Local Area Attractions Near Forsyth KOA Journey
We are conveniently located on I-75 just 20 miles North of Macon & 60 miles South of Atlanta.The City of Forsyth is a laid back city that seeks healing and renewal. Confederate soldiers came to Forsyth during the Civil War: to seek care and respite at the first hospital of its kind during the battles in and around Atlanta. And that’s one reason why people visit our city today: to relax and renew in this charming and hospitable town.Sheltered from the hustle, bustle, and traffic of nearby Atlanta and Macon, Forsyth is a pre-Civil War town that has maintained its stunning 19th century antebellum architecture. Take a stroll along the tree-lined streets of the historic downtown square, listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Savor fried green tomatoes from the famous Whistle Stop Café in Juliette (Yes, that Whistle Stop Café) or enjoy a meal at the award-winning Grits Café.From unique antique shops and one-of-a-kind boutiques to adventurous outdoor activities, Forsyth has something for everyone. Slow down and take your time enjoying everything the city has to offer. For help planning your trip and finding our city’s hidden gems, stop by the Welcome Center and talk to our friendly and knowledgeable staff.Take a deep breath, let yourself relax, and stay for a while. You’re in a place that gives meaning to the words “southern hospitality.” We bet you’ll love it here as much as we do.
Enjoy the Area!
There is a lot to see an do in our area. Our own City of Forsyth and Monroe County has a rich historical heritage and is an excellent place to live and work. We hope your virtual tour of our community is both informative and enjoyable. We invite you to visit Monroe County sometime soon. For more information, see the Forsyth-Monroe County Chamber of Commerce website.
Jarrell Plantation Historic Site
Nestled in the red clay hills of Georgia, this cotton plantation was owned by a single family for more than 140 years. It survived Gen. Sherman's March to the Sea, typhoid fever, emancipation, reconstruction, the cotton boll weevil, the advent of steam power and a transition from farming to forestry.
Dauset Trails Nature Center
Dauset Trails Nature Center is a place where people of all ages can explore the beauty of nature and wildlife in a relaxing, peaceful setting. For more information, see the Dauset Trails Nature Center website.
Macon Cherry Blossom Festival
Each March, Macon becomes a pink cotton-spun paradise of delight as over 275,000 Yoshino cherry trees bloom in all their glory. For 10 days, festival-lovers are treated to one of the most extravagant displays of springtime color as they visit one of the top 100 festivals in North America. For more information, see the Macon Cherry Blossom Festival website.
Hay House-Palace of the South
Built in the middle 1800s, this 18,000 square foot Renaissance Revival mansion is now a National Historic Landmark.