Explore the Outdoors in Dalton, GA
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing activity or something more adventurous, the location of our Country Inn & Suites off I-75 places you close to a variety of things to do. Discover downtown Dalton's unique shops, historical sites, outdoor markets and local restaurants during your stay, or head to Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests to hike to the park’s popular twin waterfalls. Your family will love visiting Prater’s Mill, where you can watch the antique millstones grind corn into cornmeal and then purchase your own two-pound bag.
Parks and Recreation:
- Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests (2 miles)
Grab your hiking boots and camera for an adventure in the Georgia foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, home to waterfalls, fishing spots, a shooting range and 10 photo-worthy wilderness areas.
Phone: +1 (770) 297-3000
- Fort Mountain State Park (22.9 miles)
Hike, horseback ride or mountain bike along the winding trails of this scenic park on Highway 52, which offers its own spectacular views as you drive to the park. While there, be sure to visit the ancient stone wall that sits at the top of the mountain.
Phone: +1 (706) 422-1932
- Downtown Dalton (2.8 miles)
From local bands and farmer’s markets to quirky bookshops and friendly pubs, downtown Dalton has everything you need for a fun-filled day just five minutes from the hotel.
Phone: +1 (706) 278-3332
- Lake Winnepesaukah (23.9 miles)
Challenge your family to a bout in the bumper cars or a ride down Cannon Ball roller coaster at Lake Winnie. You can cool off at SOAKya Water Park and then stop by the kiddie section to let your little ones enjoy ladybug cars, boats and swings.
Phone: +1 (706) 866-5681
Museums and Cultural Sites:
- Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park (28.6 miles)
Take a self-guided audio tour of the site of the 1863 Battle of Chickamauga, which was one of the largest battles in the Civil War. After the tour, you can stop by the visitor center to see the park’s most popular exhibit—a collection of rare military weaponry.
Phone: +1 (706) 866-9241
- Chief Vann House State Historic Site (12.3 miles)
Once the home of Cherokee leader James Vann in the early 1800s, this house is now a museum with well-preserved hand carvings, a floating staircase, a 12-foot mantle and numerous antiques.
Phone: +1 (706) 695-2598
- Prater's Mill Historic Site (13.4 miles)
There's plenty to keep you busy at Prater’s Mill, a living history museum that features a working grist mill, a general store and a cotton gin. Hike the nature trails, take a canoe ride on Coahulla Creek, or treat the kids to a pony ride.
Phone: +1 (706) 694-6455
- Tunnel Hill Heritage Center (7.5 miles)
Enjoy a long walk through the Western & Atlantic Tunnel, which spans almost a third of a mile, as you learn about its importance during the Civil War and its fame after the tunnel’s story was told in the 1956 film The Great Locomotive Chase.
Phone: +1 (706) 876-1571
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