Summer in the South - bless our hearts. For those days our A/C needs a rest, Augusta's River Region has plenty of outdoor activities, including lakes & rivers and other ways to stay cool during these hot summer months.

Creative ways to beat the heat

  • Play in the Riverwalk Fountain: After a ride down the Augusta Riverwalk, park your bike and grab a refreshing cocktail at Noble Jones or 2nd City Distillery. Then hit the splash pad at the 8th Street Bulkhead - who says kids get to have all the fun? 
  • Wind Surf at Clarks Hill Lake : Nope, this isn't OBX - but the strong headwinds and long fetches at Clarks Hill Lake offer prime wind surfing opportunities. Spend a day learning how to wind surf with Whitecap Watersports.
  • Learn to Dive: Become a certified scuba diver with Neptune Dive and Ski and prep to dive anywhere from the shores of the Savannah River to Florida's freshwater springs. 
  • Escape to Richardson's Lake: Travel time no issue? Hit one of the region's only waterpark and outdoor recreation areas located in Aiken, SC. Waterslides and beach volleyball? Yes, please.

Need more ideas? Check out these tips from The New Augustan:

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