Rolater Park with real Cave and Rolater Lake, a large community swimming pool (in the shape of our State, Georgia), 13 Cedartown Street.
Fishing Rodeo for 12 and under, Rolater Park in Cedar Creek, feeding the fish and ducks, or enjoying the walking trail.
Sampling the pure water coming from the Cave in Rolater Park. Many get jugs full!
Pinhoti Trail hiking, Cedartown Street, and Cedartown Road. See online Pinhoti Trail.
The Cherokee Cabin, rebuilt with authentic logs, and hewn replicas. This was found under the old Green Hotel of c.1810 vintage, which once housed a Vann tavern and store building.
Walking or riding tours to view the Historic Structures, and hear Cave Spring stories.
Browsing the antique stores and gift shops.
Bacon Festival in May, Mushroom Festival in May, Cave Spring Art Festival in June, Liberty Day Festival with Colonial plays and crafts, and Fourth of July Parade with homemade ice cream, and attend the Cave Spring Motor Cycle Rally in July, Rolater Regatta Cardboard Boat Race, September Saturday after Labor Day, Car Shows, 411 Yard Sale first weekend in October, Pickle Festival and Quilt show second weekend in October, Christmas Open House downtown second weekend in November with accompanying yard sales, Christmas in the Country first weekend in December, Christmas Sing and downtown parade first week in December, Polar Plunge into Rolater Lake on January 1 with New Year’s Traditional Lunch.
Workshops in heritage arts with Alton Holman Heritage Arts, Inc. scheduled in camps, and on weekends, check online ahhas.org
Canoe/kayak rides down Cedar Creek and Turkey Shoot in November, with Cedar Creek Campground, Rome Road
Angel Farm, Alabama line Hwy 411 Pumpkin Patch and petting farm animals in October, Strawberry Patch in June.
See the Cave Spring Map.
Watch for a gray furry groundhog, many squirrels with some running across the metal roof making a racket, Canada geese by the dozens (watch your step, too!), deer feeding in the early morning or about dark if it’s quiet, hawks, songbirds, plenty of crows.
You may want to try pecans in November, figs in season, and possibly a few muscadines in the woods.
Have your meals on the porches, within the screen, if you don’t like flies and mosquitoes!
Many find Perry Farm Road a great place to walk. If you reach the cattle-guard you are on private property, and you have walked more than a mile!
It is only a mile and a half to the middle of town with over 80 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Drive straight at the traffic light which will place you a short distance from the Fairview Campus where Julius Rosenwald, Booker T. Washington, and the Community of Cave Spring created a school for Black children, just as they did all over the South in the 1920’s.
The Georgia School for the Deaf is west of us down Perry Farm Road. It was moved to the Black Deaf campus and School Farm in the mid to late 1970’s. During the 1960’s the student population at GSD counted in the 700’s due to the Rubella epidemic. The current City Hall dating to 1848, was the original building of the Deaf School chartered
by the State in the 1840’s. Both Helen Keller and Alexander Graham Bell visited the Georgia Deaf School. The School started out using the Farm for sustainability, and did so until the 1960’s.
The GSD property was negotiated from the Perry family. Mr. Perry was famous for inventing a gas mask used in WWI with a filter made from ground up peach seeds. Local children were paid to find and collect the peach seeds for Mr. Perry.
Check in at the Welcome Center for new activities, a map, and early memorabilia of Cave Spring, Georgia.