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Highlights from North Georgia

Community Spotlight on Rabun County

Explore Rabun County where Summer-time Living is Easy If outdoor adventure with small town charm is what your looking for this Summer ”“ then Rabun County is your destination. Conveniently located just 90 miles from Atlanta this small northern corner of Georgia is bordered by South Carolina and North Carolina. All roads lead to wilderness and the great outdoors in Rabun County, as approximately, 60% of the land is in National Forest and State Parks. Scenic lakes area a major part of recreational activities and almost 20% is held by by Georgia Power for Lake Burton, Rabun, Seed, and Tallulah. [...]

Road Trip to Blue Ridge

From Atlanta, GA 93 mi From Chattanooga, TN 83 mi From Asheville, NC 135 mi From Greenville, SC 153 mi 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 was moved from Morganton to Blue Ridge. In the early 1920’s construction began on US Highway 76, further increasing access to this once remote area. [...]

Black Rock State Park

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 peaks over 3,000 feet in elevation, making it the highest state park in Georgia. Within Black Rock Mountain State Park, there are four scenic overlooks. The Cowee Overlook sits almost directly above the Ada-Hi Falls, park here and a short 0.2 mile walk will take [...]

Wind Your Heart Around Art – Join the NE Georgia Arts Tour

  What is more captivating than driving through the mountains of North Georgia and into North Carolina? Combining this beautiful drive through 2 states and 6 counties with the 2022 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour will be the most exciting experience of a lifetime. While following the winding picturesque trail not only will you find the beauty of this area but you will be introduced to some of the most talented crafters in the area! The Arts Tour will bring you to painters, pottery, folk art, jewelry, glass, handcrafted furniture, fiber, wood, photography and so much more that you will feel [...]

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: Lake Blue Ridge Trail Length 0.6 mile - this loop trail follows the shoreline of Lake Blue Ridge and offers a great view of the lake. It is flat and a good trail for families with young children. From Blue Ridge, take Old Business 5/Old US 76 east for 1.5 miles to Dry Branch Road. Turn right and go 3 miles to the [...]

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