Attractions Around Canton, Georgia

Attractions Around Canton, Georgia
Canton Georgia is 30 miles from Atlanta, 33 miles from Stone Mountain and is located at the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This small town tries to merge their old heritage with new opportunities to provide a complete living experience for it's residents and visitors. Canton is home to hiking trails, three wooded bicycle trails, fishing sites, golfing and six parks.

The Crescent Farm Historical Center

The Crescent Farm Historical Center is on the National Register of Historic Places and is known as the Rock Barn. The barn and the main house cover most of the 400 acres farm. The barn is made of stones from the Etowah River. The owner of this farm built the barn as a stable for racehorses and is now maintained and run by the Cherokee County Historical Society.
The Crescent Farm Historical Center
658 Marietta Highway
Canton, GA 30114
(770) 345-3288
http://www.rockbarn.org/

Boiling Park

Boiling Park has something to offer everyone in the family. A gravel walking track with exercise stations, tennis courts, racquetball courts, basketball courts and a soccer field are available for games or fitness training. There also picnic areas, play grounds, hiking trails and covered pavilions for parties. The pavilion rents for $50 to residents and $75 to non-residents of Canton.
Boiling Park
Streets and Parks Department
2525 Ridge Road
Canton, Georgia 30114
(770) 720-7674

The Fairways of Canton Golf Club

The Fairways of Canton Golf Club is located in Laurel Canyon and is inspired by golf courses of old with deep bunkers, small greens and short fairways. This mountain layout course has a clubhouse and professional staff to assist with all the needs of its members and guests. A practice facility, golf shop, club repair shop and restaurant are offered at the Fairways. In addition, they offer private and group golf lessons for a fee. This is a public/private course with daily fees and membership dues for full and associate members. Full fees are $199 a month and associate fees are $99 monthly.
The Fairways of Canton
400 Laurel Canyon Pkwy
Canton, GA 30114-4458
(800) 980-1226
http://www.fairwaysofcanton.net/

Fort Buffington

Fort Buffington was established in 1837 and was a stockade for Cherokee Indians while they waited transport to the West. This fort is known as the "Trail of Tears" since over 4,000 Cherokees may have died in this stockade and while on the 800 mile journey to the reservations. The spot where this fort once stood is believed to be located on Harmony Drive off Hwy 20 and the "Trail of Tears" organization along with the Cherokee County Historical Society is working on a archeological dig to prove the site.
Fort Buffington "Trail of Tears"
Harmony Drive and Hwy 20
Canton, GA 30114

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