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Local Interests

Attractions

Monkey JoesWhen the kids have a little TOO much energy to keep cooped up in the house and the weather is making a visit to the park a less than viable solution, a visit to Monkey Joes might just be in order. This fun-filled inflatable play center comes equipped with slides, jumps, and obstacle courses to keep kids active, happy, & healthy. It’s also a great place to host a birthday party.Buford Trout HatcheryLocated on the banks of the Chattahoochee River just downstream of Lake Sidney Lanier and Buford Dam, the hatchery presents visitors with opportunities to view up to 1 million trout in the hatchery rearing area where they’ve been bred to stock Georgia’s public waters, walk along the Hatchery Nature/Bird Trail, fish in the catch-and-release Family Fishing Pond (kids under 16 get to fish for FREE!), or take the weekly hatchery tour at 1:00 PM each Saturday.Stars and Stripes Family Entertainment CenterRepresenting fun for the whole family, this sprawling venue features a bowling alley, laser tag course, bumper cars, laser maze challenge, arcade and Coach’s Corner Sports Bar & Grille.Warbington FarmsVoted Best Place for Kids to Have Fun in Best of Forsyth 2015, Warbington Farms presents its guests with a corn maze, pumpkin patch, bonfires and hay rides in the Fall and Easter EGGstravaganza, strawberry picking and Strawberry Festival in the Spring. The farm also presents a terrific location for school field trips and birthday parties.

Colleges

Chattahoochee Technical College-Canton CampusThrough day, evening and weekend classes, Chattahoochee Technical College offers its students 70+ degrees, diplomas, and certificates in 45 programs of study in these five broad program areas: Business Sciences, Computer Sciences and Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Personal and Public Services, Technical Studies. It is part of the Technical College System of Georgia, and a number of its courses are accepted for transfer by the University System of Georgia.Lanier Technical Institute-Forsyth CampusAs a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, Lanier Technical College has become widely known as the foremost workforce development resource for employers in North Georgia, primarily those located in Banks, Barrow, Dawson, Forsyth, Hall, Jackson, and Lumpkin counties. In addition to providing career-technical education – both on campus and online, Lanier Tech also offers customized business and industry training and economic development services, continuing education for technical and professional development, and adult education services.

Entertainment

The Cumming PlayhouseEstablished in 2004, this local theater is housed inside a circa 1923 former school that has been named to the National Registry. The Playhouse regularly presents plays, musicals and concerts, with fine dining provided by Tam's Backstage Food and Spirits.

Hospitals

Northside Hospital-ForsythRepresentative of more than 2,300 physicians and 2,600 employees, the award-winning Northside Hospital-Forsyth offers its patients a wide variety of services and specialties including a highly acclaimed Cancer Institute / Radiation Oncology, Inpatient & Outpatient Surgical Services, Robotic Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, 24-Hour Adult & Pediatric Emergency Services, Spine Center, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Heart & Vascular Institute, Plastic Surgery, Sleep Disorders Center, Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services, Stroke Center, Critical/Intensive Care Unit and much more.

Museums, Parks and Gardens

Fowler ParkNamed Best Park in Best of Forsyth 2015, Fowler Park offers its guests 12 tennis courts, 5 soccer fields, 4 baseball/softball fields, a lacrosse field, outdoor basketball courts, recreation center, playgrounds, skate park, batting cages, 1.5-mile Big Creek Greenway walking path, dog park and a number of picnic pavilions.Sawnee Mountain PreserveWeighing in at a massive 963 acres, Sawnee Mountain Preserve comprises mile-after-mile of hiking trails, a Visitors Center, playground, picnic pavilions, amphitheater, treehouse, tree canopy walk, native plant garden and more. The Outdoor Recreation division of the park system provides unique opportunities for visitors of the preserve such as rock climbing, rappelling, and backpacking classes, as well as environmental education programs in birding, botany and more. Cumming Aquatic CenterThis state-of-the-art aquatic complex features two indoor pools -- a 50-meter competition pool and a 25-yard instructional pool – and a seasonal outdoor leisure pool that offers a concession stand, cabanas for birthday parties, slide, lazy river and splash play zone for children. The Center plays host to a number of swim teams and offers several aquatic programs, including swim lessons, water exercise classes and aquatic therapy.Central ParkHome to several youth and adult athletic leagues, this park comes fully equipped with fitness classes, kid-friendly camps, tennis courts, batting cages, youth baseball/softball fields, disc golf course, adult softball fields, paved walking path, picnic pavilions, playground, soccer fields, recreation center with indoor walking track and football/lacrosse field.

Restaurants

RestaurantsYou certainly won’t go hungry while visiting or living in Cumming. There is a large concentration of eateries along Market Place Boulevard – including Kani House, Outback Steakhouse and Provino’s Italian Restaurant, and on Buford Highway – including Quanto Basta Italian Bistro and Coco’s Cuban Restaurant. There is also a nice assortment of restaurants in and around The Collection at Forsyth – such as Norman’s Landing, Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q, Marlow’s Tavern and Ted’s Montana Grill.

Shopping

North Georgia Premium OutletsA bargain hunter’s paradise, the North Georgia Premium Outlets features high-end brands such as Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Coach, Vera Bradley, Pottery Barn, William Sonoma… the list goes on and on!Lakewood 400 Antiques MarketNamed one of the Best in America by USA Today and The Huffington Post, Lakewood 400 Antiques Market is North Atlanta's Premier Market for Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Furniture, Re-claimed Architectural, Home & Garden Decor and MORE! Held on the 3rd weekend of the month with the exception of December when the Annual Antiques & Gifts Show is on the 1st weekend, this upscale Market features 500 spaces in a 75,000-foot climate controlled building plus outside veranda and courtyard dealers.The Collection at ForsythShowcasing an upscale assemblage of boutiques and recognizable brand stores, visitors at The Collection at Forsyth can peruse such shops as American Threads, Altar’d State, Victoria’s Secret, J. Jill, Dress Up Boutique and more.

Sports

Windermere Golf ClubThe private, 18-hole par 71 course at the heart of Windermere is every bit as challenging as it is picturesque.Country Land Golf ClubThe 18-hole course at the daily fee Country Land Golf Course facility features 5,730 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70.Hampton Golf VillageOpened for play in 2000, this daily fee, 18-hole course was designed by renowned golf course architect, Clyde Johnston. It cuts through the rolling foothills of North Georgia with several elevation changes on the front 9. The back 9, however, is much more open and flat as it winds its way through streams and wetlands.Lanier Country ClubEstablished in 1970, this scenic public course offers an 18-hole championship par 72 designed by Joe Lee.
Last Updated: 5/24/2016