Attractions in Marietta, Georgia

Attractions in Marietta, Georgia
Located just a short drive from Atlanta and Gainesville, Marietta, Georgia is a Southern city that is rich in tradition and history. As the site of several major Civil War battles and a stop on General Sherman's infamous march to the sea, Marietta is an ideal destination for history buffs. Although it is a metropolitan city, Marietta is also surrounded by several parks, green belts and nature preserves, offering residents and visitors a wide range of outdoor activities and attractions to enjoy.

Red Top Mountain State Park

Situated on the shores of Georgia's Lake Allatoona, Red Top Mountain State Park is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can hike and bike on more than 12 miles of trails, or go fishing, boating and swimming at the lake. The park also offers a visitors center, tent and cabin camping, picnic areas, a marina store and boat rentals.

Red Top Mountain State Park
50 Lodge Rd SE
Cartersville, GA 30121
(800) 864-7275
(770) 975-4226
redtopmountainstatepark.org

Stone Mountain Park

Located just a short drive away from Marietta, Stone Mountain Park offers plenty of outdoor fun and excitement for visitors of all ages to enjoy. With 15 miles of wooded nature trails, birdwatching areas, a fishing lake and a campground, Stone Mountain is a fabulous destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors can also tour an antebellum plantation, take a ride up the mountain on a Swiss cable car, ride a 1940s train and enjoy one of the park's many special events throughout the year.

Stone Mountain Park
U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
(770) 498-5710
stonemountainpark.com

Kennesaw Mountain Hiking and Biking Trails

Kennesaw Mountain Trail
Expert hikers and bikers will enjoy a climb up Kennesaw Mountain on this steep trail with rocky terrain. The trail begins at the Kennesaw Mountain visitors center and travels past a mountain spring, a scenic overlook and a variety of Civil War battlements including rifle pits, gun embankments and trenches.

Burnt Hickory Loop Trail
This challenging loop trail is excellent for exploring Kennesaw Mountain and Pigeon Hill. The rugged trail offers scenic views and a walk through Civil War history as it passes by the Georgia Memorial, a monument commemorating the famous Civil War Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. At the top, hikers are rewarded with a stunning 360-degree view of Pigeon Hill and the surrounding area.

Kennesaw Mountain Visitor Center & Bookstore
900 Kennesaw Mountain Drive
Kennesaw, GA 30152
(770) 427-4686 ext. 0
nps.gov/kemo/index.htm

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