Brews and Views

Brews and Views

A Summer Guide to Cartersville

Cartersville, Georgia, is a place where every visit feels like a homecoming, even if it's your first time setting foot in this charming town. It's a rare gem that perfectly balances small-town appeal with the kind of amenities you'd expect in a bigger city. The heart of Cartersville beats strongest in its historic downtown, a bustling hub where the past meets present in the most delightful ways.

As you wander through downtown Cartersville, you're greeted by an eclectic mix of shops and a sense of warmth only found in communities like this. Whether you're in the mood for authentic Mexican cuisine, Southern comfort food with a twist, or something entirely unexpected, the variety of restaurants here means your taste buds are in for a treat.

For those with a thirst for knowledge and culture, Cartersville doesn't disappoint. Dive into the local history at the Bartow History Museum or immerse yourself in "America’s Story" at the Booth Western Art Museum. If live performances spark your interest, venues like the Grand and Legion Theaters are where musical, theatrical, and comedic talents shine, offering something for everyone.

But Cartersville's allure doesn't stop with its vibrant downtown. For the adventurers among us, Cartersville is a playground of outdoor activities. Disc golf enthusiasts have their pick of courses, each offering its own challenges and scenic views. From the beginner-friendly paths of Joe Cowen Park to the state-ranked landscapes of Etowah Disc Golf, there's a course for every skill level.

If watersports are more your speed, Terminus Wake Park is a thrill-seeker's paradise, offering everything from kneeboarding to wakeboarding, all without a boat in sight. And for those looking for a more relaxed pace, Euharlee Creek Outfitters provides the perfect setting for a peaceful day of paddling or tubing down the Etowah River.

Red Top Mountain State Park, once a bustling mining area, now serves as the region's go-to spot for everything from swimming and fishing to hiking and biking. With over 15 miles of trails and a lake that covers 12,000 acres, the park is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. For a unique experience, consider staying in one of the park's yurts for a comfortable yet adventurous overnight stay. And for those seeking tranquility amidst nature, Pine Acres Retreat offers a peaceful escape with all the comforts of home, set against the backdrop of Lake Allatoona.

If you love to blend your adventures with a taste of local brews, Cartersville welcomes the newest addition to its vibrant scene—The Outpost, Drowned Valley Brewery's second location. This riverside brewery finds its home along the picturesque Etowah River, near the historic Euharlee Covered Bridge and the adventure hub of Euharlee Creek Outfitters. The Outpost promises a unique experience where you can rent a kayak, spend the day exploring the gentle currents of the river, and cap it off with a visit to the brewery. Imagine paddling down the river, the sun warming your back, and then pulling up to The Outpost for a well-earned beer. It's the perfect way to combine the thrill of the outdoors with the relaxation of enjoying a cold brew in the company of friends by the water's edge.

Cartersville, Georgia, invites you to come and experience everything it has to offer. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a long-time resident, Cartersville is ready to welcome you with open arms and endless possibilities.