Southeast Travel: Charming Cartersville

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.


Cartersville, GA

Whether you’re in search of outdoor adventure, delicious dining, or a deep dive into history, Cartersville has it all. Located just north of Atlanta, this city charms visitors with its small-town feel and wealth of offerings to explore. Spend a relaxing weekend on the lake with loved ones or head downtown to browse local vendors and sip on a craft brew. Plan your adventure at


If you’re wanting to get outside without all the fuss, Timberline Glamping has the perfect solution. Located in Redtop Mountain State Park directly on Lake Allatoona at Pine Acres Retreat, Timberline features luxury campsites with modern amenities such as electrical outlets and air conditioning. After a night spent in comfort, you can wake up refreshed and ready to enjoy a day out on the lake.



Whether you’re a seasoned wakeboarding pro or want to try your hand at this watersport, Terminus Wake Park is great for anyone seeking outdoor adventure. Its full-size lake features an advanced cable wake system that tows guests along at different speeds – no boat needed. You can pack light and rent all the gear you need on-site before heading to the water for an action-packed afternoon.

cartersville farmers market in cartersville


Start your day on a delicious note at the Cartersville Farmers Market, voted No. 1
in Georgia, open Saturday mornings from May to September. Head downtown to browse fresh food and products from local vendors, including artisanal French pastries, floral arrangements, farm-fresh eggs, and more. While you’re there, grab a bite to eat from a food truck and listen to live entertainment from local artists.

etowah mounds site in cartersville


Behold the historic landscape that
was home to thousands of Mississippian people over a millennia ago at Etowah Mounds State Historic Site. This significant archaeological site will give you a glimpse into the artistry and rituals of the Mississippian Culture as you explore three earthen mounds, a village site, nature trail, and more.

drowned valley brewing co. in cartersville


After a day of exploring, unwind with a well-deserved craft brew at Drowned Valley Brewing Co., located in the historic Carlton Building. Choose from 16 beers on tap while you enjoy the company of others – furry friends included – in this inviting taproom. Plus, check out its new location, The Outpost, located along the scenic Euharlee River this summer and sample the seasonal Museum City Honeysuckle Blonde Beer.

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