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We LOVE being part of this vibrant, local community! Our MUSTS are made up of wonderful places to eat and play; as well as some trusted specialty resources to help with your personal and professional needs.

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Where To Go & What To Do

Venti Italian Bistro
Website: http://www.ventiitalianbistro.com/
Location: 14260 Cumming Highway Cumming, GA 30040
Hours: Sun-Th 5-9 pm  |  Fri-Sat 5-10 pm

What’s Great: The best West Coast-inspired Italian cuisine in Cumming! Fresh ingredients make their dishes rich and healthy. The atmosphere is like a warm, inviting fire… To top it off, the service is always excellent!

Must Try: Flounder Francese, The (filthy) Manhattan, and their mouthwatering Pistachio Cake!

Citizen Soul
Website: https://citizensoul.com/
Location: 60 South Main St. Alpharetta, GA 30009
Hours: Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30a-2:30p / Dinner Mon-Thurs 5p-10p | Fri 5p-11p | Sat 11:30a-11p | Sun 12p-9p

What’s Great: So much goodness… The atmosphere is hard to beat, the food is always fresh and the cocktails are infused with inspiration. “A soul from the south with an eye on the west.” Amazing outdoor dining in good weather!

Must Try: Braised Bacon, The Soul Burger, and The Cardamanhattan.

South Main Kitchen
Website: http://southmainkitchen.com/
Location: No. 9 S. Main street Alpharetta, GA 30009
Hours: Lunch: Mon-Sat 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM, Sun 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Dinner: Mon-Sat 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Sun 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

What’s Great: Located in the heart of Alpharetta’s Historic Downtown District, South Main Kitchen serves fresh, elevated Southern cuisine matched with welcoming hospitality. South Main Kitchen focuses on the social aspect of dining and the true artistry of food. The menu changes frequently depending on seasonal availability from local farms.

Must Try: Sausage Po Boy with Flo’s Sweet Fries and The Black Walnut Old Fashioned

> Equestrian Facilities

Marble Hill Farm
Website: https://www.marblehillfarm.com/
Location: 739 Harley Trail Ball Ground, GA 30107
Phone Number: 678-718-8286

Why Choose Them: At Marble Hill Farm, their focus is to create a community of happy horses and riders which they achieve on a daily basis. Between the kind people, the breathtaking views, and the impeccable care they give to each and every horse in the barn, it’s hard not to fall in love.

Ashland Farm
Website: https://www.ashlandfarm.com/
Location: 516 Hwy 81 SW Covington, GA 30014-0618
Phone Number: 770-786-6703

Why Choose Them: Ashland Farm has endless adventure possibilities for you and your horse to enjoy. From one of the best Cross Country Fields in Georgia to a lake where you and your horse can cool off with a refreshing swim… Not to mention miles and miles of trails available.

Need to Know: Membership required to trailer in.

> Hiking North Georgia

Raven Cliff
Website: https://www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/hiking-to-raven-cliff-falls/
Location: Richard B Russell Scenic Hwy, Helen, GA 30545

What’s Great: One of our favorites as it is dog friendly and the perfect distance and difficulty to make for a very enjoyable afternoon. Most of the trail follows the river at a gentle incline so it is cool in summer and beautiful in winter.

Mount Yonah
Website: https://www.atlantatrails.com/hiking-trails/yonah-mountain-hiking-trail/
Location: Chambers Rd, Cleveland, GA 30528

What’s Great: The satisfaction of reaching the top (huffing and puffing) and looking out at such a breathtaking view. Definitely a more difficult trail but the view is well worth the soreness you’ll feel the following day.

Little Ridge Park
Website: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/georgia/little-ridge-trail
Location: 3285 Lanier Beach South Rd, Cumming, GA 30041

What’s Great: One of very few dog friendly parks on Lake Lanier. You can almost always find a quiet beach to let the dogs swim or walk the tree-lined trails. Definitely my dogs’ favorite park!

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