Travel is important, but especially for making memories. Everyone documents their vacations with photos. If it didn’t happen on Instagram, did it even happen at all? Let us help you find the best photo worthy spots in Columbia County with our list of the most Instagram-able places in Columbia County. No sense in hiding those photos! Make sure to share your photos using #choosecolumbiacounty for a chance to be featured!
Betty’s Branch– Betty’s Branch, a tributary to the Savannah River, is a spot favorited by local kayakers and for good reason. First, there is no need to carpool as you launch and end at the same spot. Secondly, this route is rich with wildlife such as turtles, heron, osprey, deer, hawks, otters, raccoons, owls, beavers, foxes, and occasionally a wild boar. Last, but certainly not least, the selfie opportunities are endless. The most photographed spot on this route is the train tussle that crosses the Savannah River.
Evans Towne Center Park/Lady Antebellum Pavilion– No trip is complete without a visit to Evans Towne Center Park, especially when you attend a concert at the Lady Antebellum Pavilion. The unique shape of the Lady A’s roof, coupled with a dramatic sunset, makes for the perfect photo.
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Feathered Friends Forever– For something a little more off the beaten path, head on over to Feathered Friends Forever and take a selfie with one of the resident parrots. Feathered Friends is the nation’s largest Tropical Bird rescue and second largest in the world.
Historic Augusta Canal Headgates at Savannah Rapids Park– This is arguably the most iconic and beautiful areas of Columbia County. The headgates of the historic Augusta Canal are both unusual and beautiful. Like Betty’s Branch, some of the best spots are from the water, but unlike it, the headgates are easily accessible by land. In fact, this is a popular site for walking, jogging, biking as well as kayaking and canoeing.
As if you needed more convincing, the other opportunities for dramatic shots include the love locks…
the Spanish Moss…
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and the waterfall.
Laurel and Hardy Museum of Harlem, GA– Nothing is more iconic to Harlem than Oliver Hardy. So much so, there is an entire museum dedicated to him and his comedic partner, Stan Laurel. At the Laurel and Hardy Museum, one can put on a bowler hat and pose for a picture with these legendary men.