Fathers who are more adventurous might enjoy some of the recreational opportunities offered at Barnsley Gardens, Cohutta Fishing Co. or Woodland Hills Golf Club.
A sporting clays course, sometimes known as skeet shooting, is open every day of the year at Barnsley Gardens Resort, 597 Barnsley Gardens Road in Adairsville. Participants can choose from two ranges, a 12-station course with wooded-area, open-field and over-water shots. The other option is a five-station course that is appropriate for those who do not want to walk and for shooting in any type of weather. Gun and cart rental are available.
Cohutta Fishing Co., located in Friendship Plaza at 39 S. Public Square in Cartersville, offers guided fishing tours on the Etowah and Chattahoochee rivers, as well as private trophy waters in Ellijay. Anglers pull striped and spotted bass from the Etowah River and trout from the Ellijay waters and the Chattahoochee River. The store also sells fishing accessories and apparel.
For those men who enjoy golfing but are not members of a club, Woodland Hills Golf Club at Carter Grove is open to the public for daily fee play. The 18-hole course is just off Highway 61 at 256 Summit Ridge Drive, Cartersville.
Tara Currier, manager of the Downtown Development Authority, said, “Certainly, downtown Cartersville has a wide variety of items and gifts for any budget and taste. There are unique items you would not find in a big box store.
“Blue Sky Outfitter has plenty of outdoor apparel and supplies like coolers. Spring Place Pottery has some wonderful coffee mugs, key chains and walking sticks. It’s About Time Boutique not only carries a large inventory of watches but also flasks and decanters. At Wall to Wall Frames they have some great options with photos that are inexpensive.”
Old Havana Cigar Co. opened six years ago and sells more than 100 varieties of cigars and accessories. The store has the air of a public house as patrons drink wine and beer as they smoke. Gift certificates are available.
Shontina Sanders, membership and marketing director of the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce, said, “The possibilities are pretty much endless around Bartow County and Cartersville. I recommend people check our website and search our membership directory. Ace Hardware is a good place to consider for gifts for dads, and if you want to relieve him of some duties, Reeves Landscaping could be helpful. Take Time to Travel Agency is a great option if you want to send him on a trip.”