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t s e B e h t t c e Exp Immaculate Accommodations

Mountain / Water Views

Private Pools / Hot Tubs Ultra Luxury

1-5 Bedrooms Jetted Tubs

Concierge services: Grocery Services In-Cabin Chef

Screened Porches Pet Friendly

Game Rooms / Pool Tables

We can arrange unique shopping trips, vineyard tours, festival admission, hiking & biking adventures, horseback riding, fishing, boating and whitewater rafting trips.

Outdoor Fireplaces / Pits

With over 13 years experience in the hospitality industry, you can be assured that your stay with us and the customer service you receive will always be superior! Our goal has been, and always will be, to exceed your expectations so you will return time and time again.

Mountain Oasis Cabin Rentals, Inc. 2218 Hwy 52 East, Ellijay, GA 30536

Toll Free: 844-306-2747 Local: 706-276-4343

www.MountainOasisCabinRentals.com

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STEAKHOUSE EST 1965-2020

Serving Helen

Steaks and Seafood for over 57 years! 8537 S. Main Street, Helen, GA 30545

Now Open 7 Days All Year (Closed Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day) Sunday-Thursday 4pm-10pm • Friday & Saturday until 11pm

www.PaulsSteakhouse.com

706-878-2468

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community spotlight

Celebrate in the Mountains of

Helen, GA

Holiday Cheer is here as Helen Georgia lights the city that include lighted trimmed up for another season! rooftops, bridges, windows and much more. Beautifully decorated outdoor trees are on Immerse yourself into this picture perfect every block with giant nutcrackers and other Bavarian scenic village with that old world feel lighted holiday visuals. of gingerbread trim, cobblestone alleyways, and old-world towers. As the majestic Visitors love the many different varieties mountains of North Georgia surround you of warm winter food from the Wurst to the and the beautiful Chattahoochee River runs Schnitzel as German and International food through downtown, it will make you feel as is everywhere. Stroll down these brick lined you’ve stepped into another world. streets and smell the wonderful aroma in the air from Bakeries, Pretzels, Gingerbread, Hot Famous for many years, Helen has been Chocolate, and Fudge shops. known for it’s festive celebration throughout 4 | vACATION GUIDE in the Mountains

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Many of these quaint shops feature specialty items like Swiss cuckoo clocks, cheese, steins, wooden toys, handblown glass sculptures, antiques, pottery and handmade arts and crafts. Wether you want to have a Beer at a pub or local Brewery, most have wonderful restaurants with a variety of dishes from German, Mexican, Italian, Asian food, to traditional American sandwiches, steaks and seafood. Many also offer entertainment and have outdoor courtyards. With over half a dozen wineries surrounding Helen, you can also enjoy spectacular mountain views while appreciating the taste of these award winning grapes grown in the rich clay soil. Scenic attractions are located all around Helen that offer hiking trails, beautiful overlooks, and winding wilderness roads at every turn. Surrounding White County are some of the highest mountain peaks with Tray Mountain that is not only the 6thhighest mountain in Georgia, but connects with the Appalachian Trail. Amazing Yonah Mountain stands tall at 3,143 ft., located between Helen and Cleveland and is rimmed by sheer picturesque cliffs. Just south of Helen is beautiful Sautee Nacochee Village. Step back in time with many historical landmarks such as the Old Sautee Store built in 1872 that has a museum of authentic store goods. Just minutes down the road is Stovall Mill Covered Bridge built Holiday 2021 | www.mountainlakeguide.com

in 1895, a one lane wood bridge that lays over Chickamauga Creek near State Route 255. The picturesque Sautee– Nacoochee Mound at Hardman Farm is a favorite landmark in north Georgia. Guided house tours of this original 1870 Italianate architecture home are part of Georgia State Park with a one mile Heritage Trail along the river to Helen. Nearby Nora Mill Granary & Grist Mill was established in 1876 and still in operation with a live miller making grits, cornmeal and flour mixes beside the beautiful waterfall along the Chattahoochee River. North of Helen is Unicoi State Park that offers miles of streams and trails for unlimited fishing, hiking and biking opportunities. This gem of Georgia is tucked away on State Highway 356 and features 1,050-acres of wilderness. The centerpiece of the park boasts the 53-acre Unicoi Lake on Smith Creek and Anna Ruby Falls. Visitors enjoy the easy walk up to view these 150-foot twin waterfalls from Curtis and York Creek that merge to form Smith Creek. Helen has many comfortable accommodations from Bavarian themed lodging besides the river to modern hotels, B& B’s, campgrounds, and cabins. So lay back, relax and come enjoy a romantic getaway or a family weekend to visit Helen for an “Exceptional Festive Retreat”. VACATION GUIDE in the Mountains | 5


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Wildewood

In the heart of downtown, just off the beaten path behind Main Street shops. Listen for the windchimes! • Windchimes • Cabin, Lake, & Home Décor • Wedding & Baby Gifts • Clothing & Accessories • Agates & Geodes • Classic Toys • Walking Sticks • Jewelry • Knives: Case, Helle, Opinel, & More • Garden Décor

52 River St • Helen, GA 30545 • Open Daily 10am - 6pm www.wildewoodhelen.com 706-878-5373 • wildewoodshop@gmail.com facebook.com/wildewoodhelen instagram.com/wildewood_shop

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Helen Convention Center

SureStay by Best Western Helen Downtown

Beautiful, modern hotel and convention center featuring:

• 86 Guest rooms & suites • 3000 sq ft meeting area with three dividers • Board room with teleconferencing capabilities • Two elevators • Guest laundries • State of the art audio-visual facilities • Jacuzzi suites, balcony rooms • Indoor heated pool with outdoor deck • Expanded hot breakfast buffet 8100 South Main Street, Helen, GA 30545 info@hiexpresshelenga.com • www.hiexpress.com/helenga (706) 878-1084 • fax (706) 381-8009 503 Carol Powell, General Manager

• Newly renovated • Micro-Fridge & Keurigs in all rooms • Complimentary breakfast • Complimentary WIFI • Jacuzzi suites w/fireplaces • Seasonally heated indoor pool • Close to Festhalle & shops • Best Western Rewards points

frontdesk@surestayhelen.com www.bestwestern.com 8396 South Main Street, Helen, GA

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Festhalle Events

Proudly sponsored by the Helen Chamber of Commerce

www.helenchamber.com

706-878-1908

14th Annual Christkindlemarkt Christmas Market Nov. 27-28 & Dec 4-5

Christkindlemarkts are a German tradition of local handmade Christmas specialties in a holiday atmosphere.

Annual Dropping of the Edelweiss New Years Eve

Help us bring in the New Year with music, food, fun, party hats, dancing and the annual Dropping of the Edelweiss! Hats & noise makers included with admission. Hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast, and live German band. Family friendly!

1074 Edelweiss Strasse

Fasching

German Mardi Gras Festival February 19, 2022

Celebrate Fasching with music and merriment. Costumes welcome but not required. Enjoy live German music, dancing and fun! Bar open, food available.

Find us on Facebook at Oktoberfest Festhalle Friends

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800.524.3008 / 706.878.2443 EXPANDED FACTORY LOCATION with TWO VIEWING WINDOWS! NOW OFFERING: custom chocolate bars and apples made to order!

Two locations:

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Unique Items from Scandinavia, Europe, and Around the Globe

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8669 N. Main St, Helen

lindenhausimports.com 706.878.2357

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Appalachian Trail at a gla nce

The

The Appalachian Trail, completed in 1937:

• Is a unit of the National Park Service. • Is the nation’s longest marked footpath, at approximately 2,178 miles. • Is the first national scenic trail, designated in 1968. • Crosses six national parks. • Traverses eight national forests. • Touches 14 states. Houses more than 2,000 occurrences of rare, threatened, endangered, and sensitive plant and animal species. • Crosses numerous state and local forests and parks. • Is maintained by 30 trail clubs and multiple partnerships. The above information provided by The Appalachian Trail Conservancy www. appalachiantrail.org

LET’s RIDE! FIRST ALPINE COASTER

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IN GEORGIA Fast and Fun • Family Friendly

CALL FOR HOURS

706-878-1347 8409 S Main St • Helen, GA 30545 info@georgiamountaincoaster.com

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The Appalachian Trail in Georgia:

• Home to the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail at Springer Mountain in Amicalola Falls State Park • Is 75 miles long • Has a difficulty rating of 6 (on a 10 point scale where 1 is flat and 10 requires the use of hands, offers precarious footing, and is not recommended for those with a fear of heights) • Has elevations ranging from 2,510 to 4,461 feet • Is best hiked in April to May or September to October when crowds and weather have cooled off • Is sponsored by the Georgia Appalachian Trail Club, www. georgia-atclub.org www.mountainlakeguide.com | Holiday 2021


HELEN

Hofbrauhaus

Helen, GA • Est. 1976

Downt atta own on the Ch

Casual Outdoor Dining Pet Friendly! Live Music on Weekends 9001 North Main St | Helen, GA FREE Parking for Guests

Open 7 days a week, 11am - 9pm

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~ Easy walk to shops, restaurants, and attractions ~ Riverfront Rooms with Private Balconies ~ Fireplace / Whirlpool Suites ~ Heated pool ~ Meeting/Party rooms

706-878-2271 33 Munich Strasse • Helen, GA www.Helendorf.com

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Offering the largest variety of beers, wines and spirits throughout North Georgia.

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M-Th 9am-9pm Fri & Sat 9am-10pm • Sun 12:30-8pm 50 Yonah Street • Helen, Georgia •located next to Betty’s Country Store

Largest liquor store in North GA • (706) 878-7050 • Holiday 2021 | www.mountainlakeguide.com

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Cleveland 706-865-6772 | 3083 Helen Hwy, Cleveland, GA 30528 Heart-shaped jacuzzi tubs Gas log fireplaces Pets welcome Satellite TV, DVD Full kitchens / kitchenettes Porches with rocking chairs Creekside Cabins 5 miles south of Helen

www.gabbyscabins.com

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Burgers, Gourmet Sandwiches, Salads, Desserts. Dine daily inside or on the porch.

Please check our website for hour updates Closed Monday Lunch Only Sun, Tues, & Wed 11-2:30 pm Open 11-8 Thurs-Sat Online Ordering at www.creeksidedeli.com

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Sautee

Kim’s

Always something on SALE!

CONSIGNMENT Clothing, Home Goods and Antiques 868 S. Main St (706) 348-1516 Mon-Sat 10-5 Sun 12:30-4

Like us @KimsConsign

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Offering an extensive line of organic lavender bath & body items, culinary products, home products, local artisan goods, and more. 53 Hwy 255 N, Sautee, GA 30571 (706) 878-0100 261

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Join us for a Victorian Christmas December 4th & 11th

2315 Hwy 17, Sautee, GA 30571 (706) 878-2281 • oldsauteestore.com

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Road Trip To

Fort Mountain State Park From Atlanta, GA From Chattanooga, TN From Asheville, NC From Greenville, SC

98.4 mi 61.5 mi 236.7 mi 179.7 mi

photo courtesy: atlantatrails.com

Sitting high above the clouds in southwestern part of the Cohutta Mountains was a mountain top home to Cherokee Indians for hundreds of years. Today their legacy is still felt throughout North Georgia and the mysterious 855-foot long rock wall located in the park still has scholars debating it’s origins. Located just outside Ellijay on State Road 52 to the Northwest, is a winding two lane road that ascends more than a thousand feet with sharp turns and pull offs on both sides. Fort Mountain State Park’s entrance then takes you to the park office where you can get information about some of the area’s most beautiful trails and overlooks in Georgia. Trails throughout this national treasure are located in over 3,700 acres of Cohutta Wilderness area that winds through hardwoods, blueberry thickets, crossing streams and circling a serene lake. Reaching heights of 2,850 ft above sea level, Fort Mountain is a great destination for hiking and history lessons alike. History of the rock formation may go back to pre-Columbain native Americans from 500 AD that made the snake formation. Similar Serpent Mounds of Ohio held ceremonial or religious gatherings. Another myth of Welshspeaking descendants settled with Native Americans and created landmarks of structures in the region.

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Many visitors also stay in Fort Mountain National Park as it offers camping, R.V. Sites, Cottages and Cabins. With the parks many activities including biking, picnicking, horse back riding, fishing, miniature golf & swimming in the season, or geocaching hidden treasures, you’ll enjoy lots of fun. Day tripping or longer excursions usually include a wonderful hike or backpacking venture in one or several of the park’s many trails. Enjoy the outdoors on one of the following: Lake Loop Trail is a kid friendly 1.2 mile loop around the lake, forest, and sandy beach area used mainly in summer. Stone Wall, Tower and Overlook Trails are 3 trails on the mountain summit totaling a 1.6 mile loop. Here you can visit the serpentine rock wall, explore the restored 1930’s stone fire tower, and trek to the mountain’s overlook platform for broad sweeping views and stunning sunsets. Gahutti Trail is a 8.2 mile loop recommended for more experienced backpackers or hikers. Winding through rocky forests you will loop past multiple overlooks and visit a tumbling waterfall. For more Information to Fort Mountain State Park Call 706-695-2621or visit their site at gastateparks.org www.mountainlakeguide.com | Holiday 2021


MAIN PHONE NUMBER: 706-640-4010 LOCATED AT: 634 Beaver Lake Drive • Ellijay, GA 30540 WEBSITE: www.mycrra.com NIGHTLY VILLA, RV, & CAMPING RENTALS CALL: 706-640-4038 WEBSITE: www.stayatcrr.com

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Ellijay

• Pecans • Fudge • Gift Baskets • Apples • Ciders • Jams & Jellies • Fudge • Candles • Honey • Donuts • Fresh Apple Pies • Apple Chips • Caramel Apples • Fritters 3379 Tails Creek Rd, Ellijay, GA 30540 3.2 miles west of Ellijay on Hwy. 282/US 76 between Hwy 515 and U.S. 411.

706-635-5898

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NORTH GEORGIA VACATION SPOTS

Offering rental cabins from upscale luxury to family affordable in the North Georgia Mountains DISCOUNTS FOR • Military • Police • Firefighters • Educators • Seniors

• Returning Guests • Kids under 12 stay FREE!

FEATURING CABINS IN

• Coosawattee River Resort • Talking Rock Creek Resort • Cherry Log

Please call or email us to make a reservation today!

706-669-9803

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Ellijay

706.635.7427

289 Highland Crossing, East Ellijay, GA 30540

Buy 1 plate and 2 drinks, Get 2nd plate of equal or lesser value 1/2 off. (With coupon only.)

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Enjoy the Peaceful Settings of Living in Nature

• 2 - 6 Bedroom Cabins • Secluded Cabins • Mountain Views • River Views • Hot Tubs • Internet / WI-FI Connection • Pool Table / Air Hockey

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We also offer cabins located in the Coosawattee River Resort offering: olympic-sized indoorheated pool, exercise gym, and recreation center.

PET-FRIENDLY

706-276-2116

River of Dreams

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holiday calendar of Events Please verify Event Dates in case of Rescheduling

Blairsville

November 23

2021 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

Blue Ridge Arts Center

November 20

Holiday Express 2021

November 12, 13, & 14

Holiday Show & Sale

Various Locations

November 26

A Cozy Country Christmas Arts & Crafts Show

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

N. Georgia Technical College

Light Up Blue Ridge

December 1 - 31

Downtown Blue Ridge

Union County Community Center

11th Annual Fire & Ice Chili Cook Off & Craft Beer Festival

Blairsville Tour of Trees

Kris Kringle Mountain Market Union County Farmers Market

December 7th

Christmas Parade Downtown Cornelia

Various Locations

November 12

Clarkesville

December 4

Various Locations

November 12, 13, & 14

2021 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

Union County Community Center

2021 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

February 19

Brasstown

Holly Jolly Christmas

November 12, 13, & 14

November 26

Downtown City park

December 4

Cornelia

Dahlonega Mainstreet: A Bob Seger Tribute

November 12, 13, & 14

Historic Holly Theater

Various Locations

Old Fashioned Christmas

2021 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

November 26-28

December 2 & 9

Downtown Square

A Christmas Carol

Habersham Community Theater

December 4

Christmas on the Square & Parade Downtown Blairsville

December 11

Christmas Tree Lighting Vogel State Park

Blue Ridge

December 17 & February 24

December 3-5

Visit Santa Carraige Rides

Flaming Idiots

Downtown Dahlonega

Clayton

Holiday Inn

December 3, 9, & 16

October 19

Habersham Community Theater

Blue Ridge Arts Center

November 12, 13, & 14

Historic Holly Theater

Various Locations

Christmas Parade

Artist in Residence - Judy Holland

2021 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

December 11

November 25

Downtown Dahlonega

Begins at Fromage and Other Fine Foods

The Marvelous Wonderettes

Clayton Cluckers’ 5K Turkey Trot

February 11, 18, & 25

November 26

Historic Holly Theater

Downtown Clayton

November 18 & 20

Christmas in Downtown Clayton

November 13

Veterans Day Parade & Memorial Service Downtown Blue Ridge & Veterans Memorial Park

November 18 - December 12 Four Old Broads at Christmas Blue Ridge Community Theater

November 20

WhoDunIt? Fun-draiser Art Event Blue Ridge Arts Center

Cleveland

November 12, 13, & 14

Demorest

Chamber Ensembles

Piedmont University Chapel

2021 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

November 18 & 21

November 13

Swanson Center for Performing Arts & Communications

Various Locations

The Festival in Honor of our Veterans Freedom Park

December 4

Christmas in the Mountains Celebration & Lighted Parade Courthouse Square

Walk Two Moons

November 18 & December 2

Jan Walker Presents: The Christmas Neeps, Featuring Her Students Old and Young Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art


November 29

December 4

Piedmont University Chapel

Bristol Fields Horse Camp

33rd Annual Service of Lessons & Carols

January 13

Art Reception - Ken Baskin: Mechanical Artifacts

Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art

January 25

Mountain True - Hike to Tusquitee Bald via Short Branch

December 9

Wine Pairing Dinner The Copper Door

Helen

November 27

Foghat & Night Ranger GA Mountain Fairgrounds

November 18

Sawyer Brown & Exile GA Mountain Fairgrounds

December 31

New Year Fireworks

Piedmont University Singers

November 26

GA Mountain Fairgrounds

January 30

Helen

November 12, 13, & 14

Piedmont University Chapel

Annual Lighting of the Village

Lakemont

Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi - Piano

2021 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

Piedmont University Chapel

Various Locations

February 11

McCaysville

Vienna Boys Choir

December 4

Piedmont University Chapel

Copperhill Kianis Club Annual Christmas Parade

Downtown McCaysville & Copperhill

Mineral Bluff

February 17 & 20

The Three Musketeers

Swanson Center for Performing Arts & Communications

February 24

Art Reception - Chris Aluka Berry: The Remnant that Remains Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art

February 24

Great Composers Series Concert: Austin Masters Piedmont University Chapel

Ellijay

November 19 & December 17 Acoustic Blends

George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse

November 27 & 28, December 4 & 5

November 26

Helen

Historic L&N Depot

14th Annual Christkindlmarkt

December 11

Christmas Parade

Ride the Rails Tri State Model Railroaders

Mountain City

Helen

November 12, 13, & 14

December 31

Various Locations

Dropping of the Edelweiss Helen Festhalle

Hiawassee

December 3 & 10

2021 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

Mt. Airy

November 12, 13, & 14

2021 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour Various Locations

Candle in the Window

George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse

Murphy, NC

Hayesville, NC

Christmas on Main

November 20

November 12, 13, & 14

Downtown Murphy

2021 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

November 27

Various Locations

Magic on Main Christmas Parade

November 13

Candy Cane Market

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

November 20

Mac Arnold & Plate Full O’Blues Peacock Performing Arts Center

December 3

The Linda Ronstadt Experience Peacock Performing Arts Center

Downtown Murphy

November 12, 13, & 14

2021 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour Various Locations

November 25 - December 23 Mountain Country Christmas in Lights GA Mountain Fairgrounds

December 3

Murphy Art Walk Downtown Murphy

Sautee Nacoochee November 12, 13, & 14

2021 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour Various Locations


holiday calendar of Events Please verify Event Dates in case of Rescheduling November 27

Community Contra Dance Elliot Sperin & Friends & Deannna Palumbo Historic Gym

Tallulah Falls November 13 & 14

Young Harris

Whitewater Watch Hike Tallulah Gorge State Park

November 19, December 18, January 17, & February 18 Full Moon Hike

Tallulah Gorge State Park

November 26

“Walk Off That Turkey” Hike Tallulah Gorge State Park

November 12

December 3, 10, & 17

Skies Over Georgia

Victorian Christmas

O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium

Hardman Farms

November 12

December 11

Ordinary Days

Duo Catanza

Dobbs Theatre - Goolsby Center

Center Theatre

December 12

Bent Frequency Duo Project Center Theatre

December 18

Community Contra Dance Burning Desire & Fred Park Historic Gym

January 30

Vega Quartet Student Showcase Center Theatre

February 20

Barbara Luhn Cannon Classical Series Center Theatre

December 4

Christmas at the Gorge Tallulah Gorge State Park

December 11

Sunset Candy Cane Hunt Tallulah Gorge State Park

January 1

First Day Hike

Tallulah Gorge State Park

Tiger

November 12, 13, & 14

2021 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour Various Locations

Toccoa

December 3

Christmas Fest

Historic Downtown Toccoa

December 4

Southeastern Young Artist Presents: Benjamin Kronk

November 18

“She tries to be perfect, she fails. It is okay” Art Exhibit Campus Gate Art Gallery

November 19

Season of Lights

O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium

The Historic Ritz Theatre

November 20

Mistletoe Market

March 11

December 10

Historic Gym

The Historic Ritz Theatre

The Old Man and The Old Moon

Katie Deal’s Holly Dolly Christmas

The Ridges Resort

December 3 & 10

Let It Snow - A Holiday Music Journey O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium


Hiawassee • Gifts • Flags • Pottery • Candles • Cabin Décor • Wind Chimes • T-Shirts • Local Handmade Items • Jewelry • And So Much More! 2955 Hwy 76 East • 706-896-9448

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Antique Mall Downtown Hiawassee • 518 N Main St Mon-Sat 10-5 • Sun 12-5

A True Antique Mall with Over 8,000 sq ft

Antiques • Furniture Glassware Coins • Pottery Porcelain • Jewelry • Primitives

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WHERE TO GO FOR ART YEAR ROUND

plus Dining & Lodging

created by Libby Matthews

JOIN US IN 2021 FOR ARTS Tour Event with Live, Demonstrating Artists!

November 12, 13, & 14 10am - 5pm Everyday Follow the Art Tour Signs in Habersham, Rabun, Towns, Union, White Counties, GA, & Clay County, N.C.

visit artstour.org, /ngaartstour or /nega_artstour

Wind Your Heart Around Art JOIN THE NE GEORGIA ARTS TOUR As the gold and crimson leaves swirl through the mountains, get in your car and take a self-guided tour to see the creative work of artists that dwell there. Visitors will find one-of-a-kind handcrafted work from painters, potters, jewelers, photographers plus art made from wood, fiber and glass. They will also have a story to tell about meeting the artist and some of the scenery they enjoyed along the way.

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To join in the fun, just follow the signs to 30 locations in Towns, Union, Habersham, Rabun, and White counties in Georgia and Clay County, NC. Map brochures are available at welcome centers around the state and participating vendors in each county. The route is online at artstour.org. For updated photos and links, visit NGAARTSTOUR.org www.mountainlakeguide.com | Holiday 2021


Hiawassee

Holiday Lights & Festive Sights Hiawassee, GA

Annual Christmas Parade Downtown Hiawassee Evening of Dec. 4 Christmas in Downtown Hiawassee On the Square Following the Parade Mountain Country Christmas in Lights Thurs, Fri. & Sat. Evenings Beginning Nov. 25

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Young Harris

Willow Ranch FARMHOUSE

Home/Cabin/Farmhouse Decor, Antiques, Local Artists, and so much more! 25 talented vendors in this 176 year old farmhouse.

Open 5 Days a Week: Tues. - Sat. 11am - 5pm

919-320-4354

6224 US Hwy. 76 • Young Harris, GA Located just below Brothers Restaurant in the 2 story farmhouse.

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ORDER ONLINE: brothersatwillowranch.com (706) 379-1272 6223 Hwy 76 W., Young Harris 30582 Tues-Thrs 11am-8:30pm Fri & Sat 11am-9:30pm Holiday 2021 | www.mountainlakeguide.com

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Clayton

2021 Holiday Happenings at

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Fundraiser for Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center Silent bidding on fully decorated trees

of local crafters, specialties, and more!

VISIT US AT: RABUN COUNTY EVENTS & VENUES

201 W. SAVANNAH ST., CLAYTON, GA • 706-982-9432

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Clayton

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FREE Continental Breakfast High-Speed Internet Picnic Area Barbeque Grills

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Dillard

1213 Franklin Street, Dillard, GA 30537 706-746-2040

Antiques & Quality Consignments

Located in beautiful Rabun Gap, GA

Like us on Facebook at Antiques - Pa’s Front Porch

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• Historic operating grist mill (in operation since 1840)

• 85’ cascading waterfall • Four guest rooms • Gourmet 3-course breakfast (featuring milled products)

Information or reservations:

(706) 746-7138

“Not your run-ofthe-mill B&B”

NOW OPEN • Local Jams & Jellies • Walking Sticks • Trail Maps • Collegiate Gifts • Bird Houses

Find Us On Facebook!

www.sylvanfallsmill.com

• Corinthian Chimes • Boyd’s Bears • Native American Jewelry • Old Fashioned Candy • Jim Shore Figurines

706.746.5899

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Long Creek, SC

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240 West Main Street Blue Ridge, GA 30513

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Clarkesville Bowling, pool tables, shuffle board, Darts, arcade, Full service bar, great food!

It’s time for a bouncy party!

706-754-3541

Check Out Grant St. Music Room: Live Music, Full Service Restaurant & Bar. Karaoke every Friday!

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583 Grant Street Clarkesville, GA

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- Two hour playtime on 4 bouncy houses - Private party room - Bring your own food, cake, and decorations

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Clarkesville Over 20,000 Sq. Ft Of • Antiques • Vintage • Primitives

• Furniture • Shabby Chic • General Store

• Handmade Items • Gifts

Plus More!

706-754-2787

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1419 Washington St. • Clarkesville, GA {On The Square}

Now Accepting Vendor Applications via website www.elizabethandcompanyresale.com • elizabethandco@yahoo.com

Hickory Flat Pottery

Fine Art and Pottery See It Made Here! Art & Hobby Supplies, Art & Pottery Classes

200 HWY 197N Clarkesville artfullbarn@gmail.com artfullbarn.com 706-754-1247

Functional pottery, jewelry, glass, fiber and wood art made by hand in the hills of North Georgia

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13664 Hwy 197 N Clarkesville, GA 30523

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Cornelia

Cookies, Cupcakes, Layer Cakes, Sheet Cakes, Cake Balls, Custom Celebration Cakes, Pound Cakes, Deep Dish Pies, Cheesecakes, Petit Fours, Peanut Brittle, Oatmeal Creme Pies, Ready-to-Bake Cinnamon Rolls and Frozen Meals, and More!

188 N. Main Street • Cornelia, GA 706-968-7777 • www.sugartopiasweets.com

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Cornelia 2021 Habersham County Christmas Parade PRESENTED BY: THE CITY OF CORNELIA

Tuesday, December 7th @ 6:30 P.M. Downtown Cornelia North Main Street This is a FREE event so come out and enjoy all your favorite Christmas movie-themed floats as well as a special appearance from SANTA!

For up-to-date information, visit us on social media @corneliamainstreet 539

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Welcome home to Hartford! Anderson Village Shopping Center in Alto, GA 50 min. north of Atlanta on GA 365 at mile marker 40 Monday - Saturday 10-5:30; Sunday by appointment Call 877-223-0008 • Local: 706-778-3449 Browse our collections: HartfordHouseFurniture.com

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Blue Ridge

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Premier Riverfront Dining Wed - Thurs 11:30 am - 8:30 pm Fri & Sat 11:30am - 9:00 pm

706.632.7891

8055 Aska Road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

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Blue Ridge

Morganton’s Newest Specialty Shop! Now Carrying: • Bearfoot in Blue Ridge Soaps • Myra Bags & Accessories • Best Local Honey in GA • Candles, Jewelry, & Gift Baskets • Porch & Garden • Paint from Rethunk Junk by Laura

• Vintage & Antique’s • Furniture & Home Decor • Local, Handcrafted Gifts • Farmhouse & Repurposed Decor

We recently expanded and opened our newest section: The Hodgepodge Garage Don’t miss the gardens, greenhouse, old trucks and great country porch. We will have special events like paint classes, live music, food trucks, and more!

Follow us on social media: @terristreasuretrove 10777 Lakewood Hwy - just minutes from downtown Blue Ridge Stress FREE Parking

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If you are lucky enough to be in the mountains, then you are lucky enough!

800-844-4939

Mascot Molly Welcomes You

3945 Old Loving Road

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Morganton, GA 30560 info@1mymountain.com www.1mymountain.com

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Blue Ridge So Much More than a Bird Seed Store Monthly Seminars & Bird Walks

Great food, relaxing atmosphere, terrific service - a locals’ favorite!

Home of the EXCLUSIVE Birdman’s Blend Bird Seed

2020

Bird Feeders, Bird Houses, Seed & Suet Hummingbird Feeders & Supplies, Bird Baths & Fountains, Garden Decor, Weather Vanes, Chimes, Tilley Hats, Vortex Binoculars, Birding & Hiking Books 706-254-2473 • 611 E Main St, Blue Ridge

Downtown Blue Ridge

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Georgia Trails

BLUE RIDGE Long Branch Loop Length: 2.0 miles • Rating: Easy. Hiking and mountain bicyclists only. From Blue Ridge travel east (toward Blairsville, GA) on GA Hwy 515, approx. 0.8 miles past intersection with GA Hwy 5. Turn Right at Windy Ridge Rd., go 0.2 miles to dead end with Old U.S. 76. Turn left, go 0.2 miles to Aska Road on right. Continue south on Aska Read 5.9miles to Shady Falls Road. Turn left, proceed 0.2 miles to parking area on left. ELLIJAY Carter’s Lake: 3,220 acre Lake maintained by US Army Corps of Engineers. Popular for camping, fishing, picnicking, boating, and mountain biking. Ellijay, Cartecay, and Coosawattee Rivers: provide excellent fishing & canoeing DAHLONEGA Bull Mountain: Multi-Use Trail - Length: 15.0 miles Rating: Easy/Moderate for hiking, horseback riding or mountain biking. Take GA 52 west from Dahlonega for 8.5 miles to Grizzle Store. Turn right onto Nimblewill Road and continue for 2 miles. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 28-1 and follow signs for the Bull Mountain parking area on Forest Service Road 83.

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:

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HELEN Anna Ruby Falls: Rating: Easy 1/2 mile paved trail that leads from the parking lot to two viewing decks. More adventurous hikers can also walk the 4.6 mile Smith Creek Trail, which connects the base of Anna Ruby Falls to Unicoi State Park. From Helen take Georgia 75 north for 1 mile. Turn right on Georgia 356 for 1.5 miles, then left at the sign to Anna Ruby Falls. Follow this road for 3.6 miles to the parking area. TALLULAH FALLS Shortline Trail: (multi-use) 3 miles. Rated easy. Tallulah Falls State Park – Terrora Circle Road, is paved and can be used for hiking, biking, skating, etc. It follows part of an old railroad bed. www.mountainlakeguide.com | Holiday 2021


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Hayesville - Our friends to the north

Weekly Prix Fixe Menu A La Carte Bar Menu Wine Dinners - Private Parties

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Our friends to the north -

Hayesville

Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 3pm Tuesday & Thursday: 12pm - 6pm

DAILY WINE TASTINGS FROM LOCAL WINERIES • Massage • Anti Aging Facial • Infrared Sauna • Pedicures • Tanning Bed • Lash Extensions • Spray Tans • Full Body Waxing (incl. Brazilian) 714 Hwy 69 Suite E • Hayesville, NC

(828) 389-3886 • @oliviaschic

www.oliviaswinespa.com

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Free Weights ~ Cardio Racquetball ~ Pickleball Walking Track “Personal Trainer Available” Precor Equipment Monday - Friday 6am to 6pm Saturday 8am to 1pm 333 Ball Park Drive Hayesville, N.C. 28904

828-389-0368 Holiday 2021 | www.mountainlakeguide.com

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Blairsville Sundance Gallery Gifts 4397 Town Creek School Rd, Blairsville, GA 30512

Nani’s Cuban Restaurant

(Located across from Alexander’s Store)

Offering quality, unique & interesting gifts made by American craftsmen & artisans, including handcrafted jewelry, a HUGE selection of pottery & more! Open Noon to 5pm, Daily. Closed Wed & Sun. 706-781-3938 • sundancegallerygifts.com sundancegallerygifts@yahoo.com 307

Your Tampa Bay Connection to Cuban Food Authentic Cuban Sandwich, Piggy Bowl, Chicky Bowl, Rice & Beans, Empanadas, & much more Catering

Tue-Wed-Thur 11am-7pm Fri-Sat 11am-8pm 51D Earnest St, Blairsville

706.745.0010

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AREA DIRECTORY Hayesville, NC

Nani’s Cuban Restaurant 51 D Earnest Street

706-745-0010 Copper Door We serve home cooked food with a Spanish flair! 2 Sullivan Street

828-389-8460

A combination of home cook food, with Cuban Fine dining in Historic Hayesville. Tues-Sat 5-10 and Puerto Rican cusine. nanisdeliandmore.com See pg 59 pm. Reservations recommended.Thoughtful menu, well-chosen quality wines, private Sawmill Place Restaurant parties, & events.

1150 Pat Haralson Dr

706-745-1250 thecopperdoor.com

A destination for all hungry mountain travelers. Cooked-to-order breakfast and country-style Helen meats and vegetables. Hofbrauhaus

Dining

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See pg 57

9001 North Main Street

See pg 48

706-878-2248

Family restaurant offering German and Blue Ridge Blairsville 706-258-4949 American fare. Outdoor seating overlooking the Abide Coffee 706-250-1359 Serenity Garden Cafe Chattahoochee River. Pet Friendly. 657 E Main St 214C Young Harris St. See pg 11 Sandwiches, soups, omelets & other American Like us on Facebook Full range of coffee shop staples from simple eats in a mellow space with a patio & indoor La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant coffee to even the most complex recipes you fountain. 706-878-3456 See pg 42 8160 South Main St can think up! Mugs, tumblers, t-shirts, and more! Like us on Facebook Offering you a wide variety of central Mexico’s M-Sat 7am-6pm. Toccoa Riverside Restaurant cuisine & a touch of California/Texas style abidecoffee.com See pg 55 8055 Aska Road 706-632-7891 dishes.. Dine on the River. Fine dining at its best in Cabin Coffee Co. 706-745-0073 lacabana-restaurant.com See pg 29 Blue Ridge.

44A Town Square

Just be Happy & enjoy Fresh Roasted Coffee daily. Breakfast - pastries, rolls, bagels, Lunch –soup,salad, sandwiches. cabincoffeecompany.com

See pg 57

toccoariversiderestaurant.com

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Clayton

Paul’s Steakhouse 8537 South Main Street

706-878-2468

Eat, drink, dance! Casual Fine Dining & Lounge

La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant overlooking the ‘Hooch’ in Downtown Helen. 128 Duvall Street 706-212-2834 paulssteakhouse.com See pg 3 Offering you a wide variety of central Mexico’s

G&G Bakery (The Gathering Place) cuisine & a touch of California/Texas style dishes. The Old Heidelberg Restaurant See pg 29 706-878-0061 110 Gainesville Hwy 706-745-0748 lacabana-restaurant.com Welcome to G & G Bakery & Cafe! We serve 8660 N. Main St (White Horse Square) Cleveland homemade pastries, coffees, soups, salads, sand- Creekside Deli 706-865-3666 Great Selection of German beer - Authentic wiches and more! Free internet access. Tues-Fri 16 Old Nacoochee Road German Food - Serving Lunch and Dinner 6am-3pm. Sat 7am-2pm Like us on Facebook

Jim’s Smokin’ Que 4971 Gainesville Hwy

706-835-7427

Your place for Award winning BBQ, Baby Back ribs, Smoked Chicken, Smoked Turkey & the fixins. Catering available! jimssmokinque.com

Inside dining or casual dining on the porch.

Families Welcome

Dillard

Hiawassee

See pg 52 restaurantsclevelandga.com

See pg 12 theheidelberghelen.com

Asiano Restaurant La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant 7052 Hwy 441, Ste 104 706-746-0058 1382 Highway 76 West

706-896-0508

Offering you a wide variety of central Mexico’s Thai, Chinese, Sushi Bar, Mongolian Grill, and cuisine & a touch of California/Texas style dishes. Japanese Steakhouse. Dine-in or carry-out.

See pg 53 lacabana-restaurant.com

Mike’s Seafood Market & Grill Ellijay 513 A Murphy Highway 706-745-9519 Shane’s Rib Shack Fresh fish, shrimp, scallops, lobster tails, crab, 289 Highland Crossing

See pg 29 asianorestaurant.com

See pg 56 shanesribshack.com

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Young Harris

706-635-7427 Brother’s at Willow Ranch 6223 US Highway 76

alligator, oysters, clams, crawfish, salmon, frog We’re the place to go for the best BBQ, ribs, legs, Mike’s fish spread. Special orders welcome! chicken and more. See our ad for coupons! Like us on Facebook

See pg 8

919-320-4354

We offer award-winning foods at affordable and family-friendly prices. Catering also available.

See pg 18 brothersatwillowranch.com

See pg 27


AREA DIRECTORY Mountain Oasis 2218 Hwy 52 East

706-276-4343

Morgantown

My Mountain Cabin Rentals

Accommodations you can count on, from the 3945 Old Loving Rd 800-844-4939 cleanliness to the quality, we strive to “Wow” our The comfort of the city doesn’t have to be exchanged for the benefits of nature. #1 My guests each and every time! mountainoasiscabinrentals.com See pg 2 Mountain Cabin Rentals provides folks with luxurious, yet rustic inspired escapes.

Mountain Resort Cabin Rentals 1mymountain.com 50 Tivoli Ct. #9858 706-276-2116 Enjoy the peaceful settings of living in nature. mountainresortcabinrentals.com

Lodging

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North Georgia Vacation Spots 706-669-9803 3893 Hwy 52 East

Murphy, NC

Rocking M Retreat Murphy, NC

See pg 41

404-432-8107

Our guests will reconnect with nature, unplug from the hustle and bustle of city life, and Majestic Mountain Getaways 706-379-9929 North Georgia Vacation Spots offers cabins of all reconnnect with self and family and friends in a well appointed log cabin style home. 590 Main Street 877-379-9929 sorts for the perfect mountain getaway! rockingmretreat.com See pg 50 Get away to the mountains of North Georgia and northgeorgiavacationspots.com See pg 17 WagonMaster Ranch 828-494-9521 Western North Carolina!

Blairsville

MajesticMountainGetaways.com

See pg 58

Open Year Round. Fully Furnished Cabins. Campsites with Water/Electric. Full Hookup & Pull-thru Sites. trackrock.com

See pg 52

Blue Ridge

359 Adventure Ranch Rd

Helen

Gabby’s Country Cabins 3083 Helen Highway

Trackrock Campground & Cabins 141 Trackrock Campground Rd. 706-745-2420

Come to the Ranch and have an Adventure of a Life Time! Adventure Park for kids & adults

706-865-6772 plus an Event Center to host your next Family

Home of the Heart-Shaped Jacuzzi! Often imitated, never duplicated. gabbyscabins.com

See pg 12

Gathering.

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Rabun Gap

Heidi Motel & Windmill Suites Sylvan Falls Mill B&B 8820 North Main St 706-878-2689 156 Taylors Chapel Road

See pg 51

706-746-7138

Our family will make every effort to ensure that Your stay at Sylvan Falls Mill Bed and Breakfast your stay here is memorable. Located just steps will be an unforgettable and romantic Escape to Blue Ridge Vacation experience. Cabin Rentals 866-618-2521 from downtown shopping and dining. heidimotel.com See pg 6 sylvanfallsmill.com See pg 30 All rentals, whether two-bedroom retreats or resort-style mansions, offer the value and Helendorf River Inn 706-878-2271 convenience of a spacious, fully-furnished home 33 Munich Strasse vs. a hotel room. Just a few minute walk to restaurants, shops, escapetoblueridge.com See pg 63 and night life. Offering suites by the river.

Mountain Top Cabin Rental helendorf.com See pg 11 44 Boardtown Rd 866-402-2246 Holiday Inn Express & Suites Where upscale meets down to earth. MountainTopCabinRentals.com See pg 64 Helen Convention Center 8100 S. Main St 706-878-1084 Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals Where Mother Nature comes to play! Located in 240 W. Main Street 866-4CABINS the center of all the action, we offer the newest Find Quality Time With Us in the Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. southerncomfortcabinrentals.com

hotel in North Georgia for leisure and business travelers.

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Clayton

Sure Stay 8396 S. Main St

America’s Best Value Inn 698 Hwy 441S

See pg 8

706-782-4258 BestWestern.com

Pool, HBO, AARP, AAA, Free continental breakfast, restaurant, and high-speed internet DaysInn.com

See page 29

Hiawassee

Lake Chatuge Lodge 653 Hwy 76

Blairsville

Blairsville Galaxy Bowling 706-878-2191 104 Backyard Lane 706-745-4444

706-782-4702 Centrally located on Main Street where the Free continental breakfast, high-speed internet, village shops, restaurants, and festivals are all picnic areas, and barbeque grills within easy walking distance, Premier lodging AmericasBestValueInn.com See page 29 destination! Days Inn 54 Hwy 441N

Recreation

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Book your next party with us! Food, bar, gameroom, pool tables. Youth league is scholoarship based & we partner with KidsBowlFree.com in summer. Call or follow us on Facebook. galaxybowling.net

Trackrock Campground & Cabins 706-745-2420 800-613-4349 141 Trackrock Campground Rd.

Horseback Riding - Hiking/Walking Trails Fishing - Swimming - Summer Horse Camps - Hayrides

Dillard

Located on beautiful Lake Chatuge in the heart of the southern Blue Ridge Mountains in Hiawassee, GA

of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Bring your RV or rent a cabin to enjoy a relaxing vacation away from the city.

Get away to the mountains of North Georgia and themes throughout 9 rooms. Giant tic-tac-toe, Western North Carolina! darts, and checkers, to larger than life Connect MajesticMountainGetaways.com See pg 58 Four plus an arcade, drinks, and ice cream.

trackrock.com

See pg 52

River Vista Mountain Village See pg 25 Blue Ridge 20 River Vista Drive 706-746-2722 lakechatugelodge.com Your Northeast Georgia mountain oasis where Majestic Mountain Getaways 706-379-9929 2nd Story Entertainment 733 East Main St Ste C 706-633-0466 you have fun reconnecting with family, friends, 590 Main Street 877-379-9929 Indoor 18 hole mini-golf features a variety of and nature. Nestled in a valley of the foothills

rvmountainvillage.com

Ellijay

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Long Creek, SC

2ndstoryentertainment.com

Chattooga Belle Farm Coosawattee River Resort 706-640-4010 454 Damascus Church Road A 200 acre farm located in Long Creek, SC. 634 Beaver Lake Drive

RV Lot & Vacation Rentals, Nature/Walking Trails, The farm features a U-Pick operation for fresh produce and a large event barn perfect for Indoor and Outdoor Pools, Tennis, Basketball weddings. Court, Game Room mycrra.com

See pg 15 chattoogabellefarm.com

See pg 42

864-647-9768 Blue Ridge Community Theater 2591 East First St 706-632-9191 Don’t miss our rip-roaring comedies, engaging dramas and intriguing whodunits… or our exciting live music concerts. Show Times: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 pm. Sundays at 2:00 pm.

See pg 31 blueridgecommunitytheater.com

See pg 46


The Lilly Pad Village 24 Adelaide Drive

706-534-1317

Gem Mining, Mini golf, and fishing. A family attraction that is fun for all ages. lillypadvillage.com

Clarkesville

Clarkesville Lanes 583 Grant St

Clay County Recreation Center 333 Ball Park Dr 828-389-0368 Free Weights, Cardio, Raquetball & Pickleball.

See pg 45 Open Monday - Saturday.

See pg 49

706-839-7467 Olivia’s Wine Spa & Boutique 828-389-3886 714 Hwy 69, Suite E

A great place for serious bowlers or the whole family. Featuring Cosmic Bowling on Fri & Sat nights and dining anytime at the Grant Street Grill. clarkesvillelanes.com

Hayesville

See pg 34

Olivia’s Spa Boutique is a break from your day! Relaxing and pain relieving services including facials, massage, sauna sessions, and tanning. Like us on Facebook

See pg 49

Shopping Alto

Hartford House Furniture 1-877-223-0008 Habersham Event Center Bouncy Parties 126 Anderson Circle Alpine Speedway Slot Car Racing We make custom affordable furniture. Let’s build 583 Grant St 706-754-3541 8016 S Main St, Ste A2 706-878-0111 something beautiful together!

Helen

It’s time for a bouncy party! 2 hour playtime on 4 bouncy houses. 40 minutes in our private party room. Bring your own food, cake and decorations. habershameventcenter.com

Featuring the LARGEST slot car road course in the USA! 2 indoor tracks to choose from with various speed/experience levels for each. Let’s See pg 34 go racing! alpinespeedway.com

Clayton

See pg 6

hartfordhousefurniture.com

Batesville

Hickory Flat Pottery 13664 Hwy 197 North

See pg 37

706-947-0030

Functional pottery, jewelry, glass, fiber and

Bike Helen 706-878-4000 wood art made by hand in the hills of North Rabun County Civic Center 8016 S. Main Street 201 W Savannah St 706-212-2149 See the scenic beauty of our Alpine Village and Georgia. hickoryflatpottery.com See pg 35 Great venues in the Northeast Georgia Mountains to accommodate any kind of gathering. Conveniently located in downtown Clayton.

experience the charm of Bavaria in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We offer hourly and daily rentals of our eBikes in Helen, Georgia. Like one, then you can take it home with you! rabuncountyeventvenues.com See pg 28 Stop by our showroom to see all the different Southeastern Expeditions models from city commuters to local cruisers to 7350 Hwy 76 E 800-868-7238 off road warriors! bikehelen.com See pg 6 Tennessee’s premier white water river rafting experts. When you choose Raft One, you will exGA Mountain Coaster perience the best white water rafting experience 8409 S. Main St in Tennessee! southeasternexpeditions.com See pg 43 Feel the thrill of riding down the mountain and through the woods in beautiful alpine Helen, Cleveland GA. Our alpine coaster is fun for all ages.

GeorgiaMountainCoster.com See pg 10 North Georgia Wildlife & Safari Park 2912 Paradise Valley Road 706-348-7279 Outpost Gold & Gem Panning Co.7901 Bringing People & Animals Together so that no South Main Street 706-878-5065

life goes untouched. Care, Connect & Serve nogawild.com

Ducktown, TN

Raft One 4599 Highway 64 West

Gold & Gem Mining, Group Parties, Fossils, Fun. Get hands on lessons from our trained and helpful staff.

Hiawassee

Tennessee’s premier white water river rafting Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds experts. When you choose Raft One, you will ex706-896-4191 perience the best white water rafting experience Music Hall Road Offering a wide-variety of unique venues and in Tennessee! raft1.com See pg 43 beautiful year-round camping facilities.

Gilmer Arts Gallery 207 Dalton St Gilmer Arts Playhouse 135 Dalton St

GeorgiaMountainFairgrounds.com

Morganton

gilmerarts.com

Red Apple Barn 3379 Tails Creek Rd

redapplebarn.com

Antiques, Collectibles Furniture, Coins, Jewelry, Glassware, Pottery, & Lots More! Buy-Sell-Trade blairsvillepickersbarn.com

Logan Turnpike Mill 80-B Town Square

See pg 57

800-84-GRITS (47487)

Quality STONE-GROUND whole-grain products from the mountains of North Georgia. Fresh baked goods. Open Tuesday - Saturday. loganturnpikemill.com

See pg 55

706-400-5557

An eclectic retail shop offering Life is Good, Old Guys Rule, gourmet foods & teas, as well as local honey, pottery & art. mountainlifemercantilga.com

Like us on Facebook

Sundance Gallery 4397 Town Creek Road

The Wine Shoppe 6 Town Square

Come to the Ranch and have an Adventure of a Life Time! Adventure Park for kids & adults plus an Event Center to host your next Family Gathering.

See pg 16 wagonmasterranchresort.com

See pg 52

Blairsville Pickers Barn (GA Pickers) 27 Orbit Drive 706-745-0097

sundancegallerygifts.com

Murphy, NC

359 Adventure Ranch Rd

ambrysattic.com

See pg 53

See pg 55

706-781-3938

Pottery, Jewelry, Candles, Woodenware, Clocks, Wind Chimes, Bird Feeders, Stained Glass, Metal See pg 40 Art, Basketry, Soaps & Fine American Crafts.

See pg 19 WagonMaster Ranch 706-635-5898 828-494-9521

Come out and experience a fun day at the farm. Enjoy a wagon ride behind the tractor up to the apple orchard where you can pick several varieties of apples.

Offers items that are vintage, antique, and oneof-a-kind. We provide a pleasant environment for your shopping experience.

Gifts for every occasion, Birthday, Weddings, Anniversary, New Baby, and Holidays. Beautiful 706-633-6072 home interiors to make your house a home.

and the #1 thing to do in Blue Ridge, GA. Drive a military tank, military trucks or construction equipment. tanktownusa.com

706-530-5005

Sugar Magnolia Gifts & Interiors 706-230-9100 See pg 26 267 Cleveland St

706-635-5605 Tank Town USA 10408 Appalachian Hwy. 706-635-5626 The ultimate heavy equipment playground

Bringing the arts to Gilmer County. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the arts to our community. Live Music, Art & Music Classes, Art Gallery. Open Tuesday - Saturday 11am-5pm.

Ambry’s Attic 94 Town Square, Ste. K

Mountain Life Mercantile See pg 6 36A Town Square

888-723-8663 outpostgoldandgem.com

Ellijay

Blairsville

See pg 59

706-745-9463

The premier North Georgia destination for wine, craft beer & humidor, The Wine Shoppe has offered an expansive collection of domestic and imported wines from all around the world since 2018. We invite you to stop in, check out selection and enjoy the atmosphere.

See pg 51 745wine.com

See pg 56


AREA DIRECTORY Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge Bird Seed Co 611 E Main St

Dillard

Small, non-franchise bird store, dedicated to helping people learn about bird feeding the RIGHT way & have more fun while they do it. We guarantee what we sell and stand behind our products and recommendations. Blueridgebirdseed.com

Morganton

Terri’s Treasure Trove Country Junction General Store 888-702-0642 10777 Lakewood Hwy 706-254-2473 Highway 441 North

See pg 42

706-900-2211

Local Jams & Jellies - Walking Sticks - Trail Maps Discover an eclectic selection of decorations, paint, toys, furniture, & repurposed everything! - Stained Glass - Country Gifts - Quilts - Bird Houses - Corinthian Chimes See pg 30 Vintage? we go it. Antiques? They’re here! Bric-abrac galore & more!

Pa’s Front Porch 6871 Hwy 441 North

706-746-2040 terristreasuretrove.com

Antiques & Quality Consignments. Something for Everyone! Buy • Sell • Consign Estates

Havana Daydreaming Cigars 1901 Appalachian Highway 706-946-2442 Find us on Facebook

Sautee-Nacoochee

See pg 41

See pg 30

Old Sautee Store 2315 GA Highway 17

706-878-2281

See pg 16

53 Hwy 255 N

706-878-0100

Visit for a glimpse back in time. Experience a Located in Historic Blue Ridge Georgia, we are Ellijay thriving general store operating for 144 years. North Georgia’s premium cigar retailer and Red Apple Barn 706-635-5898 Eat in our market, explore our museum, & enjoy lounge. Ggreat selection of cigars, accessories, 3379 Tails Creek Rd shopping. and more. See pg 13 havanadaydreamingcigars.com See pg 44 Experience a fun day at the farm. Enjoy a wagon sauteestore.com ride behind the tractor up to the apple orchard Pezrok 706-632-6036 where you can pick several varieties of apples. The Lavender Cottage & Garden redapplebarn.com

524 E. Main Street

Neither painter nor sculptor can surpass nature’s Hayesville artistry. More than just an upscale “rock shop.” Olivia’s Wine Spa & Boutique 828-389-3886 We celebrate Earth’s terrestrial treasures in a 714 Hwy 69, Suite E setting as exceptional as nature itself. pezrok.com See pg 38 Olivia’s Spa Boutique is a break from your day! Relaxing and pain relieving services including facials, massage, sauna sessions, and tanning. Brasstown, NC

Highlander Gallery 10079 Old Hwy. 64

828-835-9982 Like us on Facebook

Fine Arts & Crafts featuring Local & Regional Artists HighlanderGallery.com

Clarkesville

Helen

Discount Spirits 50 Yonah St.

Aromatherapy, bath, body home and culinary. thelavendercottageandgarden.com

Pg 13

Young Harris

Willow Ranch Farmhouse 6224 US Hwy. 76

770-896-1216

Antiques, Home/Cabin/ Farmhouse Decor, local See pg 49 artist and so much more. 25 talented vendors in this 176 year old farmhouse. Located just below Brothers Restaurant in the 2 story farmhouse.

706-878-7050 Like us on Facebook

See pg 27

See pg 51 Located in scenic Helen, GA, offers the largest

variety of beers, wines and spirits throughout North GA.

Elizabeth Co 1419 Washington St

706-754-2787 Like us on Facebook We are a unique place to join others that have Hansel & Gretel 8651 Main St the same passion for the look and feel of the Days Gone By, including antiques, vintage, prim- 8078 South Main St

See pg 11

800-524-3008 706-878-2443 706-878-7704

itives, shabby-chic, furniture, handmade items, Visit our other location- 8078 S. Main St in Helen HanselandGretelCandyKitchen.com Pg 9 gifts, a ladies clothing boutique & General Store!

Tourism

The Art-Full Barn 200 HWY 197N

Blairsville-Union Co Chamber of Commerce

ElizabethAndCo.weebly.com

Lindenhaus Imports 706-754-1247 8669 North Main Street See pg 35

We play all the time.

timswoodentoyshop.com

Kim’s Consignment 706-348-1516 Wildewood General Store 868 S Main Street • Ste 700 52 River Street We carry clothing, purses, jewelry, hats, scarves and much more on our clothing side. on our home goods side, we have great decor, furniture, linens and kitchen items. M-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 12:30-4pm

Copperhill, TN

Mustang Sally 108 Ocoee Street, Suite B

See pg 13

See pg 47

Proudly sponsoring festivals, shows, concerts,

706-878-5373

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Hiawassee

Sugartopia 188 North Main Street

Cornelia’s Historic Depot / City of Cornelia 181 Larkin Street 706-778-8585 Come and take a walk through Cornelia’s exciting history! When your tour is done, grab a our locally owned Downtown restaurants! corneliageorgia.org

706-896-9448

See pg 37

Helen

Gifts, Flags, Pottery, Candles, Cabin Decor, Wind Helen Chamber of Commerce Chimes, Outdoor Furniture, T-Shirts, Jewelry, 1074 Edelweiss Dr 706-878-1908 Local Handmade Items, &more! A re-creation of an alpine village complete with CreeksideGeneralStore.com See pg 23 cobblestone alleys and old-world towers.

Hiawassee Antique Mall 518 N. Main Street

706-968-7777 Like us on Facebook TATA on Main Cakes, cupcakes, cake balls, cookies, pies and 401 S. Main St more! Cakes for birthdays, weddings or any special days you would like to commemorate. M-F 9-6, Sat 9-3

Cornelia

See pg 7 souvenir from our gift shop, and walk to any of

helenchamber.com

706-896-0587

8000+ sq. ft. of antiques, furniture, glassware, pottery, coins, primitives, and porcelain.

Cornelia

sugartopiasweets.com

See pg 54

See pg 9 parties and events in Blairsville, Georgia! visitdowntownblairsville.com See pg 54

Stroll down the alley to experience Wildewood. Shopping w/benches on the porch for those who want to sit a spell or play a game of checkers.

Creekside General Store 423-548-5158 2955 Hwy 76 East

Jeans, kickin’ boots & the perfect Turquoise Jewelry. If you’re a Western Cowgirl, a Boho Gypsy, or a Little Rock & Roll Hot Mama, you will find your look here! shopmustangsally.com

See pg 9 VisitBlairsvilleGA.com

706-878-1842 Blairsville Downtown Development Auth. 62 Blue Ridge Street See pg 35 8635 Main St, #8, Swiss German Plaza

Cleveland

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Imports from Europe, Scandanavia, and around Georgia’s #1 Outdoor Destination. Call or go online for a free Visitor’s Guide! the world.

Offers art supplies, Fine Art and reproductions, lindenhausimports.com Pottery by Mud Fairy Pottery (Tonya!) and many Tim’s Wooden Toys other categories of retail items. artfullbarn.com

706-878-2357

See pg 23

Lake Chatuge Chamber 1411 Jack Dayton Cir

See pg 9

706-896-4966

Explore Hiawassee & Young Harris, GA - you’ll

706-896-0567 never want to leave. Our Mountain Top is

Upscale clothes (6 to 3/4X ) shoes and purses, gifts, small furniture, garden/home decor. Consignments by appointment only.

See pg 36 tataonmain.com

Young Harris

serenely beautiful. Resorts, cabins, B&B’s, spas, arts & antiques, concerts, festivals, dining, camping, boating, fishing, hiking, vineyards, golf and more.

See pg 26 golakechatuge.com

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