Chatsworth/Dalton Activities

Fort Mountain Stables

Fort Mountain Stables offer horseback riding adventures 7 days a week for children and adults. To ensure the best riding experience possible, the stables accommodate your preference in horse, time and duration of ride, as well as your horseback riding level. If you own a horse, you may stable it here and ride at will. Enjoy riding on 37 miles of scenic trails in the North Georgia mountains at Fort Mountain State Park. Located 5 minutes from our office
Location: 548 Cliff Mine Roads, Chatsworth, GA 30705
Phone: 706-517-4906
Dalton/Calhoun Factory Outlet Stores

Dalton/Calhoun Factory Outlet Stores

Stores include: Tuesday Morning Bass Shoe Outlet Carters Mountain Creek Harley Van Heuesen Party City Dress Barn Kitchen Collection OshKosh B`Gosh Rue 21 Candy Land Edible Arrangements Vitamin World and more
Location: 1001 Market Street Dalton, GA

Carter`s Lake

Carters Lake is the deepest man-made lake east of the Mississippi. It offers over 67 miles of uninhabited shoreline and a marina along with a resort.Drive to the top and marvel at the dam and the natural beauty that surrounds this amazing place. Nestled at the southern end of the Appalachian Mountains of North Georgia, the rugged shoreline and deep, clear waters invite you to take advantage of the many recreational opportunities found here. This Corp of Engineers lake offers boat ramps, public beach, playgrounds, picnicking, swimming, water skiing and fishing. Hiking, mountain biking and a variety of water sports abound at this gem of a lake hidden in the mountains. Approximate driving time is 40 minutes.

The Chief Vann House

Chief Vann HouseThe Chief Vann House is one of the best-preserved Cherokee plantation homes. Built by mixed-blood trader James Vann, the mansion was the first brick home in the Cherokee Nation. During the 1790s, James Vann became a Cherokee Indian leader and wealthy businessman. He established the largest and most prosperous plantation in the Cherokee Nation, covering 1,000 acres of what is now Murray County. In 1804 he completed construction of a beautiful 2 and 1/2 story brick home that was the most elegant in the Cherokee Nation. After Vann was murdered in 1809, his son Joseph inherited the mansion and plantation. Joseph was also a Cherokee leader and became even more wealthy than his father. In the 1830s almost the entire Cherokee Nation was forced west by state and federal troops on the infamous Trail of Tears. The Vann family lost their elegant home, rebuilding in the Cherokee Territory of Oklahoma. Today the Vann House survives as Georgia`s best-preserved historic Cherokee Indian home. A guided tour allows visitors to see the house which features beautiful hand carvings, a remarkable "floating" staircase, a 12-foot mantle and fine antiques. Where: At Ga. 225 and Ga. 52A, three miles west of Chatsworth (12 miles West of The Overlook Inn) Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; closed Mondays except legal holidays; closed Tuesday when open Monday; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year`s Day. Cost:$2-$3; group rates available with advance notice.
Phone: 706-695-2598

Cohutta Wilderness

The largest National Forest Wilderness east of the Mississippi River, the Cohutta Wilderness encompasses 37,042 acres in Georgia and Tennessee. Elevations range from 950' at the Jacks River Bridge in the Alaculsy Valley to 4,200' atop Big Frog Mountain. Black bear, Whitetail deer, wild boar and turkey are found here. The protected Jacks and Conasauga Rivers offer over 45 miles of quality native trout fishing in season. Hunting is permitted in season. The Cohutta Wilderness also provides the outdoor enthusiast with 16 mountain biking and biking trails totaling 90 mile. Because of its variety of experiences and difficulty levels, the area is known as one of the best places for recreational and competition mountain biking. The Jacks River and Conasauga River Trails are generally located on old railroad beds used to haul logs out during the mid-1930's.

God`s Acre

Near the sight of the Spring Place Moravian Mission and Spring. Newly donated to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, this sight contains the burial site of people believed to be Moravian Missionaries. Chief James Vann sponsored these missionaries` trip in 1801. Their mission was, among other things, to educate the Cherokees. That education included reading, grammar, writing, sacred history, mathematics, geography, weaving, and botany. Several Cherokees and slaves are also thought to be buried at this sight.

Chieftans Trail

This 150 mile trail contains 7 primary attractions noted within these "Points of Interest". The Cheif Vann House, Cheiftain`s Museum, New Echota, Wineman Mineral Museum, Etowah Indian Mounds, The Tate House, Fort Mountain State Park, and The Confederama Hall of History. In Chattanooga, this three-dimensional 480 square foot reproduction of historic terrains the world`s largest battlefield display of its kind. A must see for Civil War buffs.

Murry County Courthouse

The Doric-styled courthouse was erected in 1816 and is one of the only three domed courthouses in the State of Georgia. The Courthouse has been home for various county officials and some still maintain offices in the building. In a controversy during the planning, Murray County Commissioners went to jail for contempt rather than see any interruptions of their plans. The first court session was held in February 1917.

Lake Conasauga,Songbird Management Area

Lake Conasauga is situated atop 3100 ft Grassy Mountain and has picnic facilities. The Songbird Management Area is a 120-acre tract around the lake featuring a beaver pond and a variety of bird habitats.

White Water Rafting on The Ocoee

Rafting season runs the third weekend in March through the first weekend in November. Experience the thrill of white water rafting in the Blue ridge Mountains.

Etowah Indian Mounds

Located in Cartersville, Ga, the Etowah Indian Mounds, was a fortified ceremonial center and home to several thousand Indians more than 400 years ago. The 54-acre State Park site, which dates about 950 A.D., includes seven mounds, borrow pits, a plaza, part of the original village and a museum. The mound builders represent Mississippian culture, the last prehistoric cultural development in North America. The largest mound stands 63 feet tall and covers three acres. Don`t miss this rare opportunity to witness something from this age in time, a rarity in North America.

New Echota State Historic Site

In 1825, the Cherokee national legislature established a capital called New Echota. A thriving town, this new governmental seat became headquarters for the small independent Indian nation that once covered present-day northern Georgia, western North Carolina, eastern Tennessee and northwestern Alabama. Today, New Echota is an active State Historic Site where visitors can tour original and reconstructed historic structures and learn about the dreams and lives of the Indians who tried to pattern their government and lifestyle after the white man only to be uprooted from their land and removed westward on the Trail of Tears in 1838-39. A remarkable development in the Cherokees` progress came in 1821 when a written form of their native language was adopted. New Echota`s resourceful natives soon put this new invention to use when in 1828, their national press began printing a newspaper, the Cherokee Phoenix, in both Cherokee and English. Touring visitors can see a sheet of this bilingual paper printed on a Washington hand press. In addition to the film and museum exhibits, vistors can tour the reconstructed Print Shop and Supreme Courthouse and the original home of missionary Samuel A. Worcester. Vann`s Tavern, a rough-hewn log building representative of the Indian taverns that once stood at New Echota, is also among the furnished buildings on the tour.