LaGrange has a lot to offer in every season, but summer might just be the best! Take advantage of the beautiful West Georgia landscape and spend time on the lake, take time to try local restaurants or enjoy live music with friends. Check out our Summer Bucket List below for our suggestions on the best way to enjoy summer in LaGrange:
Summer Bucket List Activities:
1. Boat Party & Dine on the Water at Highland Pines Resort & Marina
What says summer more than a boat ride? Rent a boat at Highland Pines Resort & Marina and have yourself a boat party. Fill a cooler with local beer from Wild Leap or the Beacon and have a floating picnic. There are plenty of boats to choose from and West Point Lake is the perfect spot to enjoy a summer evening with friends.
2. Go on a Safari at Wild Animal Safari
With over 550 animals and 70 different species, the 500-acre Wild Animal Safari park is a great escape right in your own backyard! Enjoy the exotic animals and explore the trail through the park. A safari is a great way to enjoy being outside without suffering from the Georgia heat. You can enjoy the animals from one of the park’s rented zebra vans or the comfort of your own vehicle.
3. Have a Drink and Attend a Wild Leap Party
There’s a reason Wild Leap was voted America’s Best New Brewery. With an impressive beer selection and vibrant atmosphere, there is nothing not to love about Wild Leap. Both dog and kid-friendly, the outdoor courtyard has games, food trucks, and regular events. It is the perfect hangout spot for your summer.
4. Catch a Live Show at Sweetland Amphitheatre
Check out the summer show calendar at Sweetland Amphitheatre and spend a summer evening listening to live music. Big names like Gladys Knight and Willie Nelson have performed at the outdoor venue, and this summer names like Travis Tritt and Amy Grant will be taking the stage. With a large array of seating options, Sweetland has plenty of room for everyone in your crew.
5. Kayak the Chattahoochee River
Spend a day in the great outdoors and kayak down the Chattahoochee. Take advantage of the all-inclusive rentals at GLL Outdoors and hop in the river right below West Point Dam. Paddle with friends for a few hours and enjoy time in the great outdoors and the beautiful surrounding scenery.
6. Sip Wine at Nutwood Winery
200-year-old pecan trees and a historic home from 1833 make Nutwood Winery a picturesque spot to sip wine. Enjoy a selection of cheese and meats while tasting locally crafted wines. From Chardonnay to Malbec, there are options for every kind of wine-drinker. Family-friendly, Nutwood isn’t just for the grownups. With ten acres of land, there is plenty of space for kids to play.
7. Picnic/Throw the Frisbee at Callaway Memorial Tower
Callaway Memorial Tower, built in 1929 as a tribute to Fuller E. Callaway, is surrounded by a beautifully manicured lawn perfect for a summer picnic or throwing the frisbee with friends.
8. Golden Hour at Doc Spier’s Gathering Place
Head over to the Hillside community at sunset and take in the view from Doc Spier’s Gathering Place. Previously an old grocery store and sandwich shop, the building is now open-air with greenery and a colorful Coca-Cola mural on its walls. Take a picnic and spend golden hour somewhere you’ve never been before.
9. Sip a Fresh Margarita at Los Nopales
Spend happy hour at Los Nopales and share margaritas with your best amigos! Whether you like your margarita with salt or on the rocks, Los Nopales is a local favorite for a summer fiesta.
10. Feed the Ducks at Pyne Road Park
Pyne Road Park sits on West Point Lake and offers 458 acres of open space with nature trails and campgrounds. Take your little ones to feed the ducks at the park, a great way to pass the time outside together.
11. BYOB and Enjoy an Intimate Show at Pure Life
Step inside Pure Life House of Music, the renovated warehouse turned concert venue located in the Hillside neighborhood in LaGrange. The family-owned live music joint is an eclectic spot to watch a wide array of talented musicians from all over the world. BYOB and sip on your drink of choice while taking in the tunes.
12. Shoot Clays at Liberty Hill
Give us your best shot and put your marksmanship to the test at Liberty Hill. Gather a group of friends and enjoy a day on the 12 station clays course surrounded by a lake and nature trails.
13. Cast a Line at West Point Lake
With 525 miles of shoreline, there’s no shortage of fishing spots at West Point Lake. Bring your own boat or rent one from Highland Pines Resort and Marina where it is also possible to find a personal fishing guide for the day. Known for trophy Largemouth Bass, you will not be disappointed.
14. Get a Caffeine Boost at Local Groundz
Start your morning at Local Groundz located on Greenwood Street in Lagrange. Choose from their selection of homemade pastries and freshly-brewed coffee. Whether you are catching up with an old friend or need some caffeine to start your day, Local Groundz is the place you’re looking for.
15. Camp in a Yurt at Pine Mountain RV Resort
Wanting to spend a night under the stars without the hassle of setting up a campsite? Then Pine Mountain RV Resort is just what you’re looking for. The yurts are fully furnished and the resort park offers bicycle rentals, game room, pool and shuttle service to nearby attractions. Pine Mountain RV Resort offers the best parts of camping in comfort and style.
Hungry for More?
LaGrange has a wide variety of food options ranging from a laid-back meal at Karvelas Pizza Co. to fine dining at C’sons. Check out Feast Your Way Around Downtown LaGrange, or take a look at our Food & Drink page to find the best restaurant for you!