When Macon was founded in the early 19th century, its founders designed it to be “a city in a park“. While the park system was in disarray for a while, Macon’s renaissance is finally helping it realize the potential of the city in a park.
Talk to any Maconite about things to do, especially in the summer, and they’ll mention Lake Tobesofkee. There are so many parks, places, and things to do in Lake Tobo that we could write a whole blog article about it (actually, we may just do that…). But here are a few of our favorite picks.
Covering 1,800 acres with a beach that stretches 35 miles, and attractions including beaches, softball and baseball fields, a disc golf course, volleyball, tennis courts, picnic areas, camp sites and more, it’s practically an outdoor paradise. Lake Tobesofkee is the perfect spring and summer hangout spot when you need a break from studying. It also has 3 different public parks: Claystone, Sandy Beach, and Arrowhead Parks. Arrowhead and Claystone Parks have camp sites with electrical and water hookups, boat ramps, and even bath and laundry facilities. From camping, fishing, kayaking, waterskiing and anything else outdoorsy, you can find it all at Lake Tobesofkee. It’s also home to the Sandy Beach Water Park, where admission for the day is only $14. One of our favorite places is Fish N’ Pig, a fantastic barbecue joint on Lake Tobesofkee, that has bands playing every Friday and Saturday night, and the music is free to enjoy.
Lake Tobesofkee obviously stretches miles, but if you’re plugging it into your GPS in general, use 6600 Moseley Dixon Road.