Experience the wide variety of activities northeast Georgia has to offer!

 
Gainesville is a small town nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains and lies on the shores of Lake Lanier. It is about 45 minutes north of Atlanta with a population of about 35,000.Lake Lanier is a 38,000 acre reservoir, including 59 square miles of water and 692 miles of shoreline. It boasts of the best fishing in the southeast and gives incredible recreational options.

You get the best of all worlds staying at the Ark, because you can hide away on property and never venture out if you wish, or you have access to all kinds of activities, including hiking, fishing, camping, water parks, mountain biking, river tubing, golf, and also within an hour, you have access to everything that Atlanta has to offer. Of course, renting boats and jet skis on Lake Lanier is a great option too, giving you access to water skiing, kneeboarding, wake surfing, tubing, wake boarding, relaxing cruises, and of course flyboarding!

Click on an attraction category icon below to view a full list of those specific attractions along with related links and more!

 
 

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The Essentials

 

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Area Restaurants

 

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Gainesville Square Restaurants

 

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Catering

 

 
 

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Lakeside Restaurants

 

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Fishing

 

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Golf Courses

 

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Nearby Cities

 

 
 

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Marinas

 

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Wineries

 

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Mountain Biking

 

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Wedding Venues

 

 
 

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Hiking Trails & State Parks

 

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Other Attractions

 

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Photographers

 

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Local Churches

 

 
 

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Further Reading

 

 

 

 

 

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