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Uncover adventure and history in Cartersville: Ultimate summer guide

Located a stone’s throw from the Atlanta metro area, Cartersville has tons to offer, from history to outdoor fun. Head up Interstate 75 and spend some time at these seven must-visit spots this summer!

Terminus Wake Park

Hiking, mountain biking, boating, fishing, picnics or parties — find space for it all in this park, which takes its name from its soil’s high levels of iron ore. Find everything you need to launch onto the 12,000-acre Allatoona Lake at the full-service marina. Or partake in 15 miles of wooded trails before exploring a reconstructed 1800s homestead. Finally, settle in for the night in a rented cottage, campground space or yurt.

Location: 50 Lodge Road SE, Cartersville; Website:; Hours: 7 a.m. to dusk

Etowah Disc Golf Course

Make a day of disc golf near the scenic beauty of the Etowah River! Artificial turf tees and DISCatcher Pro targets characterize these 18 holes, and you’ll also see beautiful rock formations. Be prepared to pay a $5-day fee by credit or debit card.

Location: 782 Allatoona Dam Rd., Cartersville; Website:; Hours: Spring to fall from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; other times of year - daylight hours

Cartersville Farmers Market

Local products meet farm-fresh produce at this weekly market in downtown Cartersville. Live entertainment and art round out this patchwork quilt of offerings. Come out and help a community grow as you contribute to the local economy and make new connections!

Location: 10 N. Public Square, Cartersville; Website:; Hours: Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon from May to September

Pettit Environmental Preserve

Drop the devices for a day and hike, fish or picnic on these 60 scenic acres. Enjoy wood duck nesting boxes and identifying markers for more than 50 species of trees, along with swinging and floating bridges and trails of varying lengths. Or catch environmental education programs on certain dates.

Location: 29 Vineyard Road, Dallas; Website:; Hours: Visits are by reservation and occur between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. An open hike (no reservations required) takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month.

Etowah Indian Mounds

Step into Mississippian culture at this state historic site, a complex Native American peoples used from 1,000 A.D. to 1550 A.D. Find six earth mounds, a village site and more. Learn about how the mounds played into burial and rituals, and hike along the Etowah River to see a fish weir and learn how native trees factored into medicine and food.

Location: 813 Indian Mounds Road SE, Cartersville; Website:; Hours: Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (mounds access closes at 4:30 p.m.)

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