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  • Lara Morrill

10 Kid-Friendly Must-Do Activities When Visiting Lake Lanier

Updated: Jul 27, 2021

We have compiled this list of great ideas to help ease your mind and help your entire family fully enjoy an epic vacation at Lake Lanier!


You have spent hours searching for the perfect accommodations for your #family #vacation. Finally! You’ve found the perfect alternative to that beach vacation you always take and are so excited for your #lake trip! … And also feeling a little worried that instead of building exciting new #memories you won’t be able to get your kids off of their phones and video games.

Planning a perfect vacation get away with kids of all ages can be a challenge if you are not familiar with the area in which you plan to visit. That is why we have compiled this list of great ideas to help ease your mind and help your entire family fully enjoy an epic vacation at Lake Lanier!

Here are 10 fun kid-friendly #experiences that are sure to have them talking about this trip for years to come:

1. Pontoon Boat and Tube Rental at Gainesville Marina

  • Rent some fun for the day, your kids won’t want to get off of the water tube they will love it so much.

2. Appalachian Outfitters

  • Explore the beauty of North Georgia canoing, kayaking or tubing trips along the scenic Chestatee & Etowah Rivers

3. Fishing Charter with Lake Lanier Adventures

  • Waking up early as the sun rises is worth this amazing fishing experience.

4. Elachee Nature Science Center

  • Unplug and get the kids outside for some nature trails and animal exhibits.

5. Lanier Point Park

  • Cross the covered bridge and meander up the grassy hill to a trail along the waters edge for a leisure hike.

6. Ink Interactive Children’s Museum

  • This interactive neighborhood for kids has hands-on learning which encourages creative imagination.

7. Longwood Park

  • Fishing piers, playgrounds, biking trails and picnic pavilion make this a great family spot.

8. Lanier Islands Beach & Water Park

  • The waterpark at Margaritaville has waterslides, ziplines and more for a full day of play.

9. Historic Gainesville Square

  • Boutique #shops, #restaurants and a to-scale walking tour of the solar system are a must-see. Start with the Sun monument in the middle of the square and see if you can find all of the planets.

10. Oaks Miniature Golf

  • What vacation would be complete without taking the kids to play some mini golf?!

These are just a few of the many fun things to do with your kids when visiting Lake Lanier. We have many more great suggestions, if your child has a particular interest be sure to message us and we would be happy to help you find the perfect activity for them. This will for sure be a vacation they won’t forget!




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