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Explore Rabun

Rabun is known for recreation. With three major lakes, Tallulah Gorge and the Wild and Scenic Chattooga River, there is endless opportunity to fill your leisure time. Explore miles of hiking trails, relax by a scenic waterfall or enjoy a quaint restaurant. We invite you to enjoy all our corner of northeast Georgia has to offer.

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Highlights from North Georgia

Community Spotlight on Rabun County

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 Tallulah River and have an interesting history. By the turn of the century, Rabun County and its neighbor to the south, Habersham County, were home to the largest tourist attraction in the state: Tallulah Gorge. Thousands of people would visit each year and the area [...]

Sautee-Nacoochee Visitors App

See All the Sautee Nacoochee Sites as the Heart and Heritage of Northeast Georgia is Revealed through a New Mobile Phone App Thanks to a new project led by the Sautee Nacoochee Center (SNC), visitors, families and students can now discover sites of historic and cultural significance throughout White County, Georgia using a new, free mobile phone app. “Explore Helen Sautee GA” provides maps, directions using your location, and an audio guide to nearby key points of interest. It covers landmarks and landforms ranging from the 19th century county courthouse in Cleveland to the ancient trail that became the [...]

Tallulah Falls: The Niagra Falls of the South

Rated as one of America’s 20 Best State Parks by Adventure Journal and one of Georgia’s seven wonders, Tallulah Gorge draws admirers as one of the most breathtaking sites. The Niagara Falls of the Southeast is a 1,000-foot gash in Tallulah Dome that drops the Tallulah River over six waterfalls in one mile. Mountain biking and hiking are popular here, as well as some serious multipitch rock climbing. But the real deal here is boating, rafting and kayaking the Tallulah when the upstream Georgia Power Company opens its dam, a few times a year. Tallulah Gorge State Park has [...]

Trackrock: Written in Stone

Track Rock Gap Archaeological Area is the location of a series of soapstone boulders covered with petroglyphs made by Native Americans over 1,000 years ago. There are hundreds of carvings in a wide range of figures. It’s one of the most significant rock art sites in the Southeastern United States. Track Rock was a place of power within the sacred landscape of the American Indian Nations where the activities of ancient humans were influenced by spirit beings. It sits at the threshold of the spirit world. Rocks carved with footprints and tracks signified a doorway into the domain of dangerous [...]

Warwoman Dell

Warwoman Dell was named to honor a Cherokee Warwoman. Some believe it could have been named for Nancy Hart, the Revolutionary War era woman who may have fought at the Battle of Kettle Creek with her husband and sons. Most likely, though, it was named to honor Nancy Ward, a highly-respected “beloved woman” of the Cherokee Nation who frequented the dell and advised the Cherokee tribal council on war and peace. She was very powerful in the Cherokee clan rule, for she was the last Warwoman in the East. When the Cherokee chiefs voted to go to war, it could [...]

Waterfalls of Northeast Georgia

Amicalola 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 of Ellijay or west of Dahlonega. Anna Ruby Falls Curtis Creek falls 153 feet and York Creek drops 50 feet down the slopes of Tray Mountain in twin waterfalls. The very steep 4/10 mile Anna Ruby Falls Trail is paved and has benches along [...]

Road Trip to Sautee-Nacoochee

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, a winery, and an outfitter. At the intersection of Highway 75 and 17 is the Nacoochee Mound and Gazebo - a picturesque pastureland with grazing cattle - a notable starting-point for the journey through this beautiful community. The mound is a burial site, dating back to the Cherokee tribe that inhabited the area. Many years later, the Cherokee tribe used the [...]