Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions is Middle Georgia’s original and locally owned canoe and kayak rental service for the Ocmulgee River. Focusing on the 40 miles from just below the dam at Lake Jackson to Macon, OOE offers several trips with different moods. Some have easy shoals to navigate while others are on flat water. All the trips are chosen with beginner paddlers in mind, but all of them are fun for experienced and beginning paddlers alike.
We offer a variety of trips suitable for novice and experienced paddlers alike and offer shuttle service for those who own a boat. Our trips begin and end at our outpost in Juliette, which is 20 minutes north of Macon at the Towaliga River Retreat on the Ocmulgee River. Custom trips are available for both small and large groups. Visit our website at www.ocmulgeeoutdoorexpeditions.com to book your river adventure.
Canoes, Kayaks, and Inner Peace. That is the motto of Ocmulgee Outdoor Expeditions, and with every canoe or kayak launched on the Ocmulgee, our customers discover the beauty of the river and feel the peace that comes with paddling.
At Peach State Fly Fishing, we strive to provide a high quality fishing experience on each of our trips, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned angler. With many years of experience fishing Georgia's rivers, we have the local knowledge and skills necessary to make sure you have a successful and safe day on the water. During these trips we will highlight the amazing diversity and stunning wild scenery of our southern waterways, all while providing a premium angling experience. All gear and tackle will be provided, and lunch is included on our full day trips. We can't wait to take you fishing!
Book Online: www.peachstateflyfishing.com
Call or email to book: 912-269-1464 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HITCHITI LOOP TRAIL (hiking): 3.8 mile loop located near Juliette, GA. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 1 hour 45 minutes to complete. This trail is great for hiking and trail running. The Hitchiti trail follows Little Falling Creek then the Ocmulgee River and then loops back to the trailhead on gravel roads that are closed to vehicles. This can also be a hiked as an out and back trail. This trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash.
PIEDMONT NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE (hiking and birding): Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge is a 35,000-acre National Wildlife Refuge established in 1939 and located near Juliette, GA. It is primarily an upland forest dominated by loblolly pine on the ridges with hardwoods found along the creek bottoms and in scattered upland coves. Clear streams and beaver ponds provide ideal wetland habitat for wood ducks and other wetland dependent species.
RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER TRAIL (hiking and birding): 2.3 mile loop located near Juliette, GA inside the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 hour 10 minutes to complete. This trail is great for hiking, trail running, and birding. This trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash.
ALLISON LAKE WILDLIFE TRAIL (hiking): 2.4 mile loop located near Juliette, GA inside the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge. Generally considered a moderate trail, it takes an average of 1 hour 15 minutes to complete. This trail is great for hiking, trail running, and walking. This trail is open year-round and is beautiful to visit anytime. Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash.
WHITE'S BOTTOM RIVER TRAIL (hiking): 8.4 mile loop bear Flovilla, GA. Considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 3 hours 45 minutes to complete. This trail is popular for hiking, trail running, and horseback riding. The trail is open year-round, but the times to visit are April-September. There is a $5 fee to park.
PIEDMONT GRAVEL RIDES (biking): some of the most pure and pristine gravel riding in all of Georgia
The Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge Area is just north of Julliette, GA and is a hidden gem of gravel riding in the state of Georgia. There are miles, and miles, and miles of dirt and gravel roads throughout the area, and the ride possibilities are essentially unlimited. There is plenty of elevation change, lots of double track roads, and several creek crossings throughout the area. Many of these roads have some pretty chunky gravel, so leave the road bike at home and bring either a gravel/cross bike or your MTB.
Most riders park at the boat ramp on the west side of the lake on Julliette Rd – just east of the intersection of Julliette Rd and River Ln.
Routes are up to you! Browse the map and come up with your own route, or browse some of the popular sites (Strava, MapMyRide, RideWithGPS, etc) to look for popular routes others are riding. The most popular riding area is bounded by the river on the west, Hillsboro on the east, Julliette Rd on the south, and Hwy 16 to the north. This area is home to the Sac Of Suds and Fried Green 50 fundraiser rides Ocmulgee Mountain Bike Association (https://sorbaomba.org/) hosts every year.
ARROWHEAD PARK (biking): 9 mile advance loop, 5 mile main loop located inside Arrowhead Park in Lizella, GA. The trail is one of the more challenging in the middle GA area, featuring lots of elevation change and one creek crossing that can be a bit tricky. The main loop is signed with yellow arrows, and a few advanced sections are signed with red arrows. TRAILHEAD ADDRESS: 2800 Arrowhead Dr, Lizella, GA 31052
BARTRAM TRAIL (biking): 10 mile double and single track trail located outside of Milledgeville, GA. The trails wind throughout the forest, and there’s a good chance you’ll see some wildlife! TRAILHEAD ADDRESS: 2892 Hwy 441 S; Milledgeville, GA 31061
DAUSET TRAIL (biking): Located outside of Jackson, GA. Dauset offers a variety of rides, some super fast flowy sections, tough climbs, and chunky rocky areas. Follow the trail markers in order (1, 2, 3, etc) to ride the entire system, or study the map and come up with your own route of whatever length you want. Dauset can also be connected to Indian Springs State Park with a 3.25 mile (each way) scenic trail. TRAILHEAD ADDRESS: 360 Mt Vernon Church Rd; Jackson, GA 30233
PIG TRAIL (biking): 8.4 mile trail located in Macon, GA. The first 2.5 miles of the Pig are classic rooty east coast singletrack that goes up and down a ridge. This section has some great flow, a few small little drops, log overs, and lots of switchbacks. The next four miles of trail are in an area that was logged a few years ago, and this section has a different feel and character. There’s not as many short/steep climbs, less roots, and lots of fast sweeping corners. The trail varies from hard packed clay to loose sandy/gravel mix on top of hardpack. The last few miles are mostly back up on the ridge. The Pig is fast with great flow, and it’s a great place to work on your cornering capabilities. TRAILHEAD ADDRESS: 4730 N Mumford Rd; Macon, GA 31210