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Cumming, GA

Official Guide to Cumming GA: Tourism, Hotels, Real Estate, Shopping, Restaurants, and More

Sunday, May 24, 2015    
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Cumming Visitor Guide

Most tourists come to Cumming in order to enjoy the multitude of recreational activities at Lake Lanier, a resort area that attracts 7.5 million visitors annually. Cumming is about 40 miles north of Atlanta on U.S. Route 19 (Georgia Route 400) on Lake Lanier where there are numerous opportunities for camping, fishing, boating, swimming, picnicking and sightseeing. Visitors who enjoy camping among the wonders of nature can find several excellent campgrounds at Lake Lanier including Shady Grove Campground at 7800 Shadburn Ferry Road, (770) 205-6849, a public facility run by the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department. The campground contains 110 campsites, a beach and swim area, a boat ramp with a courtesy dock, group campsites with picnic shelters, and a children’s playground.

Lake Lanier Islands Resort is Georgia’s most visited lakeside resort and it is well on its way to becoming Georgia’s first all inclusive, comprehensive resort destination. The luxurious Legacy Lodge & Conference Center at Lake Lanier Islands Resort has 287 deluxe guestrooms, 30 New England style lakeside cottages, 6 executive villas, and two spectacular championship golf courses. The resort also includes the Chattahoochee Rapids Beach & WaterPark and offers houseboat rentals, health spa services, horseback riding and many other fun activities for children and adults. A wonderful time to visit Lake Lanier is between the end of November and the end of December during the annual Magical Nights of Lights celebration when 6 miles of multi-colored Christmas holiday lights are displayed along the shores of Lake Lanier Islands.

Be sure to visit the Cumming Fairgrounds and the Veterans Memorial

Operated by the City of Cumming’s Fairgrounds Department, the Cumming Fairgrounds are best known for the annual Cumming Country Fair and Festival, an 11 day event that features many different free daily attractions and free concerts. The Fairgrounds are almost always open with something new, fun and interesting going on such as free living history exhibits and Native American dancing in the Heritage and Indian Villages, or demonstrations of an operating blacksmith shop, a saw mill, a cotton gin, a corn mill, a syrup mill and a grist mill at the farming village. There is also an early 1900’s rural township on the Fairgrounds site with a working post office, a 1-room schoolhouse, churches and a general store. For information about current special events, call the Cumming Fairgrounds at 235 Castleberry Road, (770) 781-3491.

The Avenue of Flags in Cumming was established to honor the men and women who died while serving the United States of America. More than 75 flags proudly line Memorial Avenue leading to the Veterans Memorial where a Southern ladder-back chair is draped with an American soldier’s uniform. Cumming’s Veterans Memorial eloquently embodies the proud and patriotic feelings of the people who live in Cumming and it is a good place for visitors to experience the vibrant and reverent heart of this friendly community in northwest Georgia.

 

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