DescriptionBuford Dam is on the Chattahoochee River 5 miles northwest of town. Above the dam Lake Sidney Lanier extends up both the Chattahoochee and Chestatee rivers, offering some 690 miles of shoreline.
Locals in the know rarely miss Lanier Islands Magical Nights of Lights , mid-November through December at Lake Lanier Islands Resort. Bearing tailgate picnics replete with hot cocoa and holiday treats, fans of decorative holiday excess relish this drive-through tour of one of the country's largest animated holiday light displays. The 6.5-mile route features more than a million lights.
ShoppingMall of Georgia, off I-85 exit 115 to 3333 Buford Dr. N.E., features more than 200 stores and eateries, including Belk, Dillard's, JCPenney, Macy's and Von Maur.
Things to SeeLake Lanier Islands