For those considering moving to a new community, it’s natural to ask “Well, what’s there to do?” At Reynolds Lake Oconee that’s a question we field often, and there’s no shortage of answers.

For the golf-lover, there are 117 holes to discover across six world-class courses along with the Reynolds Kingdom of Golf presented by TaylorMade.

Foodies will enjoy 10 unique restaurants spread across the Reynolds campus, the annual Lake Oconee Food & Wine Festival, and an evolving series of unique culinary events and tastings.

90 weekly fitness classes, 21 miles of walking trails, and a state-of-the-art wellness center and tennis facility provide extensive opportunities to stay active.

Sandy Creek Sessions, Rhythm & Brews, and the Linger Longer Living Cultural Series offer a rich palate of performances and lectures to expand the mind and invigorate the soul.

And, of course, there are the thrills and experiences to be had on Lake Oconee.


That’s a lot. Simply put, there’s no shortage of opportunities to do something at Reynolds.

But what further accentuates Reynolds as a desirable place to live is its proximity to the regional attractions of the greater Southeast. Ideally situated on Georgia’s inland coast, Reynolds is a manageable drive away from just about…everything!

Below we’ve outlined five destinations that are easy drives from Reynolds. Whether it’s for a weekend away, a day trip, or just because, these places just add to the answer of what’s there to do when you live at Reynolds Lake Oconee.

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests

Distance from Reynolds: 21 Miles

Beginning just a mere 30 minutes from Reynolds, the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests are an expansive federally protected area rich in recreational opportunities. Spanning over 867,000 acres across 26 counties, the forests feature 850 miles of recreation trails, white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking opportunities, dozens of campgrounds and picnic areas, and much more.

Tybee Island

Distance from Reynolds: 207 Miles

Just 20 minutes from historic downtown Savannah, Georgia, Tybee Island—with three oceanfront beaches and two river beaches—is a quick getaway to the ocean. Stick your toes in the soft sand, catch an ocean breeze, and enjoy one of the top-rated beaches in the U.S.

Downtown Atlanta

Distance from Reynolds: 90 Miles

A straight shot down I-20 from Reynolds lies downtown Atlanta, the epicenter of the South. Sports fans can catch four professional teams, the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, and the SEC Championship Game, or browse through history at the College Football Hall of Fame. Family-friendly fun can be found at the highly-acclaimed Atlanta Zoo or Georgia Aquarium. A wealth of culinary riches made CNN Travel pose the question of ‘Is Atlanta the American South’s new foodie capital?’ And when you add in the nightlife, shopping, entertainment, and cultural significance Atlanta holds, it’s easy to see why so many love the city.

Lookout Mountain

Distance from Reynolds: 207 Miles

Rising high above the Chattanooga skyline is Lookout Mountain. Take the Incline Railway to the top of the mountain for its Seven States Overlook, meander through the Rock City Gardens, or venture into the earth to marvel at Ruby Falls, the tallest underground waterfall in the world. Visit the nearby Cloudland Canyon State Park for more breathtaking waterfalls, hiking trails, and panoramic views of the Sitton Gulch Creek gorge.

Augusta, Georgia

Distance from Reynolds: 81 Miles

Home of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, Augusta is a short drive east of Reynolds. Thousands make the trek each April for the Masters, but Augusta offers much more than the yearly tournament. The Augusta Riverwalk follows the Savannah River through the city, as the multi-use park hosts live concerts during the summer and is bookended by the Morris Museum of Art and the Augusta Museum of Natural History. The historic downtown area features an impressive selection of shops, restaurants, and cafes as well as James Brown Arena, an entertainment haven honoring the Augusta-bred legendary performer.

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