Southeast Travel: Amazing Acworth

Southeast Travel

By Rachel Studebaker

When it’s time to sneak away and find hidden treasures off the beaten path, we’re fortunate to live in a region rich in culture and personality. In the Southeast, even the smallest towns can be home to a bounty of historic sites and alluring attractions. So if you’re hoping to find a perfect getaway, peruse this selection of not-to-be-missed attractions in nearby towns and create your ideal trip.

Acworth, GA

Just a short drive from Atlanta, Acworth brings the best of a rich history and lively present together for a relaxing getaway. Take a trip down memory lane and learn about the city’s storied past, kick back at the waterfront, or stroll through the downtown boutiques, brew in hand. Plan your adventure at


History buffs will enjoy the Acworth Depot Park, a replica of the original depot with displays that tell the story of Acworth, including videos with residents’ oral histories. You’ll also want to check out Doyal Hill Park, an outdoor space with public art and interpretive signs celebrating the city’s Black history.



Originally built in the 1870s, The Cowan Historic Mill is the oldest commercial building in Acworth and the perfect industrial chic venue for your next celebration. Including both elegant indoor and outdoor spaces, the restored Cowan is the ideal location for everything from holiday parties to weddings to yoga classes.


friends shopping in acworth


Whether you need a little retail therapy or you’re shopping for a special occasion, Acworth’s Downtown District has you covered with boutiques, bookstores, jewelry, antique stores, and art galleries. You’re sure to find something to love while you meander Main Street with a refreshing alcoholic beverage.


two people sitting on a small dock by a lake in acworth


Head down to relax on the beach at Cauble Park! The 25-acre park on Lake Acworth features a beach, boardwalk, and two playgrounds along with fishing points. Lake Acworth doesn’t allow motorized crafts, making it a haven for paddleboard and kayak enthusiasts – bring your own or stop by the nearby Appalachian Outfitters to rent a board for the day.


young boy carrying a basket full of vegetables in a food market in acworth


One of the best things about summer is the markets, and Acworth is no exception. Logan Farm Park hosts the bustling Acworth Farmer’s Market every Friday morning from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in April-October. In addition to Georgia-grown fruits and veggies, you can find local cheese, meat, and baked goods plus a variety of jams and honeys.

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