Highlights from North Georgia

Community Spotlight on Ellijay, in Gilmer County

The Apple of Georgia’s Eye Ellijay’s lowland valley lies between the high remote mountains and is located on the site of an original Indian settlement and means “new ground place”, a place that has been newly prepared for planting.  The combination of the mild temperatures and the rich soil of Gilmer County are ideal for […]

Road Trip To: Historic Habersham County; Cornelia & Nearby Lake Russell

Habersham County is celebrating it’s 200th anniversary of its founding. The Bicentennial will continue each month as the community shares stories and celebrates its rich history. Shown below are some of the Best Places to visit and enjoy the incredible historical sites. The Chenocetah Fire Tower is the last rock-constructed, working fire lookout tower in […]

Georgia Trails

Many visitors come to explore the hundreds of  trails through North Georgia’s National Forest. Whether you want to see a waterfall, like to go hiking, biking, or horseback riding, here are some suggestions for a trail adventure: Blue Ridge  Long Branch Loop Length: 2.0 miles • Rating: Easy. Hiking and mountain bicyclists only. From Blue […]

Appalachian Trail at a Glance

The Appalachian Trail, completed in 1937: •    Is a unit of the National Park Service. •    Is the nation’s longest marked footpath, at approximately 2,178 miles. •    Is the first national scenic trail, designated in 1968. •    Crosses six national parks. •    Traverses eight national forests. •    Touches 14 states. Houses more than 2,000 occurrences […]