Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - (Page 27)

On the lake Lake Lanier’s sparkling waters, fun and adventure are just a short drive away BY PAMELA A. KEENE Lake Lanier ★ F U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS ind out why nearly 8 million visitors every year flock to one of the largest U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ lakes in the nation. Summer is the busiest time at Lake Sidney Lanier, but people come all year long to boat, fish, golf or camp. Planning a visit to Lake Lanier in Northeast Georgia is a true family value. • • U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS Lake Lanier’s 692 miles of shoreline and 39,000 acres of water draw visitors from around the world. Boaters and fishermen enjoy the hundreds of coves and islands. Campers spend evenings under the stars nestled among tall pine trees beside gently lapping waters. With nearly a dozen lakeside restaurants and hundreds of picnic spots, visitors won’t want for food—from fresh seafood to fall-off-the-bones ribs. The prettiest time at the lake is fall, when the hardwoods turn scarlet, burgundy and gold. Interspersed among the lake’s tall pines, the fall August 2011 Clockwise from top: Lake Lanier was formed by Buford Dam, which was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the early 1950s. Right: LanierWorld offers numerous attractions for kids, including waterslides. Center: The lake is the ideal place for rowing enthusiasts to train for competitions. Left: A fisherman’s paradise, Lake Lanier is home to many varieties of fish, including spotted bass and big stripers. colors are breathtaking along the hilly banks. The lake’s largest draw is the 1,100-acre Lake Lanier Islands Resort, with an elegant lodge-style hotel, a newly renovated golf course, horseback riding, a zip-line system and family adventures. Several years ago, More online at www.georgiamagazine.org GA. DEPT. OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT the Virgil Williams family took over management of the resort, and since then a complete transformation has taken place. This year, the resort has introduced LanierWorld, a rebranded and expanded destination-within-adestination featuring Big Beach with 27 LAKE LANIER ISLANDS RESORT http://www.georgiamagazine.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - August 2011

Georgia Magazine - August 2011
Table of Contents
Viewpoint
Mailbox
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar
Currents
Georgia's Energy Outlook
Southern speedsters
From humble to highfalutin
Second helping: Barbecue
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Snapshot
Snapshot Submissions
Meet legendary NASCAR driver Rex White
The history of Lake Lanier
Gardens plant of the month; Liberty notes
Energy-efficiency tips

Georgia Magazine - August 2011

Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Georgia Magazine - August 2011 (Page Cover1)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Georgia Magazine - August 2011 (Page Cover2)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Georgia Magazine - August 2011 (Page 3)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Table of Contents (Page 4)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Viewpoint (Page 5)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Mailbox (Page 6)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Picture This? (Page 7)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Georgia News (Page 8)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Georgia News (Page 9)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Georgia News (Page 10)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Georgia News (Page 11)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Calendar (Page 12)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Calendar (Page 13)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Calendar (Page 14)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Calendar (Page 15)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Currents (Page 16)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Currents (Page 17)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Georgia's Energy Outlook (Page 18)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Southern speedsters (Page 19)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Southern speedsters (Page 20)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Southern speedsters (Page 21)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - From humble to highfalutin (Page 22)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - From humble to highfalutin (Page 23)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - From humble to highfalutin (Page 24)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - From humble to highfalutin (Page 25)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - From humble to highfalutin (Page 26)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Second helping: Barbecue (Page 26A)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Second helping: Barbecue (Page 26B)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Second helping: Barbecue (Page 26C)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Second helping: Barbecue (Page 26D)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Second helping: Barbecue (Page 26E)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Second helping: Barbecue (Page 26F)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Second helping: Barbecue (Page 26G)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Second helping: Barbecue (Page 26H)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 27)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 28)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 29)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 30)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - My Georgia (Page 31)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - My Georgia (Page 32)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - My Georgia (Page 33)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Snapshot Submissions (Page 34)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Snapshot Submissions (Page 34A)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - The history of Lake Lanier (Page 34B)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Gardens plant of the month; Liberty notes (Page 34C)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Energy-efficiency tips (Page 34D)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Energy-efficiency tips (Page Cover3)
Georgia Magazine - August 2011 - Energy-efficiency tips (Page Cover4)
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