Macon has been dubbed a city within a park. When you visit downtown, you’ll see why. With our wide medians, bountiful tree canopy, and outdoor attractions like the Ocmulgee River and Ocmulgee Indian Mounds, you’ll find many opportunities to explore the great outdoors while enjoying the close-by amenities of the city. Macon’s moderate climate makes it possible to enjoy our parks and trails year-round.
Explore 8 miles of trail at the Ocmulgee Indian Mounds National Historical Park while learning more about Macon’s history of 17,000 years of continuous human habitation. Climb to the top of the Great Temple Mound for stunning views and then hit the Mike Ford Trail to access the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail. The Ocmulgee Heritage Trail is Macon’s river trail with 11 miles of trail to enjoy. More connections are being completed to improve access to the Trail from downtown’s commercial center and to connect the Mounds to Amerson River Park. Pack a picnic to enjoy at Spring Street Landing, the mounds, or one of downtown’s 8 median parks.
Macon also has an avid biking community led by Bike Walk Macon. If urban exploration is more your style, join one of Bike Walk Macon’s Bike Party or attend an Open Streets Macon event in outlying neighborhoods.