Within easy reach of the Peach State’s capital of Atlanta sits the proud town of Braselton, Georgia. Founded in 1884, the town began as a quiet agricultural and plantation community and has developed into a bedroom community of sorts for Atlanta. Those who choose to rent an RV and spend some time in Braselton will be treated to the historic charm of plantation-style homes with wrap-around porches and trolleys traveling around the town center. However, you’ll also be able to indulge in gastropubs and artisan shops for a more modern flair in between your wilderness adventures. It’ll come as no surprise to you that one of Braselton’s mottos is, “A past to preserve as a future to mold.”
When choosing to book an RV in Jackson County, you are going to find yourself not only in a charming historic pocket of Georgia but also in the midst of a great natural playground. You won’t be far from forests and lakes and rivers that are sure to help you realize just how truly beautiful the Deep South is.
The Great Outdoors
Just a short drive to the west is the Little Mulberry Park in Dacula. Little Mulberry has something for everybody. Whether you want to get in touch with nature and stroll along the 2.2-mile loop around the park, try your luck at the fishing pier over Miller Lake, or even try a new sport and play a pick-up game of disc golf, you are sure to find a fun way to fill the day. Not only that, but the park is also home to a nature preserve where you can not only immerse yourself in the wilderness of northern Georgia, but you’ll be able to learn more about the biodiversity in the region.
Nestled along the shores of the northern reaches of Lake Lanier is the Don Carter State Park in Gainesville. You are sure to enjoy walking the trails along the lakeshore and taking in the towering pines and oak trees that make up this thick and rich forest. Or, maybe you’d rather get a little closer to the lake and spend some time fishing from one of the docks or soaking up some of that Southern sun on one of the beaches. When you head here with the Braselton campervan rental, you can even rent kayaks and paddleboards during the summer to explore the lake from a new angle.
For those who can’t get enough of the lake life, head to Oconee National Forest near Greensboro. A short drive south of Braselton, Oconee is home to Georgia’s largest lake: Lake Sinclair. You can enjoy fishing opportunities, boating opportunities, and even white sandy beaches. In addition to that, you’ll be able to enjoy several miles of hiking trails through the forest and around the lake. If you’re especially fascinated with local history, you can also spend part of your day at the Scull Shoals Historic Site within the park. Here, you can learn about the Native Americans that called northern Georgia home as well as the colonial history of Georgia.
When you book an RV rental in Braselton, make sure you secure a campground or two to call your home away from home. You want to be able to rest and recharge so you can fully enjoy your Georgia journey and luckily enough, there are a few places near town worth considering.
Just a short drive south of town is the North Atlanta RV Park. At North Atlanta, guests will have access to full hookups and a cable TV hookup. Due to the wooded surroundings, it is not uncommon to see some Georgia wildlife at sunset. The minimum stay here is a week.
Just to the north of Braselton is the Van Pugh South Campground on the shores of Lake Lanier. At Van Pugh, guests will have access to water/electric hookups, restroom and shower facilities, and laundry facilities. Guests will also have boat ramp access to the lake.
Explore the City
Be sure to set aside some time in your Georgia journey to explore the local community. Braselton is such a warm and inviting community filled with lots of local history to share. You are sure to enjoy your time in this charming southern town.
With a town that is incredibly proud of its history, its no surprise that it would be a prime antiquing destination. You can spend the day at the Braselton Antique Mall and travel from display to display and search for that one item that speaks to you so you can take it home and remember your Georgia journey. Or, if you’d rather, you can head to the historic district and spend time at the smaller antique shops.
If you’re looking for a little luxury, head to the winery and resort in the town. You don’t need to be a guest at this resort to sign up for a tee time and enjoy a round of golf or even visit the on-site winery. You can enjoy a tasting of the locally grown wines and also get a tour of the winery.
If you want to really dive into the town, spend some time on the Braselton Town Green. In the middle of the historic district of town, you’ll be able to see historic buildings, visit one-of-a-kind stores, let the kids play on the playground, and maybe even partake in a festival that’s happening. At the very least, you’ll be able to enjoy the warm Georgia sun.
When you decide to rent an RV for your Georgia journey, make sure you book yourself some time to enjoy some Georgia delicacies. Braselton puts you in Georgia’s lake country, so make sure to enjoy some deep-fried catfish or bass, fresh from the lakes. When you find yourself needing to restock and refuel your RV rental in Braselton, you are going to find the most options on the west side of town, especially along I-85.