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A family in a canoe.

Take Me Out(doors) to the Ballgame

Outdoor enthusiasts and sports fans will feel right at home in Macon. Take a bike ride along scenic trails in Amerson River Park in the morning, explore the prehistoric grounds of Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park in the afternoon, and cheer on the Macon Bacon baseball or Macon Mayhem hockey teams in the evening! There’s no shortage of fun and fresh air here in the heart of Georgia.

A catcher and an umpire are ready for a pitch at home base.

Fast Facts

Macon By The Numbers
years of human history (Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park)
Presidents Cup Hockey Winners (Macon Mayhem)
miles of walking, biking, and hiking trails (Ocmulgee Heritage Trail)
parks and recreation centers in Macon-Bibb County
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A small child playing in a river.

Lush greenery and trails for all ages

Explore parks in Macon

Macon boasts thousands of acres of land dedicated to parks and green spaces. Amerson River Park offers scenic vistas and accessible activities for all ages to enjoy. Look out across the Amerson River from the bluffs after walking along quiet, beautiful trails. A canoe launch offers adventurers the opportunity to take to the water. Venture to our outdoor skating park in Downtown Macon near Luther Williams, or the state-of-the-art, accessible playground in midtown where all children can play. For your furry friends, the Macon Dog Park gives pets and owners the safe and wide-open space needed to run and promote a healthy lifestyle.

If taking it slow and enjoying a sunny day on the beach is more your style, enjoy the scenic views and sunshine at Lake Tobesofkee (a.k.a. Lake Tobo). At Lake Tobo, try boating, swimming, disc golf, water skiing, sailing, or camping; there are countless ways for you to truly enjoy the nature that Macon has to offer.

Exterior of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.

Sporting teams abound in Macon

Professional and collegiate teams to cheer on

Macon is home to a diverse collection of sports teams for all types of fans. Step back in time at Luther Williams Field stadium, where the Macon Bacon baseball team plays. Sit in the stands and witness players who could go on to make history. With the Macon Bacon Family Plan, it’s now easier (and more affordable) than ever to cheer on your favorite team while also receiving a hat, meal, and a bowling night. If baseball isn’t quite your thing, step into the Macon Coliseum to watch professional hockey team Macon Mayhem. For tailgating with family and friends on sunny Saturday afternoons and warm evenings, Macon is home to its very own collegiate D1 football team, the Mercer Bears.

A woman and two girls standing in front of pond.

Celebrating the history of American Indian Cultures

Dive into Nature at Ocmulgee

Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park honors more than 17,000 years of human history. As a National Historical Park, the 2,000 acres are home to one of the National Park Service’s largest archeological collections, with the earliest finds being traced back to the Ice Age. Now, visitors can appreciate this local history and learn more about the people who once inhabited this gorgeous landmark. Visit the breathtaking Earth Lodge, dating back to the year 1015, and the Visitor Center for a fully immersive and astounding collection of artifacts. The Ocmulgee Heritage Trail stretches more than thirteen miles, where you can walk, bike, hike, and explore wetlands and wildlife areas while embracing preserved natural history. While the park is already recognized as a national historical park, its cultural and historical significance will soon earn it the title of Georgia’s first National Park, with Congress expected to bestow this accreditation as soon as 2022.