Recreation

Celebrate the 4th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival with an old-fashioned country flavor – the newest event sponsored by Meriwether County Tourism. Featuring local artists, live entertainment, variety of food vendors, helicopter rides, kids’ activities, Georgia grown produce, homemade peach ice cream, music, and many more activities planned.

Held on the 2nd Saturday in June, the event’s venue is on the grounds of Lake Meriwether in Woodbury, Ga, where you can enjoy picnics, boating, fishing, camping and the newly opened disc golf course. This beautiful 144-acre lake offers a variety of native fish including bass, brim, catfish and crappie. Lake Meriwether also offers multiple camp sites for primitive camping and drive-through sites with limited electric/water hook-ups.

The Cove & the Flint River: Bows & Arrows, Bugles and Bootleggers

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In a study report for the GA Department of Natural Resources notes the cove contained artifacts that proved the long term existence of indigenous people in the area – especially where the Flint River bisects the cove.

With the cessation of Native American land during the first half of the nineteenth century, the cove became home to Scotts-Irish pioneers/settlers who, to supplement meager incomes, began producing tax free liquor in the recesses of the cove. The cove fostered a long tradition of illegal moonshine production and the high-spirited antiestablishment way of life that is attached to an underground industry. The cove was an ideal location as no one could enter or leave without the local population being fully aware of their presence. Points of entry to the cove were guarded by locals who, when federal tax agents approached, blew bugles that echoed throughout the basin and walls allowing for a cessation of illegal activity until the lawmen had departed.

The tradition of Scotts-Irish immigrants making non-aged corn whiskey in hidden locations around the cove goes back 150 years.