Nestled in the foothills of the Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains and nurtured by the Chattahoochee and Chestatee Rivers, Lake Sidney Lanier is named for the poet Sidney Clopton Lanier, whose admiration of the area's scenic beauty inspired him to compose his famous "Song of the Chattahoochee".
Lake Lanier is one of America's favorite lakes. With several million visitors annually enjoying its recreational facilities, it has been the most visited Corp of Engineers project in the nation.One reason for the lake's popularity is its proximity to metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. A well-developed road network surrounds Lake Lanier, with several highways crossing the main body. Visitors can enjoy the city of Atlanta and, in the space of a short drive, can lose themselves in the tranquility at Lake Lanier.Lake Lanier, impounded by Buford Dam, encompasses 38,000 surface acres of water with 540 miles of shorelines. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has developed and operates numerous public parks around the lake for camping and day-use activities.Lake Lanier Islands, a development by the State of Georgia and the Corps of Engineers, is the major resort area on the lake. The Islands complex provides picnicking, camping, beach areas, a water theme park, tennis courts, golf courses, rental boats, and hotel accommodations. Numerous other recreation areas operated by county and city agencies also offer recreational opportunities around the lake.
Lake Lanier was host to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Rowing and Sprint/Canoe/Kayak Events, as well as the 1996 Paralympic Yachting events. These honors have helped make Lanier a world class lake.
Mall of Georgia presents the 10th annual Fabulous 4th Lights Up Gwinnett with the Kids Zone opening at 2pm, and fireworks at dusk. Get there early for a good seat and enjoy an open air screening of Sherlock Holmes 2. Admission Free.
When: July 4th, 2012 2pm
Where: 3333 Buford Drive, Buford GA 30518
For more information, please call 770-271-9458 or visit www.mallofgeorgia.com
Lake Lanier Association members may be interested in the following Barefoot Sailing Club annoucement:
BAREFOOT SAILING CLUB HOSTING SPECIAL COAST GUARD SPEAKER AT JULY MEETING
Do you ever wonder what the US Coast Guard does besides rescue people in life-threatening situations on the ocean and along the coast, or chase down drug smugglers in the Caribbean? Well, now’s your chance to learn about the interesting, multi-faceted missions of our Coast Guard.
Barefoot Sailing Club is honored to bring to the Atlanta area boating community the speaker for its July Monthly Meeting on Monday, July 23rd, Captain Pauline F. Cook, Deputy Director of Marine Transportation Systems, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters. Captain Cook has had extensive on-the-water command experience with the Coast Guard, as well as many years of safety management and oversight at different major ports around the US, and now, as a Deputy Director, she is responsible for oversight of 12 mission areas, or programs, within the Coast Guard. She will talk about those mission areas that should have the widest interest to our audience.
Please join us at Nemoe’s Tavern & Grille (new venue!!), at 6025 Peachtree Parkway, in the Peachtree Corners area in Norcross, GA (for directions, go to www.nemoes.com/location, and click on the map or the “Location” tab). Socializing begins at 6 p.m., then a delightful buffet dinner at 7, followed by the program at 8.
For more info on the speaker, details and cost, directions, and to RSVP (required) for the buffet and program, please go to the BFSC website, www.barefootsailing.org, and on the home page, go to the “Upcoming Events” tab in the info bar at the top of the page, and click on “July Monthly Meeting”.
For any questions about this event, or problems with the weblinks, please contact:
Lee R. Cook
Wow! It was a hazy warm day today at Lake Lanier. Now that we have hit Summer, the temperatures seem to be heading up. I didn't even bother to hit the boat today. Just decided to float in the water in the back of our cove at Johnson Creek on Lake Lanier. Nice, relaxing, Lake Lanier waters! Perfect for this hot, summer day!
We’re seeing market improvement for home sales in North Atlanta with inventory down nearly to a balanced market. But Lake Lanier home sales are a market in and of themselves so I thought it would be worth looking at where we are now and compare that to the same period last year. Especially since we are right in the heat of the market for sales on the lake.
Wow! What a Friday night we had last night. I can tell you this post will be short on real estate and more on things to do around Lake Lanier. Last night started early around 6:30. Since we lost an anchor for our boat the previous weekend, we decided to head over to the store that has it all when it comes to boating, West Marine! Located in Buford on Lake Lanier Islands Parkway, this place has it all!
Full Moon Zipping does not refer to a lack of clothing while taking a canopy tour at Lake Lanier Islands!
Full Moon Zipping is zipping by the light of the moon on the Pine Isle Tour!
The Pine Isle Tour consist of 11 zip lines, several are 1,000 feet or longer and features dual racing lines that are 1,500 feet long! The tour will take 3 – 3 1/2 hrs. to complete with a full group of 6 for Full Moon Zipping. The moonlight reflecting off the lake will be a sight to remember for years to come!
Welcome to the weekend! My wife and I drove through Lake Lanier Islands this evening to see the latest improvements.
My Droid Phone's camera just doesn't portray some of the amazing photography available at the Islands. However, these two were photos that I just had to post! More to come tomorrow...Stay with us!
Adult Learn to Paddle Class are at the Lake Lanier Canoe and Kayak Venue.
Classes will include four coached lessons, where participants will learn basic paddling skills, water safety, and gain exposure to many different boats.
The lessons will be taught in a relaxed, fun atmosphere that stresses the enjoyment of the lake in a healthy, environmentally friendly way.