Spring is in full swing, and what better way to ring in the new season than on Lake Lanier? With its mild temperatures and beautiful scenery, this lake is a go-to spring and summer spot for residents across the state of Georgia. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline rush on the water or a relaxing day exploring charming downtown areas, Lake Lanier has something for everyone.
Award-winning custom builder Harcrest Homes compiled a list of must-try destinations and entertaining spring activities near Lake Lanier. Grab your sunscreen and sense of adventure for a fun lake day in the sun!
Make a Splash
Whether you’re an experienced boater or a first-time kayaker, water sports is one of the most popular activities on Lake Lanier. From cruising around in a pontoon boat to wakeboarding and waterskiing, it’s hard to run out of exciting things to do at the lake! For a more adrenaline-fueled experience, you can even try parasailing and get a bird’s eye view of the lake.
Plan an unforgettable getaway without straying too far from home by booking a stay at Lake Lanier Islands Resort! Located directly on the lake’s shores, the resort offers five-star accommodation at the Margaritaville RV resort, lodges, lake houses, campgrounds and more!
Explore Local Natural Wonders
Lake Lanier also offers an impressive network of hiking trails that provide stunning views of the lake and its surrounding areas. One of the most famous is the Lake Lanier Olympic Park Trail, a scenic path stretching for miles along the water’s edge. Other breathtaking trails include Legacy Lite Path, Cardio First Walk, Legacy Limits, LakeHouse Power Path and The Lanier Trail. Get lost exploring the lush greenery and blooming wildflowers in these picturesque spots for springtime hikes!
Find Entertainment Around Every Corner
When you’re ready to explore nearby towns, you’ll find plenty of charming options just a short drive away!
Gainesville offers a wide range of charming shops, mouthwatering eateries and family-friendly destinations, including the Atlanta Botanical Garden Gainesville. The beautiful campus donated by Charles and Lessie Smithgall features onsite rails, a pavilion, gardens and a playground.
The quaint town of Flowery Branch is another excellent option, featuring a picturesque downtown area and numerous parks and trails. Or, you can head to Buford and explore the historic downtown district or the most popular hotspot for visitors and locals – the Mall of Georgia!
Harcrest Homes is excited to construct the custom home of your dreams on the shores of Lake Lanier! Visit our Gallery to view past projects and find design inspiration. To speak with a team member, call 678-828-7151 or the Contact Us page to get started today.