Chris's Guidebook

Chris

Chris's Guidebook

Outdoors
A series of loops through a thickly forested area provide a great hiking or mountain bike experience for all levels of hikers and riders. You can get a feel of the mountains where some of the higher elevations provide panoramic views and the thick vegetation provides a home for many birds and animals.
Forks Area Trail System
A series of loops through a thickly forested area provide a great hiking or mountain bike experience for all levels of hikers and riders. You can get a feel of the mountains where some of the higher elevations provide panoramic views and the thick vegetation provides a home for many birds and animals.
Here you will find something for everyone. The park offers bike or kayak rentals, a playground, covered pavilions, and much more. Savannah Rapids Park is a 33-acre passive recreation park that has been a destination for nature lovers for more than 150 years. Set along the Augusta Canal and Reed Creek waterfall, this beautiful site offers a range of activities from running or biking the Augusta Canal Trail, to floating down the canal to Lake Olmstead.
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Savannah Rapids Park
3300 Evans to Locks Rd
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Here you will find something for everyone. The park offers bike or kayak rentals, a playground, covered pavilions, and much more. Savannah Rapids Park is a 33-acre passive recreation park that has been a destination for nature lovers for more than 150 years. Set along the Augusta Canal and Reed Creek waterfall, this beautiful site offers a range of activities from running or biking the Augusta Canal Trail, to floating down the canal to Lake Olmstead.
This is only one of the places you can got to enjoy the beautiful Clarks Hill Lake. Just across the dam you will find several other recreation areas offering picnic areas, beaches for swimming, and playgrounds.
Clarks Hill Recreation Area
This is only one of the places you can got to enjoy the beautiful Clarks Hill Lake. Just across the dam you will find several other recreation areas offering picnic areas, beaches for swimming, and playgrounds.
This park is the perfect place to play with kids at the extensive playground or splash pad. There is also a dog park for the fur babies. Many times there will be concerts at the amphitheater located here. During the winter months, taking a stroll through the spectacular Christmas lights is a must.
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Evans Towne Center Park
7016 Evans Town Center Boulevard
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This park is the perfect place to play with kids at the extensive playground or splash pad. There is also a dog park for the fur babies. Many times there will be concerts at the amphitheater located here. During the winter months, taking a stroll through the spectacular Christmas lights is a must.
Hamilton Branch State Park occupies a peninsula on the 70,000-acre Lake Thurmond. Thanks to activities such as fishing, boating and lakefront camping, the park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts looking to spend time on the water. Off the water, Hamilton Branch provides group picnic shelters and a short bike trail that serves as a connector to the 12-mile Stevens Creek Bike Trail.
Hamilton Branch State Park
111 Campground RD
Hamilton Branch State Park occupies a peninsula on the 70,000-acre Lake Thurmond. Thanks to activities such as fishing, boating and lakefront camping, the park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts looking to spend time on the water. Off the water, Hamilton Branch provides group picnic shelters and a short bike trail that serves as a connector to the 12-mile Stevens Creek Bike Trail.
13 mile walking or biking trail with parts along the beautiful Savannah River
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North Augusta Greeneway
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13 mile walking or biking trail with parts along the beautiful Savannah River
Beautiful place to spend the day. Several picnic areas with grills and playground.
Below Dam Recreation Area (South Carolina)
510 Clarks Hill Highway
Beautiful place to spend the day. Several picnic areas with grills and playground.
Golf
Hickory Knob State Resort Park Golf Course is a fantastic South Carolina golf experience nestled along the shores of Lake Thurmond. This course combines a world-class golf course layout with breathtaking natural scenery and unrivaled customer service.
Hickory Knob Golf Course
1027 Resort Dr
Hickory Knob State Resort Park Golf Course is a fantastic South Carolina golf experience nestled along the shores of Lake Thurmond. This course combines a world-class golf course layout with breathtaking natural scenery and unrivaled customer service.
A beautiful, rolling golf course located in Columbia County, Georgia, just minutes away from Augusta – one of the great meccas of the golfing world. Bartram Trail is the only public golf course in Columbia County to offer Mini Verde fine bladed Ultra Dwarf Bermuda grass and feature five par 5’s and five par 3’s.
Bartram Trail Golf Club
470 Bartram Trail Club Drive
A beautiful, rolling golf course located in Columbia County, Georgia, just minutes away from Augusta – one of the great meccas of the golfing world. Bartram Trail is the only public golf course in Columbia County to offer Mini Verde fine bladed Ultra Dwarf Bermuda grass and feature five par 5’s and five par 3’s.
Established in 1926, Augusta University’s Forest Hills is a much loved staple within the Augusta, Georgia golf community. On top of affordable rates, this accessible course features a driving range and practice facility, a bar and grill, and banquet facility.
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Forest Hills Golf Course
1500 Comfort Rd
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Established in 1926, Augusta University’s Forest Hills is a much loved staple within the Augusta, Georgia golf community. On top of affordable rates, this accessible course features a driving range and practice facility, a bar and grill, and banquet facility.
Mother Nature gave Mount Vintage the perfect setting for a golf course with dramatic topography, beautiful tree cover and sparkling streams. Golf Course Architect Tom Jackson designed the 27 holes to fit perfectly into this diverse topography. The result is a championship layout which is scenic, challenging and fun to play for all levels of golfers.
Mount Vintage Golf Club
375 Mt Vintage Plantation Dr
Mother Nature gave Mount Vintage the perfect setting for a golf course with dramatic topography, beautiful tree cover and sparkling streams. Golf Course Architect Tom Jackson designed the 27 holes to fit perfectly into this diverse topography. The result is a championship layout which is scenic, challenging and fun to play for all levels of golfers.
Food scene
One of the hidden gems in South Carolina, the Fish Camp is a family favorite place to eat. The restaurant is located on a farm with goats, chickens, peacocks, and ponds stocked with huge catfish and ducks. The kids will loves feeding these animals with food provided by dispensers on sight. The all you can eat grits and hush puppies are just a start to wide menu of items served at the Fish Camp.
Old McDonald Fish Camp Inc
355 Currytown Rd
One of the hidden gems in South Carolina, the Fish Camp is a family favorite place to eat. The restaurant is located on a farm with goats, chickens, peacocks, and ponds stocked with huge catfish and ducks. The kids will loves feeding these animals with food provided by dispensers on sight. The all you can eat grits and hush puppies are just a start to wide menu of items served at the Fish Camp.
Rhinehart's is a local favorite spot for seafood, especially oysters. Outdoor seating, laid back atmosphere, and food and drink specials nightly make this a cool place to check out.
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Rhinehart's Oyster Bar
305 North Belair Road
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Rhinehart's is a local favorite spot for seafood, especially oysters. Outdoor seating, laid back atmosphere, and food and drink specials nightly make this a cool place to check out.
If you looking for something a little nicer, the French Market serves an authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine in a festive New Orleans-inspired atmosphere.
French Market Grille West
368 Furys Ferry Rd
If you looking for something a little nicer, the French Market serves an authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine in a festive New Orleans-inspired atmosphere.
Best place to go for tapas and sushi. Outdoor seating available.
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Takosushi
1202 Town Park Lane
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Best place to go for tapas and sushi. Outdoor seating available.
Delicious sushi and tapas. Roof top bar and awesome outdoor venue
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Sole Augusta
1033 Broad St
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Delicious sushi and tapas. Roof top bar and awesome outdoor venue
Unique Local Favorites
One of the most unique experiences around, and its just a short drive away. All of the day’s stress quickly disappears in this tranquil setting helping to ease any symptoms of anxiety, depression and fatigue. Close your eyes and listen quietly to the soft music and the flow of the water feature that helps draw out the 84 trace minerals and elements from the Himalayan Salt Rock to richly saturate the air.
Sol Himalayan Salt Cave & Spa
7013 Evans Town Center Boulevard
One of the most unique experiences around, and its just a short drive away. All of the day’s stress quickly disappears in this tranquil setting helping to ease any symptoms of anxiety, depression and fatigue. Close your eyes and listen quietly to the soft music and the flow of the water feature that helps draw out the 84 trace minerals and elements from the Himalayan Salt Rock to richly saturate the air.
Such a fun place to take the kids or even go alone to create your own pottery. You can walk in, no appointment needed. With 100s of pieces to choose from there is something for all ages.
Artsy Me
4275 Washington Rd
Such a fun place to take the kids or even go alone to create your own pottery. You can walk in, no appointment needed. With 100s of pieces to choose from there is something for all ages.
Come sniff around Augusta’s finest candle shop, where you can curate and hand pour a candle that is all your own. Browse more than 100 pure fragrance oils, blend your custom scent with our all-natural soy wax, and burn the long-lasting cotton paper wick for an experience that is specifically tailored to you. Not into candles? No problem, they have room diffusers, sprays and wax melts. You can also walk away with your own custom scented body scrub, bath salt, lotion or soap!
Augusta Candle Company
1124 Broad St
Come sniff around Augusta’s finest candle shop, where you can curate and hand pour a candle that is all your own. Browse more than 100 pure fragrance oils, blend your custom scent with our all-natural soy wax, and burn the long-lasting cotton paper wick for an experience that is specifically tailored to you. Not into candles? No problem, they have room diffusers, sprays and wax melts. You can also walk away with your own custom scented body scrub, bath salt, lotion or soap!
Pan for gold and keep any gems you may find. Original features of the 1850's mine include the open trench, several pits and vertical shafts, dewatering piping, and a horizontal tunnel (the kids love the tunnel).
Heritage Gold Mine Park
209 North Mine Street
Pan for gold and keep any gems you may find. Original features of the 1850's mine include the open trench, several pits and vertical shafts, dewatering piping, and a horizontal tunnel (the kids love the tunnel).