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Activities Guide: Wander Lake Sinclair

Sunset Strolls and Historic Tales: Unwind in Lakeside Serenity

 Natalie Kowalewski
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Activities Guide: Wander Lake Sinclair

Surrounded by serene lakes, this home provides a tranquil retreat with clear waters, user-friendly outfitters, and a touch of small-town charm, creating an ideal haven for relaxation. The neighboring towns offer a laid-back atmosphere, perfect for those seeking sunset views or sandy beach access. Explore the historical richness of Milledgeville through a leisurely stroll or an informative trolley tour, and don't forget to witness the vibrant spring and summer blooms at the local arboretum. Here are our top 3 recommendations to kickstart your exploration journey in this idyllic locale.

Sinclair Wild Watersports

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Photo courtesy of Milledgeville-Baldwin County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Explore the thrill of jet skiing on Lake Oconee with the user-friendly 2021 Yamaha VX Cruiser, accommodating 2 passengers. For a leisurely experience, Bentley Pontoon Boats, including the Bentley Pontoon 150, provide comfort and safety for fishing, water sports, or family outings. Opt for the Bentley Tri-toon 200 for a fast and sturdy ride with features like touch screen navigation and a Lowrance fish finder. Additionally, the rental options extend to paddleboards, single kayaks, and tandem kayaks, offering diverse ways to enjoy the water and surrounding scenery.

Tip: For other boat and jet ski rentals check out: Twin Lakes Jet Ski, Ski Boat, and Pontoon Rental or Jere-Shai Lakeside.

Milledgeville Historic District

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Photo courtesy of Milledgeville-Baldwin County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Discover the rich history of Milledgeville by exploring landmarks such as Georgia's Old Capitol Building, the historic Bran-Stetson-Sanford House, and St. Stephens Episcopal Church in the historical district. Enhance your experience by hopping aboard "Milly the Trolley," the town's iconic resident, for a fully narrated tour. These trolley tours take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 10 am, departing from the Milledgeville Visitor Information Center, rain or shine, and tickets are $12 per person. To secure your spot, consider pre-purchasing tickets in person or by calling 478-452-4687.

Tip: Don't miss the chance to visit Andalusia: the Home of Flannery O'Connor on your way into Milledgeville.

Lockerly Arboretum

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Photo courtesy of Lockerly Arboretum

  • Distance from Wander Lake Sinclair: 23 miles

  • Location: 1534 Irwinton Rd, Milledgeville, GA 31061

  • Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM Monday-Friday; 10AM-4PM Saturday; Closed Sunday

  • Phone: (478) 452-2112

Website: https://lockerly.org/

Lockerly Arboretum spans 50 acres with picturesque gardens, walking trails, and a pond. The one-mile nature trail offers a scenic journey through wildflowers, camellias, azaleas, and various trees, leading to the centerpiece, Rose Hill, a Greek Revival-style home built in 1852. Established by Edward Grassman in 1965, the arboretum prioritizes experiential horticulture, and the Woods Museum along the trail loop features reptile exhibits, a cross-cut slab of a 300-year-old Bald Cypress, and a comprehensive display of 13 hardwood trees, including Reggie the American Alligator and Teedo the Ball Python.

Tip: Furry friends are welcome to join you in the outdoor grounds!


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