal presentations, daily life artifacts, lectures and personal experiences, ancient Middle Eastern life is revived!
There are two options for your water adventure: West Point Lake or the Chattahoochee River. For a lake adventure, head to Highland Pines Resort and Marina and rent a kayak, hydrobike or stand-up paddleboard. If you choose the river option, stop at GLL Outdoors in West Point for all-inclusive rentals of a single or double kayak and all the necessary gear.
Located a short drive from LaGrange, River’s Bend Winery boasts a unique selection of red and white wines, including Malbec, Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Blanc du Bois. Claim a seat in the tasting room or relax on the porch as you sample vibrant flavors like Blackberry River and The Naked Peach.