340 Parkway 575
Woodstock, GA 30188
Phone: (770) 517-9650
Fax: (770) 517-8487
This little patch of green in the heart of the city offers a refreshing respite from the urban bustle. Despite its size, the park is beautifully landscaped, and features a gazebo and a fountain. The park also houses the Woodstock War Memorial. Thanks to its location, The Park at the City Center is a convenient meeting point for the city folk, and hosts to numerous events like concerts and festival celebrations throughout the year. Check website for more.
Located north of the city center, Olde Rope Mill Park is a picturesque recreational park by the river. The lush park offers numerous opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts from mountain biking to fishing and canoeing. The Taylor Randahl Mountain Bike Trail within the park, is extremely popular, and attracts amateur as well as professional bikers from all over the region. Besides, this the park has beautiful waterside picnic pavilions as well as decks to spend a carefree day outdoors. Check website for more.
The Lazy Guy Distillery is a small, first-generation craft distillery that has laid its roots within a 19th-century house and barn in Kennesaw. The distillery prides itself in producing small-batches of whiskey, brandy and bourbon from Georgian fruits and wheat to create spirits that boast a bold, unique and refined flavor while remaining true to tradition. The distillery offers tastings and tours of the facility to all who may be interested in learning more about the spirit and what goes in to producing it. Some popular Lazy Guy spirits include the General Whiskey, Side Track Bourbon and Kennesaw Lightening Whiskey.
Established in 2011, Burnt Hickory Brewery might be a small micro-brewery but it has carved a niche for itself with its amazing beers. Take a tour and get a glimpse on how they make their brew.
Adams Park spans across 33 acres (13.35 hectares). It features lighted baseball and softball fields, a soccer field, a playground, tennis courts, picnic spots, a community center, trails and batting cages. It is also the base of the Kennesaw Baseball Association.
Spread across 42 acres (16.99 hectares), Swift-Cantrell Park is considered to be the biggest of its kind in the town. This community park features a dog park, picnic spots, pavilions, trails, water features, playgrounds, a skateboard ramp and restrooms.
With richly wooded expanses and excellent facilities for recreation, Leita Thompson Memorial Park is one of the most visited in the city. The 2.3 mile (3.7 kilometer) trail attracts nature lovers, while the lakeside area is a picturesque picnic spot.
Visit the Cagle's Family Farm with your children for a memorable tour in the countryside. It is an educational experience for children as they learn about the day-to-day activities of the farm. There is a corn maze with clues that one can explore. The hayrides are fun too. The barn allows children to see the various farm animals like ducks, goats and a collie. Haunted barn tours are offered to the more adventurous.
This national park is located on the site of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, the last significant victory for the South during their defense of Atlanta in 1864. Centered around the namesake mountain, which rises to 1808 feet (551 meters), the park features over 16 miles (26 kilometers) of mapped trails as well as a museum commemorating the historic battle. Picnic sites, battlefield markers and monuments are peppered throughout the forested mountainside, which features great views of Atlanta in clear weather. Maps detailing the trails and battle history are available from the visitors center.
Smith-Gilbert Gardens is nestled in the 1880 Hiram Butler House. The dream project of Mr. Richard Smith and Dr. Robert Gilbert, it is spread across 16 acres (6.47 hectares). This beautiful garden has more than 3000 varieties of plants and many are rare species. Stroll their shaded trails and discover segmented parts of the garden. You will also find water features, sculptures and tea-house on your way.
The South's largest water park is located about 20 minutes from downtown in suburban Cobb County, and is open weekends during May, then daily from June through August. In addition to water slides, wading pools, and all types of aquatic rides, the park offers Friday night "Dive-In Movies," where guests watch first-run movies from inner tubes in the wave pool. Admission is calculated by height. This charge includes free admission to Six Flags' American Adventures park next door.
Marietta Square is the town square and center of all creative and community events. The lush green surroundings, landscaped area and gleaming fountain make for a pleasant sight. It also has a toy train engine playground for kids to enjoy, while parents take a stroll around. However, highlight of the square is the Gazebo, that is an ideal background for your family photographs or wedding video. Evening Concert Series and Brown Bag Concerts, farmers market, public events, weddings and similar events are regularly held here.