Woodstock and Canton are vibrant cultural hubs where historic and natural sights complement one another, making the cities desirable destinations to visit and live. This month, let’s examine how these two elements of history and nature create a truly one-of-a-kind experience in Woodstock and Canton, making them the perfect cities to live, work and play.
Canton’s combination of new and old cultural elements make the city a unique place to explore and learn, and the Cherokee County Courthouse is a perfect place to start. Built in 1928, the building has been listed on the National Registry of Historic Places for more than 40 years. Visitors can read about the town’s history, and actually see the renovated jail and courtroom for themselves. History buffs also can satisfy their curiosity with a visit to the Cherokee County History Center in downtown Canton. And, for those who prefer live entertainment, the historic Canton Theatre is situated conveniently in the downtown area. Although it no longer features the silent movies it screened more than a century ago, the not-for-profit community enterprise now hosts plays, musicals and concerts of every kind.
Speaking of live entertainment, Woodstock boasts a variety of venues in its historic downtown, including MadLife Stage & Studios. Something always is going on at the Woodstock Arts Theatre, Event Green and The Reeves House. And, on May 13, the Woodstock Summer Concert Series will kick off the season with Craig Morgan.
As we swing into spring, get ready to get outside. Anyone who has spent time in Woodstock and Canton’s parks can affirm natural beauty exists at every turn.
Make sure to explore the mountain biking opportunities at Woodstock’s Olde Rope Mill Park and Canton’s Blankets Creek Mountain Bike Trails. And, don’t miss the Blankets Creek Trail Run on April 1. For more details, flip to Pages 48-49.
– Kelley Archer is the marketing director for Great Sky in Canton.