The 10 Best Things to Do in Canton, United States

July 29, 2017 Renato Branum

Canton is a city in and the county seat of Cherokee County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 22,958, up from 7,709 in 2000.
Restaurants in Canton

1. Georgia National Cemetery

1080 Veterans Cemetery Rd, Canton, GA 30114 +1 770-479-9300
Excellent
95%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 93 reviews

Georgia National Cemetery

Reviewed By 427tanyao - Canton, United States

My original visit was for the burial of my father. It was both heart-wrenching and beautiful. The staff takes wonderful care of this site. Upon entry, there is a long winding road that opens up to the beautiful hills of the veteran's cemetery. The flowers are always fresh, the grass is always cut and neat and the property is well maintained as it should be in honor of our veterans. It is always calming, peaceful, and beautiful when I visit my father at the Georgia National Cemetery.

2. The Blankets Creek Trail System

Reason Way, Canton, GA 30114
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 56 reviews

The Blankets Creek Trail System

Reviewed By mikki777 - Woodstock, Georgia

I'm not the best 'mountain biker'. If you are not seasoned at this, I suggest you just do the Mosquito Flats BEGINNER one. They have a 2nd trail that veers off from it with a rating of Beginner + but it's much different. A lot more cliffs, up hill, sharp turns. I was surprised by the difference between the two ratings. It's a fun place. And in October, gorgeous! This place is free to visit. A donation box is on site to help with maintaining it.

3. Etowah River Park

Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, GA 30114
Excellent
56%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Etowah River Park

Reviewed By redneckersson5 - Canton, Georgia

If you wish to walk in a beautiful, peaceful setting you should go here. The walking trail has a bridge over the Etowah that connects with the park on the other side. Take your lunch (or dinner) and simply chill out.

4. Cherokee County History Museum and Visitors Center

100 North St, Canton, GA 30114-2779 +1 770-345-3288
Excellent
49%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

Cherokee County History Museum and Visitors Center

Learn about Cherokee County's past from before the time of the Cherokee Indians through the 21st century! The museum features movies, interactive iPad presentations, exhibits, and artifacts from the collections of the Cherokee County Historical Society. The museum and visitors center is located in the historic marble courthouse, where the renovated jail and courtroom are also open. The courthouse and museum are located in downtown Canton's Historic District which has numerous shops, parks and restaurants.

Reviewed By CC_Rider_10 - Canton, Georgia

It is a great place to learn more about our local area and history. Loved all the local information and makes me feel more connected to the area.

5. Cagle's Dairy

362 Stringer Rd, Canton, GA 30115-4693 +1 770-345-5591
Excellent
45%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
9%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 44 reviews

Cagle's Dairy

Reviewed By Mark D - Canton, Georgia

For the past 20 plus years I have taken my two kids to Cagle's. All the major holiday's from the corn maze, hay rides, dairy cows and a host of other animals for the kids to see and interact with. This is a must see if you are coming to Cherokee county Georgia.

6. Georgia Frontiers

545 Ruff White Rd, Canton, GA 30114-7687 +1 678-234-8852
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 11 reviews

Georgia Frontiers

Reviewed By Islemom - South Carolina

came back for another visit - what a nice low key operation, we had an excellent ride with different experienced riders. Guides were very aware of the different levels of experience and watched us carefully. Beautiful weather and a very beautiful ride through the woods - I can never go back to this part of Georgia with a visit to Georgia Frontiers

7. Hickory Log Creek Reservoir

Fate Conn Rd. at Bluffs Parkway, Canton, GA 30114
Excellent
76%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Hickory Log Creek Reservoir

Reviewed By Jennifer H - Canton, Georgia

This reservoir has been open for 2 years now, since Memorial Day 2013. We visited for the first time on Memorial Day Weekend 2015. We liked it so much we returned again later during the weekend, and have since purchased a season parking pass, because we'll be spending a lot of time there this summer.

Watercraft are limited to kayaks, canoes, row and paddle boats, paddle-boards and other watercraft with electric trolling motors only.

No motorboats or sailboats are allowed. No swimming is allowed.

The reservoir is patrolled by Canton's Finest, and they are very friendly.

This is a great place to paddle, especially for kids or beginners, as there is no motorboat or jet-ski traffic, and there's good fishing also. We have caught Crappie and Large-Mouthed Bass here.

Parking is $5 per day, on the honour system. There is an unmanned pay station. Season passes are available at Canton City Hall, and are very reasonable - pro-rated during the calendar year. From May-June to December it's $37.50.

This is our new favourite spot to fish and paddle, it's much quieter than nearby Lake Allatoona. Even when there are lots of people there, there is lots of room for everyone. The reservoir occupies 411 acres, with lots of coves and inlets.

Parking area holds about 40 vehicles with boat trailers, there is a porta-potty which is well maintained, but that is the only 'facility' on the property. There is only one parking lot and access ramp.

There is a small area near the water where we have seen people picnicking, but there are no tables or picnic facilities.

It's easy to miss this awesome place, but we're glad we found it.

8. Cherokee Veterans Park

7345 Highway 20, Canton, GA 30115 +1 770-924-7768
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Cherokee Veterans Park

Reviewed By Clint S - Canton, Georgia

I have officiated football games here. Great turf football field. Park is well maintained and is HUGE. Plenty of grass fields. I couple of playground areas. A skate park is also located on the property. I very long walking trail goes around the park. Very scenic.

9. Tanglewood Farm Miniatures

171 Tanglewood Dr, Canton, GA 30115-6433 +1 770-667-6464
Excellent
47%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
6%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 43 reviews

Tanglewood Farm Miniatures

Reviewed By FunDadinGA - Woodstock, Georgia

This place is first of all a family-run labor of love. They charge lower fees than other similar places but they need money to survive, y'all! For $10 a person you get to hang out and cuddle and brush the friendliest and gentlest critters anywhere. This is not a place to be overstimulated by flashy consumer attractions and guest amenities. Nor is it a place to buzz through, glance at everything and be done. This is a place to go slow, relax, talk with other guests and staff as if they were family and simply enjoy being around super cute and super nice animals for a couple of hours. Very kid friendly. No dogs.

10. Big Woods Goods

350 Ronnell Rd, Canton, GA 30115-8636 +1 678-880-0493
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Big Woods Goods

Reviewed By esk114 - Woodstock, Georgia

A joke of a range, and we never made it to a lane.
Briefly, Big Woods Goods is an extreme hunting and shooting store with an indoor shooting and archery range. We decided to go shooting at Big Woods (BW). We’ve visited the store in the past but never shot. Figured try-out the range. Being during the Winter break, I checked their Gun Rules. From their own web-site: When range is at full capacity and there are shooters waiting to use a lane, you will be limited to one hour. If there is no one waiting, you may shoot as long as the range is opened.

The range was full with a waiting-list. We were told 45-minutes and decided to wait.
Guess what?
90-minutes later, nothing. Worse, people were walking onto the range that were not called. They were simply walking into the store, getting their gear, and going onto the range. Looking at the different ranges, there were more than 2 at most of them. Again, from their website under Lane Etiquette, #5 says Only two people per lane.
What a joke! I saw upwards of 5 people per lane.
Add to this, NO Range Officer. Talk about a very UNSAFE situation, having multiple people in the shooting range with no one monitoring. NOBODY from BW on the range watching who was suppose to be there, what was occurring. NOTHING.
Needless to say, Big Woods is not the quality type of place I expected. They don’t follow their own rules as shown on their website, they don’t do any type of enforcement, and, they have made a horrendous first-impression.
Add to this, I brought-up the situation at the front-desk where several employees were working including someone who appeared to be the manager. Another not-so-big-surprise. NOTHING was done other than an “I’m sorry”.
If you’re looking for a shooting range that follows their own rules, enforces said rules, believes in safety of their customers as well as their store, and makes sure ALL customers are treated fairly, do NOT go to Big Woods. Look around and find a place that has some type of integrity, honesty, and most importantly, common-sense especially when it comes to customer service. Big Woods definitely has none of these, as demonstrated today.

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