Tired of Boating & Skiing on Lanier? Count bats!

If you’re like most families that live on Lake Lanier, you know how boring it can be. Speedboats, fishing boats, PWC, pontoon boats, houseboats, swimming, fishing, getting a tan, cool breezes on warm days, gorgeous sunsets, and sitting on the dock with friends day after day is fine, …

Where to Retire: Gainesville, GA

Where to Retire magazine has chosen … wisely. The Houston, Texas, based magazine in their July/August edition selected Gainesville, GA, as one of America’s best retirement spots for lakeside living. Well done, Where to Retire magazine.  Well done! In their feature article titled, “Laid-Back Lakeside Living” …

Sunken Treasures and Brad Wiegand

Accidents happen. After much discussion about why the houseboat and other flotsam sank into Lake Lanier near Clarks Bridge Park and Laurel Park in Hall County near Gainesville, GA, more attention is being put into removing the hazardous eyesore. Just in time to keep the passageway …

Drive Sober or Get Busted

Last year, the GA State Patrol investigated 312 accidents over the Memorial Day Holiday weekend.  There were 13 fatalities; alcohol was a factor in six of them.  In cars and trucks, eight out of nine people killed were not wearing seat belts. That is why …

Riding Shotgun with DNR Rangers

When I was asked if I wanted to ride-along with DNR Rangers patrolling Lake Lanier, I said, “Heck, yes!” Thought I’d be so cool.  Mister Media Man zooming across the lake with Dirty Harry and Marshall Dillon in a speedboat with a siren. Oh, yeah.  …

Lake Lanier App Released!

The Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau (LLCVB) “Best of Lake Lanier” mobile phone app has been released ahead of schedule. The app puts information at your fingertips about where to stay, eat or have fun on Lake Lanier — all recommended by LLCVB.  This mobile …

Applications for Lake Lanier Dock Permits

High and Dry — Robert J. Sutherland The Army Corps of Engineers is once again reviewing applications for the limited number of docks allocated to Lake Lanier. The process was halted when the lake’s levels dropped precipitously in 2007.  In 2010, permits were reviewed for …

Shady Grove Campsite Open for 2012 Season

Shady Grove Campground’s 110 beautiful campsites on the shores of Lake Lanier in Forsyth County are open from now until November 4, 2012. If Atlanta were Metropolis, Shady Grove is where Superman would spend his weekends. Beautiful weather, friendly neighbors and happy camping are always *guaranteed! (*Some restrictions apply.)