Cartersville is a vibrant city located in the rolling hills just north of Atlanta. Established in 1850, the city has a significant amount of history. Cartersville is located on the Etowah River with Lake Allatoona nearby. Lake Allatoona is a 12,000 acre lake that has numerous areas for picnicking, camping, boating, fishing, skiing and swimming. Lake Allatoona is also Cartersville's source of water. In addition, Red Top Mountain State Park is located on a peninsula of Lake Allatoona. The park has a lodge, conference center, restaurant, golf course, camping sites, rental cottages, tennis courts, and hiking trails. Recreational and cultural opportunities abound in Cartersville. Recreation facilities include gymnasiums, a gymnastics facility, the city civic center and numerous parks throughout the community. The City of Cartersville's Recreation Department offers a wide variety of programs for youth and adults, consisting of tennis, gymnastics, aerobics, baseball, cheerleading, football, soccer, basketball and swimming. The City's prominent park is Dellinger Park. The 111 acre facility features tennis courts, athletic fields, an Olympic size swimming pool, and a 2 mile walking/jogging path with lush wooded acreage, a lake and gazebo. Milam Farm, 237 acres the city acquired in June 2000, is also used for recreation. The master plan for the property includes a 3 mile trail that will wrap around the entire 237 acres. So far 1.5 miles of the trail have been built, and the trail is expected to be completed in summer 2005 with 2,800 feet on the Etowah River and 2 river overlook platforms. Additionally, in late 2002 the city acquired 226 acres, the Pine Mountain property located on the east side of the city. This property now offers over 3 miles of strenuous hiking trails. These are just a few of things that make Cartersville so appealing. There are several other attractions to the city. Hopefully, this website provides some insight into what the city of Cartersville has to offer and why those that live and work here are so proud.