There's Plenty to Do In and Around Harris County
Something for Everybody and Every Age
Harris County has hidden gems everywhere. Come and make memories, enjoy the sites and recharge your soul. Play golf, go hiking, or just sit and watch the sun come up.
Callaway Resort & Gardens, in Pine Mountain, offers resort accommodations, day spa, restaurants, golf, hiking and bike trails, water sports, and fishing in an area that is over 2,500 spectacular acres. Callaway Gardens conducts many events throughout the year including Fantasy in Lights, a National Geographic-acclaimed light display, during the Christmas season.
F.D. Roosevelt State Park
F.D. Roosevelt State Park is Georgia’s largest state park at 9,049 acres. This park offers many recreational amenities including over 40 miles of trails including the 23-mile Pine Mountain Trail, overnight accommodations in 21 historic cottages with scenic views, Liberty Bell shaped swimming pool, tent, trailer, and RV campsites, fishing lakes, horseback riding, playgrounds, picnic shelters, and group shelters.
This scenic overlook is located within F.D. Roosevelt State Park, atop of Pine Mountain, and along the 23-mile Pine Mountain Trail. This special place was frequently visited by President Franklin Roosevelt as a place to experience solitude and reflection when he was at his home in nearby Warm Springs
Lake Harding is a 5,850 acre water reservoir on the Chattahoochee River located on the west side of the county on the Alabama border. The lake, owned by Georgia Power, has many public recreation areas such as Blanton Creek Park with a boat ramp, Blanton Creek Wildlife Management Area, Idle Hour boat ramp, and Goat Rock boat ramp.
Pine Mountain Trail
(at F.D. Roosevelt State Park)
The Pine Mountain Trail is a 23-mile dirt trail along the Pine Mountain ridge within F.D. Roosevelt State Park beginning at the Callaway Country Store on U.S. 27 and extending eastward toward SR 190. This well-maintained trail has numerous trailheads with parking and scenic views along the way.
Man O’ War Railroad Recreation Trail
The Man O’ War Railroad Recreation Trail is a 10.5 mile long and 10 foot wide paved trail for non-motorized use extending from the town of Pine Mountain to the city of Hamilton along an abandoned rail line. This trail has many scenic views, trail heads with parking, and benches along the way. An additional 3.1 miles is currently being developed from Hamilton to Mulberry Creek.
Roosevelt’s Little White House State Historic Site
FDR’s Little White House, located in adjacent Meriwether County, is a state-owned historic site and a National Historic Landmark. FDR visited his home many times during his presidency and died there during April 1945. In addition to the Little White House, the historic site also includes a museum and film, event room to rent, and picnic areas.
The Columbus Riverwalk is a 15-mile linear park for pedestrian and bike use along the banks of the Chattahoochee River in downtown Columbus, in neighboring Muscogee County. The paved trail has many historic monuments and markers along the way. In addition, whitewater rafting and zipline activities are available.