Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
138 Keith Drive
Canton, GA 30114
Phone: (770) 345-1994
Fax: (770) 345-3547
A city that was the former stronghold of the Cherokee Native American tribe, Canton has survived a brutal past to emerge an economically prominent city in the Cherokee County of Georgia. For hundreds of years, the Cherokee had inhabited the land that was to become Canton, but after the forced removal of the Native Americans in all of Georgia came about, the Cherokee were among those who were either slaughtered or driven away by the Federal Troops. After the Anglo-Americans took over the area, Canton was established as a city and county seat in 1834. Popular for the type of denim, called ‘Canton denim’, the city prospered into a manufacturing town, and the city is today among the fastest growing cities in the country.
Standing by the meandering Etowah River, Boling Park is one of the city's largest recreational parks, offering numerous sports facilities. From tennis courts and softball fields to basketball, racquetball courts and football fields, the park offers something for every sports enthusiast. Besides this, the park offers picturesque hiking as well as walking trails. The beautiful open areas lets you enjoy a picnic by the river. Check website for more.
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.
A visit to Tanglewood Farm is like stepping into a time capsule which transports you back to a 17th-century American town. Encounter miniature versions of animals such as horses, donkeys, cow, goats, llamas, pigs and sheep. Not just animals, you can even revisit mine shafts, livery stables, saloons, a jail and a bank. The kids can hop onto a pony for a ride while adults soak in the laid-back ambiance. Tours are always on for families and schools so check website for details.
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.
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.
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.
Cogburn Road Park is a small local park with a well-laid path which is ideal for joggers and walkers. The park also has a cute play are for the little ones.
Mansell House and Gardens, home to the Alpharetta Historical Society, is a veritable historical and natural splendor. Nestled amidst a verdant garden with a charming gazebo, Mansell House used to be a Victorian residence, reminiscent of the times of Queen Anne. The venue can be rented for public and private events including parties and weddings. Special tours are available for visitors. Check website for more details.
The sprawling Wills Park, located in the heart of the city offers some of the best recreational facilities in Alpharetta. Spanning 110 acres (44.51 hectares), the park has baseball fields, a disc golf course, swimming pools, tennis courts as well as a general playground. The well-maintained Dog Park is an excellent place for your furry friends to run about. Highlight of the park is the Equestrian Center, attracting horse-riding enthusiasts from all over the city. The park is also host to numerous cultural activities throughout the year. Check website for more.
Milton Log Cabin is a beautiful, rustic house built in 1935. This is one of the most unique attractions of the city that lets you take a peek at the humbler times gone by.
Cooper's Furnace is an old war site which housed a iron works foundry back in the 1800s. Located on Georgia 20 Spur, the site was destroyed during the Civil war. Now, it serves as a hiking place with other features including picnic spots and restrooms. Visitors can explore the old furnace and its chimney at the site, free of charge.