Vacation Guide in the Mountains

Community Spotlight on Rabun County

[5 Jul 2016 | Comments Off | ]

Only 90 miles from Atlanta, Lake Rabun is the perfect place to get away from the heat and traffic of the big city. Since 1915, families have enjoyed its cool waters, July 4th celebrations, camping, boating, and beautiful mountains that surround it. Lake Rabun and Lake Burton were formed in the early 1900’s from the… [read more »]

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Hiawassee July 15 – 23 – Georgia Mountain Fair Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds July 16 – Georgia Mountain Fair Parade Downtown Hiawassee July 16 – Exile in Concert Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds July 16, 23, 30/August 6, 13, 20, 27/September 3, 10, 17 – Music on the Square Downtown Hiawassee July 18 – Connie Smith in Concert… [read more »]

Welcome to the Top of Georgia! The mountain of Brasstown Bald is known to the native Cherokee people as Enotah. It is named for the former Cherokee village of Brasstown, Georgia, located along the upper Brasstown Creek. In addition, across the N.C. state line, is Brasstown, North Carolina, in Clay County. (Brass). Itse’y, New Green Place,… [read more »]

The Calhoun Mine is perhaps the oldest and best known mine in Lumpkin County, Georgia. When gold was discovered in Lumpkin County in 1828, which lead to the Georgia Gold Rush in 1829, it was discovered on 239 acres owned by Robert Obar.  The land was purchased by Senator John C. Calhoun of South Carolina,… [read more »]

Black Rock Mountain State Park is named after its sheer cliffs of dark-colored biotite gneiss. The dark granite wall of the mountain, which is visible and easily identifiable from long distances, makes it a notable feature of the park. It straddles the Eastern Continental Divide at an elevation of 3,640 feet and includes four other… [read more »]

Only 90 miles from Atlanta, Lake Rabun is the perfect place to get away from the heat and traffic of the big city. Since 1915, families have enjoyed its cool waters, July 4th celebrations, camping, boating, and beautiful mountains that surround it. Lake Rabun and Lake Burton were formed in the early 1900’s from the… [read more »]