Take the Polar Bear Plunge for Valentine’s Day!

Wear a wetsuit or a bikini to take the Polar Bear Plunge for Valentine’s Day on Saturday, February 9, 2019, on the docks behind the boathouse at Lake Lanier Olympic Park.

Lake Lanier Olympic Park Manager Robyn Lynch

News sources local to Gainesville are reporting about the new Lake Lanier Olympic Park Manager Robyn Lynch. To follow up on those stories, I asked several influential people who have first-hand knowledge of such things to confirm her appointment. ¬†Everyone said something like, “Yup, that’s …

Dragon Boat Races Flow on September 10, 2016

Dragon boats being thrust through the waters of Lanier, powered by friends and (just for the races) foes, is oddly elegant. Hideous heads on the extremely colored crafts take on a bizarre beauty as you begin to enjoy the dragon boat races.

Rio on the Water Olympic Celebration at Lake Lanier

Governor Nathan Deal and his wife (who probably did get free tickets) will lead the festivities on Friday, August 5, 2016, commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the 1996 Olympic Games where the Canoe/Kayak/Rowing events were held on Lake Lanier.

Gov. Deal Joins Rio on the Water Celebration

Rio on the Water takes place on Friday, August 5, 2016, at Lake Lanier Olympic Park on Clarks Bridge Road near Gainesville, GA. It’s the 20th Anniversary of the 1996 Olympic Games where the Canoe/Kayak/Rowing events were held.