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Highlights from North Georgia

The Enchanted Valleys: Hiawassee/Young Harris

The Appalachian Mountains come alive with the changing of the seasons from winter to spring and bloom with new growth appear. After so many months indoors, people flock outdoors to enjoy nature and the beauty of the mountains. Whether you’ve come for a weekend or want to stay longer, everyone is greeted with small-town friendliness in the Enchanted Valley. With the natural beauty surrounding the towns of Hiawassee and Young Harris, locals are always ready to share their knowledge of the best hiking, fishing, and magnificent views from the highest mountain tops. For many years, Hiawassee is known to [...]

Road Trip along the Appalachian Trail, Georgia

Hikers come from near and far to celebrate the Appalachian Trail Community and to kick off the annual hike of the famous 2,175 mile trail. Every March the trail officially begins at Springer Mountain but most people start their journey at Amicalola Falls State Park. The 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 ecofriendly Len Foote Hike Inn. From the State Park, an 8.5 mile trail leads [...]

Vogel State Park

Nestled in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest, Vogel State Park is one of Georgia's favorite destinations. Established in 1931, Vogel, is the second oldest state park in Georgia and rises 2,500 feet above sea level. The entire area around Vogel was once linked to the Native Americans and the State Park sits at the base of Blood Mountain, the highest summit on the Appalachian Trail in Georgia. Driving from the south, visitors pass through Neel Gap, a beautiful mountain pass near Brasstown Bald, which is the highest point in Georgia. The history of the “Vogel” name starts in [...]

State Parks

Come See Our Neck of the Woods North Georgia State Parks include a variety of recreational activities besides camping and welcome travelers to explore “Our Neck of the Woods”. Enjoy your passion to see a waterfall, go horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, hiking, biking, or just have a picnic. The great State Parks of North Georgia are waiting for you to watch nature at it's best! Black Rock Mountain State Park Park (706) 746-2141 Reservations (800) 864-7275 Black Rock Mountain State Park, named for its sheer cliffs of dark-colored biotite gneiss, has the highest altitude of 3,640 feet. Numerous scenic overlooks [...]

Take a Drive Down Scenic Hwy 197

Sam Pitts Park  - beside the beautiful Soque River for walking trails, picnic, and playground. Soque River – This winding drive follows the unique tributary of the Chattahoochee River and is over 28 miles long. Use caution as you travel, as at one point on Scenic 197 there will be a dip in the road (clearly marked by a road sign) where the river can  flow over the road, this is humorously known as a “Low Bridge”. Many trout fisherman love this watershed, as the Soque River's cold temperatures are the secret to the large Rainbow, Brook, & Brown trout [...]

The Legendary 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 plenty of outdoor activities like skydiving and canoeing for tourists stopping by looking to enjoy the scenery. 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 [...]

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 [...]

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