Just 22 miles north of Atlanta, Alpharetta is a city rich in history, art, and cuisine, making it the ultimate location to rent an RV. Situated between the beauty of the North Georgia Mountains and the culture of the international city of Atlanta, Alpharetta offers convenient access to everything the region has to offer.
Originally home to the Cherokee people, farmers and pioneers settled the area after the Indian Removal Act forcibly relocated the Cherokee people west. One of the earliest permanent establishments was The New Prospect Campground which was founded by a natural spring, near present-day downtown Alpharetta, and was later used as a trading post for locals and travelers to barter goods and supplies.
Formerly the county seat for Milton County, Alpharetta is now a part of Fulton County, as the two counties merged due to financial strains from The Great Depression. Depending on when you book an RV in Alpharetta, you can enjoy a variety of different festivals and city-sponsored events, or head to one of the many parks or greenways to enjoy some time in the great outdoors.
The Great Outdoors
Nature can be found all throughout Alpharetta and the surrounding area, and part of the drive behind renting an RV is to reconnect with nature. Along 48 miles of the Chattahoochee River are 15 designated land units maintained as part of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Enjoy hiking paths and trails for mountain biking, or relax and do some fishing from the shoreline. Visitors also enjoy rafting, rowing, or simply floating their way down the river as well.
Travel a little farther north with the Alpharetta RV rental to be completely secluded in nature. The Vogel State Park lies in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest, providing you the perfect backdrop to decompress and rejuvenate. There you can hike part of the Appalachian Trail, explore the forest and find petroglyphs, as well as several designated historic sites. Some of the history includes stories of the Civilian Conservation Corps, and the facilities they constructed during the Great Depression. During the warmer months, cool off in the 22-acre lake, and during the fall, take in the beauty of color changing leaves and cool sunsets.
Currently, there aren’t many RV parks within the city limits of Alpharetta. However, there are several options available in nearby Cumming, Marietta or Norcross. Because RV travelers are common to the Alpharetta area, many of your options for RV parks will keep you close to the city and still within minutes of Atlanta. Some RV parks near Lake Lanier also offer the best of both worlds, as you can enjoy lake life while in the Alpharetta motorhome rental and still enjoy the adventures and energy of Alpharetta. The majority of the RV parks surrounding Alpharetta offer great amenities including large sites, full hookups, and 50-amp max electric. Some have additional benefits like WiFi and cable TV. Because RVs are one of the most popular ways to travel to the area, reservations at the area’s RV parks and campgrounds are highly recommended, particularly during peak season.
Exploring the City
The city life is full of excitement all throughout the year. Wonderful weather and the charm of southern hospitality are inviting for people from all over the world, making Alpharetta one of the most visited cities of the south.
Five distinct shopping districts complement more than 200 dining options throughout the city and there are large public events almost every month of the year. Lovers of music and art will be able to choose from a variety of venues and galleries to feed their passions and nature enthusiasts have an abundance of flora and fauna to enjoy when touring the area with a camper rental near Alpharetta.
Some of the local features include the farmers market each weekend, popular parades, and the various park events, all of which are top priorities when touring the area. The heart of the city has also experienced ongoing redevelopment of the downtown district. This should not keep you from exploring the downtown area though, as there are several shops, galleries, venues and more waiting to provide you that southern hospitality and memorable experience you are looking for during your visit with a rental RV in Alpharetta. Also, events downtown offer unique activities, such as the annual Taste of Alpharetta festival where more than 60 restaurants serve up some of their top dishes and beverages. Adventure awaits in awesome Alpharetta.