Things to Do in the Lake Harding, Georgia Area

20 March, 2014 (17:29) | Uncategorized | By: Keith and Mary Williams

Lake Harding spans state lines from Georgia to Alabama with over 156 miles of pristine shoreline. As a 5,850 acre reservoir located on the Chattahoochee River, Lake Harding is just north of Columbus, Georgia in Harris County, with portions spilling over into Alabama. Lake Harding reaches depths of over 100 feet and was originally designed to generate hydroelectric power by the Columbus Power Company in the 1930s. There are also several islands, one of the most popular being Huston’s Island. Lake Harding spans an area of great recreational and relaxing activities, perfect for taking a day trip or longer vacation.

If water sports are of interest to you or your family, Lake Harding offers exceptional fishing, swimming, boating, and other watersports. Bartlett’s Ferry Reservoir has many idyllic coves with excellent fishing, with both largemouth and spotted bass. There are also multiple locations for boat rentals and outstanding beach areas for swimming. You can even stay at one of the many campgrounds in the area such as Blanton Creek Park or Whitetail Ridge Campground at West Point Lake.

For visitors interested in history or art, there are a number of museums in and the around the area. The Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, also known as the LaGrange Art Museum, is located in downtown LaGrange in a renovated Victorian built in 1892. Beaming historical charm on the outside, this museum hosts around fourteen exhibitions yearly, with pieces ranging from local to national all from well-known artists. With four galleries and a sculpture garden, there is something here for everyone to enjoy.

Nearby Callaway Gardens offers everything from water sports to trail walks, and resort style golfing to biking. There is even the Day Butterfly Center and Birds of Prey exhibit where you experience these creatures in an up close and personal, all new way. With 6,500 acres to enjoy, there are endless options to enjoy the great outdoors. Treetop adventures and zip lines through the forests near Mountain Creek Lake is a popular option for thrill seekers, or you can just enjoy a peaceful kayak or canoe trip down the 175 acre Mountain Creek Lake for some of the best fishing in the Southeast.

The Lake Harding area also features natural beauty, free of charge, to enjoy. You can go exploring the little islands and coves or relish a nature hike through some of the beautiful and serene areas surrounding the lake. Because Lake Harding retains its rustic charm, you are free to do as much or as little as you want. Lake Harding is truly a diamond in the rough.

If you are interested in more than a one-time visit consider making Lake Harding your home. There are many beautiful Lake Harding homes for sale now. Lake Harding Real Estate pros, Keith and Mary Williams know Columbus, Georgia real estate and can make lakefront living a reality for you.

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