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.

Local Attractions:

History:

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  

 

Shopping:

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) 

 Folk Art Garden

Annual Events:

January

Martin Luther King, Jr. Service & March

February

Presidents’ Day Sale at Calhoun Premium Outlets

Tundra Time Trial Bike Race

March

Calhoun’s Dancing With The Stars

April

NERA’s Paddlin, Peddlin & Pickin Spring Bash

BBQ Boogie & Blues

May

Battle of Resaca Reenactment

Payne Farm Strawberry Festival

Fairmount United Memorial Day Festival and 5K Run 

Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale at Calhoun Premium Outlets

June

Dixie Highway 90 Mile Yard Sale

Phillips Championship Rodeo

July

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

August

Back-to-School & Fall Preview Sale at Calhoun Premium Outlets

September

Labor Day Sidewalk Sale at Calhoun Premium Outlets

Northwest Georgia Regional Fair

Unity Run 5K & 1K Kid’s Run

October

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

Halloween/Trick-or-Treat Events

November

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

December

Smokin’ Up the Campground

Candlelight Christmas Tour at New Echota

Christmas Parade of Lights