Lake Allatoona, a man-made body of water, offers nature enthusiasts a place to boat, swim, hike, and hunt. Take your family to the lake for a few days to breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the local historical sites, which date back to early Native American times. Here are our favorite places at Lake Allatoona Vacation Rental.

1. Etowah Mills

Lake Allatoona
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Etowah Mills not only lies right on the lake, a perfect location for a lakehouse rental, but it’s also within a mile of both Galts Ferry Landing and Harbor Town Marina. You can bring the family boat and keep it at the Marina or launch it yourself at the landing. If you don’t have a boat, you can rent one at the marina for the duration of your stay.

2. Kellogg Creek

Sunrise at Lake Allatoona
Source: Flickr/Ronnie

Just a little southeast of Etowah Mills, Kellogg Creek also abuts the lake. Tie up your boat to your rental’s dock for easy access to the lake and some quality family time. The Pioneer Village and Wildlife Action Education Center are both located in Kellogg Creek, giving your children an educational and recreational experience.

3. Acworth

Lake Acworth
Source: Flickr/Maxim B

For a bit more of the urban life, settle down for your stay in Acworth to the south. Not only does this town sprawl alongside Lake Allatoona’s banks, but it also spreads to Lake Acworth, giving you easy access to the water. After launching your boat at Dallas Landing Dock, take your kids to explore at one of the many recreation areas and parks before grabbing a bite to eat in town.

4. Canton

Allatoona Lake at Red Top Mountain State Park
Source: Flickr/Stephen Rahn

Canton sits at the extreme north side of the lake, a town that leisurely spreads along the water. Spend some quiet time and reconnect with the family in a vacation rental that faces rolling hills on one side and the lake on the other. After swimming and boating all day, take the kids on a stroll through the historic downtown area.

5. Allatoona Bay

 Allatoona Bay
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Perched on the west of the lake, Allatoona Bay has plenty of lake access at the Blockhouse Creek Boat Ramp for a relaxing ride on the water along with public beach access so that you can swim at your leisure. Take your kids hiking at the Naval Recreation Site or Old Highway 41 Recreation Center.

6. Sixes

 Red Top Mountain State Park
Source: Flickr/TranceMist

Sixes is another small town that has everything necessary for a quiet weekend away: lake access, lake house rentals, and plenty of wooded areas. It also boasts Cushing Park a little oasis of peace where you can fish off the dock with your kids, swim, and have a picnic lunch.

7. White

Lake Allatoona
Source: Flickr/Dave Toaster

White is the ultimate of a rural community containing a few houses and miles and miles of peaceful beaches. If you want to really reconnect with the family and nature, opt for a rental house here where you can spend your days boating and hiking and your nights in front of a cozy fire.

8. Cartersville

Lake Allatoona
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Cartersville is one of the larger towns that thins out as it reaches the lake. Staying here gives you easy access to evening entertainment, such as live music, movies, or a hot meal, as well as a peaceful place to stay located on the outskirts of town. Boat out to Red Top Mountain State Park for some hiking and exploration.

9. Yacht Club Estates

Yacht Club Estates

Yacht Club Estates is a few minute drive to Red Top Mountain State Park. Pick up a boat at the Park Marina or rental business and explore the far side of the lake, or spend your time hiking through the woods. The latter offers an excellent educational experience for children as well as a way to work off excess energy.

10. Woodstock

KENNESAW NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD
Source: Flickr/ Captain William Carraway

This small town lies between Marietta and Lake Allatoona, a conveniently short drive in either direction to shop and enjoy local eateries in one location and boat and swim in the other. Plus, it only takes a few minutes to get to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield. Hike over the historical trails and give you kids a history lesson as well as a chance to embrace nature.