7 Things to Do in Chatsworth That You Shouldn't Miss

September 29, 2017 Toi Mattera

Chatsworth is a city in Murray County, Georgia, United States. It is part of the Dalton, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,531 at the 2000 census and 4,299 in 2010. The city is the county seat of Murray County.
Restaurants in Chatsworth

1. Fort Mountain State Park

181 Fort Mountain Park Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705-6669 +1 706-422-1932
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4.5 based on 218 reviews

Fort Mountain State Park

Reviewed By Patricia A

We have been to Fort Mountain State Park several times but never did the full 8-mile Gahuti trail hike until this weekend. It was a nice mix of challenging and easier stretches. We enjoyed the stunning views and the more steep technical sections (hiking poles are recommended) that took you down to creek and even a waterfall view. We did laugh at one section where we had to cross a slick log over a little creek but there were nearby branches to hold onto so we weathered it fine. Just be aware that after a rain or snow some sections of the trail can be slippery and muddy. But well worth the effort!

2. Chief Vann House Historic Site

82 Georgia 225, Chatsworth, GA 30705 +1 706-695-2598
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5 based on 61 reviews

Chief Vann House Historic Site

During the 1790s, James Vann became a Cherokee Indian leader and wealthy businessman. He established the largest and most prosperous plantation in the Cherokee Nation, covering 1,000 acres of what is now Murray County. In 1804 he completed construction of a beautiful 2 ½ story brick home that was the most elegant in the Cherokee Nation. After Vann was murdered in 1809, his son Joseph inherited the mansion and plantation. Joseph was also a Cherokee leader and became even more wealthy than his father. In the 1830s almost the entire Cherokee Nation was forced west by state and federal troops on the infamous Trail of Tears. The Vann family lost their elegant home, rebuilding in the Cherokee Territory of Oklahoma. Today the Vann House survives as Georgia’s best-preserved historic Cherokee Indian home. A guided tour allows visitors to see the house which features beautiful hand carvings, a remarkable “floating” staircase, a 12-foot mantle and fine antiques.

Reviewed By Yosenut - Atlanta, Georgia

Stopped by for a tour after camping in Fort Mountain SP. We were nervous because our young elementary school-aged children have not yet visited a proper historic site. Our wonderful guide Jacob was patient, kind, thorough, knowledgeable and employed a helpful sense of humor as he started the movie for us and directed us through the well-restored home. The story of the people involved with the structures onsite is at times, tragic, eye-opening, and is of course, deeply relevant today. Jacob helped us navigate all the cultural and historical aspects of all the different players as well as home itself and personalized his tour to our family's interests and attention span. The outer buildings provide a complete picture of all the different pieces of this plantation's life. I especially appreciated the detailed vignettes of Pleasant's and Patience's lives in the log buildings. My children learned about an important part of our state's history today and why we must do better in the future. We are so grateful to Jacob and all those who make the Chief Vann House the treasure it is.

3. Cohutta Overlook

Route 2, Chatsworth, GA
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Cohutta Overlook

Reviewed By Bbqman3341 - Gainesville, Georgia

gorgeous mountain vista view from peak summit. easy short hike to circular rock viewing platform. northern view holds that smoky mountain charm late in the day. southern view on a clear day is open all the way down the valley 40 miles or better. not to be missed view.

4. Emery Creek Trail

Forest Service Road 18, Chatsworth, GA 30705
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5 based on 6 reviews

Emery Creek Trail

Reviewed By Ernbo6 - Georgia

Get out and into Georgia's beautiful Cohutta Mountains Wilderness area with an adventurous hike up Emery Creek Trail to the waterfalls. Truly a scenic and wild hike with 10 water crossings to challenge all levels of hikers or backpackers.
Emery Creek Trail from The Valley trailhead at Emery Creek is easily reached. From the onset of the hike traveling high over the creek you get the feeling that this will be good.

5. Fort Mountain Stables

548 Cliffmine Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705-6601 +1 706-517-4906
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4 based on 9 reviews

Fort Mountain Stables

Reviewed By lowlander46 - Charleston, South Carolina

I have been on similar trail rides in the mountains. This ride is on private property and then passes into Ft. Mountain State Park property. The trails on this trip were superior to other trails. They were wider and in better shape. I never felt in danger. The horses were super too. The girl who led us seemed competent but didn't really introduce herself or give us much of an orientation. My daughter and I were the fourth and fifth rider and we could not hear anything she was saying along the trail as she pointed out interesting features. On the positive side, I emailed the evening ahead and they were very accomodating on such short notice. We saw two bears during the ride so that was a thrill. I would return but a little training for the staff would go a long way to making the operation more professional.

6. Carters Lake Marina & Resort

575 Marina Rd, Chatsworth, GA 30705-6855
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5 based on 2 reviews

Carters Lake Marina & Resort

Full service marina offering covered slips up to 80 ft,; on water gas; seasonal restaurant; ships store; boat and cabin rentals. A friendly welcome awaits you ! Located in the beautiful North Georgia mountains 90 miles from Atlanta, GA and Chattanooga, TN. Carters Lake offers 3200 acres of deep, clear water surrounded by 62 miles of undeveloped shoreline. Easy access to many area attractions in the towns of Ellijay, Jasper, Chatsworth, Calhoun and Blue Ridge. Gibbs Gardens, Tellus Science Museum & Blue Ridge Mtn Railway are all within an hours scenic drive away.

Reviewed By CondosOnTheBeach - Atlanta,GA

Visited the marina and rented a pontoon. The folks who own the business are lovely. They are knowledgeable and very helpful. I called ahead and Denise was ready for us when we arrived. Wonderful, beautiful, naturist lake experience. We rode, cruised, swam and relaxed. Will consider moving our boat here soon. There is a nice little cafe attached to the marina. Provides the basics and could make you happy! Very pleasant experience!

7. Cohuttas

Chatsworth, GA
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Forest featuring beautiful biking trails.

Reviewed By jvs_tampa - Clearwater, Florida

This is not a casual or easy trip for the unprepared at least during winter. We followed the self-guided driving tour provided by the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce. We were not fully prepared mentally for the ruggedness of the trip. You will be on narrow unpaved US Forrest Service roads which are curvy, narrow, and mountainous. We started a little to late in the day and only made it as far as Jacks River Fields before reversing and heading back to our cabin rental.

Our goal was to make it to the Lake Conasauga Recreation Area so we only made about halfway. We will try again, on one of our future visits.

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