Attractions & Tours

Mystic Falls / Hollywood of the South™

  • Mystic Falls Guided Tour

    Owned and operated by Jessica Lowery, this guided tour meets at the Visitor Information Center, 2101 Clark Street, Covington, GA 30014.

    Prices/booking information:
    Mystic Falls Tours
    404-549-1489
    www.MysticFallsTours.com

     
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  • Covington: On Location Self-guided Tour

    Known as Hollywood of the South™, Covington has become a mecca for the television and film industry. Currently known as Mystic Falls, VA, for The Vampire Diaries, Covington/Newton County has also been home to The Dukes of Hazzard, In the Heat of the Night and over 60 film productions. Brochures are available at the Visitor Information Center.

    Covington/Newton
    Visitor Information Center

    2101 Clark Street
    Covington, GA  30014
    770-787-3868 ● 800-616-8626

     
  • Covington Walk of Stars Self-guided Tour

    Over sixty movies/TV series have been filmed in Covington/Newton County. The downtown shopping district now features pavers, installed by the Visitor Information Center, listing the actor, project, year filmed and a prominent gold star to recognize many of these productions. A directional map is available to assist in locating your favorite film/TV program.

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    Covington/Newton
    Visitor Information Center

    2101 Clark Street
    Covington, GA  30014
    770-787-3868 ● 800-616-8626
    www.GoCovington.com

     

Tours

  • Self-guided Historic Home Tour

    The perfect guide to begin a discovery of the beautiful architecture in Covington, our self-guided tour offers a walking/driving tour of restored Greek Revival mansions and Victorian cottages.
    Brochures are available at the Visitor Information Center.

    Covington/Newton
    Visitor Information Center

    2101 Clark Street
    Covington, GA  30014
    770-787-3868 ● 800-616-8626
    www.GoCovington.com

     
  • Step-On Guided Tour Information

    Enjoy the beauty of Covington and Newton County from the comfort of your own bus. A trained representative from the Visitor Information Center will board your bus and guide the driver through the area, highlighting the history and filming locations. Tours must be booked in advance. Brochures are available at the Visitor Information Center.

    Covington/Newton
    Visitor Information Center

    2101 Clark Street
    Covington, GA 30014
    770-787-3868 ● 800-616-8626
    www.GoCovington.com

     
  • Group Tour Information

    See the beauty of a historic mansion/plantation first-hand when your group books a guided home tour through the Visitor Information Center. Price based on number of attendees (minimum of 20). Tours must be booked in advance. Brochures are available at the Visitor Information Center.

    Covington/Newton
    Visitor Information Center

    2101 Clark Street
    Covington, GA 30014
    770-787-3868 ● 800-616-8626
    www.GoCovington.com

     

Attractions

  • Georgia Aquarium

    Georgia Aquarium is pleased to offer visitors and residents of Covington, Georgia and Newton County an amazing admission special for this tourist attraction in Georgia that is sure to delight both parents and children.

    When you purchase tickets to the Georgia Aquarium using the link you will be able to save up to $11 for each ticket

    Visit www.georgiaaquarium.org/newtoncvb to take advantage of these discounted rates.

    225 Baker Street NW

    Atlanta, GA 30313

     
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  • Independence In The Park

    Come early to browse the shops and eateries that line historic Downtown Covington Square. The town will soon begin to buzz with live music, while the delicacies of local food vendors fill the air with the aromatic scents of festival favorites. Not to mention all the fun activities designed for the whole family to enjoy.

    When the cool of evening sets in, two stages will give way to nine bands and multiple hours of live music of all genres. Lively music leads us up to an extraordinary display of colorful and exciting 4th of July  fireworks over the iconic Newton County Courthouse.

    Historic Covington Square

    Covington, Ga

     
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  • Covington/Newton County Trails

    The Covington/Newton trail network serves as a recreational opportunity and an alternative transportation system that connects neighborhoods, schools, parks, commercial centers, and other local and regional destinations of interest. Whether a trail means to you a place to push a stroller, walk a dog, take a walk in the woods, or bike to Alabama, we all have a common interest to see our community build on the plans set in motion over a decade ago to pave a path to Newton’s future.

    P. O. Box 2010
    Covington, GA 30015
    www.newtontrails.org

     
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  • Covington/Newton Visitor Information Center

    Located just outside metro Atlanta, Covington/Newton County boasts a reputation as one of the most picturesque and historic areas in Georgia. Make the Visitor Information Center the first stop for a plethora of information. It is the perfect place to begin a discovery of everything Covington/Newton County has to offer.

    - Self-guided Historical Markers Tour
    - Self-guided Home Tour
    - Self-guided Locations Tour
    - Historic Home Group Tours
    - Step-On Guide Tours

    2101 Clark Street
    Covington, GA 30014
    770-787-3868
    800-616-8626
    www.GoCovington.com

     
  • Bert Adams Boy Scout Camp

    Located in Covington, Bert Adams Scout Reservation provides nearly 1,300-acres for long-term resident and weekend camping, training events, and lots of outdoor Scouting fun. Thousands of Scouts and Scouters come to Bert Adams each year to participate in various events.

    218 Scout Road
    Covington, GA 30014
    770-786-3600

     
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  • Burge Plantation

    Burge Plantation is an historic 1000-acre farm in eastern Newton County, Georgia. Burge is a private hunting, shooting, and family club, and also operates a large organic farm. Burge welcomes non-club member weddings in the spring, summer, and early fall, and other limited non-member activity as shown on this website. Burge has a rich history which we invite you to explore.

    44 Jeff Cook Road
    Mansfield, GA 30055
    770-787-5152
    www.burgeplantation.com

     
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  • Burnt Pine Plantation

    For 38 years, Burnt Pine Plantation has been producing lasting memories. It’s what bird hunting and deer hunting used to be like in Georgia and throughout the Southeast. And, still is at Burnt Pine. 4,500 acres of land intensively managed for several species of game, including quail and Whitetail deer & turkey. Located just an hour east of Atlanta, we offer not only quail and deer hunting, but pheasant, dove, and turkey hunting, and fishing as well.

    1161 Blackwell Road
    Newborn, GA 30056
    706-557-0407
    www.burntpine.com

     
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  • Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

    Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center features 6,400-acres managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Offering a variety of activities and programs, this beautiful area is centrally located in the state in a beautiful wooded setting near Mansfield, Georgia, making it easily accessible from Atlanta, Athens and Macon.

    563 Elliott Trail
    Mansfield, GA 30055
    770-784-3152
    www.gadnr.org

     
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  • Covington Walk of Stars Tour

    Over sixty movies/TV series have been filmed in Covington/Newton County. The downtown shopping district now features pavers, installed by the Visitor Information Center, listing the actor, project, year filmed and a prominent gold star to recognize many of these productions. A directional map is available to assist in locating your favorite film/TV program.

    Download Map

    Covington/Newton
    Visitor Information Center

    2101 Clark Street
    Covington, GA  30014
    770-787-3868 ● 800-616-8626
    www.GoCovington.com

     
  • Factory Shoals Recreation Park

    This beautiful nature park, situated along the Alcovy River in the southern portion of Newton County, contains over 450-acres. The park is a haven for picnickers, campers, swimmers, hikers, rafters and nature lovers in general.

    450 Newton Factory Bridge Road
    Covington, GA 30014
    770-787-6670

     
  • Fox Vineyards

    The winery offers a variety of wines made on site; you might also have the opportunity to watch the actual process of harvesting or bottling of the wine! Wine tastings are available.

    225 Highway 11 South
    Social Circle, GA 30025

     
  • Gaither Plantation

    This historic property was once a working plantation and the site of Civil War battles. A Primitive Baptist Church has been relocated to the grounds and it is said Confederate soldiers were hidden in the attic and basement of the house. Now owned by Newton County, this property is a wonderful location for weddings, family reunions and business meetings.

    270 Davis Ford Road
    Covington, GA 30014
    678-625-1200
    www.gaitherplantation.com

     
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  • Georgia FFA/FCCLA Center

    Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center is a non-profit educational facility designed with the purpose of providing the youth of Georgia with a site for leadership and career development. Started in 1937 as an FFA Camp for rural youth, it has evolved into a premier camp facility and conference center for the FFA and FCCLA Organizations, as well as many other youth and adult organizations.

    720 FFA Road (Highway 36)
    Covington, GA 30014
    770-786-6926
    www.georgiaffacamp.org

     
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  • Lake Varner / Cornish Creek Reservoir

    The Cornish Creek Reservoir offers a natural setting to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Fish, picnic, read, enjoy nature and watch wildlife within minutes of downtown Covington. The reservoir is managed in coordination with the Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division and is stocked with a wide variety of fish.

    11905 Alcovy Road
    Covington, GA 30014
    770-784-2049

     
  • Georgia Wildlife Federation

    Georgia Wildlife Federation encourages protection and restoration of waters, wildlife, forest and field. Through advocacy, education and stewardship, GWF has shaped every aspect of Georgia’s diverse environmental landscape.

    11600 Hazelbrand Road
    Covington, GA 30014
    770-787-7887
    www.gwf.org

     
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  • Salem Campground

    Salem Camp Meeting was founded in 1828 and is one of the oldest existing, thriving camp meetings in the nation. The interdenominational camp meeting is a place of peace where worship, reunion and spiritual renewal can be found. Families and friends return annually to stay for the week and participate in a variety of activities for children, young people and adults. The Camp Ground also has camper hook ups and a hotel with private baths, a nostalgic wrap around porch with rocking chairs and home style cooking.

    3940 Salem Road
    Covington, GA 30016
    770-786-6841
    www.salemcampmeeting.org

     
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  • Starrsville Plantation

    Starrsville Plantation offers beauty in its simplicity.  If you are looking for a country vintage, country western or just a beautiful wedding venue, Starrsville Plantation is the perfect location!

    283 Bo Jones Road
    Covington, GA 30014
    770-787-1366

     
  • Yellow River

    Come float down the peaceful waters of the Yellow River in Porterdale. The Porterdale Yak Club can supply you with everything you need for wonderful lazy afternoon.

    2400 Main Street
    Porterdale, GA 30070
    770-786-2217
    www.cityofporterdale.com

     
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Parks & Rec

  • Academy Springs Park

    Academy Spring Park is located in the city limits of Covington at the corner of Conyers Street and Legion Drive.  The playground equipment was originally installed by the Covington Lions Club; the park is now maintained by the City of Covington.

    3120 Conyers Street
    Covington, GA 30014
    770-843-5939 (pavilion rental)
    www.covingtongalions.org

     
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  • Baker Field

    Baker Field is located on Conyers Street next to the Conyers Street Gym. This is a small field that is used by youth baseball and softball teams for games and practices. Baker Field is a community field that is available to the public when activities are not scheduled.

    1146 Conyers Street
    Covington, GA 30014
    770-786-4373
    www.newtonrecreation.com

     
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  • Beaver Park

    Beaver Park is used as a youth baseball and softball practice field. A walking track circles the park’s large open field and leads to the pavilion and tennis court. The large field is a great place to throw a football; or fly a kite. The open area also offers kids a place to run around and play games such as tag. The park also has a playground for the entertainment of young children.

    Highway 213
    Mansfield, GA 30055
    770-786-4373
    www.newtonrecreation.com

     
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  • Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center

    Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center features 6,400-acres managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Offering a variety of activities and programs, this beautiful area is centrally located in the state in a beautiful wooded setting near Mansfield, Georgia, making it easily accessible from Atlanta, Athens and Macon.

    563 Elliott Trail
    Mansfield, GA 30055
    770-784-3152
    www.gadnr.org

     
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  • City Pond Park

    City Pond Park is located just off of Interstate 20 on Old City Pond Road. City Pond offers a wide variety of activities. Its six lighted baseball fields offer baseball excitement to children and adults.

    13501 City Pond Road
    Covington, GA 30014
    770-786-4373
    www.newtonrecreation.com

     
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  • Conyers Street Gym

    Conyers Street Gym is located in Downtown Covington beside Baker Field. The Gym consists of one full sized basketball court that doubles as a volleyball court.

    1146 Conyers Street
    Covington, GA 30014
    770-786-4373
    www.newtonrecreation.com

     
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  • Covington/Newton County Trails

    The Covington/Newton trail network serves as a recreational opportunity and an alternative transportation system that connects neighborhoods, schools, parks, commercial centers, and other local and regional destinations of interest. Whether a trail means to you a place to push a stroller, walk a dog, take a walk in the woods, or bike to Alabama, we all have a common interest to see our community build on the plans set in motion over a decade ago to pave a path to Newton’s future.

    P. O. Box 2010
    Covington, GA 30015
    www.newtontrails.org

     
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  • Denny Dobbs Park

    Denny Dobbs Park is a new state of the art regional park. The first phase has such amenities as pavilions, playgrounds, trails, basketball courts, landscaping, and a new interactive play game called NEOS.

    6244 Highway 212
    Covington, GA 30016
    770-786-4373
    www.newtonrecreation.com

     
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  • Georgia FFA/FCCLA Center

    Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center is a non-profit educational facility designed with the purpose of providing the youth of Georgia with a site for leadership and career development. Started in 1937 as an FFA Camp for rural youth, it has evolved into a premier camp facility and conference center for the FFA and FCCLA Organizations, as well as many other youth and adult organizations.

    720 FFA Road (Highway 36)
    Covington, GA 30014
    770-786-6926
    www.georgiaffacamp.org

     
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  • Georgia Wildlife Federation

    Georgia Wildlife Federation encourages protection and restoration of waters, wildlife, forest and field. Through advocacy, education and stewardship, GWF has shaped every aspect of Georgia’s diverse environmental landscape.

    11600 Hazelbrand Road
    Covington, GA 30014
    770-787-7887
    www.gwf.org

     
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  • Miracle League of Covington

    The Miracle League complex will include a custom-designed field with a cushioned rubberized surface to help prevent injuries, wheelchair accessible dugouts, and a completely flat surface to eliminate any barriers to wheelchair-bound or visually impaired players. Accessible restrooms, a concession stand, and picnic pavilion will also be incorporated within this design. The complex is located at City Pond Park in Covington.

    13501 City Pond Road
    Covington, GA 30014
    770-786-4373
    www.newtonrecreation.com

     
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  • Newton County Recreation Commission

    Newton Recreation provides recreation to generate an exciting, dynamic quality of life by offering the highest quality facilities and programs. These programs meet the ever changing needs and the physical, social and emotional interests of individuals of all ages and abilities.

    6185 Turner Lake Road
    Covington, GA 30014
    770-786-4373
    www.newtonrecreation.com

     
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  • Stone Road Complex (Hamm Fields)

    Stone Road Complex is a 3 field Adult Softball Complex located on the outskirts of the Covington city limits. The fields are also known as Hamm Fields, named after the Hamm family. Recently installed is a large tot-lot for children between the ages of 2 and 5. The park is complete with a full concessions stand, scorekeeper’s booth and is handicapped accessible.

    70 Stone Road
    Oxford, GA 30054
    770-786-4373
    www.newtonrecreation.com

     
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  • Turner Lake Complex

    Turner Lake Complex (158 acres with 26 acre lake) has a 34,000 square foot building housing Recreation Commission offices, a gymnasium, a full service senior center and a 275+ meeting room. The facility is home to four state-of-the-art Girls Softball Fields. Well lighted and easily accessible, these regulation fields were developed to meet the needs and requirements of sanctioned softball tournaments.

    6185 Turner Lake Road
    Covington, GA 30014
    770-786-4373
    www.newtonrecreation.com

     
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Golf

  • Ashton Hills Golf Club

    Ashton Hills is located just 35 miles east of Atlanta and convenient to I-20. Previously Indian Creek Golf Club, this upscale semi-private course has recently undergone renovations and reopened in mid-August to the public. Come play the newly re-contoured Mini Verde Greens and check out the totally renovated Club House!

    10400 Bypass Road
    Covington, GA 30014
    770-385-0064
    www.ashtonhillsgc.com

     
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  • The Oaks Golf Course

    The Oaks Golf Course, set beneath the graceful oaks east of Atlanta, the Oaks Course is located in the heart of historic Covington, Georgia. Whether stopping by for lunch, business, or a leisurely 18-holes on this Top-100 Georgia golf course, anyone can enjoy unforgettable southern hospitality amidst the pristine natural beauty and the view from the clubhouse.

    11240 Brown Bridge Road
    Covington, GA 30014
    770-786-3801
    www.golfoaks.com

     
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