Spring adventures to go on in Macon

Spring adventures to go on in Macon

Laurel Huster, Staff Writer

When spring comes around, it gets really hard for college students to focus. Summer is almost here, and it becomes even harder to study. If you’re craving summer adventure, but can’t go very far, these events and places in Macon will make you feel like you’re going somewhere new.

International Cherry Blossom Festival

Every year Macon holds the International Cherry Blossom Festival with events all over the city. This year it runs from March 24 to April 2 with many different events including a parade, concessions, amusement park rides and more. It doesn’t feel like spring in Macon without this annual festival which draws people from all over the world. For a complete schedule of events you can visit cherryblossom.com.

Amerson River Park

Amerson River Park is just one of the many beautiful parks in Macon. This park has 7 miles of hiking trails for walking or biking. You can also put a kayak, canoe or tube on the Ocmulgee River. This would be a great place to go if you want to spend some time outside, and entrance into the park is free. For more information visit maconga.com.

Lane Southern Orchards

Fresh fruit and strawberry picking is an especially sweet part of spring. Lane Southern Orchards is a little south of Macon, but if you want to get out of the city for a little while this, would be a great place to go. Their strawberry patch opens in early April, and they have a Peach Blossom Festival on March 18. For more events and information visit lanesouthernorchards.com.

High Falls State Park

If you are really feeling like adventuring off the beaten path, visit High Falls State Park, which is north of Macon. Their hiking trails run next to the beautiful falls. Or, if you like to fish, their lake is known for being one of the best fishing spots in Georgia for hybrid and white bass. You can also rent kayaks, canoes and paddleboards. Entrance to the park is only $5, not including rentals. For more information visit gastateparks.org.