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The vibrant communities of Lee County provide attractions and entertainment year-round. Visitors and residents alike partake in any number of activities — including outdoor recreation (like camping, fishing, hiking, biking and golfing), exploring antique and specialty stores, attending local festivals, and sampling tasty cuisine at any of the local restaurants.

Located in southern Lee County, The Parks at Chehaw is an 800-acre recreation facility that features a BMX track, a wooden playscape, camping facilities (RV, tent and primitive camping), picnic pavilions and a miniature riding train. The park also includes a 100-acre wild animal park.

Lake Chehaw — a 1,400-acre man-made lake — provides boating, fishing and water skiing activities. Other recreational areas include Providence Canyon State Park, Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park, Lake Blackshear and Callaway Gardens.

Historical sites are also located throughout Lee County. Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum at Old Mt. Zion Church commemorates the 1960s’ Civil Rights Movement in Albany and southwest Georgia. The museum is located in the Freedom District (a historic district that extends from the banks of the Flint River to the museum), and includes Thronateeska Heritage Center. Westville is a living history museum that depicts an 1850 west Georgia village. Westville features more than 30 authentically furnished pre-Civil War buildings and townspeople decked out in 1850s’ dress. Other historic sites include Confederate Memorial Park, Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, Andersonville National Cemetery, and FDR’s Little White House State Historic Site.

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