The 10 Best Things to Do in Woodstock, United States

August 28, 2017 Deane Carmody

Woodstock is a city in Cherokee County, Georgia, United States. The population was 23,896 at the 2010 census. Originally a stop on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, Woodstock is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. In 2007 it was the tenth fastest-growing suburb in the United States.
Restaurants in Woodstock

1. Marietta Square

Marietta, GA +1 770-429-1115
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 856 reviews

Marietta Square

Colorful gardens and park in Marietta. Perfect for picnic lunches in the summer.

Reviewed By Martin S - Harpenden, England, United Kingdom

The first time I visited Marietta Square was in October 2017 and it was just great! Lots of nice shops and funky restaurants. My wife and I visited again last week (March 2018) and, well, we were surprised. First, most places don't open until 10am or later. Second, they seem to have ripped out a lot of trees and are remodelling the side walk along one whole side of the square - its a big building site. Also we noticed that a few of the shops that were there last year have closed down and are empty. So, all in all, a bit disappointing to what it was. Hopefully by Summer 2018 it will look a lot better - but in March 2018 it was, like, eh... meh.

2. Swift-Cantrell Park

3140 Old 41 Hwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144 +1 770-422-9714
Excellent
76%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 198 reviews

Swift-Cantrell Park

Swift-Cantrell Park serves as one of the premier recreation, relaxation and central gathering places for area residents. Park hours of operation are from 7 am to 10 pm. At 42 acres, the City's largest community park features: two age appropriate playgrounds, a dog park, a skate park, a splash pad, three picnic pavilions, three restroom buildings, a one mile perimeter asphalt trail, a half-mile inner-loop ashpalt trail, shade structures, acres of open turf for passive recreation, drinking fountains and restrooms.

Reviewed By Melanie M - Kennesaw, Georgia

My daughter is a cross country runner and this park offers a great place to practice. It is in a great location and we feel safe with her running there. Great place for families to enjoy!

3. Archibald Smith Plantation Home

935 Alpharetta St, Roswell, GA 30075-3827 +1 770-641-3978
Excellent
72%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 151 reviews

Archibald Smith Plantation Home

Hidden among the trees in Historic Roswell, Georgia lies the elegant home constructed by one of the town's founding fathers, Archibald Smith. In 1838, the Smith family and nearly 30 of their slaves left their two plantations in St. Marys, along the southern coast of Georgia, to make a new start with some 300 acres of cotton farmland north of the Roswell Town Square. What this well-to-do 19th Century farming family did not realize when they constructed their home was that it would be preserved by their descendants as an untouched treasure of southern history. For over 150 years, the Smith's Plantation Home has stood the test of time as The Civil War was brought to its front steps, and all around it, the small mill village of Roswell erupted into a bustling metropolitan suburb. Perfectly preserved are the Smiths two-story farm house, complete with outbuildings, including slave quarters, a cook house, corn crib, barn, carriage house, well, and spring house. Three generations of the Archibald Smith family lived in this home and saved all of their belongings, large and small, important and trivial, broken or whole. The home and grounds have become one of the best examples of architectural, cultural, and historical interpretation found in the region.

Reviewed By IverJohnson - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

We live outside the state of Georgia, so these homes are so different and very wonderful compared to attractions in our state. This was the first home to tour and we were treated to a personal tour that was very informative and always interesting. The history of the family and the original plantation was a part of the tour and then the actual tour of the house and grounds. All of it was a wonderful 2 hours of our day. Great parking in the City parking lot... and a great tour guide. This is an attraction that is a must see in the Atlanta area.

4. Georgia National Cemetery

1080 Veterans Cemetery Rd, Canton, GA 30114 +1 770-479-9300
Excellent
95%
Good
5%
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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.

5. The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta

915 Ridgewalk Pkwy, Woodstock, GA 30188-4896 +1 678-540-7040
Excellent
44%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 156 reviews

The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta

Reviewed By SPoirrier

I was on the hunt for Rainbow sandals. I had dreaded going to Town Center to get them because of time and traffic. Then I remembered that the outlet mall had a Journeys store. I walked right in and ended up purchasing other items also. So convenient!

6. Cherokee County Aquatic Center

1200 Gresham Mill Pkwy, Holly Springs, GA 30114-8912 +1 678-880-4760
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 9 reviews

Cherokee County Aquatic Center

Reviewed By travelinggal2012 - Atlanta, Georgia

Gorgeous architecture, huge pools, great playground style of pool, nice people working there. I swim here three times a week early in the morning. Usually there is a swim team swimming but the facility is so huge they are not in the way. Very nice lifeguards and very nice people at the check-in desk. Very clean. Thrilled that it is so close! Worth visiting and checking out. Even offers yoga! Great family place! Get your kids active!

7. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152-4854 +1 770-427-4686
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 775 reviews

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Site of a crucial Civil War battle offers a modern visitor center and a number of hiking trails on its grounds.

Reviewed By HCovik - Atlanta, Georgia

We've taken many foreign guests to the mountain and every single one was impressed by the visitor center. The way civil war history is displayed is very succinct and absolutely superb. The movie is a must.
Well, of course the mountain was waiting patiently in the mean time. Let me put it this way, it's not wheelchair friendly. The walk is absolutely stunning, but strenuous. Flip flops won't do it. If you payed attention at the visitor center you'd be amazed at how the confederates were able to drag their canons all the way up to the top of the mountain. I hope they had what you had, ample water.
The top of the mountain offers a scenic panorama of the surrounding area. If you're up to it, you can climb further up to the canons and the next hill.
You can either go down the same path, or take the paved road down.

Just climbing the mountain taking the dirt path makes the view so much more rewarding.
Oh, by the way, parking is a problem, at least at the location itself, so you'll see people parked along side the road.

8. The Blankets Creek Trail System

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

9. Olde Rope Mill Park

690 N Rope Mill Rd, Woodstock, GA 30188-1608 +1 678-939-4201
Excellent
52%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

Olde Rope Mill Park

Reviewed By Clint S - Canton, Georgia

Walking, biking, jogging, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, pictures picnics and more. This is a great little nature park along a small river flowing out to Lake Allatoona.

10. J.B. Owens Park

2699 Hickory Rd, Holly Springs, GA 30115-4656
Excellent
60%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

J.B. Owens Park

Reviewed By Meredith K - Woodstock, Georgia

There is a short paved loop around the park and a nice hiking trail out the back that loops through the woods. Picnic tables both in the sun and under pavilions, nice benches and 2 children's playgrounds for younger and older children.

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