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Charokee County parks & recreation

Real Estate Agent with Remax Town & Country

 I spend most of my blog time covering the constant growth and development changes for Cherokee county. That growth ignited many years ago when someone got the idea of cutting down the 1000 acre woods in Woodstock and developing a few homes in what is now called Towne Lake. Since that time Cherokee County has become a thriving part of Metro Atlanta.  Several large developers and builders have staked a claim in the county to ride the growth into the foreseeable future. The list of successful neighborhoods is rather long Towne Lake Hills, Bradshaw Farms, Woodmont, Bridgemill, Falls of Cherokee, Waterford, Deer Run, Eagle Watch, Rivergreen, Harmony on the Lakes, Lake Arrowhead, and many more.

What I wanted to discuss today is the awesome recreational areas that are convenient to the county. First I would need to mention Lake Allatoona. This lake touches 4 counties and provides for fantastic boating, camping, hiking, and fishing. There is one State Park " Red Top Mountain " and several Army Corp. of Engineers boat launches, campgrounds and day use areas all on the lake.

Blankets Creek Mountain Bike Trails are located off of Sixes road and now have 5 bike trails totaling over 14 miles around the Allatoona area. People travel from all over the southeast to visit the trails.

Cherokee is also convenient to Helen, Blue Ridge, Elijay, Dahlonega, and many of the North Georgia mountain parks and recreational areas. Most can be reached in less than a 1½ hour drive from various locations in the county.

The county has 2 YMCA facilities, and a great parks and recreation department. Parks and ball fields can be found in all areas of the county.