Whether you like to purchase or pick your own fresh & locally grown foods, play ball, drop a line in the water or just take a leisurely stroll, Berrien County is filled with a variety of tourism and recreational options.
Visitors from all over the world join us for our beautiful scenery and enjoy many activities. Our local businesses are also featured in the Georgia Agritourism and Explore Georgia websites and publications.
Due to our vast farm areas, we offer several agri-tourism attractions where you can pick your own produce or get lost in a sugar cane maze. For more information on agri-tourism in the area log onto Georgia Grown Trails.
Berrien County boasts hundreds of acres of unblemished woods for hunting and camping enthusiast. For the hunter in the family, there are several hunting clubs within the county as well as preserves that offer private scheduled hunts. If fishing is more your speed, the Alapaha River as well as Paradise Public Fishing Area provide the area with freshwater fishing, as do the many private ponds and lakes in the county.
Paradise Public Fishing Area
Paradise Public Fishing Area offers access to bank and boat fishing, with 60 lakes and ponds, managed to provide bass, bream, crappie, and channel catfish. The area offers fishing, picnicking, hiking, primitive tent camping, fishing pier, and a fish cleaning station. Please click the brochures below for more information.
Shopping, Dining & Lodging
For those who are less outdoorsy, Berrien County offers several shopping and dining options. We have a variety of retail stores and many locally owned restaurants as well as a few larger, corporate options. Kick back and relax at our local Horse Creek Winery or stay the night at the beautiful, Our Place Hotel to enjoy the feel of small town living. Enjoy painting your own pottery at Arts Afire while enjoying goodies from Hayley’s Coffee, Tea, and Sweets. Also, stop by the Nashville Farmers Market to enjoy some of our delicious, local produce and homemade goodies!
For the historians, you may be interested in visiting the Berrien County Historical Foundation for a tour of the Historic Berrien County Courthouse built in 1898 or the Berrien County Jail built in 1903. Driving around the cities and county, you will feel like you’re stepping back in time as you pass the many old barns, homes, and businesses.
The Berrien County Recreation Department services over 1,500 area youth each year offering a variety of sports including baseball, softball, basketball, football, cheerleading, tennis and soccer. The Recreation Department also maintains three public tennis courts. For more information on the Berrien County Recreation Department call 229-686-6576.