Better Adventures

Events Calendar Upcoming Events
  • Thursday, February 9, 2017
    Metter - Candler Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting
    6:00 PM Social
    7:00 PM Dinner & Program
    Willow Lake Golf Club
     
  • Saturday, April 15, 2017
    Another Bloomin' Festival 
    Downtown Metter
     
  • October 19-22, 2017
    THE WALL THAT HEALS
     

Things To Do

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Metter Welcome Center
1210 S. Lewis St.
Metter, GA 30439
912-685-2159

The 1928 Lumber Commissary houses the Metter Welcome Center and the Chamber of Commerce. The restored commissary served lumber workers in the 1930s. Its back porch faces a reflective lake filled with lilies and edged with moss-draped trees.

At the Metter Welcome Center, you can find a place to rest and relax from your drive; find information for the City of Metter, Candler County and for all parts of Georgia; picnic outside and feed the welcoming geese and ducks; use clean restroom facilities and much more.

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    Candler County Museum
    245 West Vertia St.
    Metter, GA 30439
    912-685-3399

    Candler County Historcal Society recently completed its renovations of the 1921 Metter High School building, creating a regional museum highlighting the agricutural, architectural and cultural lifestyles of generations of Candler County, Georgia residents. Tours of the Candler County Museum are offered on Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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    Guido Gardens
    600 N. Lewis St
    Metter, GA 30439
    912-685-2222

    The Guido Gardens with the sparkling waterfalls, shimmering fountains, babbling brooks, lovely gazebos, inspiring music and beautiful Prayer Chapel is the production home of The Sower's telecasts. Open daily with conducted tours Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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    Beaver Run RV Park
    Interstate 16 @ Exit 111
    22321 Excelsior
    Church Rd.
    Metter, GA 30439
    912-685-2594

    Hike in the woods, fish, swim, or make s’mores by the campfire. Beaver Run RV Park has level, shaded sites that are easily accessible and Big Rig Friendly. The lodge and pavilion are an ideal venue for camping clubs, groups, and family reunions.

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    Charles Harrold Nature Preserve
    Salem Church Rd.
    Metter, GA 30439
    404-253-7216

    Charles Harrold Preserve protects 73 acres of ecologically significant land, including two distinct habitats: a sandhill community and a mixture of flatwoods and alluvial swamp. The sandhills are dominated by wiregrass, scrub oaks and longleaf pines. A number of rare and beautiful plants grow among the wiregrass clumps, including the silky camellia and the state-threatened Georgia plume, a deciduous shrub that grows as large as a small tree.

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    Willow Lake Golf Club
    120 West Willow
    Lake Dr.
    Metter, GA 30439
    912-685-2724

    The 18-hole Willow Lake Golf Course, on 140 acres just at the Metter city limits on Highway 23 North, is home to a number of golf tournaments throughout the year that draw golfers from all over the Southeast. Coming soon, Willow Lake will offer a new, professional driving range to its amenities.

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    Old Lake Church & Cemetery
    Hwy. 46 West
    Metter, GA 30439
    912-685-6988

    Built in 1839, the Old Lake Church is the oldest church in Candler County, Georgia. The Lake Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Candler County.

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    Mill Pond Kayak
    313 5th Ave.
    Twin City, GA 30471
    478-299-6616

    Take a guided kayak tour of the 412-acre, cypress-lined Watson Mill Pond at George L. Smith State Park. Kayaks, paddles and vests are furnished. Fun for all ages. No experience required.

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    Metter Farm Market
    Hwy. 46 East /
    980 SE Broad St.
    Metter, GA 30439
    912-685-6071

    Only three miles from I-16, the Farm Market offers all seasonal produce, fresh cut meats, and locally made cakes and treats.