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History, adventure, arts and shopping await in Calhoun-Gordon County. Conveniently located in Northwest Georgia between Atlanta (1 hour) and Chattanooga (45 minutes) with six exits on I-75, Gordon County offers easy access to plentiful dining choices, entertainment, shopping and lodging.
The rolling hills are steeped in history and offer countless opportunities for adventure. As you explore the Battle of Resaca property, you literally are standing on the battlefield where some of the heaviest fighting took place at the beginning of Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign. Walk in the footsteps of the Cherokee Indians and experience what the tragic “Trail of Tears” really felt like and see where it officially began at New Echota.
Nature lovers will enjoy Northwest Georgia. With the moderate climate and seasonal changes, you can participate in outdoor activities such as paddling the rivers and lakes, hiking or biking along the scenic trails or touring a local farm.
If shopping is more your style, search the sales at Calhoun Premium Outlets, find unique souvenirs and gifts in Downtown Calhoun or stroll the seasonal farmers’ markets.
For the arts enthusiast, tour the Roland Hayes Museum and galleries at the Harris Arts Center, enjoy acclaimed entertainment at Calhoun’s restored GEM Theatre and marvel at the artistry of the Folk Art Garden.
Fort Wayne Civil War Historic Site (Exit 320)
New Echota Cherokee Capital State Historic Site (Exit 317)
Resaca Battlefield Park (Exit 320 - opening soon)
Resaca Confederate Cemetery (Exit 320)
Roland Hayes Museum (inside the Harris Arts Center - Exit 312/Downtown Calhoun)
Recreation & Adventure:
Golf: Calhoun Elks Lodge (Exit 317), Field Ferry Golf Club (Exit 315), Summertree Golf Course (Exit 315)
Great Outdoors: Calhoun Recreation Center, Chattahoochee National Forest, Caters Lake, Gordon County Recreation Center, KOA Campground, New Echota Rivers Alliance (NERA), Salacoa Creek Park, Payne Farm
Calhoun Premium Outlets (Exit 312)
Historic Downtown Calhoun (Exit 312)
Arts & Entertainment:
Calhoun's GEM Theatre (Exit 312/Downtown Calhoun)
Harris Arts Center (Exit 312/Downtown Calhoun)
Folk Art Garden (Exit 312)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Service & March
Presidents’ Day Sale at Calhoun Premium Outlets
Tundra Time Trial Bike Race
Calhoun’s Dancing With The Stars
NERA’s Paddlin, Peddlin & Pickin Spring Bash
BBQ Boogie & Blues
Battle of Resaca Reenactment
Payne Farm Strawberry Festival
Fairmount United Memorial Day Festival and 5K Run
Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale at Calhoun Premium Outlets
Dixie Highway 90 Mile Yard Sale
Phillips Championship Rodeo
Star-Spangled 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks
Fairmount 4th of July Celebration
July 4th Summer Sale at Calhoun Premium Outlets
Concert in the Park/Summer Santa
Back-to-School & Fall Preview Sale at Calhoun Premium Outlets
Labor Day Sidewalk Sale at Calhoun Premium Outlets
Northwest Georgia Regional Fair
Unity Run 5K & 1K Kid’s Run
Pumpkin Patch at Calhoun First Presbyterian Church
Fall Family Fun at Payne Farm
New Echota Days
Columbus Day Sale at Calhoun Premium Outlets
Antique Engine & Tractor Show
Festival of Trees & Holiday Artists' Market
Farm City Week Festival
Merchants’ Christmas Open House
Downtown Calhoun Christmas Tree Lighting & Visit from Santa
After Thanksgiving Sale/Midnight Madness at Calhoun Premium Outlets
Smokin’ Up the Campground
Candlelight Christmas Tour at New Echota
Christmas Parade of Lights