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When the weather warms, many visitors enjoying being outdoors and travel to the North Georgia Mountains for hiking opportunities.   To start on small trails for the novice is a simple way to get yourself moving while seeing and appreciating nature. Below are some small walks for the weekend to start your adventure of hiking… [read more »]

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Amicalola Falls State Park is an 829 acre Georgia state park located between Ellijay and Dahlonega in Dawsonville, Georgia. It offers many hiking trails, a guest lodge, restaurant, cabins, a shelter for long distance Appalachian Trail hikers, a campground and access to the eco-friendly Len Foote Hike Inn. Amicalola Falls State Park  has some spectacular… [read more »]

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Amicolola Falls The highest waterfall in Georgia, falling 729 feet in seven cascades. At the base of the falls, there is a parking area, a reflection pool, and 3/10-mile paved trail leading to an observation deck at the top of the falls. Directions: from Dahlonega, Amicalola State Park’s entrance is on GA Highway 52, east… [read more »]

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The town of Blue Ridge was once considered an elite health resort because of its pure mineral waters.  Blue Ridge was founded in 1886 as a result of the arrival of the Marietta and North Georgia Railroad. Because of the railroad, Blue Ridge developed as a center of business and in 1895 the county seat… [read more »]

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The North Georgia mountains are known for their natural scenic beauty, but few communities remain as pristine as Sautee Nacoochee. Within an unspoiled, history-rich land nestle two villages – home of art galleries, shops, restaurants, museums, historical sites, wineries, and recreational activities. At the intersection of Highway 75 and 17 is the Nacoochee Mound and… [read more »]

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Becky Branch Falls This 20-foot cascade is located just five minutes from downtown Clayton and is easily accessible. Clayton/Rabun County Area: From Clayton, drive east on Warwoman Road for 2.8 miles and park on the left side of the road. Walk up the right side of the branch on the trail for about 200 yards… [read more »]

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A visit to this “Enchanted Valley” keeps many people coming back to spend more time in this scenic area.  Wether you come visit or want to stay, everyone is welcome with the small town friendliness. Hiawassee is a Cherokee word meaning “meadow” and has the Chattahoochee National Forest that covers 50,000 acres. Another seven thousand… [read more »]

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Dahlonega Gold Museum

Dahlonega remained a tiny town, a mere speck on a map, but all that changed in the 1828 with the discovery of the most precious metal these mountains had to offer – GOLD!   Dahlonega, the Cherokee word meaning “yellow money” was the site  of the first major U.S. gold rush – occurring 20 years… [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 »]

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Unicoi State Park is one of the most popular parks in Georgia and attracts many visitors for it’s outstanding natural beauty, a wide range of amenities, and it’s proximity to the alpine village of Helen. The history of Unicoi began with the Mountain Lodge; a popular hotel, for more than 30 years in the new… [read more »]