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Long before the area was established, this was the center of Cherokee Indian culture with villages scattered throughout Nacoochee and what is now known as Helen valleys.  As structures were built in 1813, the Cherokees approved construction of the Unicoi Turnpike, which is now is Hwy. 17 / 75 towards Hiawassee.  Then as Cherokee’s left… [read more »]

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If you are looking for a quite getaway with breathtaking vistas and seclusion that are hard to find anywhere else,  then travel west of Ellijay to the shorelines of Carters Lake. Built and owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers it is a private lake without docks or houses along the shoreline. The lake… [read more »]

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The crystal clear aquamarine waters of Lake Blue Ridge make it one of Georgia’s most picturesque mountain lakes. The 3,290-acre lake and surrounding area offers boating, swimming, hiking camping, picnicking, water skiing and fishing. Eighty percent of the shoreline on Lake Blue Ridge is in the Chattahoochee National Forest, managed by the USDA Forest Service…. [read more »]

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The Corner of Northeast Georgia The picturesque valley and vibrant town of Dillard is one of the many attractions that lead travelers to this corner of the North Georgia Mountains of Rabun County. Located just south of the Georgia/North Carolina border, it has become well known for it’s antique, craft shops and the award winning… [read more »]

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Dahlonega, Georgia is a charming town rich with history, art and adventure. Originally Dahlonega was known for the Cherokee word meaning “yellow money” and was the site of the first major U.S. Gold rush in 1828, 21 years before California’s rush and is home today to the artifact-rich Dahlonega Gold Museum.  Experience the rush of… [read more »]

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Situated near old boundary lines between the Cherokee and Creek Indian tribes the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains once had beautiful virgin forestlands at the end of the Civil War. As settlers came to the area, Habersham County was officially chartered in 1818 and named for Joseph Habersham, a Revolutionary War hero and the… [read more »]

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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 Ellijay being the “Apple Capital”… [read more »]

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Tallulah Falls Gorge, Clayton County

As early as 1760, explorers came to a portion of the Appalachian Mountains, which was sometimes called the “Cherokee Mountains.” The area that would eventually become Clayton was called the Dividings because it sat at the intersection of three important Cherokee trails. Explorer and naturalist William Bartram came through the Dividings in May 1775 while… [read more »]

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Discover the perfect mountain town for your next visit to beautiful North Georgia.  Blairsville has the energy of contemporary life for your stay that includes wonderful food, wineries, lodging, crafts, and shopping, combined with a tradition of festivals, vibrant music, and scenic attractions for recreational activities year round. Union County was carved from Cherokee County… [read more »]

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Many communities in the mountains have a small hometown feel,  but Clarkesville, Georgia, has a unique rural character, with rich history and friendly people. Founded in 1818, Clarkesville is one of the most historic towns in northeast Georgia, and was named after General John C. Clarke, governor of Georgia from 1819 – 1821, and  his… [read more »]