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Mountain Harbour Living & Golf

Mountain Harbour is a residential and golf development nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The golf course provides the challenge you want, and together they offer the sheer enjoyment of being in a warm, friendly and inviting setting. Located in Hayesville, NC, close to Lake Chatuge, it is only two hours north of Atlanta. […]

Highlights from North Georgia

Community Spotlight on Hiawassee & Young Harris

It’s often said that once you’ve discovered paradise that you never want to leave. That can certainly be said for the residents living around beautiful Lake Chatuge that is located between the towns of Hiawassee & Young Harris GA plus neighboring Hayesville, NC. Hiawassee, Georgia is seated in Towns County and was formed in 1856 from parts of nearby Rabun & Union Counties. It was named for George Washington Towns, who was the governor of Georgia from 1847 to 1851. Hiawassee is a Cherokee word meaning “meadow” and the Chattahochee National Forest covers over 57,000 acres surrounding the lake that [...]

Road Trip to Jackrabbit Mountain Recreational Area

From Atlanta, GA 113 mi From Chattanooga, TN 115 mi From Asheville, NC 103 mi From Greenville, SC 114 mi Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Chatuge just over the North Carolina state line is Jackrabbit Mountain Recreational Area. This recreation and campground area is located on the outskirts of Hayesville, N.C. and Hiawassee, GA which shares this T.V.A. lake that is surrounded by stunning mountain views. This popular destination is part of the beautiful Nantahala National Forest of southwestern North Carolina. Visitors and campers can breathe the fresh air of the forest while enjoying numerous activities, including hiking, [...]

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 [...]

Cherokee Homestead Exhibit

The Cherokee Homestead Exhibit, located in downtown Hayesville, is an outdoor exhibit which includes replicas of a 17th century winter house, summer house, corn crib, summer shelter, mound gardens, dugout canoe, and public art depicting elements of the Cherokee culture. The elements of the exhibit were researched and are as authentic and accurate as possible. Informational kiosks at the exhibit enable free self-guided tours at any time. The winter house and summer house were constructed with upright locust poles which support the rivercane woven sides and thatched roofs. Mud and straw daub create the plaster which was added to the [...]

Waterfalls of North Georgia

High Shoals Falls A succession of five waterfalls graces this 170-acre scenic area. These falls have an estimated total vertical drop of 300 feet. Directions: Take GA 75 north from Helen for 11.4 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 283 at the High Shoals sign. Go 1.5 miles on this road to the High Shoals Scenic Area. Horse Trough Falls A succession of five waterfalls graces this 170-acre scenic area. These falls have an estimated total vertical drop of 300 feet. Helen/Hiawassee Area: Take GA 75 north from Helen for 11.4 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 283 [...]

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 [...]

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