Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Canton, Georgia is a thriving, bustling community for people of all ages.

With over 9 parks gorgeous parks in and near the city, a busy downtown area, and plenty of theater and arts entertainment, Canton is a wonderful place to settle down, start a family, or retire! Moderate climate and plenty of outdoor activities, all surrounded by the incredible natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills and Lake Allatoona, makes Canton, Georgia one of the best places in the South to live.

Mahria Heller, top Canton GA realtor, is a true local girl, and has put together this guide of fun things to do in the area. If you are curious about buying a home or listing your home in Canton, Georgia, give her a call! 

Here is a short list of some the great things to do in the area, in no particular order!

Old Rope Mill Park

Old Rope Mill Park is a great place for picnicking & biking in beautiful wooded area. Click here for more info.

Lake Allatoona

One of the most popular lakes in the United States, and only 30 miles from Atlanta, Lake Allatoona is the local place to go for boating, fishing, swimming, camp, a picnic, hike or to simply rest. Around the shores of Allatoona there are over 25 parks, 8 marinas, 10 campgrounds.

Etowah River Park

This is a great spot for hiking or running along the river. It includes a disc golf course, a large grassy area for gathering, and beautiful scenery. Click here for more info.

The Canton Theater

Take a few steps back in time and visit the Canton Theater, a historical, elegant small theater venue watch and experience live performances such as plays, stand up comedy, or concerts. Click here for more info.

Cherokee County History Museum and Visitors Center

Located in downtown Canton’s Historic District, and best for older children and adults, the Cherokee County History Museum provides an incredible display of Cherokee County’s past. From before the time of the Cherokee Indians through the 21st century, the museum features movies, interactive iPad presentations, exhibits, and artifacts from the collections of the Cherokee County Historical Society. Click here for more info.

Hickory Log Creek Reservoir

With a peaceful location near the city, but away from the hustle and bustle, Hickory Log Creek Reservoir is a great place for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and hiking. Click here for more info.

Towne Lake Hills Golf Club

Towne Lake Hills Golf Club is one of greater Atlanta’s best golf courses, with plateaued fairways that run alongside deep ravines. The gorgeous greens is a great place to spend your morning or afternoon. Click here for more info.

Blankets Creek Bike Trails

The Blankets Creek Bike Trails are among the most popular mountain bike trails in the United States. They represent a partnership between Cherokee County, the US Army Corps of Engineers (Allatoona Lake) and SORBA Woodstock. There are over 15 miles of volunteer-maintained trails for beginners to advanced riders. Trails are closed during inclement weather. See the link below for trail status. Amenities at the trailhead include parking, pavilions and restrooms. Click here for more info!

Greenprint Trails

The Greenprint Trail System in nearby Woodstock, Georgia consists of miles of trails throughout the community that lead to downtown Woodstock. These trails connect many Towne Lake neighborhoods to downtown Woodstock.

Summer Concert in the Park Series

Located in the nearby town of Woodstock, the Northside Hospital-Cherokee Amphitheater is a 2.7 acre concert and event venue in downtown. There is an estimated seating capacity of 6,000 – 10,000, with multiple locations for accessible seating throughout the venue. The amphitheater stage is designed to accommodate small local acts as well as nationally touring artists, with sufficient slope to provide proper sight lines to the stage and with terraces providing stadium style seating for events. For more information, click here!

Cherokee County Aquatic Center

Centrally located in Canton, Georgia, the Cherokee County Aquatic Center is a great place for the whole family.
The Oasis, our outdoor leisure pool area, includes beach entry, play features, water slides, in addition to The Oasis Cafe and pavilions to enjoy the day with friends and family. For more information, click here!