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llijay's lowland valley lies between the high remote mountains and is located on the site of an original Indian settlement and means “new ground place”, a place that has been newly prepared for planting. The combination of the mild temperatures and the rich soil of Gilmer County are ideal for Ellijay being the “Apple Capital” of Georgia, providing more than 600,000 bushels of delicious mountain grown apples each year. Early settlers prospected for gold plus logging led to the arrival of the iron rail in 1834 and Ellijay became the county seat of a classic railroad town. Gilmer County was created from Cherokee County in 1832, and a portion of Union County in 1856. The county was named for George R. Gilmer, former U.S. House representative and governor of Georgia. John W. Clayton introduced apples to the local economy in 1903, who raised over 70 different types, nationally competed, and frequently won contests. With the addition, Gilmer County became less dependent on cotton and helped Ellijay in the early 1920’s, before the Great Depression. 6 | vACATION GUIDE in the Mountains

Gilmer County has 439 square miles of breath-taking beauty, including the Ellijay and Cartecay Rivers as they come together to form the Coosawattee River. The southwest flow goes into Carters Lake, home to the largest rock dam East of the Mississippi River. This 3,200-acre lake is a popular recreation site for fishing, skiing and boating. Smaller creeks like Turniptown and Mountaintown offer outdoor enthusiasts another scenic backdrop. The Cartecay’s natural progression form flat-water to Class III rapids and many of the waterways have plenty of play spots for paddlers, kayaks, canoeing, or tubing. Kids of all ages will enjoy the River Park on the banks of the Coosawattee River, which offers picnic areas, tennis courts and walking trails along the river. 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 maintained year-round trails that are kept by volunteers and biking associations. www.mountainlakeguide.com | Fall 2018


Discover the simple pleasures of small town life as Ellijay is a true “ Main Street” community where you’ll find the town square beautifully accented with brick-lined sidewalks and a round-a-bout traffic circle by the courthouse. Many Festivals and Celebrations happen throughout the year including the Dancing Goat Folk Fest in late September and Light up Ellijay Christmas Celebration with a "Dr. Suess Whoville" theme. Everything is fun in the downtown square with quaint shops, antiques, galleries, and great food at the local downtown restuarants and taverns. The downtown Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association offer a wide variety of performances throughout the year. The GAHA Community Theatre stages many plays and Concert series. Local Agra-culture include over six wineries in the Gilmer County area and each year the Winegrowers Association of Georgia hosts a Wine Highway Weekend. Fall brings Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches, and the many apple orchards that open to the public. The picturesque valley along State Hwy. 52 East, Fall 2018 | www.mountainlakeguide.com

known to locals as "Apple Alley". Other apple orchards are located on Hwy. 76 North / S.R. 282 and Hwy. 515. They offer a yearround selection of baked goods, including apple pies, fritters, cookies, breads and local crafts. Orchard houses also include fresh grown local peaches, nectarines, produce, jams, ciders and juice. Several orchards feature “Pick Your Own Apples” and give tractor rides for the full experience of the beauty and taste fresh from the tree. The Annual Ellijay Apple Festival is held every year in the middle two weekends of October at the Fairgrounds. The 4-day event celebrates the apple harvest and features arts, crafts, quilts, food, apples, music, face painting, and much more. 300+ exhibitors bring unique specialty items including food that is unbeatable every year. Whether your on vacation or a weekend getaway destination, “Pick” Ellijay and Gilmer County and you’re likely to get a taste of picturesque views of mountains, beautiful waterways, and a core of recreational activities that will keep you coming back. VACATION GUIDE in the Mountains | 7


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SEPTEMBER 29-30 Like an Old Mountain Shindig on a Go-to-Town Saturday. Juried Folk Art, Storytelling, Mountain Music, Traditional Foods, & More 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., River Street Parking Lot

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HOMEMADE SOUPS, SANDWICHES, SALADS AND DESSERTS

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Ellijay LOCAL FOOD AND SPECIALTY ITEMS

We carry local and regional honey & foods such as: Farm-raised meats, eggs, and cheese PLUS Jewelry, Handbags, Candles, Soaps, Local Art and Woodwork, Books, & Beverages

(706) 455-3018

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Located in the North Georgia Mountains in Ellijay

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Historic Habersham & County Cornelia Nearby Lake Russell From Atlanta, GA From Chattanooga, TN From Asheville, NC From Greenville, SC

Habersham County is celebrating it's 200th anniversary of its founding. The Bicentennial will continue each month as the community shares stories and celebrates its rich history. Shown below are some of the Best Places to visit and enjoy the incredible historical sites. The Chenocetah Fire Tower is the last rockconstructed, working fire lookout tower in the east. Built by the WPA (Works Progress Administration) in 1936 for the Chattahoochee National Forest, the stone tower is 40 feet high and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The tower is open to visitors one day a year during the “Big Red Apple Festival.” The city of Cornelia provides hayrides to the tower during daylight hours. Guests may climb to the top for the tower for a spectacular panoramic view of horizons. Downtown Cornelia Train Depot as the original terminal was damaged in a fire, and rebuilt in 1914 to it’s current appearance. Inside the terminal is a museum of early railroad memorabilia, model of the Tallulah Falls train, and two restored cabooses by the depot. The “Big Red Apple,” stands near the train depot as a monument that is seven feet tall, 22 ft. in circumference and weighs 5200 lbs. It was shipped from Virginia in 1926 to celebrate the apple industry. The Community House on Wyly Street is a handsome stone & log structure built by the CCC in 1936 and listed on the National Register. Hilliard Wilbanks memorial and the adjoining park that features picnic areas, playground equipment and walking trails.

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Clarkesville Readers’ Choice Award 2018

Best Fine Dining in Habersham County

Patio Dining - Private Dining - Banquet Room

Open 7 Days a Week!

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Live Music, Full Service Restaurant & Bar. Karaoke every Friday!

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“On the Square” A Gallery with Unique Art from the Hills & Mountains of Northeast Georgia 1440 Washington Street Clarkesville, GA 706.754.2449 gallery@SoqueArtWorks.com SoqueArtWorks.com 532

Cut glass, Jewelry, Furniture, China and much more!! 1363 Washington St. Clarkesville, GA 30523

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Opening October 1st downstairs at Coffee Corner Antiques

Black Bear Outfitters

Guided Hikes and Outdoor Adventures Camping, Hiking, and Fishing Gear!!!

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Visitor’s delight in “The Arts Tour” that will begin for the Summer Season on June 8,9, & 10th. This event also includes Lodging & Dining facilities to visit in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains. This is a special event for the Northeast Georgia area to see galleries & working studios in a six county area with live demonstrating artists. Because of the popularity of the Arts Tour, an additional two counties of Union County, Blairsville, GA area and our friends to the north in Clay County, Hayesville, NC will be participating this year. Discover the work of local artists … painters, potters, folk art, jewelry makers, fiber, glass, wood, mixed media, metal artists and more. Watch the craftsmanship, love, and care put into unique pieces made originally by the artist. Featured artists in Habersham start in Clarkesville and follow the Scenic Hwy. 197. Visit wineries in Rabun and view artists

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in downtown Clayton and Tiger, GA. Travel the scenic vistas of Hwy. 76 to Hiawassee & Hayesville and visit Lake Chatuge. Explore Blairsville’s artists, including the Trackrock area for inspirational beauty. Lively Helen & Sautee features picturesque scenes and accomodations. Follow Arts Tour Signs in Habersham, Rabun, Towns, Union, White Counties, GA & Clay County NC to wind down roads of beautiful scenery and discovering Art at every turn. You can receive your personal driving tour map by picking one up at Chambers of Commerce, Visitor Centers or downloading one online at ArtsTour.org

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Clarkesville “One of the best galleries in the State.” – Southern Living Magazine

Burton Gallery & Emporium Paintings, Quality Handcrafted Art and Gifts by Local Artists 706.947.1351

burtongallery.net

150 Burton Dam Road, Scenic 197 Lake Burton Community

Hickory Flat Pottery

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

13664 Hwy 197 N Clarkesville, GA 30523

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Celebrating Over 49 Years! Open 7 Days a Week.

All of our pottery is handcrafted in the USA.

Come see the potter make pots each Saturday & Sunday.

9982 Hwy 197 N. Clarkesville, GA

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Gold ‘N Gem Grubbin’ is the only place in Georgia where you can spend the day cooling off in our tranquil river setting and prospect for gold and gemstones at a historic gold mine from the mid 1800’s GOLD RUSH!! Find gold, gemstones, and artifacts too! Pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic at one of our tables or gazebo beside the river!! • Mine for Gold & Gems at our convenient sluices! • • A Real Mining Adventure at the Creek! • • Custom Jewelry! •

(Have your finds cut and set in custom Gold & Sterling Silver jewelry)

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Cleveland

Country Hideaway Your Mountain Vacation Destination 1-2 Bedroom Condos Mountain & Lake Views Fireplaces Military Discount 15% with proper ID shown at time of check-in

Nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Country Hideaway at Mountain Lakes is the perfect spot for a peaceful vacation. Built on rolling hills overlooking Lake Qualatchee, the resort offers onsite amenities -- miniature golf, waterslide, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and horseback riding are just a few of the many!

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Sautee “The most charming shop in North Georgia”

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

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Great selection of: Artificial Flowers, Garlands, Yard Art, Decorative Lighting, Seasonal Decorations & Gifts

Largest selection of candles.

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A glimpse back in time of a thriving general store operating for 144 years. Eat in our market, explore our museum, and enjoy shopping with us.

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Fall calendar of Events Batesville

October 31st

October 31st

October 20th

Downtown Blairsville

Downtown Blue Ridge

November 9th,10th,11th

November 10th

12th Annual Soque River Ramble 6k Run & Walk

Halloween on the Square

Halloween Safe Zone

Kharisma Jazzmatic Funk

Wilbanks Farm

Arts Tour

Blue Ridge Community Theater

Blairsville

Various Art Galleries

November 17th,18th

Clarkesville

North Georgia Technical College

September 14th-15th

September 14th, & Every Friday

Annual Mistletoe Market

Historic Courthouse

Blue Ridge

Friday Night Concerts

September 15th, & Every Saturday Live Music

Paradise Hills

September 15th

Mountain Music and Arts & Crafts Festival 2018 Vogel State Park

September 15th

Cruise-In On the Square Downtown Blairsville

September 17th & 24th Garden Tour

The Georgia Mountain Research & Education Center

September 22nd

Extreme Adventure Race (BEAR) Meeks Park

September 22nd-23rd

Celebrate the Harvest Indoor Arts & Craft Show North Georgia Technical College

September 21-23rd & 27-30th

Downtown Blue Ridge

Habersham Community Theatre

September 14th-29th

October 18th

The Art Center

Habersham County Fairgrounds

September 21st

October 27th

Blue Ridge Community Theater

Habersham Community Theatre

September 28th

October 31st

Downtown Blue Ridge

Downtown Clarkesville

Blue Ridge Blues Crawl

BRMAA National Photography Show

Hot Bed Hotel

Georgia Mountain Classics Cruise In

Movies on Main: The Shining

Trick or Treat on the Downtown Square

Blue Ridge Art Association

Various Art Galleries

October 13th-14th

Clayton

Downtown Blue Ridge

September 22nd

Fall Arts in the Park

October 18th-27th October 20th

124 Jones Street

October 13th-21st

Paws in the Park 5k

Meeks Park

October 20th-28th

Downtown Blue Ridge

October 20th

Fall Fest Arts & Crafts Show

Good Neighbors Car Show

Blue Ridge Farmers Market

United Community Bank Parking Lot

October 25th

Haunted History Ghost Tours

12th Annual Habersham County E-911 Children’s Fun Festival

November 9th,10th,11th

SAAG National Juried Art Show

Union County Schools Fine Arts Center

October 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27

Little Women

October 6th

Kiwanis Haunted House

49th Annual Sorghum Festival

Habersham County Fairgrounds

September 14th-16th

October 4th-7th

Aladdin: The Musical

Chattahochee Mountain Fair

Haunts & Harvest: An Evening of Appalachian Ghost Stories

Arts Tour

Stonewall Creek Vineyard Harvest Stomp Stonewall Creek Vineyard

September 15th, & Every Saturday Farmers Market

Northeast Georgia Food Bank

October 6th

Foxfire Mountaineer Festival Rabun County Civic Center

October 18, 26

Medicinal Plant Walks & Soap Making

Downtown Blairsville

Blue Ridge Community Theater

October 27th

October 28th

October 19th

Paradise Hills

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Foxfire Museum

Hallowine Celebration

Scenic Railway Harvest Festival

Foxfire Museum

Broom Making


November 2nd-3rd

September 22nd-23rd

Foxfire Museum

Kaya Vineyard

November 3rd

September 29th-30th

Hambidge Center

Hillside Orchard Farm

Various Cities

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November 9th,10th,11th

October 20th-21st

Rearden Theater

Various Art Galleries

Downtown Daholenga

Arts Tour

Beginning Weaving

Fall Farm Day

Arts Tour

Cleveland September 29th

Agri-Fest Country Market Freedom Park

Spirit of Harvest Festival

Six Gap Century Bike Ride

Gold Rush Days Festival

October 20th

November 17th

Appalachian Christmas Celebration BabyLand General Hospital

Cornelia

Hemlock Fest

November 10th

Demorest September 22nd

Lion’s Pride 5k Color Run

October 11th - Novermber 8th

Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art

September 15th, & Every Saturday

November 8th

Gold Museum Lawn

Piedmont College

Savoring the Square: Food Tour Downtown Daholenga

September 15th, & Every Saturday Boos & Brews Pub Crawl Downtown Daholenga

Pick N’ On the Porch Coosawattee River Tubing Co.

Gilmer County Library

Leisa Rich: The Glorious Requiem for Beasts & Souls

September 15th, & Every Saturday

September 22nd

Canvas and Cork, The Pig and the Poppy, Hall House Fine Art

Downtown Cornelia

2018 Appalachian Jam

George Link Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse

September 24th

September 22nd,31st

Dahlonega

September 18th

2nd Saturday Stroll of Art, Wine & Music!

Piedmont College

Big Red Apple Festival

Various Art Galleries

Storytelling in Ellijay

Murrayville

BabyLand General

November 9th,10th,11th

Downtown Dahlonega

BabyLand General Hospital

Halloween at BabyLand

October 36th-27th

Ellijay

November 2nd-4th

October 27th

The Great ARTdoors at the Hambidge Center

Locally Crafted Market’s Community Craft Fair & Flea Market

October 6th

Cabbage Patch Kids Tea Party

October 13th

Piedmont College Singers: Hope of Loving

November 15th -18th Crimes of the Heart

Swanson Center’s Black Box Theater

Dillard September 13th-17th

Southeast British Car Festival Dillard Georgia 2018

Graffiti Art

September 29th-30th

Dancing Goats FolkFest Downtown Ellijay

October 6th-21st

Cherry Log Festival Downtown Cherry Log

October 13th

Apple Country Auto Club Antique Car Show Ronnie Thompson Ford

October 13th

Apple Festival 5k Road Race Elementary School

October 13th & 14th, 20th & 21st Apple Arts

Downtown Ellijay

October 13th-21st

Georgia Apple Festival Lions Club Fairgrounds

October 16th

Storytelling in Ellijay

September 15th, & Every Saturday

The Dillard House Resort

George Link Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse

October 12th-13th

October 20th

Downtown Daholenga

Rearden Theater

Downtown Ellijay

Farmer’s Market

Blackbox Play

Apple Festival Parade


Fall calendar of Events October 26th

October 31st

George Link Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse

Helen Police Department

November 3rd

November 8th

George Link Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse

Helen Arts & Heritage Center

November 10th

November 9th,10th,11th

George Link Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse

Various Art Galleries

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September 15th

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Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

September 15th-Every Weekend

September 19th-23rd

Live Music – Acoustic Blends

Caroline Aiken

The Crawdaddies

48th Annual Oktoberfest

Visiting Artist Weekends Unicoi State Park

Halloween Safety Carnival

Winter Art Exhibit

Arts Tour

Corey Smith Concert

Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Tournament

September 15th-Every Saturday

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Unicoi State Park

Kentucky Headhunters & Artimus Pyle Concert

Unicoi Concert in the Park

September 15th Every Thurs., Fri. & Sat. Live Music & Concerts

Bierhimmel Konzerthalle - Heidelberg

September 22nd

Outdoor Adventure Day Unicoi State Park

September 22nd-23rd

Helen’s Alpine Village Arts & Crafts Show Unicoi Hill Park

October 6th, November 3rd Fall Hayride

Smithgall Woods

October 6th

Tails on Trails

September 22nd

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

September 22nd

Family Hiking Day Appalachian Trail

September 29th

November 9th,10th,11th Arts Tour Various Art Galleries

November 17th Blue Oyster Cult Concert Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Sautee-Nacoochee September 15th Georgia Spirit of Appalachia Food, Wine & Art Festival Hardman Farm Historic Site

September 22nd Sautee NaHoochee Coochee Blues Fest Sautee Hereford Ranch & Lodge

September 29th DeDe Vogt Concert Sautee Nacoochee Center Theatre

October 27th Community Contra Dance Historic Gym

October 31st

Live Entertainment

Trunk or Treat, Carnival & Haunted House

October 4th

Sautee Nacoochee Center

ArtWorks

Holiday Gift Making Class

The Sand Bar

Plein Air Painters

October 12th-20th

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival

November 8th Sautee Nacoochee Center

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

November 9th,10th,11th

October 20th-21st

Various Art Galleries

4th Annual Home & Garden Show

Arts Tour

Unicoi State Park

Towns County Recreation & Conference Center

November 10th-11t

October 20th

October 27th

Sautee Nacoochee Center

Haunted Hike Smithgall Woods

October 20th

Leaf Peepers Hike Smithgall Woods

October 26th-28th

Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

October 27th

Suds & Shoreline 5k Stroll Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Lillies of the Valley

SkyValley October 20th Sky Valley Fall Fest Sky Valley

Art-Oberfest Arts & Fine Crafts Festival

November 1st

November 10th-11th

Helen Arts & Heritage Center

ArtWorks

Sky Valley

Plein Air Painters

Georgia Sky to Summit 50k & 25k


HELEN Tallulah Falls September 15th, & Every Saturday Bluegrass on the Square Downtown Tallulah Falls

September 29th Tallulah Gorge State Park Trail Clean Up Tallulah Gorge State Park

October 6th Town of Tallulah Falls: Founders Day Festival

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October 31st Trunk or Treat Tallulah Gorge State Park

Young Harris September 22nd Crane Creek Vineyards Winery Tour Crane Creek Vineyards

September 25th-26th Shakespeare’s R&J Theatre Young Harris

October 19th & 26th

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October 20th Annual Harvest Festival Crane Creek Vineyards

October 27th Breakneck Hamlet Play

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November 9th Perfect Little Planet Rollins Planetarium

November 9th Skies over Georgia Rollins Planetarium

November 7th-11th Urinetown Play Theatre Young Harris

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HELEN

Festhalle Events

Proudly sponsored by the Helen Chamber of Commerce

www.helenchamber.com

48th Annual Oktoberfest

706-878-1908

(Th - Sun) Sept 6-9, Sept 13-16, & Sept. 20 - 23 Daily from Sept. 27 - Oct. 28 Weekdays 6-10:30, Friday 6-12, Saturday 1-12 Mon - Fri $8, Sat $10, Sundays FREE! IDs checked at door. Live Authentic German Bands! Oktoberfest Parade Sept. 8 @ Noon

1074 Edelweiss Strasse

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Authentic Bavarian Bakery & Cafe

NOW OFFERING: tours and custom chocolate bars and apples made to order!

European Cakes, Pastries, & Old World Breads

Breakfast & Lunch Served Daily Outdoor Biergarten - German Beer & Wine

Located just past the Gazebo at 8758 North Main Street

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8669 N. Main St, Helen

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HELEN

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 706-878-5373 • wildewoodshop@gmail.com facebook.com/wildewoodhelen instagram.com/wildewood_shop

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HELEN

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706•878•9000 800•456•4000

877 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, GA 30545 www.countryinns.com/helen-hotel-ga-30545/ga

112 Poplar Stump Rd, Helen, GA

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Open on weekends, weather permitting, through spring.

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Dahlonega

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Dahlonega

Gold Panning Gem Stone Grubbing Stampmill Tours Wagon Rides

Open 7 Days a Week 10am - 6pm

We now offer lapidary work; let us cut your gems to turn them into beautiful jewelry.

2736 Morrison Moore Pkwy East, Dahlonega, GA 30533 706.864.6363 • crissongoldmine.com

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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

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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 VACATION GUIDE in the Mountains | 31


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706-258-3737 866-4Cabins (422-2467)

240 West Main Street Blue Ridge, GA 30513

SouthernComfortCabinRentals.com

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Blue Ridge

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Wednesday-Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

706.632.7891

Friday-Saturday Serving Dinner Until 9:30 pm Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

8055 Aska Road, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

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Downtown Blue Ridge

Daily 8am-9pm | Serving beer & wine

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Blue Ridge

A boutique 1890’s Victorian Inn

All Rooms have Private Bath, WiFi, and Flat Screen TVs Open Year-Round • Full Country Breakfast

(706) 661-7575 477 West First Street, Downtown Blue Ridge, GA 30513 www.BlueRidgeInnBandB.com | info@blueridgeinnbandb.com

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Blue Ridge

Mountain Getaway Cabins

866-862-2246

office@mtngetawaycabins.com

11 Overview Dr, Suite 101 • Blue Ridge, GA 30513

www.Mountain GetawayCabinRentals OfBlueRidge.com

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Blue Ridge Rediscover all of your favorite childhood candies at Huck’s

There’s something for everyone at Huck’s! 535

Nostalgic Candy & Toys Souvenirs • Hand-Cut Soaps Area & Gift Books Glass-Bottled Sodas Gourmet Food Pedego Electric Bikes store in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Electric bicycle sales, rentals, accessories and service.

706-946-4825 HucksGeneralStore.com 500 E. Main St.

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Open Daily 10AM - 5PM 757 East Main St • Blue Ridge, GA 30513 292

(706) 632-0020 info@pedegobr.com

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

800-844-4939

Luxury, Pet-Friendly Cabin Rentals with Satelite TV and FREE Wi-Fi

Mascot Molly Welcomes You

3945 Old Loving Road

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

Wrapsody in blue is now selling Luxury Outdoor Furniture.

High quality furnishings & décor to beautify your life – affordably. New items arriving weekly, come back often to browse our inventory.

Designing Blue Ridge Since 2005 652 East Main Street 706-258-2700

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Blairsville

Michaelee’s Italian Life Caffe 6C Town Square Blairsville, Ga. 30512

(706) 400-5603

Monday thru Thursday 11:00 to 8:00 Friday and Saturday 11:00 to 9:00 Closed on Sunday

ItalianLifeCaffe.com

Sundance Gallery Gifts

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Antique Mill Producing

4397 Town Creek School Rd, Blairsville, GA 30512 (Located across from Alexander’s Store)

Fresh Ground Grains

1-800-844-7487

Store Hours: Tues. - Sat. 10am-5pm 255 Beasley Street, Blairsville, GA 30512 Offering quality, unique & interesting gifts made by American craftsmen & artisans, including handcrafted jewelry, a HUGE selection of pottery & more! Open 10am - 5pm Monday - Saturday. 706-781-3938 • sundancegallerygifts.com 307 sundancegallerygifts@yahoo.com

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Upcoming Events Blairsville

SORGHUM FESTIVAL 2nd & 3rd Weekend in October at Meeks Park Parade on first Saturday at 11am

Admission: 13 & up - $5 • 12 & under - Free Parking is FREE!! www.BlairsvilleSorghumFestival.com

Haunted History Ghost Tours October 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, & 27 www.UnionCountyHistory.org Friday Night Concert Series Historic Courthouse on the Square Every Friday through end of October www.UnionCountyHistory.org Cruise-In on the Square Classic Car Show Saturday, October 20 www.BlairsvilleCruisers.com Music on the Square Saturday, September 29 - Vintage Axis Saturday, October 20 - Modern Vinyl Downtown Blairsville

Hometown Halloween on the Square Wednesday, October 31 Downtown Blairsville

Holiday Stop & Shop November 30 & December 1 11am - 7pm Kris Kringle Market Saturday, December 1 Farmer’s Market Christmas on the Square December 1 • 6-9pm Downtown Blairsville

For more event listings, a FREE vacation package, or detailed information, contact the Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce at 706-745-5789 or online at www.VisitBlairsvilleGA.com

VisitBlairsvilleGA.com 706-745-5789

UnionCountyHistory.org DowntownBlairsville.com 706-745-5493 706-347-3503

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Blairsville Cabins at

CABIN COFFEE • BLAIRSVILLE

Highland FallS

Fresh Roasted Coffee Everyday Breakfast - Breakfast Sandwiches, Pastries, Cinnamon Rolls, Bagels, Lunch - Soup, Salad, Sandwiches Drinks - Coffee, Mocha, Latte, Cappuccino, Frappe, Fruit Smoothies

Rest, Relax & Refresh in your cabin rental heaven.

Renew your spirit and refresh your mind in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia Two story stacked stone fireplaces. 2BR/2BA. Fully Equipped Kitchens.

44A Town Square Blairsville, GA 30512

706-745-0073

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Okra & Tomatoes Grilled Corn Cakes Fried Squash Red Skin Potatoes Fried Okra Peach Cobbler Squash Casserole

Free Wi-Fi Cabincoffeecompany.com Like us on FB / CabinCoffeeBlairsville 456

Gifts, Home Decor, Accessories, Jewelry, Boutique Clothing, Hand-Made Crafts, Re-Purposed Furniture, Paintings, & More.

Butterbeans Pink Eye Peas Fried Green Tomatoes Sorghum Sweet Potato Casserole Apple Cake

Now Open The Sawmill Market Fresh Farm Produce, Artisan Goods & Local Gifts 1150 Pat Haralson Drive www.thesawmillplace.com

307D Cleveland St • Blairsville, GA

Breakfast Mon-Sat 6:30-11:00am Lunch Mon-Fri -11:00-2:00pm

706-994-1990

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Blairsville VACATION RENTALS

706-379-9929

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• Full Bar • Burgers • Sandwiches • Seafood • Tex-Mex • Vegetarian • Take Out & Delivery

We’re great For Groups & Kids Patio Seating Available

24 Scott Drive • Blairsville, GA 30512 (on the Murphy Highway)

Lunch & Dinner • Open Daily Tues-Sat

www.ArmadilloGrillGA.com

706.745.4782

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513A Murphy Hwy in Blairsville

Monday-Saturday as follows:

GRILL HOURS: Lunch 11 am - 2 pm Dinner 5 pm - 9 pm MARKET HOURS: 10 am - 9 pm Closed Sunday

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Blairsville Steak • Seafood • Pasta •Salad Tues-Sat 4-9pm Sunday 12-2:30pm ITALIAN GRILL & PIZZERIA

130 Blue Ridge St

One block off the Square in Blairsville, GA

Outdoor Seating & Billiards

706.745.5305

www.monetsitaliangrill.com

20+ different draft beers & fine wine Corn Hole Call for Details!

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(grinds & glazes)

Bakery & Cafe FREE WI-FI

T-F 6a-4p | Sat. 7a - 2p

Salads • Sandwiches Breads Made Fresh Daily Donuts • Daily Specials Wide Selection of Coffees

706-745-0748

262 Hwy 515 E BLAIRSVILLE, GA 30512

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www.trackrock.com

RV Sites Tent Sites Cabins Fishing Swimming Walking Trails Playgrounds Hayrides Horseback Riding Kids’ Horse Camps Riding Lessons

706.745.2420

141 Trackrock Campground Rd Blairsville, Georgia 328

Blairsville Pickers Barn

23,000 sq. ft. Mall Antiques - Collectibles - Quilts - Furniture - Coins Jewelry - Glassware - Pottery & More Adirondack Furniture Factory

Buy - Sell - Trade Blairsville, GA 30512 19/129 South of the Square

706-745-0097

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Hiawassee

Hiawassee Antique Mall Great Food. Great Fun. Incredible View!

706-896-0587

Dine overlooking the sapphire waters of beautiful lake Chatuge! Chef created, house made menu. Full Bar, Craft Beer, & Wine! Steak, Burgers, Seafood, & more. 3399 US-76, Hiawassee, Georgia 30546

www.HiawasseeAntiqueMall.com 518 N. Main St • Hiawassee, GA 30546 M-Sat 10-5 • Sun 12-5 hiawasseeantiquemall@yahoo.com

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Mountain Retreat Cabins * Full Hook-up RV Camping Tent Camping * Retreat Center for Groups Waterfalls & Trails* Organic Farm & Produce 537

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rasstown Bald is 4,784 feet above sea level and is the highest point in North Georgia. Those who have visited have marveled at the unsurpassed views! Now you can view Brasstown Bald's Scenic vista in a whole new light - or dark? Coming in September & October, Astronomer, Alex Langoussis will guide you through the night atop Brasstown Bald's 360 degree veiew observation deck, where visitors will engage with wonders of the universe through galactic stories, expertise, and the use of a professional telescope. You could spend the evening being a "Gaurdian of the Galaxy" in learning about the magic of deep space and northern Georgia's incredible nightscape!

Rock Archaeological area and Brasstown Bald Trail climbs 500 ft. in a half mile. Visitors can travel to Brasstown by car from State Rd. Hwy. 180 that can be accessed either coming from Helen or Hiawassee on 17/75 or by Blairsville on Hwy. 129. Once to the parking facility there is a steep, paved trail to the Visitor Information Center at the summit. Although difficult, this is an excellent hike for most people. Frequent stopping places along the path make it achievable for even the most out-of-shape hikers. A shuttle in the visitor parking provides access to the summit in addition to a picnic area for the public.

Pre- registration is required for Friday night star gazing and there is a cost of $20.00 for 13 & up or $10.00 for ages 6-12. Events are subject to weather conditions, no pets, and people are encouraged to bring a flashlight and extra layer of clothers due to the cooler tempatures at night from higher elevation

The Visitors Center provides an unencumbered 360 view of the surrounding mountains and four states of North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, and South Carolina. A museum and exhibit entitled “Man and the Mountain" shows rural mountain life, forestry in North Georgia and the diversifed wildlife in the area.

During the day there are several trails that lead up to Brasstown Bald, including Wagon Train Trail, Jack’s Knob Trail, where there is an access path to the Appalachian Trail. Arkaquah Trail follows high ridges to the Track

Brasstown Bald is Open Daily 10:00 – 5:00 from May to October and on weekends through November. For more info contact: Blairsville Ranger Office: 706-745-6928 or Brasstown Bald Visitors Information Center: 706-896-2556

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NORTH GEORGIA’S PREMIER DESTINATION VENUE

Cabin Rentals • Destination Weddings Family & Corporate Events + Barn Chapel, Clubhouse, and Reception Space that can host any event up to 150 guests

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• Thai • Chinese • Sushi Bar • • Mongolian Grill • Japanese Steakhouse • 706.896.0508 1382 Hwy 76 West, Hiawassee, GA 30546

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Lake Chatuge Country Cottages

Nestled in the mountains of western North Carolina, Overlooking Lake Chatuge. A quiet, relaxing place you’ll long remember as the perfect get-away! Our Country Cottages have been a long time vacation destination for those wishing to get away from it all!

• Smoke Free & Pet Free • Fully Equipped Kitchens • Washer/ Dryer • Fireplace • Private Outdoor Areas • 40” Smart HDTV • NEW WiFi • Linens • Towels • Central Heat & Air • Dock Slips Reserved Separately. Enjoy Swimming • Fishing • Boating • Water Sports • Hiking • Kayaking • Rafting • Horseback Riding • Gem Mining • Golfing • Tennis • Craft Fairs • Antiques • Casinos in the surrounding areas.

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Young Harris COME TO THE MOUNTAINS & MAKE THIS YOUR FIRST STOP!

Steaks • BBQ Fresh Seafood

Essence of Rose

Sandwiches Country Dinners Homemade Desserts 6223 US Hwy 76, Young Harris, GA 30582 1466 Andrews Rd, Murphy, NC Banquet facility available for large groups, rehearsal dinners, holiday gatherings, or any special function.

Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials Beer & Wine Dine In v Take Out v Catering

Local Soaps - Lotions - Jams - Salsa Honey - Alpaca Wear & Yarn See Our New Location: 1759 Hwy. 17 • Young Harris, GA 706-994-1407

Monday - Thursday 11:00am-8:30pm Friday & Saturday 11:00am-9:30pm Closed Sunday

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Steaks, Fresh Seafood & Authentic Italian Cuisine

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Clayton Cottages & Inn 18 Motel Drive Clayton, GA 30525

Motel Rooms & Cottages

5 Star Rated Rated #1

The Gem of the Mountains

706-782-9568 • 706-490-2844 Cottages have full kitchens, washers, dryers, nice views, some w/jacuzzi’s, fireplaces, & decks. Free WiFi & Cable TV, Walk to Town! 472

An eclectic blend of renewed ladies’ clothing!

Best Inn Way, Suite 2, Dillard, GA 30537

Tallulah Gorgeous has the two cutest shops in Rabun County! With one location in downtown Dillard and one in downtown Clayton, our goal is to provide ladies with a shopping experience that is not only easy on the pocketbook but great for the environment too!

706.970.1701

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7052 Hwy 441, Ste 104 Dillard, GA 30537 706-746-0058

La Cabaña Express 8520 S Main St Helen, GA 30545 706-878-8412

128 Duvall St, Suite C Clayton, GA 30525 706-212-2834

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• Local Jams & Jellies • Walking Sticks • Trail Maps • Collegiate Gifts • Bird Houses • Corinthian Chimes

• Boyd’s Bears •N  ative American Jewelry • Old  Fashioned Candy •J  im Shore Figurines

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

Antiques & Quality Consignments

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A diverse collection of past treasures have made their way to Dillard and are just waiting to be found on Franklin Street.

1093 Franklin Street, Dillard, GA 30537

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. Great selection of beer and wine. Best restaurant in the area, locals love to eat here, and we’re famous for our desserts.

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Dillard

October 20th, 10am - 4pm

There will be something for everyone! Dog Costume Competition to benefit PAWS4Life Hay Bale Trail * Hay Rides to the Waterfall * Car Show Arts & Craft Vendors * Food Vendors Kid’s Corner * Pumpkin Painting Live Entertainment featuring Dos Blues Guys and Heart of Pine

Grab the camera and join the festivities

Visit www.skyvalleyga.com

Becky Branch Falls - This 20-foot cascade is located just five minutes from downtown Clayton and is easily accessible. Clayton/Rabun County Area: From Clayton, drive east on Warwoman Road for 2.8 miles and park on the left side of the road. Walk up the right side of the branch on the trail for about 200 yards to a bridge at the base of the falls. Dick’s Creek Falls - This waterfall is about 60 feet high and makes a sheer drop over a granet mound into the Chattooga River. Directions: From Clayton, drive east on Warwoman Road to the Junction of Dick’s Creek Road (or Sand Ford Road). Go .5 mile, then take a left across the creek. Go 3.5 miles and cross the second ford, and park at Bartram Trail Sign. Follow the trail north to Dick’s Creek. Follow the creek to viewing area at the top of the falls.

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Estatoah Falls -Estatoah Falls is a large, open waterfall that may be viewed from the highway. Directions: It is about 1/2 mile beyond Dillard. Turn right on Highlands/Sky Valley Road (GA 246). Start looking for the falls on the right after 1 mile. There is a pull-out vantage point near the falls about 1 mile up the mountain. Hemlock Falls - The scenic two-mile trail leading to Hemlock Falls teases visitors with the sounds of rushing water during the entire hike. Directions: From Clayton take 76W to HWY 197. Follow HWY 197 to Moccasin Creek State Park/ Lake Burton Fish Hatchery, turning right onto Andersonville Lane, the gravel road across from the hatchery. Continue 0.5 miles until the road dead ends at the trailhead. Follow the trail along Moccasin Creek. You will cross a bridge above one set of falls and will pass another small set of falls on your left before continuing up the trail to the larger Hemlock Falls. www.mountainlakeguide.com | Fall 2018


AREA DIRECTORY Attractions

Blue Ridge Serenity Garden Cafe 8808 North Main Street

Helen Charlemagne’s Kingdom 8808 North Main Street

706-878-2200 Great Food, relaxing atmosphere, terrific service - a

This exhibit is really a marvelous Alpine Model Railroad depicting a modern Germany from “The North sea to the Alps.” Murals, Gingerbread Houses & German Dancers georgiamodelrailroad.com See pg 25

Sautee-Nacoochee Folk Pottery Museum 283 Georgia 255

706-258-4949

706-878-3300

Toccoa Riverside Restaurant 8055 Aska Road

706-455-0578

Offering you a wide variety of central Mexico’s cuisine & a touch of California/Texas style dishes. lacabana-restaurant.com See pg 55

8160 South Main St 706-632-7891 Offering you a wide variety of central Mexico’s

cuisine & a touch of California/Texas style dishes.. Dine on the River. Fine dining at its best in Blue lacabana-restaurant.com See pg 55 Ridge. toccoariversiderestaurant.com See pg 34 Paul’s Steakhouse 706-878-2468

8537 South Main Street

Clarkesville

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MC Butler Construction 3900 East First Street

706-878-8412

local’s favorite! Recommended in Southern Living Magazine! See us on Facebook See pg 34 La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant 706-878-3456

The Attic Restaurant 706-839-1811 The only museum in the Southeast exclusively dedicated to pottery. 1344 Washington Street snca.org See pg 21 Reader’s choice Award 2014, BEST FINE DINING in Habersham County! A casual, friendly atmosphere, excellent service, & healthy portions of wonderful food. theatticrestaurant.com See pg 14

Blue Ridge

La Cabaña Express 8520 South Main St

Clayton La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant 706-212-2834

Eat, drink, dance! Casual Fine Dining & Lounge overlooking the ‘Hooch’ in Downtown Helen. paulssteakhouse.com See pg 3

The Old Heidelberg Restaurant 706-878-0061 8660 N. Main St (White Horse Square)

Great Selection of German Beer - Authentic German Food - Serving Lunch and Dinner - Families Welcome theheidelberghelen.com See pg 29

Hiawassee

Premier home builders of mountain luxury homes in 128 Duvall Street Asiano Restaurant 706-896-0508 this North Georgia Mountain region. Offering you a wide variety of central Mexico’s mcbutlerconstruction.com See pg 39 cuisine & a touch of California/Texas style dishes. 1382 Highway 76 West lacabana-restaurant.com See pg 55 Thai, Chinese, Sushi Bar, Mongolian Grill, and Japanese Steakhouse. Dine-in or carry-out. asianorestaurant.com See pg 52 Cleveland

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Blairsville

Armadillo Grill 24 Scott Drive on Murphy Hwy

Creekside Deli 706-745-4782 16 Old Nacoochee Road

706-865-3666 Unwind on Lake Chatuge

(706) 970-3763

3399 Hwy 76 W Inside dining or casual dining on the porch. See pg 21 Dine overlooking the sapphire waters of beautiful Burgers, Sandwiches, Seafood, Tex-Mex, Vegetarian, restaurantsclevelandga.com lake Chatuge! Chef created, house made menu. Craft Take-out & Delivery, Waiter Service. Beer & Wine! Steak, Burgers, Seafood and more. armadillogrillga.com See pg 46 Dillard unwindonchatuge.com See pg 48 Cabin Coffee Co. 44A Town Square

La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant 706-746-0058 706-745-0073 7052 Hwy 441, Suite 104

Offering you a wide variety of central Mexico’s cuisine & a touch of California/Texas style dishes. Just be Happy & enjoy Fresh Roasted Coffee daily. See pg 55 Breakfast - pastries, rolls, bagels, Lunch –soup,sal- lacabana-restaurant.com ad, sandwiches. Valley Cafe 706-746-3321 cabincoffeecompany.com See pg 45

Young Harris Brother’s at Willow Ranch 6223 US Highway 76

706-379-1272

week as well as beer, wine and our famous desserts. ValleyCafeDillard.com See pg 57 Salads - Breads Made Fresh Daily - Sandwiches Donuts - Daily Specials - Wide Selection of Coffees Ellijay - Free WI-FI See pg 47

Enrico’s Restaurant 687 Main Street #5

706-379-1950

Italian Life Caffe 6C Town Square

Lodging

G & G Bakery & Cafe 262 HWY 515 E

7099 Hwy 441 North 706-745-0748 Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a

Cantaberry Restaurant 706-400-5603 5 S Side Square

706-636-4663

We offer award-winning foods at affordable and family-friendly prices. Catering also available. brothersatwillowranch.com See pg 53

A taste of Italy in the Mountains. enricositalianrestaurant.com

Homemade soups, sandwiches, salads & desserts. Open 7 days. We are committed to providing the freshest, highest Blairsville cantaberry.com See pg 10 quality food and beverages. Cabins at Highland Falls italianlifecaffe.com See pg 43 River Street Tavern 770-827-0270

105 Highland Forge

40 River Street - Suite B

See pg 53

706-781-1550

Mike’s Seafood Market & Grill 706-745-9519 Salads, Wings, Burgers, Sandwiches and More! We Renew your spirit and refresh your mind in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. 2BR/2BA, fully 513 A Murphy Highway feature some of the finest and most popular Georgia equipped kitchens. Fresh fish, shrimp, scallops, lobster tails, crab, Beer & Wine straight from our local breweries and highlandfallscabins.com alligator, oysters, clams, crawfish, salmon, frog legs, vineyards! Mike’s fish spread. Special orders welcome! riverstreettavern.com See pg 8 Enchanted Mountain Retreats See pg 46

Shane’s Rib Shack 706-745-5305 289 Highland Crossing

See pg 45

706-781-3892 706-635-7427 Vacation Rentals & Property Management

Indulge yourself in the Mountains, unwind and We’re the place to go for the best BBQ, ribs, chicken reconnect with nature and your loved ones in luxury. Accommodations in the North Georgia and more. See our ad for coupons! Italian-American cuisine: steaks, seafood, pasta shanesribshack.com See pg 10 Mountains,with concierge services that meet your & pizza. needs and expectations monetsitaliangrill.com See pg 47 GeorgiaEMR.com See pg 63 Helen

Monet’s Café 130 Blue Ridge Street

Sawmill Place Restaurant 1150 Pat Haralson Drive

706-745-1250 Hofer’s of Helen 8758 N Main St

A destination for all hungry mountain travelers. Cooked-to-order breakfast and country-style meats and vegetables. Like us on Facebook See pg 45

706-878-8200

Authentic Bavarian Bakery and Cafe. European cakes, pastries, and Old World breads. Simply the best bakery ever. Breakfast & Lunch daily. Biergarten. hofers.com See pg 27

Majestic Mountain Getaways 706-379-9929; 590 Main Street 877-379-9929 Get away to the mountains of North Georgia and Western North Carolina! MajesticMountainGetaways.com See pg 46


AREA DIRECTORY Mountain Paws Cabin Rentals 877-307-3367 is committed to creating an exceptional family vacation experience, including your loving dog, from weekend getaways to full week stays in top tier scenic accommodations in The North Georgia Mountains, with enhanced hospitality service and fit budgets for all MountainPawsCabinRentals.com See Pg. 63

Ellijay Mountain Oasis 14224 Hwy. 515 N. Suite 200

Enota Mountain Retreat 706-896-9966 1000 Hwy. 180 706-276-4343 Enota is the perfect mountain escape to spend time

with your friends and family. Enota is a non-profit conservation facility committed to preserving our beautiful land with a number of accommodations including vacation rental cabins, full hook-up RV sites, pop-up & tent sites and a Retreat Center for conferences, groups, events and seminars. Mountain Resort Cabin Rentals 706-276-2116 Trackrock Campground & Cabins 706-745-2420 enota.com See pg 49 Accommodations you can count on, from the cleanliness to the quality, we strive to “Wow” our guests each and every time! mountainoasiscabinrentals.com See pg 2

50 Tivoli Ct. #9858

141 Trackrock Campground Rd.

Holiday Inn Express Hiawassee 706-896-8884 Open Year Round. Fully Furnished Cabins. Campsites Enjoy the peaceful settings of living in nature. mountainresortcabinrentals.com See pg 11 300 Big Sky Drive with Water/Electric. Full Hookup & Pull-thru Sites. trackrock.com See pg 47 The Villas at Coosawattee 706-276-1022 Whether you’re just arriving off the road or off the Appalachian Trail, we have everything you need to 634 Beaver Lake Drive ext. 252 relax and recharge Blue Ridge RV Lot & Vacation Rentals, Tubing, Nature/Walking hiexpress.com/hiawasseega See pg 48 Blue Ridge Inn Bed & Breakfast 706-661-7575 Trails, Indoor and Outdoor Pools, Tennis, Basketball Court, Game Room 477 W First Street Lake Chatuge Lodge 800-613-4349 See pg 64 Unique 1890’s Victorian Inn. All rooms have private MtnLiving.net 653 Hwy 76 bath, cable TV and WIFI. Open year round. Full Located on beautiful Lake Chatuge in the heart of the Hayesville, NC country breakfast. southern Blue Ridge Mountains in Hiawassee, GA blueridgeinnbandb.com See pg 35 Lake Chatuge Country Cottages 561-703-6684 lakechatugelodge.com See pg 49 Enchanted Mountain Retreats 706-781-3892 30 LaForte Lane Nestled in the mountains of western North Carolina, Mountain Paws Cabin Rentals 877-307-3367 Vacation Rentals & Property Management is committed to creating an exceptional family Overlooking Lake Chatuge. A quiet, relaxing place Indulge yourself in the Mountains, unwind and you’ll long remember as the perfect get-away! reconnect with nature and your loved ones in Find us on vrbo.com See pg 52 luxury. Accommodations in the North Georgia Mountains,with concierge services that meet your Helen needs and expectations 706-878-2111 GeorgiaEMR.com See pg 63 Baymont by Wyndham

vacation experience, including your loving dog, from weekend getaways to full week stays in top tier scenic accommodations in The North Georgia Mountains, with enhanced hospitality service and fit budgets for all MountainPawsCabinRentals.com See Pg. 63

Mountain Getaway Cabins 3900 East First Street

The Retreat at Hiawassee River 706-896-7400 15 Cabin Drive

8220 S. Main St, Helen 866-862-2246 Get 15% Discount when you mention this ad!

helen-georgia-hotels.com See pg 26 Privately-owned luxury vacation cabin rentals in the Black Forest B & B 706-878-3995 North GA Mountains of Blue Ridge, GA MountainGetawayCabinRentalsOfBlueRidge.com 8902 North Main Street See pg 39 When only the finest accommodations will do. Unique luxury themed cabins, Fireplaces, Jacuzzi Mountain Paws Cabin Rentals 877-307-3367 Tubs, Cable TV & Free Wi-Fi. blackforestvacationrentals.com See pg 26 is committed to creating an exceptional family vacation experience, including your loving dog, Country Inn & Suites 706-878-9000 from weekend getaways to full week stays in top 877 Edelweiss Strasse tier scenic accommodations in The North Georgia Mountains, with enhanced hospitality service and fit Heated Indoor Pool - Fitness Center - High-Speed Internet - Suites - Complimentary Breakfast Buffet budgets for all See pg 29 MountainPawsCabinRentals.com See Pg. 63 countryinns.com/helen-hotel-ga

North Georgia’s Premier Destination Venue with Cabin Rentals • Destination Weddings • Family & Corporate Events + Barn Chapel, Clubhouse, and Reception Space that can host any event up to 150 guests hiawasseecabins.com See pg 51

Morgantown My Mountain Cabin Rentals 3945 Old Loving Rd

800-844-4939

The comfort of the city doesn’t have to be exchanged for the benefits of nature. #1 My Mountain Cabin Rentals provides folks with luxurious, yet rustic 706-865-6772 inspired escapes. Mountain Top Cabin Rental 866-402-2246 Gabby’s Country Cabins 1mymountain.com See pg 41 3083 Helen Highway 44 Boardtown Road, Blue Ridge Home of the Heart-Shaped Jacuzzi! Often imitated, Where upscale meets down to earth. Rabun Gap MountainTopCabinRentals.com See pg 36 never duplicated. gabbyscabins.com See pg 26

Sylvan Falls Mill B&B 706-746-7138 Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals 866-4CABINS Heidi Motel & Windmill Suites 706-878-2689 156 Taylors Chapel Road 240 W. Main Street Your stay at Sylvan Falls Mill Bed and Breakfast will Find Quality Time With Us in the Beautiful Blue Ridge 8820 North Main Street Mountains. southerncomfortcabinrentals.com

Clayton Mountain Aire Cottages & Inn 18 Motel Drive

Our family will make every effort to ensure that your be an unforgettable and romantic experience. sylvanfallsmill.com See pg 56 See pg 42 stay here is memorable. Located just steps from downtown shopping and dining. heidimotel.com See pg 25

Recreation

706-782-9568 Tanglewood Cabins Lodge 3387 Hwy 356

Upscale, Affordable, Casual, Comfortable Charm. Centrally located to everything! All beautifully decorated and themed. All carefully crafted and maintained to your High Standards. MountainAireCottages.com See pg 54

706-878-3286

Secluded yet close to attractions. Fully furnished kitchen, hot tubs or jacuzzis, fireplace, grill, creek, and mtn views. www.tanglewoodcabinrentals.com See pg 28

Blairsville Blairsville Galaxy Bowling 104 Backyard Lane.

706-745-4444

Book Your Next Party With Us! Leagues - Food bar - Game Room - Pool Tables. For prices/hours visit www.galaxybowling.net or call 706-745-4444. Follow us on Facebook. Our youth league is scholarship Hiawassee based and we partner with KidsBowlFree.com in Cleveland Enchanted Mountain Retreats 706-781-3892 the summer. Country Hideaway at Mountain Lakes Vacation Rentals & Property Management galaxybowling.net 75 Enchanted Way 706-865-7666 Indulge yourself in the Mountains, unwind and Trackrock Campground & Cabins 706-745-2420 reconnect with nature and your loved ones in The perfect spot for a peaceful vacation. Onsite 141 Trackrock Campground Rd. amenities include: miniature golf, water slide, indoor luxury. Accommodations in the North Georgia Mountains,with concierge services that meet your Horseback Riding - Hiking/Walking Trails - Fishing and outdoor swimming pools, horseback riding needs and expectations Swimming - Summer Horse Camps - Hayrides and more! countryhideawayresorts.com See pg 20 GeorgiaEMR.com See pg 63 trackrock.com See pg 47


Blue Ridge 2nd Story Entertainment 733 East Main Street Suite C

Hemlock Festival / Lumpkin Coalition 396 Starbridge Road 706-633-0466 A benefit to save our Hemlock trees. Music, camp-

Batesville

Betty’s Creek Road 706-632-0020 Come Stay & Relax on over 325 acres of natural

13664 Hwy 197 North

Burton Gallery

706-947-1351

ing, arts, crafts, canoeing. Something for everyone. 150 Burton Dam Road Unique indoor 18 hole mini-golf concept features a hemlockfest.org See pg 5 Regional paintings, pottery, wood, jewelry, whimsical variety of themes throughout 9 rooms. Giant tic-tacart and more. toe, darts, and checkers, to larger than life Connect burtongallery.net See pg 18 Dillard Four plus an arcade, drinks, and ice cream. 706-947-0030 706-746-2550 Hickory Flat Pottery 2ndstoryentertainment.com See pg 40 Andy’s Trout Farm

Blue Ridge Electric Bikes 757 East Main Street

beauty. Everyone Welcome for Family Reunions, Electric bicycle sales, rentals, accessories and Weddings, Church Groups. Fish on three fully service. Open Daily 10am-5pm. stocked trout ponds, hike, waterfalls, and mountain pedegobr.com See pg 40 views. andystroutfarm.com See pg 56

Blue Ridge Mtns. Art Center 420 West Main Street

706-632-2144

Ellijay

We are devoted to bringing new exhibits, new events, Coosawattee River Tubing 706-635-1609 and new programs to our community through art 25 Eagle Mountain Drive and culture. blueridgearts.net See pg 38 From May - October, we feature tubing rides down the Coosawattee River which is a sweet alternative to Blue Ridge Scenic Railway 877-413-(Train) river rafting. Call ahead to confirm location. See pg 64 241 Depot Street 877-413-8724 MtnLiving.net Join us for an amazing 4-hour train ride along the Dancing Goats Folk Festival 478-718-6596 Toccoa River from Blue Ridge to McCaysville to River Street Parking Lot Copperhill, TN. brscenic.com See pg 38 Folkart festival in the mountains of north Georgia. Juried Folk Art, Storytelling, Mountain Music, Mercier Orchards 706-632-3411 Traditional Foods Like us on Facebook See pg 8 8660 Blue Ridge Drive U-Pick Orchards, Bakery & Country Store. Visit us Helen on Facebook or our website for the most current ripening dates. Cool River Adventures 706-878-9471 mercier-orchards.com See pg 38

112 Poplar Stump Rd

The Lilly Pad Village 24 Adelaide Drive

706-534-1317 Experience the excitement of our AERIAL BRIDGES

Functional pottery, jewelry, glass, fiber and wood art made by hand in the hills of North Georgia. hickoryflatpottery.com See pg 18

Mark of the Potter 706-947-3440 9982 State Highway 197 North

Quality handcrafted, contemporary pottery from local artists. Proudly made in America! markofthepotter.com See pg 18

Memory Lane 11937 Hwy. 197 North

706-947-0848

Local artists and antiques, hand-made gifts. Call for Appointment Facebook.com/MemoryLaneBatesville See pg 17

Blairsville Blairsville Pickers Barn (Georgia Pickers) 27 Orbit Drive 706-745-0097 Antiques, Collectibles Furniture, Coins, Jewelry, Glassware, Pottery, & Lots More! Buy - Sell - Trade blairsvillepickersbarn.com See pg 47

Farmers Daughter 307D Cleveland St

706-994-1990

Over 3,000 sq. ft. of clothing, accessories, its, jewelry, & handmade crafts. Open Tues. - Sat. FB - Farmers Daughter See pg 45

and take in the beauty as you zip across the Chattahoochee River. Gem Mining, Mini golf, and fishing. A family attraccoolriveradventures.com See pg 29 Logan Turnpike Mill 800-84-GRITS tion that is fun for all ages. (47487) lillypadvillage.com See pg 37 Outpost Gold & Gem Panning Co. 706-878-5065 4494 Gainesville Highway Quality STONE-GROUND whole-grain products from 7901 South Main Street the mountains of North Georgia. Fresh baked goods. Clarkesville Gold & Gem Mining, Group Parties, Fossils, Fun. Get Open Tuesday - Saturday. Clarkesville Lanes 706-839-7467 hands on lessons from our trained and helpful staff. loganturnpikemill.com See pg 43 outpostgoldandgem.com See pg 25 583 Grant St A great place for serious bowlers or the whole family. Sundance Gallery 706-781-3938 Featuring Cosmic Bowling on Fri & Sat nights and Hiawassee 4397 Town Creek Road dining anytime at the Grant Street Grill. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds 706-896-4191 Pottery, Jewelry, Candles, Woodenware, Clocks, clarkesvillelanes.com See pg 15 Wind Chimes, Bird Feeders, Stained Glass, Metal Art, Music Hall Road Basketry, Soaps & Fine American Crafts. Offering a wide-variety of unique venues and Clayton sundancegallerygifts.com See pg 43 beautiful year-round camping facilities. See pg 49 Moonrise Distillery 800-240-9733 GeorgiaMountainFairgrounds.com

31 Webb Rd.

Producing high quality Whiskey, Bourbon and fruit Morganton Brandies, with all ingredients coming from local Tank Town USA 706-633-6072 farmers and sources. Visit our tasting room or tour 10408 Appalachian Hwy. our plant. moonrisedistillery.com See pg 55 The ultimate heavy equipment playground and the #1 thing to do in Blue Ridge, GA. Drive a military tank, military trucks or construction equipment. Cleveland tanktownusa.com See pg 34

Gold ‘N Gem Grubbin 75 Gold Nugget Lane

706-865-5454

Sautee Nachoochee

Mining Adventure as you cool off by our tranquil river setting. Prospect for gold and gemstones at this Dukes Creek Gold & Ruby Mine 706-878-2625 8808 North Main Street historic mine from the 1800’s. goldngem.com See pg 19 Strike it Rich in Helen, Georgia! The Dukes Creek Gold and Ruby Mines is a family attraction that is fun for all ages. North Georgia Zoo & Petting Farm See pg 25 2912 Paradise Valley Road 706-348-7279 dukescreek.com Come see the baby animals! northgeorgiazoo.com

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Crisson Gold Mine 706-864-6363 Hartford House Furniture 126 Anderson Circle 2736 Morrison Moore Parkway East

Blue Ridge

Huck’s General Store 500 E. Main Street

706-946-4825

Wrapsody in Blue 652 East Main Street

706-258-2700

Nostalgic Candy, Souvenirs, Hand-cut soaps, gift books, glass botteled sodas, and gourmet food. HucksGeneralStore.com See pg 40

Offering a variety of high quality furnishings and decor to beautify your life... affordably. wrapsodyinblueridge.com See pg 41

Clarkesville Black Bear Outfitters 1363 Washington St

706-892-8126

Opening October 1st downstairs in Coffee Corner Antiques. Camping, Hiking and Fishing Gear and Guided Hikes and Outdoor Adventures. See pg 16

1-877-223-0008 Coffee Corner Antiques 1363 Washington St

706-892-8126

Cut glass, Jewelry, Furniture, China and much We make custom affordable furniture. Let’s build There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills! Come and Get more!! something beautiful together! Some! crissongoldmine.com See pg 31 hartfordhousefurniture.com See pg 13 Like us on Facebook See pg 16


AREA DIRECTORY Elizabeth & Company 1419 Washington Street

706-754-2787

Helen Charlemagne’s Kingdom

(706) 878-2200

Spas

Antiques, vintage, primitives, shabby chic, general 8808 N. Main St store, handmade items, gifts, ladies/juniors clothing. This exhibit is really a marvelous Alpine Model elizabethandco.weebly.com See pg 16 Railroad depicting a modern Germany from “The North sea to the Alps.” Murals, Gingerbread Houses Old Clarkesville Mill Art & Antiques Mall & German Dancers. 583 Grant Street, Suite A 706-839-7500 georgiamodelrailroad.com See pg 25 An assortment of Arts, Antiques, Books, and More! ocmartandantiques.weebly.com See pg 15 Hansel & Gretel Candy Kitchen 800-524-3008

Dahlonega

Soque Artworks 1440 Washington Street

Tourism

8651 Main Street 706-754-2449 8078 South Main Street

Offering the work of over 100 artists in over 25 different media ranging from pottery, folk art, wood carvings, painting and photography ... to jewelry, gourd work, fiber art, turned and flat wood works, and metal crafts. SoqueArtWorks.com See pg 16

Clayton Tallulah Gorgeous 29 N. Main Street

706-878-2443 706-878-7704

Visit our other location at 8078 S. Main St in Helen HanselandGretelCandyKitchen.com See pg 27

Lindenhaus Imports 8669 North Main Street

Jolie Day Spa 10 S Chestatee Street

706-864-2772

Hair services, body treatments, nail therapy & enhancements, waxing, massage, eyelash extensions, facials, and cosmetics. jolie-dayspa.com See pg 30

Blairsville

706-878-2357 Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce Imports from Europe, Scandanavia, and around the world. lindenhausimports.com

Georgia’s #1 Outdoor Destination. Call or go online See pg 27 for a free Visitor’s Guide! VisitBlairsvilleGA.com See pg 44

Tim’s Wooden Toys 706-878-1842 706-970-1701 8635 Main Street, Unit 8, Swiss German Plaza Blairsville Downtown Development Authority We play all the time. 62 Blue Ridge Street

timswoodentoyshop.com See pg 27 An eclectic blend of renewed ladies’ clothing! Located on 441 South in Dillard 1.5 miles north of Osage Wildewood General Store 706-878-5373 & at 29 N. Main Street in downtown Clayton. 52 River Street tallulahgorgeous.com See pg 54 Take a stroll down the alley to experience Wildewood. Offering shopping for everyone and benches on the porch for those who just want to sit a spell or Cleveland play a friendly game of checkers. Hearts & Flowers Primitives 706-865-1244 Like us on Facebook See pg 28

947 W Kytle Street

Plain and Simple Pleasures. Candles, Lighting, Hiawassee Baskets, Garden, Flowers, Linens, Primitives, Creekside General Store 706-896-9448 Seasonal Items. theprimitiveshop.com See pg 21 2955 Hwy 76 East Gifts, Flags, Pottery, Candles, Cabin Decor, Wind Chimes, Outdoor Furniture, T-Shirts, Jewelry, Local Dillard Handmade Items, and so much more! See pg 49 Appalachian Trader 706-746-5253 CreeksideGeneralStore.com

Proudly sponsoring festivals, shows, concerts, parties and events in Blairsville, Georgia! downtownblairsville.com See pg 44

Blue Ridge Fannin County Chamber of Commerce 152 Orvin Lance 706-632-5680 For a free Visitor’s Guide, call 800-899-mtns blueridgemountains.com See pg 38

Cornelia Cornelia’s Historic Depot AKA City of Cornelia 102 Clarkesville St 706-778-8585

Come and take a walk through Cornelia’s exciting history! Our expert historian will give you a guided Specializing in Primitives, Tools, Cast Iron, Large tour through the museum, and answer any questions selection of Life Magazines, Crocks, & Jugs. you may have! Come and learn about the famous Over 8000 sq. ft. of antiques, furniture, glassware, Like Us on Facebook See pg 57 pottery and porcelain. Tallulah Falls Railway, that shaped our city into what hiawasseeantiquemall.com See pg 48 it is today! You can also learn about which famous Country Junction General Store 888-702-0642 historical figure stopped here in 1992! Highway 441 North The Shoppes at Tater Ridge 706-896-3559 corneliageorgia.org See pg 14 Local Jams & Jellies - Walking Sticks - Trail Maps - 715 North Main Street Stained Glass - Country Gifts - Quilts - Bird Houses Make the Shoppes of Tater Ridge in Hiawassee Gilmer - Corinthian Chimes your one stop destination for a unique shopping See pg 56 experience! Always Christmas, Insparations Book Gilmer Chamber of Commerce 706-635-7400 Store, Hen’s Nest, & Classy Chick 696 1st Avenue See pg 52 Pa’s Front Porch 706-746-2040 alwayschristmas.com Gilmer County has the best of both worlds – a calm1213 Franklin Street ing, peaceful way of life; yet culture and technology Primitives, Collectibles, Antiques & Quality Consign- Sautee-Nacoochee to rival the biggest city. Our citizens are united in ments. Buy, Sell, Consign Estates. Old Sautee Store 706-878-2281 their love of daily small town life, appreciation of Like Us on Facebook See pg 57 2315 GA Highway 17 Visit the Old Sautee Store for a glimpse back in time, local history, and big dreams for our future. See pg 9 and experience a thriving general store operating for GilmerChamber.com Ellijay 144 years. Eat in our market, explore our museum, New Ground Market 706-455-3018 and enjoy shopping with us. Helen 118 N. Main Street sauteestore.com See pg 21 Helen Chamber of Commerce 706-878-1908 Quality products from local craft and agricultural The Lavender Cottage & Garden 706-878-0100 1074 Edelweiss Dr businesses. Fresh farm honey, jams, jellies, eggs, 53 Hwy 255 N Helen is a re-creation of an alpine village complete meats, and cheeses. Regional artwork, jewelry, Aromatherapy, bath, body home and culinary. candles, soaps and beeswax products. with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers. thelavendercottageandgarden.com See pg 21 helenchamber.com See pg 27 newgroundmarket.com See pg 11

1093 Franklin Street

Red Apple Barn 3379 Tails Creek Road

Hiawassee Antique Mall 518 N. Main Street

706-635-5898

706-896-0587

Young Harris Essence of Rose 1759 Hwy. 17

706-994-1497

Apples, ciders, jams & jellies, donuts, honey, apple pies & chips, carmel apples, and fritters. U-Pick on Organic body lotion and soaps, soy candles, bouweekends. tique clothing. Made in America and Fair-Trade. redapplebarn.com See pg 10 Find us on Facebook See pg 53

Sky Valley City of Sky Valley 3444 Hwy. 246

706-746-2204

Visit our website for an online visitor’s guide. skyvalleyga.com See pg 58


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The Vacation Guide in the Mountains is your #1 source for locating attractions, events, lodging, recreation, rentals, restaurants and shoppi...