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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. (more…)

Highlights from North Georgia

Community Spotlight on Ellijay, GA

Playing in Wide Open SpacesEllijay, which is located in Gilmer County is the idyllic peaceful valley that is surrounded by majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Every Fall it is “The Pick” for everyone to enjoy being the “Apple Capital” of Georgia, providing more than 600,000 bushels of delicious mountain grown apples each year.What makes Ellijay more unique is the variety of outdoor recreational opportunities that makes it a great place for playing in wide open spaces.One hundred plus miles of single-track mountain biking trails have earned Gilmer County the official designation as Georgia’s “Mountain Biking Capital” No off season here, with [...]

Falling for Blairsville-Union County

High above the hills, just about cloud level, hides the rural North Georgia community encompassed by Blairsville-Union County. Far from the screeching strains of city life and even farther from morning rush hours and evening commutes, this mountain town hosts some of the finest eating, lodging, wineries, hiking, and waterfalls in all of Georgia. Here’s the best part: It’s a bit of a secret. Boasting camping, cabins, Lake Trahlyta and her waterfall, Vogel State Park, one of Georgia’s oldest and finest parks, is reason alone to visit. But Blairsville also sits as an anchor to Brasstown Bald, Georgia’s highest [...]

ROAD TRIP TO: The BEST of Cornelia and Clarkesville

Drive to the quaint cities of Clarkesville and Cornelia to discover one of the most historic towns in northeast Georgia. Visitors are welcomed in both towns with walking friendly brick lined streets to see shops, restaurants, galleries, and antique stores to feel that small town atmosphere. Habersham County takes pride in it’s community by preserving history and natural resources of outdoor recreational parks. Clarkesville Mauldin House - at the corner of E. Waters & Jefferson Street. This large Victorian cottage and adjacent millinery shop date from the late nineteenth century. It serves as Clarkesville’s Welcome Center and the beginning [...]

The Fort Mountain Mystery

Fort Mountain takes its name from a peak that has remnants of a stone formation around part of that peak. These mysterious piles of non-native rock, many of them large, form a long discontinuous zig-zag wall that runs more than 928 feet and varies in height from two to six feet.

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