year to its six trails on 363 acres that vary in degree of difficulty and skill level required. These trails are also available to hikers (bikes have right of way at all times) and are pet-friendly (dogs must be leashed). Boling Park in Canton is another recreational oasis with biking and hiking trails as well as access to the Etowah River.
Canton is also home to the Cherokee County Aquatic Center complete with two indoor pools and one outdoor leisure pool. The aquatic center offers instructional, fitness, therapeutic, competitive and recreational swimming opportunities. The outdoor leisure pool, called the Oasis, includes a water playground, two water slides, play features, beach entry, pavilions, Funbrella, family restrooms, locker rooms and the Oasis Café.
Swimmers will also appreciate the previously mentioned G. Cecil Pruitt YMCA, a full-service facility with wellness center, indoor pool, outdoor family leisure pools, gymnasium, game room, indoor walking track, playground, and group exercise classes. Guest passes are available.
Equestrians will enjoy the Sunday afternoon polo matches and weekend concerts at Chukkar Farm Polo Club, where riding lessons and trails are also available. Bring a blanket, food and drink of your choice, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon watching polo. There are also horse trails in nearby Waleska at Garland Mountain. In addition to the 19.7 miles of marked trails, there are picnic shelters, parking for horse trailers, horse playground structures, and a horse mounting platform.
Golfers are covered, too, in Canton, with three fine 18-hole courses. There is nothing like playing a round within view of the beautiful North Georgia Mountains.