Located approximately an hour and a half from the city of Atlanta in northeastern Georgia, Cedar Creek is a prominent getaway spot. Perfect for those who seek a quiet Southern atmosphere complete with trout fishing, kayaking, and wading in the cool, clear mountain water. Northern Georgia summers are hot and humid, so the creeks and streams provide a welcome respite from the heat. On the other hand, winters are mild with average highs hovering around 50 degrees Fahrenheit, which is ideal weather for grabbing hiking boots and hitting the local trails. Book a stay at one of many Cedar Creek vacation rentals to experience all that the community has to offer. Check out several of the most scenic places in the area to visit.

1. Cave Springs

Situated near the fork of Cedar Creek and Old Mill Spring, Cave Springs is a picturesque city with a variety of vacation rentals situated directly on the water. You’ll also find a quaint town square complete with a large gazebo, and tiny shops with benches lining the front walk so you can sit and chat with the locals. Stop by one of the local antique shops for vintage local treasures. You can pack a picnic and park yourself under a large shade tree in 29-acre Rolater Park. While at the park, feed the fish and ducks in the large spring-fed pond, or sit on one of the beautiful donated memorial benches and let the kids play on the playground.

2. Livingston

History lovers adore the sleepy town of Livingston, which is the site of an old Indian village, This small village is less than 10 miles from the mouth of Cedar Springs, on the banks of the Coosa River. Sit near the deck of your vacation rental and cast into the Coosa to fish for some of the biggest catfish in the state. Bass, bream, and crappie also inhabit the stream waters year round. Vacation rentals in the area are remote, which is ideal if you want to go off-grid.

3. Coosa

Friendly folks, authentic southern restaurants, and a quiet and sleepy atmosphere are the hallmark characteristics of Coosa. Travel up Alabama Highway to the Putt Put Center for a day of fun with the family, or take in a competitive game of paintball. If you love horses, you can rent one at the local stables for a day of trail riding through the Blue Ridge Mountains before heading back to your vacation rental.

4. Lindale

For those looking for vacation rentals in close vicinity of Cedar Creek, Lindale lies just to the north. Although small, this unincorporated community offers plenty of sites to see. Take a tour of the Old Brick Mill built in the 1830s, or hike up the Jackson Hill Trail System. Located nearby, Etowah Park has a skate park and a driving range as well as hiking trails and a playground.

5. Mount Berry

Located near Berry College in Rome, Georgia, Mount Berry is a small unincorporated community. It was named after Martha Berry, an American educator. When booking a vacation rental in Mount Berry, you can plan a trip to the Martha Berry Museum to learn more about this important founder and the history of the area.

6. Rome

Baseball enthusiasts are sure to enjoy staying in Rome, which is home to the Rome Braves minor league baseball team. When staying in a vacation rental anytime from April to October, be sure to take in a nightly game. Walk through the Myrtle Creek Cemetery to see some of the oldest graves, and then tour the Rome History Museum to learn all about the area, If your seeking more active fun, zipline through the mountains, or take in 18 holes of golf at one of the local courses. For outdoor adventure, spend the day hiking along the GE Trails.

7. Cedartown

Often referred to as the “Historical High Country,” Cedartown is the county seat for Polk County. The town gets its name for the abundance of red cedar trees that border the county line. The city is home to Big Spring, which is the largest natural limestone spring in the south. Take a stroll down Main Street and peek into the small shops, or rent a bike or hike on the Silver Comet Trail to escape your vacation rental and stretch your legs.

If you want in-depth information on hot spots in the area, stop by the Cedartown Welcome Center, where the friendly employees help answer questions and point visitors in the right direction. The Center also holds some relics from the late actor Sterling Holloway. Born in Cedartown, Holloway was the original voice of Winnie the Pooh.

8. Silver Creek

Silver Creek gets its name from the nearby Silver Creek. Take a guided walking tour of the city, or spend the day kayaking or canoeing on the local waterway. If you want some fresh fish to fry, cast off from the banks of the creek to catch trout or bass year-round.