Watkinsville, GA ~ including Oconee County, GA


Main Street in Watkinsville, GA

Main Street in Watkinsville, GA

Shopping & Street Scenes from Watkinsville, GA

Watkinsville, Georgia is becoming a shopping mecca!  Out the stretch of Highway 316, which runs along the south edge of Oconee County, Georgia, you’ll find the big name shops like Kohls, WalMart, Kroger Grocery Store, Lowes & Home Depot, and more.  But hidden away in the heart of the downtown district are some really cool shops like:

  • Southern Belles and Beaus– premium children’s clothes with custom embroidery available.
  • Circa Antiques & Art– always has the most gorgeous glass Christmas ornaments and something special for your home or gift.
  • Books Galore is my favorite place to get my reading fix!  I buy new books there and then get to trade them back in for other used books.  I visit several times a month and Gail and her staff are super friendly and knowledgeable!  Be prepared for them to ask you which books were your favorites!


Join me below on a quick tour of some shopping areas in and around Watkinsville– where there really is something for everyone! And of course there are plenty of places to grab a delightful bite to eat so you can refuel during your shopping frenzy!



Play outside in Oconee County, GA!

Farmers Market in Watkinsville, Oconee County, Georgia

Early Saturday mornings in the summer, you’ll often find me at the Oconee County Farmer Market located at 26 North Main St, Watkinsville, GA 30677 in front of the Eagle Tavern Museum.  Open: Saturday mornings from May 13 until October.


The vendors offer fresh certified naturally grown and locally grown produce and flowers, free range eggs, herbal body products and more.


Eat fresh…Have Fun!


Harris Shoals Park sign in Watkinsville Georgia - Oconee County


Wooded beauty, babbling shoals, and covered picnic areas all work together to bring peace to your heart when you visit Harris Shoals Park.  Harris Shoals Park is located off Experiment Station Road, near downtown Watkinsville.  Other fun things to do in the park:

  • Horshoe Pits
  • Childrens Playground
  • Baseball Field
  • Walking Trail – dog friendly (leash laws apply)
  • Play in the Shoals – dog friendly (leash laws apply)

 The Playground at Harris Shoals Park in Watkinsville GA  The Shoals at Harris Shoals Park in Watkinsville GA


Take a short drive down Georgia Highway 15, towards Greensboro and watch for the Elder Mill Covered Bridge signs on the left.  This bridge was constructed in 1897 and is one of the few remaining covered bridges that allows traffic to cross in Georgia that has not been reinforced with steel beams underneath.  The bridge, 100 feet long, originally covered Calls Creek and was moved to its current location in 1924.  Restoration was last done to the bridge in 1997.


Elders Mill Covered Bridge in Oconee County Georgia  Elders Mill Covered Bridge in Oconee County Georgia


Other Oconee County, Georgia Parks to Check Out:





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