A part of the Atlanta metropolitan area, Coweta County, GA offers a lot of local events and attractions for visitors of all ages, including community festivals and gatherings that are held all year long. Experience the relaxed pace and community spirit of the old South in the summer’s Fourth of July parade and fireworks, as well as the Watermelon Festival in the historic town of Sharpsburg. And, in autumn and winter, enjoy the Candlelight Tour of Homes and experience its rich history as you visit the residences that predate the Civil War.
If you are planning to take a trip to Coweta County and would like to know the best places to visit, here are some of the popular destinations in this historic county:
Lake McIntosh Park
If you love the outdoors, then this county-owned public park should be on your list. There are so many things to enjoy here, such as hiking and geocaching. Birdwatching is also a popular activity in Lake McIntosh Park, which is teeming with fish and abundant in clean water and rich soil, making it the perfect place to spend a relaxing day with your binoculars. While the park prohibits swimming in the lake, you can still enjoy the waters and go boating and fishing if you are at least 16 years old and have a valid Georgia fishing license to fish in the lake.
First Avenue Park
Located just outside the Historic Greenville/LaGrange historic residential district, First Avenue Park is a 3.5-acre neighborhood park that is excellent for play and outdoor exercise, with its impressive landscaping, elaborate stonework, and paved walkway system. Amenities include an enclosed playground area, covered pavilions, and grassed multi-purpose field – perfect for enjoying recreational activities with friends and family. Take note that there is limited amount of public parking spaces are available but there is additional parking nearby at Newnan City Hall.
Chattahoochee Bend State Park
Located in a graceful bend of the Chattahoochee River, the Chattahoochee Bend State Park showcases a spectacular tract of wilderness in northwest Coweta County and offers a haven for paddlers, campers, and anglers. Spanning 2,910 acres, this is one of Georgia’s largest state parks, protecting five miles of river frontage. There’s a boat ramp that provides convenient access to the water and over six miles of wooded trails for those who would want to go hiking or take photos of nature. There is also an observation platform where you can get breathtaking views of the river and forest.
Coweta County Courthouse
This historic courthouse was designed by James Golucke, son of a German immigrant who settled in Georgia. It boasts of its 1904 Neoclassical Revival architecture which reflects the influences of Italian architect Andrea Palladro in its central crossing plan and English architect Christopher Wrenn in its symmetrical classicism. The most interesting feature of the Coweta County Courthouse is the dome, towering over 100 feet above the court square adorned with clocks on all four sides. Reminiscent of the famed Gibbs Radcliff Library, the dome is coated with copper to match the cornice, pediment, and railings.
The African American Heritage Museum & Research Center
The African American Heritage Museum & Research Center, housed in a restored shotgun-style house, serves as a repository for African-American artifacts and records as well as a genealogy center for African-American research. It is said to be located on the grounds of the Farmer Street Cemetery, the largest slave cemetery in the South. According to research conducted by a commission appointed by the mayor and city council of Newnan, this cemetery was a 19th and 20th century burial ground for African-Americans in Coweta County.
The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County
The “pearl of the community” is a modern 48,000 square foot structure that houses a 1000-seat state-of-the-art theater. Nestled in a serene valley off Lower Fayetteville Road near the city of Newnan, Georgia, the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County is a venue for art exhibits, live theatre performances, and musical concerts. Its goal is to provide opportunities for its patrons to gain knowledge and appreciation for various forms of artistic expression, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, weaving photography, collage, woodcraft, drawing, and metal crafts, as well as to enhance the living experience of everyone who comes through its doors.
Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park
Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park is an amazing place to bring your whole family. Voted best gym by Shape Magazine, this is the perfect place for kids and kids at heart to have fun. This is not your usual trampoline park–there are several attractions to enjoy here, including the Sky Rider coaster, Ropes Course, Tubes Indoor Playground, Slam Dunk Zone, and Climbing Walls. The Park is located at the Newnan Crossing shopping center and is open seven days a week. There are amenities for parents, as well, such as free Wi-Fi, a full-service café, and a parents’ lounge with televisions streaming live sporting events.
ChildrenConnect Museum is the perfect place for families with kids to enjoy the meaningful play. A child-centered learning environment, the museum nurtures creativity and curiosity through interactive exhibits that represent different aspects of living in the city and encourage children to engage and learn through active play. All the kids are given the opportunity to serve as exhibit developers and curators and share their own projects as temporary exhibits in the museum.
Starlite Skating Center
Starlite Skating Center is the ultimate place where you and your kids can enjoy roller skating, laser tag, and a soft playground. You can even win tickets for prizes in the arcade. And when you get hungry from all these fun activities, there’s a full-service concessionaire that offers all the food we love to eat, like pizza, burgers, chicken, and so much more.
If you are planning a trip to Coweta County, or happen to be visiting any of its nearby cities, be sure to check out at least one of these popular destinations. And if you are considering living in this location and buying a home, feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to show you all your options.