Things To Do

Whether a tourist or guest, Douglas County has plenty to do less than 30 minutes away from Downtown Atlanta.

Whether you’re here to stay, or just passing through on your way to Downtown Atlanta, there’s plenty of Things to Do in Douglas County for families, business travelers, vacationers from the west, and everyone in between! When you start exploring what Douglas county has to offer, you may want to stick around.

  • 8,000 Acres of Recreational Space
  • Sweetwater Creek State Park
  • Clinton Nature Preserve
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Foxhall Resort
  • Douglas County Film Trail
  • Douglas County Butterfly Trail
  • Paddleboards
  • Pedal boats
Select a location from the interactive map or scroll through the list below for more information

Sweetwater Creek State Park

Sweetwater Creek State Park is a peaceful tract of wilderness with a 215-acre lake only minutes from downtown Atlanta. A wooded trail follows the stream to the ruins of the New Manchester Manufacturing Company, a textile mill burned during the Civil War. Beyond the mill, the trail climbs rocky bluffs to provide views of the beautiful rapids below. Additional trails wind through fields and forest, showcasing ferns, magnolias, wild azaleas and hardwoods. During warmer months, the park rents fishing boats, canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and pedal boats.

Sweetwater Creek State Park

Sweetwater Creek State Park

Foxhall Resort

Foxhall Resort in Douglas County, Georgia.

Foxhall Resort

Foxhall Resort has all the equipment, safety gear, trail maps, clothing and accessories needed for guests to enjoy more than 40 on-site recreational activities and amenities. Knowledgeable instructors are available to provide private group instruction. Sporting clays, guided ATV riding trails, fishing, hunting, swimming, tennis, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, croquet, bocce ball, volleyball, horseshoes, and much more!

Douglas County Film Trail

Douglas County Film Trail

Douglas County Film Trail

From Stranger Things to Cobra Kai to the Avengers, the Douglas County Film Trail offers an exclusive tour of some of your favorite television and film filming locations. Take the self-guided tour today!

DC Butterfly Trail

DC Butterfly Trail

DC Butterfly Trail

Butterfly in the sky? How about hundreds of butterflies all around you? The Douglas County Butterfly Trail is a self-guided tour of 10 public butterfly gardens. The Douglas County Butterfly Trail is officially recognized and registered with the National Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail.

  • Butterfly Trail Website: arcgis.com
  • Locations: Multiple Locations
  • Hours: Dawn – Dark
  • Cost: Free

Clinton Nature Preserve

If you’re into mountain biking, or you’re looking for somewhere to ride your own horses, the Clinton Nature Preserve is the place to go. Over 10 miles of premium Mountain Biking Trails, or walking trails if you prefer. Visit the “Old Carnes House,” or let the kids play on the Junior League ADA accessible playground!

  • Location: 8720 Ephesus Church Road Villa Rica, Georgia 30180
  • WebsiteClinton Nature Preserve
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 8am-8pm; Sun 1pm-6pm
  • Cost: Free

The Clinton Nature Preserve

The Clinton Nature Preserve

Champ’s Clock Shop

Champ’s Clock Shop

Champ’s Clock Shop & Museum

For a unique experience you’d be hard pressed to duplicate anywhere else on the planet, visit Champ’s Clock Shop in Douglas County! Recognized most often for their enormous Clock Showroom, Champ’s Clock Shop houses the world’s Largest Real Cuckoo Clock, and many enormous and vintage Grandfather Clock’s. Come for a visit, or come experience the annual “Chimes of a Thousand Clocks” event.

  • Location: 3834 King Drive, Douglasville, Ga. 30135
  • WebsiteChamp’s Clock Shop & Museum
  • Hours: Tues – Sat 9am – 5pm
  • Cost: Varies According to Activity

Classic Paintball

Enjoy the thrill of paintball with your friends at Classic Paintball Pro Shop and Field. They offer one-of-a-kind paintball experience with five separate playing areas that include an urban city for large group play.

  • Location: 1320 Blairs Bridge Rd, Lithia Springs, GA 30122
  • WebsiteClassic Paintball
  • Hours: Mon-Tues Closed; Wed-Fri 10am-4pm; Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
  • Cost: Varies according to activity

Classic Paintball

Deer Lick Park

family enjoying Deer Lick Park

Deer Lick Park

Deer Lick Park is a 66-acre park. Activities include; basketball, batting cages, bocce ball, disc golf, mini-golf, softball, tennis, volleyball, fishing, walking path, and a playground.

  • Location: 2105 Mack Rd, Douglasville, GA 30135
  • WebsiteDeer Lick Park
  • Hours: Wed–Sat 8am – 9pm; Sun-Tues Closed
  • Cost: free

Dog River Park & Trails

Dog River Park is a pristine place located in the southern part of Douglas County. The natural beauty of this land makes it an excellent passive recreational area. Scenic whitewater rapids from The Dog River are very popular with kayakers.

  • Location: 6100 Ga Hwy 5 Douglasville, GA 30135
  • Website: Dog River Trail
  • Hours: Always Open
  • Cost: Free

Dog River Trail

group of friends hiking on a trail

Let’s Go Golfing!

Douglas County is home to some of the most popular Golf Clubs in Metro Atlanta. Mirror Lake Golf Club, Chapel Hill Golf Club, and West Pines Golf Club have all become premier locations for regional Golf Tournaments, Charity Benefits, Weddings, and More. If you love Golf, do yourself a favor, and check out any or all of Douglas County’s three great courses!

Mirror Lake & Chapel Hill Info:

West Pines Info:

Local Golf Clubs

Douglas County Ga Golf

Boundary Waters Park

Boundary Waters Park

Boundary Waters Park

Boundary Waters Park is a 492-acre park with athletic fields, disc golf, fishing, equestrian trails, hiking trails, mountain biking trails, indoor heated pools, fitness room, playground, and more! There is also a river trail that connects with the Chattahoochee River.

  • Location: 5000 Georgia Highway 92 North/166 East
    Douglasville, Georgia 30135
  • WebsiteBoundary Waters Park
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-8.30pm; Sat 8am-5.30pm
  • Cost: Varies According to Age

The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County

The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County (CAC) cultural events and arts activities. With the mission to nurture, guide and stimulate the enjoyment of and participation in the arts among residents of and visitors to Douglas County, the CAC presents a sophisticated and diverse mix of all kinds of programs – monthly exhibits, gallery talks, a literary festival, book signings and readings, and seasonal beer/wine tasting events.

  • Location: 8652 Campbellton Street Douglasville, Georgia 30134
  • WebsiteThe Cultural Arts Council
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am – 5 pm;
  • Cost: Rates Vary

The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County

The Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville/Douglas County

Arbor Place Mall

Arbor Place Mall

Arbor Place Mall

Arbor Place Mall is the only regional mall in Metro Atlanta to directly serve the western suburbs. Arbor Place Mall is a great place to catch up on shopping, watch a movie in the 3D IMAX Theatre, grab a bite to eat, and more!

  • Location: 6700 Douglas Boulevard, Douglasville, GA 30135
  • WebsiteArbor Place Mall
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm , Sun 12pm-6pm (IMAX Theatre is open additional hours)
  • Cost: Varies According to Activity

The Douglas County Museum

The Douglas County Museum of History and Art is an official Visitor Information Center for Douglas County Tourism. Once the Douglas County Courthouse, The Douglas County Museum of History and Art and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This structure is a perfect example of the rapidly disappearing international style of architecture.

  • Location: 12431 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Douglasville, GA 30134
  • Website: Douglas County Museum of History and Art
  • Hours: Tues-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-3pm (Closed Sundays & Mondays)
  • Cost: All donations are appreciated

The Douglas County Museum of History and Art

The Douglas County Museum of History and Art

L&R Alpaca Haven Farm

L&R Alpaca Haven Farm

L&R Alpaca Haven Farm

Come visit the family-owned L&R Alpaca Haven Farm! They have been farming natural and hormone-free alpacas since July 2016, delivering crias (baby alpacas) every year. They offer farm tours, events, and birthday parties!

Lithia Springs Park

Lithia Springs Park is home to batting cages, playground, baseball & softball fields, and much more!

  • Location: 2922 S Sweetwater Rd, Lithia Springs, GA 30122
  • Website: Lithia Springs Park
  • Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-9pm
  • Cost: Free

Lithia Springs Park

friends in a park sitting on a alog

Pine Mountain Gold Museum

A miniature train at Pine Mountain Gold Museum

Pine Mountain Gold Museum

The Pine Mountain Gold Museum at Stockmar Park is a unique historical site with a museum, mining sites, nature trails, working train, and gold panning all at one location. Experience gold mining techniques spanning over 100 years. The Pine Mountain Gold Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Location: 1881 Stockmar Rd, Villa Rica, GA 30180
  • Hours: Tue-Sat 10am-4pm; Sunday & Monday Closed
  • Website: Pine Mountain Gold Museum
  • Cost: Varies according to activity

Rodgers Greens and Roots Organic Farm

Order fresh produce online from Rodgers Greens & Roots Farm! They are a certified organic farm in Douglasville, Georgia, on 64 acres of historic farmland along the Chattahoochee River. 15 acres are under cultivation using organic practices (10 acres in vegetables and 5 acres in perennial fruit orchards). The farm’s Owner and Operator, Ashley Rodgers, has been farming in Georgia organically for her entire career!

Rodgers Greens and Roots Organic Farm

Rodgers Greens and Roots Organic Farm

Southern Lanes

friends holding bowling balls

Southern Lanes

  • Location: 3931 Longview Dr, Douglasville, GA 30135
  • Hours: Mon-Thur 10am-11pm; Fri-Sat 10am-1am; Sun 12pm-1pm
  • Website: Southern Lanes
  • Cost: Varies according to activity

Thunderzone

  • Location: 3140 Bright Star Rd, Douglasville, GA 30135
  • Hours: Mon-Thurs 5pm-11pm; Fri 5pm-1am; Sat 12pm-1am; Sun 12pm-11pm
  • Website: Thunderzone
  • Cost: Varies according to activity

Thunderzone

The Thunder Zone logo

Sweetwater Creek Honey Farm

Sweetwater Creek Honey Farm

Sweetwater Creek Honey Farm

Purchase local honey from The Sweetwater Honey Farm! They are a migratory beekeeping company, producing various kinds of premium raw honey from their different bee yards!

Winston Park

parents and children riding bikes on a gravel path

Winston Park

  • Location: 13731 Veterans Memorial Hwy, Winston, GA 30187
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; Closed Sundays
  • Website: Winston Park
  • Cost: Free