Winder, Georgia Attractions

Winder, Georgia Attractions
Winder Georgia is small, quaint Southern town that revels in its peace and quiet. There are many miles of undisturbed hiking and biking trails as well as an interesting museum on the town's origins and history. Check out the Veterans' Memorial Park, an ongoing project that takes an introspective look at the city's contributions to the armed forces and honors the area's war veterans. It isn't difficult to find something to do in Winder if you enjoy the quiet ambiance of the Georgia countryside.

Fort Yargo State Park

Fort Yargo is a national park that offers a variety of activities. It is an 1,850-acre park that includes picnic shelters and campsites as well as miles of hiking, biking and jogging trails. There are also swimming, tennis and golfing areas. You can visit the historic log cabin built there in 1792 by settlers. Camping is a popular activity, with furnished yurts and cabins. The golf course is a challenging mix of stone and wooded areas that draw golfers from all over the area. Park hours are from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Fort Yargo State Park
210 S. Broad St.
Winder, GA 30680
770-867-7275
gastateparks.org

Barrow County Museum

This museum is housed in the old jailhouse built in 1915. There is a hanging tower where criminals were hanged and jail cells are still present. There is also a special collection of memorabilia and historic artifacts on Senator Richard B. Russell, a native of the area. There is also a reading and research room on the second floor of this museum. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Barrow County Museum
94 East Athens St.
Winder, GA 30680
770-307-1183
cityofwinder.com/index.aspx?page=46

Veterans' Memorial Park

The men and women who have fought to preserve the rights of our citizens are remembered in Winder at the Veterans' Memorial Park. Dedicated to Winder's veterans, commemorative, engraved bricks line the walkways of the memorial park in honor of local vets and their families. Wander through the area lined with trees, plants and shrubs attractively placed near the commemorative bricks or sit and contemplate on one of the park benches. Each year more bricks are added from recent wars and those that occurred long ago. It circles the downtown area as a reminder to the town and visitors.

Veterans' Memorial Park
P.O. Box 566
Winder, Georgia 30680
(770) 867-3106

Article Written By Kelly Banaski-Sons

Kelly Banaski-Sons has been a writer since 1991. Her work has been seen in print publications like "The Sacramento Bee," "PREP Magazine," "The Manchester Times" and on websites like Divorce360 and AOL. She is a featured expert for Bizymoms.com and other websites. She has a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Kaplan University.

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