Summer is finally here! And with the travel season in full swing, we want to share some fun things you can do while visiting Cherokee County.
Constructed in 1912 for the Marietta and North Georgia Railroad, the Woodstock Depot is a historic landmark that’s well worth a visit. Among a collection of History Cherokee’ s preservation landmarks, this historic depot is now home to a local farm-to-table restaurant called Freight Kitchen & Tap. Their summer specials include a new Brunch menu and events like Tito Tuesdays. After dinner, come visit the Northside Hospital Amphitheater as part of Woodstock’s free Summer Concerts series!
Georgia summers get hot and humid, so it’s always a good idea to have some indoor activities. Visit the Historic Canton Theatre for some of their summer screenings and programming. The theatre, built in 1911, is owned and operated by the City of Canton and showcases live theatre from local and traveling productions as well as entertainment and film screenings. Between June 9th and July 28th, visitors can swing by for $1 family movie screenings of popular family movies like Raya and the Last Dragon, Lady & the Tramp, and Moana.
Gibb’s Gardens is a world-class 300+ acre garden just six miles north-east of Historic Ball Ground, GA. Summer is a great time to visit Gibb’s as many of their flowers – including Knockout Roses, Hydrangeas, Waterlilies, Daylilies, Crape Myrtles, and Annuals & Perennials – bloom this time of year. Additionally, signing up for a limited time Summer Membership reduces the entrance fee to only $10 for adults during the weekdays, making this a cheap and stunning experience.
Connected to Reinhardt University in Waleska, the Funk Heritage Center is a local history museum dedicated to preserving the history of early Native Americans and Appalachian settlers. Though registration has closed for their Trail of Tears: Context and Perspectives workshop in July, you can read the works they plan to discuss here. Dr. Andrew Denson will also discuss how to commemorate the Trail of Tears in the South on July 9th at 2:00pm for the low price of $10.
If you’re near Holly Springs and are looking for some good cardio, Blanket’s Creek offers a variety of mixed-use trails. During the summer, the trails are open longer and the natural foliage around the trail provides protection from the harsh sun. This site has a stunning landscape and is just one of the many examples of Cherokee County’s natural environment and unique topography.
Opening in 2022, History Cherokee's Cherokee County History Center is a museum with the mission of preserving and sharing Cherokee County’s rich past from pre-history to modern day. Stay in touch with the latest happenings by subscribing to emails and newsletters at the bottom of this page.