Historic downtown Hartwell is a Georgia Main Street City. The Hart County Historical Society and Museum (706-376-8590) pays homage to the times gone by. With the renovation of the downtown historical area antique shops, and specialty stores are not a rare find in this community. Plan to spend a weekend touring homes, shopping and dining at the restaurants and eateries. When you head over to Franklin County be sure to stop by the Center of the World located on Hwy 29 South. This is a sacred Cherokee Indian Assembly ground that the Cherokees considered to be the center of the world.
Lake Hartwell has over 960 Miles of shoreline and approximately 56,000 acres of water. On a lake of this size everyone can enjoy boating, skiing, jet skiing, canoeing and sailing. If fishing is your sport, the 21 fish species in Lake Hartwell will keep your pole jumping. Campers find the relaxation and enjoyment of being in well maintained campgrounds in the areas 5 state campgrounds, 4 Army Corps of Engineers camp grounds or spending a Saturday night at Clem's Shoal Creek Music Park with breath taking views and bluegrass, country and gospel music.
Golfing in the Lake Hartwell area is at its best. Cateechee Golf Club offers 475 acres designed by renowned architect Mike Young and built in 1998. Cateechee wanders through 474 acres of spectacular natural landscape. Bermuda fairways and greens welcome shots from four different sets of tees. Tree-lined fairways, four dog-legs, three ponds and a well positioned creek on the finishing hole gives golfers choices and go-for-it opportunities at Hartwell Golf Course. Golfing in the Lake Hartwell area is at its best.
Celebrate the uniqueness of Hartwell and Hart County by following our Hart County Quilt Trail. Our quilt trail highlights Hart County landmark, historical and agri-business sites that make the residents and visitors alike feel our community is special and unique.
View the Hart County Chamber of Commerce Events Calender for upcoming events and programs.
We hope you enjoy your visit to our "neck of the woods". If you have questions concerning the area, please feel free to give us a call at (706) 376-4756.