Cumming, Georgia is about 40 miles from Atlanta, but it seems like another world. Cumming has vast forests, beautiful lakes and streams, mountain views, and the beautiful scenery is a natural haven for wildlife. This is the kind of place people go if they want to camp, go on nature hikes, and enjoy picnics. In addition to these activities, we will share with you a few more fun attractions in the area.

Sawnee Mountain Preserve

This 963-acre preserve has everything you could need in the great outdoors. You can see a clear view of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance. There are dense forests that are full of all kinds of plants and animals. The hiking trails are perfect for hikers of any level. There are easy trails that children can enjoy and more adventurous trails for the avid hiker. You are welcome to visit their website to find out what adventures are planned for the month you are visiting. This is a true natural treasure for anyone in the Forsyth County area.

The Cumming Fairgrounds

This is the site of the annual fair and festivals, as well as the location of many exciting events, including car shows, mini-race tracks, and so much more. The large pavilions on the fairgrounds also make this a popular site for concerts, family gatherings, and community activities. Their website has details about prices and events.

Lake Sidney Lanier

This is best in Cumming to enjoy fishing, boating, and water sports. The lake is a great place for families to relax on the shore or enjoy exciting activities on the water. If you are ready for fun in the sun, get ready to have a good time on the lake.

Aquatic Center and Water Park

This is a new facility, and it promises to be a popular attraction that both residents and tourists can enjoy. The facility features Olympic swimming pools and a great outdoor water park (during the summer and spring). Swimming competitions often take place here, and this is the place to go for swimming lessons for adults and children and CPR classes among many other opportunities.

Buford Trout Hatchery

Adults and children of all ages love this place. Buford Trout Hatchery provides 75,000 trout for Georgia lakes and rivers. There are professional tours, and the tour guides are always eager to answer questions about this educational and fascinating place. The tour includes allowing children and adults to get up close and personal by feeding the fish. This turns into a feeding frenzy, and the kids love it. You can also enjoy fishing (alone or as a family) in their well-stocked fishing ponds.

Parks

Enjoy playgrounds, picnic tables, swimming, boating, and planned activities at the area parks. Make sure you visit:

  • Mary Alice Beach Park
    • Located on Lake Lanier, this park has picnic areas, boat docks, and a great beach. There are also trails and playgrounds.
  • Fowler Park
    • Features a recreation center, two sports fields, skate park, and playgrounds.
    • Offers hiking and a variety of events

Veterans War Memorial

This impressive memorial is a must see. It is built in honor of the men and women who fought for our country. This memorial is a monument for the veterans from Forsyth County. There are often ceremonies at the site for various holidays. See their website for more information.