Waterfalls, Trails, Adventure, & Fried Green Tomatoes

Monroe County Historical Society Museum

126 East Johnston Street Forysth, GA 31029 (478) 994-5070

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Visit Monroe County it offers outstanding recreational facilities including lakes, irrigation reservoirs, campgrounds, picnic areas and hiking trails. Restaurants, hotels, shopping, parks and golf courses exist in the area, and we are in close proximity to the City of Atlanta.

Contact Us

Board of Commissioners
38 W. Main St.
P.O. Box 189
Forsyth, GA 31029
Phone: 478-994-7000
Fax: (478) 994-7294

Office Hours: 8am - 5pm
Monday - Friday

E-Verify ID: 47019
Date Issued: 7-10-2007

Located northwest of Macon, High Falls State Park is named for tumbling cascades on the Towaliga River. Boat rental, ramps and fishing docks provide easy access to the park’s lake, known as one of Georgia’s top fishing spots for hybrid and white bass.

High Falls State Park

The Whistle Stop Cafe was originally a general store. They turned into a restaurant specifically for the film “Fried Green Tomatoes.” The owner of the building then decided to open the doors and run the “original” Whistle Stop Cafe.

The Whistle Stop Cafe

Nestled in the red clay hills of Georgia, this cotton plantation was owned by a single family for more than 140 years. It survived Gen. Sherman’s “March to the Sea,” typhoid fever, the cotton boll weevil, the advent of steam power and a transition from farming to forestry.

Jarrell Plantation

In 2013, a dream of sharing this special piece of property was realized when Rum Creek Farm began hosting special events on the property.  Rum Creek Farm remains family-owned and operated, and it is our goal to provide the best in southern hospitality to each and every guest.

Rum Creek Farm