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Community spotlight

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llijay has much to offer and has become “The Pick” for everyone to rent a cabin, camp or stay in comfortable lodging facilities during the Fall season. The combination of 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. 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. 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. Nearby Carters Lake is one of the deepest reservoir lakes in the North Georgia Mountains, at a depth of 450 ft., surface area of 3,200 acres and 62 miles around the shore. The lake is fed by the Coosawattee River out of Ellijay and is located in both Gilmer and Murray Counties. The sparkling waters offer a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities including camping, hiking, bird watching, boating, mountain biking, fishing, hunting and picnicking. 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. 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 bricklined sidewalks and a round-a-bout traffic circle by the courthouse. Many Festivals and Celebrations happen throughout the year including the Dancing Goat Folk

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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 restaurants 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, 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 you pick a few days or weeks to stay, ease back to picturesque views of mountains, beautiful waterways, and a core lifestyle of relaxation that will keep you coming back year after year. www.mountainlakeguide.com | Fall 2019


Ellijay

5 S. Side Square Ellijay, Georgia

524 East Main St. Blue Ridge, Georgia

HOMEMADE SOUPS, SANDWICHES, SALADS AND DESSERTS

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706.635.7427

289 Highland Crossing, East Ellijay, GA 30540

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Country Creations & Gallery Antiques, Local Handcrafted Items, Collectibles, Hides & Taxidermy, Native American, Leather, Wooden Bowls, & Much much more!

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Mack Aaron’s OPEN YEAR ROUND Baked Whole Pies and 11 Kinds of Fried Pies Bill, Gina & John Mack Aaron 8955 Highway 52 East at Clear Creek Rd 9 miles east of Ellijay

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CARETECAY RIVER Experience

Adventure RIVER

Class I - II.5 Rapids for 3 Miles of Fun Approx. 2 - 3 hrs - Tubers 1.5 - 2.5 hrs - Kayakers

PFD’s FOR ALL

Personal Floation Devices provided.

(GA Law requires kids 12 and under to wear their PFD for the entire trip)

(Depending on group)

Memorial Day Weekend Labor Day Weekend Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm (4 is last put-in) Sunday - Friday 10:00 am -3:00 pm

WE ARE OPEN

During Non-Summer Months Please call for hours during off season!

PUT-IN LOCATION: 1554 Lower Cartecay Rd. Ellijay Ga. 30536 SUMMER LOCATION: 2400 Hwy 52 E. Ellijay Ga. 30536

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Road Trip To

Cleveland, Georgia

Mt. Yonah

Take a Road Trip journey to Cleveland that is often referred to as the “Gateway to the North Georgia Mountains”. Discover new things happening in this historic charmed town with a round about, quaint shops, and friendly folks to make you feel welcomed. Truett McConnell University is now celebrating 70 years for this college founded in 1946. This private Christian liberal arts and sciences university, offers baccalaureate and master’s degrees. The campus has over 417 acres and continues to expand while keeping it’s unique history on establishing a school to educate ministers. The Cofer Library keeps a collection of over 950 volumes that encompasses hundreds of years of Baptist history. Historical Courthouse was constructed with handmade bricks in 1859 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Today the White County History Museum is located in the old courthouse and houses artifacts that depict life in the North Georgia mountains for the past 150 years. Downtown Square take a stroll around the square with quaint shops, stores, and restaurants. This is wonderful place to sip at a Soda Fountain, browse for antiques, shop for outdoor gear, home décor, local crafts, sweet treats or homemade goods. Eat by the creek at Creekside Deli and eat country cookin at other downtown restaurants made with fresh local ingredients. Freedom Park is host to many of Cleveland’s family fun events including September 28th for the 12th Annual Agri-Fest and the 9th Annual Pottery show. Get upclose to Alpacas, goats, cows and other farm animals. Locally made crafts, produce, live music, and harvest-themed kids activities.

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From Atlanta, GA From Chattanooga, TN From Asheville, NC From Greenville, SC

81 mi 124 mi 130 mi 99 mi

Wine, Brews, Pubs, & Coffee - Raise a glass to “locally made” with a visit to one of the unique wineries, pubs, or craft brewery in the Cleveland area. The rolling hills and sandy soil provide the perfect setting and climate for vineyards. Enjoy mead and coffee tastings at Jumpin Goat Coffee Roasters while enjoying breathtaking views of Mt. Yonah. Mt. Yonah is an iconic landmark that people admire for it’s grandeur. “Yonah” is the Cherokee word for Bear, and the mountain was considered to be a spiritual and sacred power point to the Native Americans. Mt. Yonah is 3,166 ft. in elevation and the top of the cliffs of this granite monolith were once used as a ceremonial site. Just off Hwy. 75 north of Cleveland shop at The Rustic Shoppe for unique treasures or see the Train and visit Mt. Yonah Book Exchange & Southern Fried Vinyl Records. Stay at Gabby’s Cabins for the weekend and relax by the creek. Gold Mining & Outdoor Adventure - As the Gold Rush started in the late 1820’s in White County many people still look today for gold and gemstones. There’s a lot of panning that still goes on in the North Georgia like Gold ‘n Gem Grubbin where you can pan for gold by the river. Other outdoor recreational activities like kayaking, rafting, or canoeing can be done on the Chattahoochee River with Wildwood Outfiiters. Babyland General is the home of the Cabbage Patch Kids®. This is where Xavier Roberts created the first soft-sculpture babies that started worldwide history. Quilted dolls soon formed “Little People” which evolved into Babyland General. Today this 70,000 sq. ft. building is located on 96 acres off Hulsey Rd. Smithgall Woods State Park is a mountain retreat and angler’s paradise on one of north Georgia’s premier trout streams. Perfect for spending the day hiking and viewing nature at it’s best. Nearby Country Hideaway can be a peaceful place to stay in Mountain Lakes resort area located on Hwy. 75 Alternate near the entrance of this 5,664 acre State Park & Visitor’s Center. www.mountainlakeguide.com | Fall 2019


Cleveland Vinyl Records • Turntables • Vintage Concert T’s • Art

OVER 35,000 DISCOUNTED TITLES Hours: Mon-Sat 10-4

560 Most genres well-represented but our southern influence is what sets us apart! 3779 Helen Hwy. Unit 4, Cleveland, GA

(706) 219-7689 Like us on Facebook Mon/Tues 10-5 • Wed/Thurs 10-7 • Fri/Sat 10-9 discogs.com/seller/SouthernFriedVinyl/profile

Customer Loyalty Program Comfy Reading Room Kids Reading Nook Extensive Selection of Local Art Like us on Facebook for special deals & more!

82 3779 Helen Hwy, Cleveland, GA (by the big green train)

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THE RUSTIC SHOPPE

Cleveland’s Unique Boutique Vintage & New Treasures•Pet Friendly! Furniture, fashion, jewelry, rustic decor and more! Wed-Sat 11-6, Sun 1-6 pm 579 671 Helen Hwy, Cleveland, GA 30528 www.therusticshoppe.com • 706/969-3635 FULL ESPRESSO BAR MEAD & COFFEE TASTINGS

WINE • BEER • HONEY • GIFTS & MORE!

COUPON on PG 4 JumpinGoatCoffeeRoasters.com /JumpinGoatCoffeeCleveland 706-219-3854 • 2 Locations

2404 Helen Hwy • Cleveland, GA 7086 South Main St • Helen, GA

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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

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

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Cleveland Fun for the Whole Family!

Canoeing Rafting Kayaking On the Chattahoochee River

706-865-4451

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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!

1-800-514-1618

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Fall Fun for the Whole Family! Mining Adventure

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!! A Real Mining Adventure Mine for Gold & Gems at our convenient sluices! Camping Now Available!

Tent sites & RV sites. Rec areas with volleyball, horseshoes, picnic tables, fire pit, gazebo, & creek access!

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75 Gold Nugget Lane, Cleveland, GA 30528

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Offering an extensive line of organic lavender bath & body items, culinary products, home products, local artisan goods, and more.

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

(706) 878-3300

283 Hwy 255 N. • Sautee-Nacoochee, GA 30571

www.folkpotterymuseum.com The Folk Pottery Museum is a property of the Sautee-Nacoochee Association

Dave Drake was an enslaved African American master potter who worked in the Edgefield, South Carolina Pottery District for forty years in the 1800s.

New Dave Drake Temporary Exhibit

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B O O K YO U R N E X T E V E N T H E R E ! INN & EVENTS Come visit The Stovall House, a Wedding & Event Venue and Bed & Breakfast, nestled in the Sautee Nacoochee Valley.

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HELEN • Rated 4 Stars on Tripadvisor •L  arge rooms w/ 2 queen or 1 king • FP's, Balconies, & Hot Tubs in Rooms • Luxurious  bedding with pillowtops & fluffy comforters • Micro/Fridge in every room • Group bookings welcome

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• 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 Carol Powell, General Manager 503 Fall 2019 | www.mountainlakeguide.com

Monday - Thursday 10am-8pm Friday & Saturday 10am-10pm Sunday 10am-9pm 570 8409 S Main St, Helen, GA 30545 info@georgiamountaincoaster.com

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HELEN 112 Poplar Stump Rd, Helen, GA

Taking reservations for weekday zipline tours.

Open on weekends, weather permitting, through spring.

Aerial Adventure Courses Zip Lines Climbing Wall

• Highly trained guides • State of the art gear • Automatic braking system for hands-free adventure • Course built to ACCT standards (Association for Challenge Course Technology Standards)

706.878.9471 • www.coolriveradventures.com

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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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HELEN

Festhalle Events

Proudly sponsored by the Helen Chamber of Commerce

www.helenchamber.com

49th Annual Oktoberfest

706-878-1908

Sept. 5-8 (Thu - Sun) Sept. 12 - 15 (Thu - Sun) Sept. 19 - Sept. 22 Daily Sept. 26 - Oct. 27 Weekdays 6-10:30, Fri 6-12, Sat, 1-12, Sun 1-7 Mon - Fri $8, Sat $10 Sun FREE! IDs checked at door. Live Authentic German Bands! Oktoberfest Parade Sept. 7 @ Noon

1074 Edelweiss Strasse

Find us on Facebook at Oktoberfest Festhalle Friends

Hansel & Gretel CA N DY K I TC H EN

800.524.3008 / 706.878.2443 EXPANDED FACTORY LOCATION with TWO VIEWING WINDOWS!

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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• 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

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

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Largest liquor store in North GA • (706) 878-7050 •

Hiking • Biking • Golf • Shopping • Dining • Festivals

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Heated Indoor Pool • Fitness Center •  High-Speed Internet • Suites • Complimentary Breakfast Buffet

706•878•9000 800•456•4000

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Fall calendar of Events BLAIRSVILLE Sept. 14, 17, 24, 21, 28 Union County Farmers Market Union County Farmers Market

September 14

October 12-13 & 19-20

October 5

50th Blairsville Sorghum Festival

Blue Ridge Home Builders Showcase 2019

Meeks Park

October 12 & 19 Traditional Square Dance

Mountain Music Day Festival

Old Gym behind Mountain Education Charter High School

Vogel State Park

October 19

Sept. 20, 27

A21 Walk for Freedom

Downtown Blue Ridge City Park

October 5 Jerry Mucklow Photography Exhibit at BRMAA Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association

Friday Night Concerts

Abide Coffee

Oct. 5-Nov.9

Historic Courthouse

October 19

Blue Ridge Art Association

September 21 Cruise-In On the Square Downtown Courthouse Square

September 27 Quiltfest 2019 House of Prayer Church Family Life Center

Oct. 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 Union County Farmers Market

Cruise-In On the Square Downtown Courthouse Square

October 26 Fall Festival at Vogel State Park

Fall Arts in the Park

Hometown Halloween on the Square

Downtown Blue Ridge City Park

Downtown Blairsville on the Square

October 12 Traffic & Eric Clapton Tribute Band: Cradle

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

Shop Late Thursday Downtown Blairsville

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25 Friday Night Concerts Historic Courthouse

October 4 Fall Pumpkin & Paca Fest Lasso the Moon Alpaca Farm

October 5 Blairsville Extreme Adventure Race (BEAR) Meeks Park

October 5-6 Indian Summer Festival Woody Gap School

October 6 Cruise-In On the Union County Farmers Market Union County Farmers Market

Blue Ridge

October 12-13

October 3 October 3

Blue Ridge Ultra Race

October 31

Nov. 8, 9, 10

North Georgia Technical College

October 12

Vogel State Park

Union County Farmers Market

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SAAG National Juries Art Show

BLUE RIDGE September 13 The Art of Dylan Pierce

Blue Ridge Community Theater

October 19 Paws in the Park Downtown Blue Ridge City Park

Blue Ridge Arts Association

October 29

September 19

Haunts and Harvest: An Evening of Appalachian Ghost Storires

A Facility for Living Blue Ridge Community Theater

September 21 Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Music Festival

Blue Ridge Community Theater

November 2 Farm to Trail - 30k & 11k Trail Run

Downtown Blue Ridge City Park

Charlie Creek Farms

September 27

CLARKESVILLE

Georgia Mountain Classics Cruise Ins Dairy Queen

September 28 Appalachian Jeep Invasion Kiwanis Club of Blue Ridge Fairgrounds

October 3-7 The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Fannin Chamber of Commerce

September 19-22 Sound of Music, Musical Habersham Community Theater

October 4-6 Sound of Music, Musical Habersham Community Theater

October 24 ChamBOOBash Grant Street Music Room


October 25 Sip & Stroll, Cruise-In & Music on Main Downtown Clarkesville

October 25-26 History Among the Hemlocks Old Clarkesville Cemetary

October 31 Trick or Treat on the Square Downtown Clarkesville

Nov. 8, 9, 10 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

CLAYTON September 13-21 Minding the Gap - Photographs of Rabun County at 200 Years Hambridge Center

Sept. 14, 21, 28 Clayton Farmers Market Northeast GA Food Bank

September 21 Clayton Crawl Fall Event Main Street

October 5 Annual Foxfire Mountaineer Festival Rabun County Pavillions

October 5, 12, 19, 26 Clayton Farmers Market Northeast GA Food Bank

October 12 Scout Day Hillside Orchard

October 19 Bluegrass Music Festival Rabun Arena

CLEVELAND Sept. 14, 21, 28 Live Music Jumpin Goat Coffee Roasters

September 21 Behind the Scenes Tour North Georgia Zoo & Farm

September 28 Agri-Fest Country Market 2019 Freedom Park

Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 Live Music Jumpin Goat Coffee Roasters

CORNELIA September 28 Big Red Apple Festival Downtown Cornelia

October 26 Inaugural Cornelia Cornhole Tournament Cornelia

October 31 Downtown Trick or Treat Downtown Cornelia

DAHLONEGA September 14 Savoring the Square Food Tour East Main St.

September 14, 21, 28 Locally Crafted Market Inside Craft Fair 387 N. Grove St.

September 14, 21, 28 Dahlonega Farmers Market Hancock Park

October 26

September 14, 21, 28

Fall Festival

Appalachian Jam

September 28-29 2019 Dahlonega Gold Criterium and Bike Expo Dahlonega Square

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Dahlonega Farmers Market Hancock Park

October 4 Steven Phillips & Midnight Express Hancock Park

October 5, 12, 19, 26 Dahlonega Farmers Market Hancock Park

October 5, 12, 19, 26 Locally Crafted Market Inside Craft Fair 387 N. Grove St.

October 5, 12, 19, 26 Appalachian Jam Dahlonega Gold Museum

October 5 Capital City Xpress Historic Holly Theater

October 12 Monster Dash 5k Fun Run 13 S. Park St.

October 19-20 Gold Rush Days Festival Dahlonega, GA

Oct. 25 - Nov. 10 Bright Star Historic Holly Theater

October 31 Trick-or-Treat Dahlonega Dahlonega Square

Nov. 1, 2,3Â Hemlock Festival

Dahlonega Gold Museum

DEMOREST

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September 17 & 24

September 29

Fall Farm Day

Dahlonega Farmers Market

Piedmont Camerata

Northeast GA Food Bank

Hillside Orchard

Hancock Park

Conservatory of Music

November 8

September 20-29

October 3

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

Frozen, Jr.

Cabaret

Clayton

Historic Holly Theater

Swanson Center Mainstage Theater


Fall calendar of Events October 10

September 28-29

October 5

FLORA+FAUNA: Mark Knott & Krista Grecco

Dancing Goats FolkFest

Cabin Fever: Bluegrass & BBQ Festival

Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art

October 4

October 22 Empty Bowls Swanson Center

October 29 Cantabile, The B List Conservatory of Music’s Recital Hall

November 7

River Street Market

Arsenic and Old Lace George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse

October 4 Ghost of a Chance

Art-Oberfest Arts & Crafts Festival

Ellijay Farmer’s Market

Cherry Log Pickin’

October 10 Gilmer Senior Center

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

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Pick’ the Porch

September 14

October 12-13 & 19-20

Sept. 14, 28 Pick’ the Porch Coosawattee Tubing

Sept. 14, 21, 28 Ellijay Farmer’s Market Downtown Ellijay

September 20 Acoustic Blends Gilmer Arts

September 21 Live Artist Demonstrations Gilmer Arts

September 21 Isaiah House Gala and Auction George Link, Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse

September 27-29 Attic Sale - Art & So Much More! Gilmer Arts

Unicoi Lodge

October 5

Conservatory of Music

Jr. Gilmer Arts Playhouse”

Saturday Evening Music Concert Series

October 25-27

Downtown Ellijay

Roxie Watson Concert,”George Link

October 5, 12, 19, 26

Gilmer Arts

Piedmont College Singers: We Sing

Nov. 8, 9, 10

Smithgall Woods State Park

Coosawattee Tubing

Georgia Apple Festival Lions Club Fairground

October 19 Live Artist Demonstrations Gilmer Arts

October 26 Cars & Coffee - Cruise In Riverside Pavillions on Main St.

November 8 B.E.S.T. Art Series Exhibit Photographic Art by Matthew Ward Gilmer Arts

HELEN Sept. 13 - Oct. 27 49th Annual Oktoberfest

Helen Arts & Heritage Center

October 25 Fall Festival Unicoi State Park & Lodge

November 2 First-Visit Tour Smithgall Woods State Park

Nov. 8, 9, 10 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

HIAWASSEE September 13-14 Dailey & Vincent Landfest in the Mountains & On the Lake Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Sept. 14, 21, 28 Live Music Moondance

September 14, 21, 28 Live Country Music Mountain Home Music Theatre

September 21 Tracy Lawrence Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

October 5

Helen, GA

Georgia State Clogging Festival

Sept. 14, 21, 28

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Saturday Evening Music Concert Series

Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 Live Music

Unicoi Lodge

Moondance

September 28

October 5

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Cars & Coffee - Cruise In

First-Visit Tour

Variety Show & Country Music

Riverside Pavillions on Main St.

Smithgall Woods State Park

Mountain Home Music Theatre


October 11-19

October 26

October 3- Nov.8

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival

Community Contra Dance

The Edge of Magic by Cynthia Wagner and Darcy Jones

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

October 12 Jamey Johnson Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

October 26 Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

October 26 Atlanta Rhythm Section & Pure Prarie League

Historic Gym

November 3

Art Gallery

Center Theater

October 5

Nov. 8, 9, 10 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

TALLULAH FALLS Sept. 14, 21, 28 Bluegrass on the Square

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Tallulah Falls Opera House

November 2

September 14

John Cochran with the Cowboy Band

Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike

Mountain Home Music Theatre

Nov. 8, 9, 10 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

SAUTEE NACOOCHEE September 14 Sautee Nacoochee Coochie Blues Fest

Young Harris College Campus Gate

Atlanta Chamber Winds

Puttin’ on the Dog Towns County Rec Center

October 6 YHC Concert Band with YHC Community Band Concert Glenn-McGinnis Hall

October 18 & 25 Ooky Spooky Light Show

Tallulah Gorge State Park

Rollins Planetarium

September 21

October 19

A Tour & Tea at Tallulah Gorge State Park Tallulah Gorge State Park

Harvest Festival Crane Creek Vineyards

October 5, 12, 19

October 20

Bluegrass on the Square

Orpheus Choir Concert

Sautee Nacoochee Cultural Center

Tallulah Falls Opera House

Glenn-McGinnis Hall

September 14

October 13

Georgia’s Spirit of Appalachia Food, Wine & Art Festival

Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hike

October 28

Hardman Farm State Historic Site

September 21 Rod Harris, Jr. Sautee Nacoochee Center, Historic Gym

September 28 Your State Parks Day

Fall Choral Concert

Tallulah Gorge State Park

Glenn-McGinnis Hall

October 31

October 29

Trunk of Treat

Faculty Artist Recital: Dr. Richard Knepp, guitar

Tallulah Gorge State Park

November 2-3 Whitewater Release & Hiking

Susan B. Harris Chapel

November 4

Hardman Farm State Historic Site

Tallulah Gorge State Park

September 28

YOUNG HARRIS

YHC Percussion Ensemble Concert

Historic Gym

September 13-27

Glenn-McGinnis Hall

October 6

Coevolution by Allen Peterson

November 7

Community Contra Dance

Milton Masciadri Center Theater

October 19

Young Harris College Campus Gate Art Gallery

September 20 & 27

American Blues Glenn-McGinnis Hall

Fall Celebration

CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story

Nov. 8, 9, 10

Hardman Farm State Historic Site

Rollins Planetarium

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour


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N O RT H

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Beautiful trails are yours to explore in the great outdoors of the North Georgia Mountains. Just pack a snack and plenty of water, get your gear ready and go for a hike. Ellijay THREE FORKS Trail: To the left (North) on the trail is Long Creek Falls (2.3 miles round trip) . To the right is a beautiful section of old growth forest along Stover Creek. Directions: Take 52 East from Ellijay about 4.8 miles. Turn left on Big Creek Road at the Dollar General. Follow this road about 15.4 miles (the final .4 miles are dirt) to Forest Service 58 and turn Right. This road follows Noontootla Creek to Three Forks. Parking is available where the trails cross the road.

Blue Ridge FREE KNOB LOOP Trail: 2.5 miles, easy rating Directions from Blue Ridge, Georgia: 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 to Shallowford Bridge. Turn left across river and immediate right on dirt-gravel road leading to Dial, GA. At 0.4 miles come to point where trail enters road from forest. Continue east on road to parking area at 1.2 miles.

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Suches JARRARD GAP TRAIL Trail: 1.0 mile, easy/moderate rating Directions: Take US 19 and 129 south from Blairsville Georgia for 9.5 miles. Turn right (west) onto GA 180 and go 7 miles to the main entrance to Lake Winfield Scott Campground. Turn left into the campground. Follow this road over a hill and continue straight ahead into a gravel parking lot at the foot of the hill. From the parking lot, hike along the paved road passing the guard rail at the head of the lake. The trailhead is on the right of the road just past the guard rails.

Blairsville SOSEBEE COVER TRAIL Trail: Traveling through a second-growth cove hardwood forest, the 0.25 mile Sosebee Cove Trail is rated easy and receives moderate use. This area is a memorial to Arthur Woody, who served as the first Forest Service Ranger in Georgia. Directions: from Blairsville Georgia, travel 9.5 miles south along US 19/129 and turn right (west) onto GA 180. Continue along GA 180 for 2 miles to the Sosebee Cove parking lot on the right.

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Hiawassee HIGH SHOALS CREEK

Helen ANNA RUBY FALLS

Trail: The two waterfalls on High Shoals Creek are the highlight of this 170 acre site. A 1.2 mile trail takes visitors from FS 283 down to the falls.

Trail: This is an easy hike, but the view is well worth it! The main trail up to Anna Ruby falls is only about a half a mile one-way and it is paved, with some steps. The falls are definitely worth the hike! If you’re more adventurous, there’s a singletrack trail that continues on for about 5 more miles beyond the end of the pavement. There’s a $2 access fee.

Directions: Take 75 South from Hiawassee turn right onto Indian Grave Gap Road, graveled Forest Service Road 283 which leads visitors through the Swallow Creek Wildlife Management Area to the High Shoals Creek Falls Scenic Area.

Dahlonega YAHOOLA CREEK Trail: This is about a 4 mile trail that circles Yahoola Creek Reservoir but also swerves back into the woods a ways. This trail is surprisingly tough with many short, steep climbs in the back hills. While this is a wide doubletrack trail that isn’t always very entertaining, this trail is right on the edge of town and is very easy-to-access. It’s great for a short after work hike or trail run without having to drive all the way up to the Appalachian Trail. Directions: from Dahlonega go north past the Walmart on the “bypass.” Go straight through the stop light at the entrance to Walmart, and straight through the stoplight at the junction with 52. Shortly after the second light, hang a right into the small gravel parking area overlooking the dam.

Clayton RABUN BALD Trail : 4 miles round trip Easy to Moderate hike, though last half mile is rather steep and some find this part strenuous. Directions: from Clayton US 441 North to 1 mile past Dillard, right onto GA 246 toward Highlands for 7 miles, right onto FS7, go 2.1 miles take the right fore (FS7 goes left) go 1.3 miles, take a left fork on dirt road tward Beegum Ga, go 1.6 miles to parking area.

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Directions: Drive from Helen, Georgia, through Unicoi State Park, and then you’ll soon arrive at the Anna Ruby Falls Visitors Center.

Lakemont ANGEL FALLS Trail: This is a heavily wooded trail that leads you to two different waterfalls. One is 1/2 mile in and the other is 1 mile from the starting point. There is a creek that runs along side the trail for a while. I would describe it as a moderate hike with some steep inclines. Directions: From Highway 441, turn onto Lake Rabun Road and then travel several miles down the winding road around the lake. The entrance to the campground will be on the right hand side. Go into the campground and follow the road around until you see the trailhead sign.

Cornelia LAKE RUSSEL LOOP Trail: This is a great loop around Lake Russell with some great views of the lake. There’s a nice campground here as well. The 2 dam crossings are very cool. Directions: From Cornelia, head North/ Northeast on Dick’s Hill Pkwy (Hwy 13) and hang a right on Lake RussellRoad across from the Lake Russell Convenience store. go 2.5 miles, and hang a left at the sign. go left at the fork and park at the trailhead near the old dam. Then just follow the signs and head around the lake. VACATION GUIDE in the Mountains | 35


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

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Clarkesville

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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 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! 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. 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

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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. The Visitors Center has 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. Brasstown Bald is Open Daily 10:00 – 5:00 from May to October and on weekends through November. Observatory & Trails open Year Round. Closed Jan. 1 - March 15th. For more info contact: Blairsville Ranger Office: 706-745-6928 or Brasstown Bald Visitors Information Center: 706-896-2556 www.mountainlakeguide.com | Fall 2019


Hiawassee Award Winning Barbecue & Catfish

Hiawassee 625 Hwy 76 706-896-3200

Including: Chicken Wings, Brunswick Stew, Smoked Turkey, Smoked Chicken, Fresh salads & sides. Homemade desserts.

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

Largest Selection Over 8,000 sq ft

Antiques • Furniture • Glassware Pottery • Porcelain • Jewelry

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Hiawassee

Times Past Creations

Quality Handcrafted Items Join us for our “Quilting Bee” •Local Crafters • Jewelry • Quilts • Crochet Items • Embroidery • Wool Applique • Christmas Items • Classes (call for dates and times) 706-970-9628 • Find us on Facebook 130 N. Main St • Hiawassee, GA (next to post office)

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

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

www.AsianoRestaurant.com

Lakeview Vintage Market

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“The place where Santa shops.” 706-896-3559 www.AlwaysChristmas.com Unique Gifts • Crocs Children’s Clothing Home Goods 706-896-3434

715 North Main St. • Hiawassee, GA • Mon-Sat 10-5 • Like us on Facebook

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Ladies’ Clothing • Accessories

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Young Harris www.enricositalianrestaurant.com

Now Serving Liquor by the Drink

Specializing in

“A taste of Italy in the Mountains”

Steaks, Fresh Seafood & Authentic Italian Cuisine

Italian Restaurant

687 Main Street • Young Harris, GA 30582 706.379.1950 Located between Brasstown Valley Resort & Young Harris College

Willow Ranch

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Antiques Home Decor Souvenir & Gifts Farmhouse Decor

770-896-1216

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

(706) 379-1272 (828) 835-9100 www.BrothersAtWillowRanch.com www.BrothersRestaurantInMurphy.com Like us on Facebook! email: BrothersAtWillowRanch@yahoo.com

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Blairsville Nani’s Cuban Restaurant Your Tampa Bay Connection to Cuban Food Authentic Cuban Sandwich, Piggy Bowl, Chicky Bowl, Rice & Beans, Empanadas, & much more www.nanisdeliandmore.com Tue-Wed-Thur 11am-7pm Fri-Sat 11am-8pm 51D Earnest St, Blairsville

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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 Indian Summer Festival October 5 & 6 - Suches, GA www.indiansummerfestival.org

Tour of Trees Entire month of December Blairsville-Union County Chamber

Union County Farmers Market Open-air Market & Cannery September & October www.ucfarmersmarket.com   Hometown Halloween on the Square Thursday, October 31st - 6pm - 8pm www.visitdowntownblairsville.com

Holly, Jolly Christmas Breakfast with Santa December 7th www.visitdowntownblairsville.com Holiday Stop & Shop December 6 & 7 - 10am - 7pm  Union County Civic Center

Christmas on the Square Saturday, December 7th - 1pm - 7pm www.visitdowntownblairsville.com

UnionCountyHistory.org 706-745-5493

DowntownBlairsville.com 706-347-3503

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 Fall 2019 | www.mountainlakeguide.com

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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

Logan Turnpike Mill

Antique Mill Producing

Fresh Ground Grains

1-800-844-7487

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

Store Hours: Tues. - Sat. 10am-5:30pm 80-B Town Square, Blairsville, GA 30512

www.LoganTurnpikeMill.com

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 142 307 sundancegallerygifts@yahoo.com

Stop in and see our expansive collections of Domestic and Imported wines from all around the world! Cheers! Todd & Larissa Littler

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Blairsville’s Everyday Gift Shop Classical. Whimsical. Unexpected. 6 B Town Square • Blairsville

706-745-8486

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1200 Sq. Ft. Polynesian themed living room equipped with games, couches, ottomans, and tiki bar.

Birdsong Beads & Designs Shop and Studio located at 8579 Murphy Hwy, Blairsville, GA

Come Enjoy the Zen Den!

Check out Evening Artistry Every Tues. 5-10pm Our hours are: Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm Saturday 10am - 4pm Like us on &

KAVA & KRATOM • ESPRESSO, MED, DARK, DECAF CBD (coffee, loose leaf teas, tinctures, creams, vape juice, and CBD for dogs & cats) HANDMADE JEWELRY • ROCK & GEMSTONE NECKLACES INCENSE STICKS & BURNERS • KAMINI SOAPS SMUDGE SAGE & ESSENTIAL OILS HANDCARVED WOOD BOXES K9 CRYSTAL LOTUS FLOWERS

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OPEN YEAR ROUND 706.745.5252

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

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 4:30-8:30pm 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

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

www.monetsitaliangrill.com

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

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

North Georgia’s #1 Family Dining Destination VACATION RENTALS

706-379-9929

www.MajesticMountainGetaways.com Now Accepting Homes in Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge, Murphy, & Hayesville

GET AWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS

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706-745-8000

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“Elevate Your Lifestyle” Visit Our State of the Art Website. Calendars are 100% Up-to-Date. Search Homes, Get Price Quotes, Reserve & Pay Securely Online. www.mountainlakeguide.com | Fall 2019


Blairsville

FARMERS DAUGHTERS

Blairsville’s Farm to Table Destination

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

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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Pickers Barn

25,000 sq. ft. Mall Antiques - Collectibles - Quilts Furniture - Coins ~ Jewelry Glassware - Pottery & More Antique Signs, Yard Art, Cool Stuff

Buy - Sell - Trade Blairsville, GA 30512

531

1.75 miles South of the Square

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Blue Ridge Check our website or Facebook for hours of operation

CARROLL’S BARBEQUE

39 Lance Street, Suite 1, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

(706) 946-1126 PRIME RIB SATURDAY

WILL DELIVER

DINE IN OR CARRY OUT

PRIVATE PARTIES AVAILABLE

for Catered Events

Starting at 5:00pm RIBS & BRISKET PULLED PORK & CHICKEN SMOKED WINGS & TURKEY

550

www.carrollsbarbeque.com

Smoked Quality Meats!

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Blue Ridge

Mountain Getaway Cabins

866-862-2246 | www.mtngetawaycabinsbr.com office@mtngetawaycabins.com

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

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Custom Home Builders Matt Butler, Owner

11 Overview Drive • Suite 101 Blue Ridge, GA 30513

(706) 455-0577

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RAFTING • LODGING • ZIPLINE • HIKING • BIKING FROM TENNESSEE TO NORTH GEORGIA

FLYING HIGH FOR ADVENTURE ON THE OCOEE Minutes from Copperhill, TN. Zipline Canopy Tours Tree Top Sky Tours Suspension Bridges

OCOEECANOPYTOUR.COM

WHITE WATER RAFTING ON THE OCOEE Class 3 & 4 rapids Let our guides show you the upper & middle Ocoee

(888) 723-8663 • RAFT1.COM

WHITE WATER & KAYAKING ON THE CHATTOOGA Class 2-5 rapids Let our guides show you section III & IV of the Chatooga Kayak & Canoe Instructions

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ak Joe’s L e Advent n ’ ur t e ap Charter Boat Relax, Enjoy, Be Happy 706-632-2165

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Blue Ridge For good company, great music, wonderful food and unsurpassed fun!

www.captnjoeslakeadventures.com Lake Tours • Laid-back Fishing • Serious Anglers • Special Tours

Join us for lunch and dinner Wednesday through Saturday Kitchen open 11am-9pm Bar open ‘till 10pm

706-946-8620 mistymtnhops.com

LAKE BLUE RIDGE & LAKE NOTTELY Lake Tours - Charters Guided Fishing Charters Striper Fishing Charters

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Blue Ridge

Luxury cabins and stunning scenery, featuring riverside views and unforgettable “I Do’s”

706.633.0141 • 83 Riverview Circle • ToccoaHouse.com

Over 1000+ft of Toccoa River Frontage +16 acres of secluded paradise in the mountains of Blue Ridge, GA. 572

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Blue Ridge

411

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

Downtown Blue Ridge

Daily 8am-9pm | Serving beer & wine

657 E. Main St. | 706.258.4949 Fall 2019 | www.mountainlakeguide.com

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Blue Ridge

Exclusively American Amazingly Affordable Celebrating Art in Every Medium

55 + Artists Paintings, Pottery, Jewelry, Wood Art & Much More TurningLeafWoodArt.com (706) 632-6625 651 East Main St • Blue Ridge @TurningLeafGalleryBR

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Elegant Outdoor Living

Unique Furnishings & Décor

W NOEN! OP

Outdoor Furniture and Décor for your Porch, Patio, Deck, & Dock. High quality furnishings & décor to beautify your life – affordably. Designing Blue Ridge Since 2005

New items arriving weekly – come back often to browse our inventory.

The Best Room is a Room With a View

652 East Main Street in Historical Downtown Blue Ridge

6082 Appalachian Hwy 706-946-0123

706-258-2700

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Blue Ridge It’s a great time to visit the North Georgia Mountains!

BOOK YOUR 2020 VACATION NOW & SAVE!

(855) 297-9564 • WVRBLUERIDGE.COM

Find us on

Facebook River Dining on the Casual Family ut and Tro l ca Lo sh Featuring Fre Angus Steaks Certified Black 1992 Serving Since ay Meal thd Bir y tar Complimen

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Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 11am to 8pm

Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

Friday & Saturday 11am to 9:30pm

706.632.7891

706-900-1909

8055 Aska Road Blue Ridge, GA ToccoaRiversideRestaurant.com

45 Bypass Rd, Morganton, GA MorgantonGrill.com

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800-844-4939

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

Mascot Molly Welcomes You

3945 Old Loving Road

536

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AREA DIRECTORY Attractions

The Flying Trout 171 Copperhead Parkway

Helen

706-745-8000 Valley Cafe 7099 Hwy 441 North

706-746-3321

Seasonal “soul satisfying” southern favorites

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week as well as beer, wine and our famous desserts. always new, always comfort food with attitude made ValleyCafeDillard.com See pg 33 just for you. flyingtroutrestaurant.com see pg 54 Ellijay

706-878-2200 featuring only the finest ingredients. Always fresh,

Charlemagne’s Kingdom 8808 North Main Street

This exhibit is really a marvelous Alpine Model Railroad depicting a modern Germany from “The North sea to the Alps.” Murals, Gingerbread Houses Blue Ridge & German Dancers Cantaberry Restaurant 706-946-7687 georgiamodelrailroad.com See pg 24 524 East Main Street Specializing in Homemade Soups, Gourmet SandSautee-Nacoochee wiches, and Fresh Salads, and features delicious Folk Pottery Museum 706-878-3300 desserts. cantaberry.com See pg 9 283 Georgia 255 The only museum in the Southeast exclusively Carroll’s Barbeque 706-946-1126 dedicated to pottery. 39 Lance St, Suite 1 snca.org See pg 19 Creating and serving excellent food. Ribs, Brisket, Pork, Chicken, Wings, Turkey, and More! Delivery for catered events. Dine in or carry out. Private parties available. Blue Ridge carrollsbarbeque.com see pg 56

Builder

Cantaberry Restaurant 5 South Side Square

706-636-4663

Specializing in Homemade Soups, Gourmet Sandwiches, and Fresh Salads, and features delicious desserts. cantaberry.com See pg 9

Ellijay Wood Fired Pizza 2 River Street

(706) 707-4992

Located in the historic downtown business district, serving authentic Neapolitan style pizza and Italian food. ellijaywoodfired.com See pg 11

Mack Aaron’s Apple House 706-273-3600 8955 Hwy 52 East Misty Mountain Hops Vinyl Pub In addition to apples, peaches and nectarines, they 706-946-8620 also offer several other types of produce as well as Premier home builders of mountain luxury homes in 3300 East 1st Street MC Butler Construction 3900 East First Street

706-455-0578

this North Georgia Mountain region. mcbutlerconstruction.com

Dining

Join us for lunch and dinner Wed-Sat from 11:00 a multitude of tasty goodies ready to enjoy. Special care is given to the delicious hand made fried pies. See pg 58 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Enjoy good music, cold drinks, tasty food and lots of fun! mackaaronsapplehouse.com See pg 9 mistymtnhops.com See pg 60

Serenity Garden Cafe 657 E Main St

Blairsville

706-258-4949

Shane’s Rib Shack 289 Highland Crossing

706-635-7427

We’re the place to go for the best BBQ, ribs, chicken Cabin Coffee Co. 706-745-0073 Sandwiches, soups, omelets & other American eats and more. See our ad for coupons! in a mellow space with a patio & indoor fountain. 44A Town Square See pg 10 Like us on Facebook See pg 63 shanesribshack.com Just be Happy & enjoy Fresh Roasted Coffee daily. Breakfast - pastries, rolls, bagels, Lunch –soup,sal- Toccoa Riverside Restaurant 706-632-7891 Helen ad, sandwiches. 8055 Aska Road Hofer’s of Helen 706-878-8200 cabincoffeecompany.com See pg 54 Dine on the River. Fine dining at its best in Blue 8758 N Main St Authentic Bavarian Bakery and Cafe. European cakes, G & G Bakery & Cafe 706-745-0748 Ridge. toccoariversiderestaurant.com See pg 66 pastries, and Old World breads. Simply the best 262 HWY 515 E bakery ever. Breakfast & Lunch daily. Biergarten. Salads - Breads Made Fresh Daily - Sandwiches Clarkesville hofers.com See pg 23 Donuts - Daily Specials - Wide Selection of Coffees Hawg Wild BBQ 706-754-4323 - Free WI-FI Jumping Goat Coffee Roasters 877-797-4628 See pg 50 515 Grant St Serving Northeast Georgia as a place where anyone 7086 South Main St Italian Life Caffe 706-400-5603 can enjoy a unique menu that shows our LOVE of a JumpinGoat Coffee Roasters offers fresh roasted 6C Town Square great Southern Tradition... BBQ & Catfish!! specialty gourmet coffee; whole bean or fresh We are committed to providing the freshest, highest hawgwildbbq.com See pg 41 ground. Sample other locally fresh grown Georgia quality food and beverages. 706-839-1811 products. italianlifecaffe.com See pg 52 The Attic Restaurant jumpingoatcoffeeroasters.com See pg 15 1344 Washington Street MaiKai Tea Living Room 706-781-1499 Reader’s choice Award 2014, BEST FINE DINING in La Cabaña Express 706-878-8412 Habersham County! A casual, friendly atmosphere, 3196E Hwy 515 8520 South Main St Mai Kai is the first location in the state of Georgia to excellent service, & healthy portions of wonderful Offering you a wide variety of central Mexico’s serve Kava tea. We have a living room style location food. theatticrestaurant.com See pg 41 cuisine & a touch of CA/TX style dishes. where we welcome folks to be social. lacabana-restaurant.com See pg 31 Like us on Facebook see pg 53 Clayton

La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant Mike’s Seafood Market & Grill La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant 8160 South Main St 706-878-3456 513 A Murphy Highway 706-745-9519 128 Duvall Street 706-212-2834 Offering you a wide variety of central Mexico’s Offering you a wide variety of central Mexico’s Fresh fish, shrimp, scallops, lobster tails, crab, cuisine & a touch of California/Texas style dishes.. alligator, oysters, clams, crawfish, salmon, frog legs, cuisine & a touch of California/Texas style dishes. See pg 31 lacabana-restaurant.com See pg 31 lacabana-restaurant.com Mike’s fish spread. Special orders welcome! See pg 53 Paul’s Steakhouse 706-878-2468

Monet’s Café 130 Blue Ridge Street

Cleveland

706-745-5305 Creekside Deli 16 Old Nacoochee Road

8537 South Main Street 706-865-3666 Eat, drink, dance! Casual Fine Dining & Lounge

overlooking the ‘Hooch’ in Downtown Helen. Italian-American cuisine: steaks, seafood, pasta Inside dining or casual dining on the porch. paulssteakhouse.com See pg 3 & pizza. restaurantsclevelandga.com See pg 16 The Hooch Pizza & Burger Joint 706-878-0031 monetsitaliangrill.com See pg 54

Nani’s Cuban Restaurant 51 D Earnest Street

Jumping Goat Coffee Roasters 877-797-4628 16 Chattahoochee Strasse (706) 745-0010 2404 Helen Hwy Great Tasting, Mouthwatering, Brick Oven Pizza

At Nani’s Restaurant, we serve home cook food with a Spanish flair! A combination of home cook food, with Cuban and Puerto Rican cusine. nanisdeliandmore.com See pg 50

Sawmill Place Restaurant 1150 Pat Haralson Drive

706-745-1250

JumpinGoat Coffee Roasters offers fresh roasted specialty gourmet coffee; whole bean or fresh ground. Sample other locally fresh grown Georgia products. jumpingoatcoffeeroasters.com See pg 15

& much more. Whether you’re looking for a great dine in experience or great food to-go we have you covered! Like us on Facebook See pg 20

The Old Heidelberg Restaurant 8660 N. Main St 706-878-0061 La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant (White Horse Square) 7052 Hwy 441, Suite 104 706-746-0058 Great Selection of German beer - Authentic German

Dillard

A destination for all hungry mountain travelers. Cooked-to-order breakfast and country-style meats Offering you a wide variety of central Mexico’s Food - Serving Lunch and Dinner - Families Welcome and vegetables. cuisine & a touch of California/Texas style dishes. Like us on Facebook See pg 55 lacabana-restaurant.com See pg 31 theheidelberghelen.com See pg 25


AREA DIRECTORY Hiawassee

Asiano Restaurant 1382 Highway 76 West

Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals Helendorf River Inn 706-878-2271 W. Main Street 866-4CABINS 33 Munich Strasse 706-896-0508 240 Find Quality Time With Us in the Beautiful Blue Ridge Just a few minute walk to restaurants, shops, and

Mountains. night life. Offering suites by the river. Thai, Chinese, Sushi Bar, Mongolian Grill, and southerncomfortcabinrentals.com See pg 61 helendorf.com Japanese Steakhouse. Dine-in or carry-out. 706-633-0141 Heidi Motel & Windmill Suites asianorestaurant.com See pg 48 Toccoa House Properties

83 Riverview Circle 706-896-3200 Ready to host your wedding, corporate event or family reunion with its 5 distinct rental cabins Serving Northeast Georgia as a place where anyone and 16-acres of secluded mountain paradise. can enjoy a unique menu that shows our LOVE of a Enjoy hiking trails, disc golf, a heated community great Southern Tradition... BBQ & Catfish!! hawgwildbbq.com See pg 45 pool and more! Hawg Wild BBQ 625 US Hwy 76

Moondance Bar & Grill and The Eclipse 3295 Dogwood Lane

toccoahouse.com

Wyndham Vacation Rentals

706.896.2262

Marina Station is a comfortable, relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The newly renovated space includes over 40 feet of bar service and plenty of TVs to watch your favorite team. theridgesresort.com/marina-station See pg 7

The Oaks Restaurant 3499 US Highway 76

Young Harris

706-782-4258

706-379-1272 72 Enchanted Way

Enrico’s Restaurant 687 Main Street #5

706-379-1950

Nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Country Hideaway at Mountain Lakes is the perfect We offer award-winning foods at affordable and spot for a peaceful vacation. We offer condo, cabins, family-friendly prices. Catering also available. brothersatwillowranch.com See pg 49 and chalets; plus many ammenities. countryhideawayresorts.com See pg 17

Lodging Blairsville

Majestic Mountain Getaways 590 Main Street

Ellijay

Mountain Oasis

706-276-4343

See pg 49 14224 Hwy. 515 N. Suite 200 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

706-379-9929 The Villas at Coosawattee 877-379-9929 634 Beaver Lake Drive

706-276-1022 ext. 252

Get away to the mountains of North Georgia and RV Lot & Vacation Rentals, Tubing, Nature/Walking Western North Carolina! Trails, Indoor and Outdoor Pools, Tennis, Basketball MajesticMountainGetaways.com See pg 54 Court, Game Room MtnLiving.net See pg 72

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

Where Mother Nature comes to play! Located in the center of all the action, we offer the newest hotel in North Georgia for leisure and business travelers. HIExpress.com/helenga See pg 21

Sure Stay 8396 S. Main St

706-878-2191

Hiawassee

Pool, HBO, AARP, AAA, Free continental breakfast, Lake Chatuge Lodge 800-613-4349 restaurant, and high-speed internet 653 Hwy 76 DaysInn.com See page 30 Located on beautiful Lake Chatuge in the heart of the southern Blue Ridge Mountains in Hiawassee, GA Cleveland See pg 48 Country Hideaway 800-514-1618 lakechatugelodge.com

Brother’s at Willow Ranch 6223 US Highway 76

A taste of Italy in the Mountains. enricositalianrestaurant.com

706-878-1084

706-782-4702 Centrally located on Main Street where the village shops, restaurants, and festivals are all within easy walking distance, the SureStay Hotel Helen DownFree continental breakfast, high-speed internet, town is the premier lodging destination in Helen, picnic areas, and barbeque grills AmericasBestValueInn.com See page 30 Georgia. Enjoy your stay! BestWestern.com See pg 24 America’s Best Value Inn 698 Hwy 441S

706.896.4141 Days Inn 54 Hwy 441N

Conveniently located on the grounds of The Ridges Resort, The Oaks Lakeside Kitchen offers a rich, flavorful experience for all your senses. See pg 6 theridgesresort.com/the-oaks-lakeside-kitchen

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

800-467-3529 8100 S. Main St

Clayton

706-878-2689

Our family will make every effort to ensure that your stay here is memorable. Located just steps from downtown shopping and dining. heidimotel.com See pg 24

See pg 62 Helen Convention Center

There is no better time to save on a Blue Ridge Full bar, happy hour, famous burgers, wings, and mountain vacation than right now! Book your stay wraps, daily specials! Entertainment & Fine Dining. today, and be in the Blue Ridge mountains in no See page 46 time! wyndhamvacationrentals.com See pg 66

The Marina Station 3399 US Highway 76

8820 North Main Street

See pg 20

Hayesville, NC

The Retreat at Hiawassee River 15 Cabin Drive 706-896-7400 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 47

The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge 3499 US-76 (706) 896-2262

Experience the North Georgia Mountains with special rates, packages and events offered exclusively through The Ridges Resort. theridgesresort.com See pg 6

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 inspired escapes. 828-389-3241 1mymountain.com See pg 66

Open Year Round. Fully Furnished Cabins. Campsites Sundowner RV Village with Water/Electric. Full Hookup & Pull-thru Sites. 42 Sundowner Circle trackrock.com See pg 53 This 13 acre, quaint RV/Park Model Village is Rabun Gap nestled under a grove of majestic oaks catering to Sylvan Falls Mill B&B 706-746-7138 Blue Ridge the adult camper (55+) as a haven for peace, quiet 156 Taylors Chapel Road and tranquility. Escape to Blue Ridge Vacation Your stay at Sylvan Falls Mill Bed and Breakfast will See pg 45 Cabin Rentals 866-618-2521 sundownerrvvillage.net be an unforgettable and romantic experience. All Escape to Blue Ridge rentals, whether two-bed- Helen sylvanfallsmill.com See pg 32 room retreats or resort-style mansions, offer the 706-878-2111 Willow Valley RV Resort 706-746-0078 value and convenience of a spacious, fully-furnished Baymont by Wyndham 8220 S. Main St, Helen 323 Yorkhouse Rd home versus a hotel room. Our resort is a wonderful place to vacation. Some escapetoblueridge.com See pg 71 Get 15% Discount when you mention this ad! helen-georgia-hotels.com See pg 21 of our amenities include, swimming pool with a Mountain Getaway Cabins 866-862-2246 Country Inn & Suites 706-878-9000 wading area for younger children, playground, 3900 East First Street community fire pit, 6 private baths, laundry room 877 Edelweiss Strasse and much more. Privately-owned luxury vacation cabin rentals in the Heated Indoor Pool - Fitness Center - High-Speed WillowValleyRV.com See pg 31 North GA Mountains of Blue Ridge, GA Internet - Suites - Complimentary Breakfast Buffet MountainGetawayCabinRentalsOfBlueRidge.com countryinns.com/helen-hotel-ga See pg 25 Sautee Nachoochee See pg 58

Gabby’s Country Cabins 706-865-6772 Stovall House 706-229-4434 Mountain Top Cabin Rental 866-402-2246 3083 Helen Highway 1526 Highway 255N 44 Boardtown Road, Blue Ridge Home of the Heart-Shaped Jacuzzi! Often imitated, Historic B & B and Event Venue. Est. 1837. SpectacWhere upscale meets down to earth. MountainTopCabinRentals.com

never duplicated. See pg 64 gabbyscabins.com

ular 360 ° Views! Epic Events are Created Here! See pg 16 stovallhouse.com see pg 19


Recreation

Wildwood Outfitters 26 Megan Drive

Blairsville

706-839-7467

Whether you require a leisure float down the river in Blairsville Galaxy Bowling 706-745-4444 a raft while you get some sun, or a workout running the rapids, our knowledgeable staff can help you 104 Backyard Lane Book your next party with us! Food, bar, gameroom, select a trip that is right for you. See pg 17 pool tables. Youth league is scholoarship based & we wildwoodoutfitters.com partner with KidsBowlFree.com in summer. Call or Dahlonega follow us on Facebook. galaxybowling.net Crisson Gold Mine 706-864-6363

(706) 994-2305 2736 Morrison Moore Parkway East

Change in Our World, Inc Blairsville Corn Maze 4482 Town Creek School Rd. Change in our World, Inc. is a local nonprofit, founded in and servicing Union County, that works with young people in our community. facebook.com/changeinourworld

2nd Story Entertainment 733 East Main Street Suite C

Hillside Orchard 18 Sorghum Mill Dr

706-782-2776

Family owned and operated for 30+ years. Come enjoy a corn maze, tractor rides, and apple & pumpkin pickin’. HillsideOrchard.com See pg 31

Morganton

Tank Town USA

706-633-6072

10408 Appalachian Hwy. There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills! Come and Get The ultimate heavy equipment playground and the #1 Some! crissongoldmine.com See pg 43 thing to do in Blue Ridge, GA. Drive a military tank, military trucks or construction equipment. HemlockFest tanktownusa.com See pg 63 396 Starbridge Rd

See pg 50 HemlockFest is a three days music festival that Trackrock Campground & Cabins 706-745-2420 includes camping and fun for all ages. Proceeds are used to help save North Georgia’s Hemlock trees and 141 Trackrock Campground Rd. Horseback Riding - Hiking/Walking Trails - Fishing - restore American chestnut trees! hemlockfest.org See pg 5 Swimming - Summer Horse Camps - Hayrides trackrock.com See pg 53

Blue Ridge

Lakemont

Ducktown, TN

Raft One 706-633-0466 4599 Highway 64 West

888-723-8663

Sautee Nachoochee

Dukes Creek Gold & Ruby Mine 8808 North Main Street 706-878-2625 Strike it Rich in Helen, Georgia! The Dukes Creek Gold and Ruby Mines is a family attraction that is fun for all ages. dukescreek.com See pg 24

Shopping

Raft One White Water and Zipline Tours is Tennessee’s premier white water river rafting experts. When Alto you choose Raft One, you will experience the best Hartford House Furniture 1-877-223-0008 white water rafting experience in Tennessee! 126 Anderson Circle raft1.com See pg 59 We make custom affordable furniture. Let’s build something beautiful together! Ellijay 706-632-2144 hartfordhousefurniture.com See pg 38

Unique indoor 18 hole mini-golf concept features a variety of themes throughout 9 rooms. Giant tic-tactoe, darts, and checkers, to larger than life Connect Four plus an arcade, drinks, and ice cream. 2ndstoryentertainment.com See pg 60

Blue Ridge Mtns. Art Center 420 West Main Street

We are devoted to bringing new exhibits, new events, and new programs to our community through art and culture. blueridgearts.net See pg 60

Cartecay River Experience 706-889-1108 1554 Lower Cartecay Rd / 2400 Hwy 52 E.

Batesville

We are a groovy little Kayak and Tube outfitter on Hickory Flat Pottery 706-947-0030 The Cartecay River. Ellijay, GA. 13664 Hwy 197 North cartecayriverexperience.com See pg 13 Functional pottery, jewelry, glass, fiber and wood art Coosawattee River Tubing 706-635-1609 made by hand in the hills of North Georgia. Capt’n Joe’s Lake Adventures hickoryflatpottery.com See pg 42 Lake Blue Ridge 706-632-2165 25 Eagle Mountain Drive RELAX & ENJOY a TOUR of scenic Lake Blue Ridge From May - October, we feature tubing rides down Memory Lane 706-947-0848 or do some fun “LAID BACK FISHIN” or book an the Coosawattee River which is a sweet alternative to 11937 Hwy. 197 North EXCLUSIVE PRIVATE BOAT CHARTER for fishing, river rafting. Call ahead to confirm location. Local artists and antiques, hand-made gifts. Call for swimming, dinner cruise, special occasion or MtnLiving.net See pg 72 Appointment corporate event. 706-635-5898 Facebook.com/MemoryLaneBatesville See pg 42 captnjoeslakeadventures.com See pg 60 Red Apple Barn

The Lilly Pad Village 24 Adelaide Drive

706-534-1317 3379 Tails Creek Rd

Come out and experience a fun day at the farm. Enjoy a wagon ride behind the tractor up to the Gem Mining, Mini golf, and fishing. A family attracapple orchard where you can pick several varieties tion that is fun for all ages. lillypadvillage.com See pg 57 of apples. redapplebarn.com See pg 10

Clarkesville

Clarkesville Lanes 583 Grant St

706-839-7467

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 See pg 40

Clayton

Southeastern Expeditions 7350 Hwy 76 E

Gold ‘N Gem Grubbin 75 Gold Nugget Lane

Cool River Adventures 112 Poplar Stump Rd

Bird Song Beads 8579 Murphy Hwy

706-400-5516

Largest selection of beads in Tri State Area, findings, natural stones, delicas, superduos & duets, two hole beads, tilas, lentils, bricks and rullas, swarovski crystals! Classes & gift certificates. See pg 53 706-878-9471 birdsongbeads.com

Blairsville Pickers Barn (Georgia Pickers)

Experience the excitement of our AERIAL BRIDGES 27 Orbit Drive 706-745-0097 and take in the beauty as you zip across the Antiques, Collectibles Furniture, Coins, Jewelry, Chattahoochee River. Glassware, Pottery, & Lots More! Buy-Sell-Trade coolriveradventures.com See pg 22 blairsvillepickersbarn.com See pg 55

800-868-7238 GA Mountain Coaster 8409 S. Main St

Raft One White Water and Zipline Tours is Tennessee’s premier white water river rafting experts. When you choose Raft One, you will experience the best white water rafting experience in Tennessee! southeasternexpeditions.com See pg 59

Cleveland

Helen

Blairsville

Feel the thrill of riding down the mountain and through the woods in beautiful alpine Helen, GA. Our alpine coaster is fun for all ages. GeorgiaMountainCoster.com See pg 21

Outpost Gold & Gem Panning Co.7901 South Main Street 706-878-5065

Farmers Daughters 307D Cleveland St

Farmers Daughters is an upscale consignment shop with ladies and childrens clothing. We also have local artists that display their beautiful handiwork. FREE GIFT with $15 purchase or more & coupon. Like us on Facebook See pg 55

From Me 2 U 706-865-5454 Gold & Gem Mining, Group Parties, Fossils, Fun. Get 6B Town Square hands on lessons from our trained and helpful staff.

outpostgoldandgem.com Mining Adventure as you cool off by our tranquil river setting. Prospect for gold and gemstones at this Hiawassee historic mine from the 1800’s. goldngem.com See pg 18 Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

706-994-1990

See pg 24 Blairsville’s everyday gift shop. Follow us on Facebook

Logan Turnpike Mill 80-B Town Square

706-745-8486 See pg 52

800-84-GRITS (47487)

Music Hall Road 706-896-4191 Quality STONE-GROUND whole-grain products from North Georgia Zoo & Petting Farm the mountains of North Georgia. Fresh baked goods. 2912 Paradise Valley Road 706-348-7279 Offering a wide-variety of unique venues and Come see the baby animals! northgeorgiazoo.com

beautiful year-round camping facilities. GeorgiaMountainFairgrounds.com

Open Tuesday - Saturday. See pg 47 loganturnpikemill.com

See pg 52


AREA DIRECTORY Sundance Gallery 4397 Town Creek Road

706-781-3938 Mt. Yonah Book Exchange 3779 Helen Highway

706-219-1565 Wildewood General Store 52 River Street

The Wine Shoppe 6 Town Square Unit A

706-745-9463 The Rustic Shoppe 671 Helen Highway Unit 6

706-969-3635

Pottery, Jewelry, Candles, Woodenware, Clocks, Wind Chimes, Bird Feeders, Stained Glass, Metal Art, Basketry, Soaps & Fine American Crafts. sundancegallerygifts.com See pg 52

Buy or Trade. Over 35,000 books in stock. Comfy reading room. Kids reading nook. Extensive selection of local art. mtyonahbookexchange.com See pg 15

Sterling Silver jewelry, farmhouse and cabin furnishDomestic and imported wines from around the ings, t-shirts, boutique clothing , home accessories world! 745wine.com See pg 52 and pet products! therusticshoppe.com See pg 15

Blue Ridge

Pezrok 524 E. Main Street

706-632-6036

Southern Fried Vinyl 3779 Helen Hwy. Unit 4

Hiawassee

Creekside General Store 2955 Hwy 76 East

706-896-9448

Hiawassee Antique Mall 518 N. Main Street

706-896-0587

Over 8000 sq. ft. of antiques, furniture, glassware, pottery and porcelain. hiawasseeantiquemall.com See pg 46

Lakeview Vintage Market Country Junction General Store 706-632-6625 Highway 441 North 888-702-0642 325 Big Sky Drive

We proudly feature the works of EXCLUSIVELY American Artists and we currently represent more than 50 artists. turningleafwoodart.com See pg 65

Wrapsody in Blue 652 E Main St

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. Like us on Facebook See pg 22

Gifts, Flags, Pottery, Candles, Cabin Decor, Wind Chimes, Outdoor Furniture, T-Shirts, Jewelry, Local Handmade Items, and so much more! See pg 47 706-219-7689 CreeksideGeneralStore.com

Record Store off Helen Highway by the train engine. Neither painter nor sculptor can surpass nature’s Vinyl Records, Turntables, Vintage Concert T’s, Art artistry. More than just an upscale “rock shop.” We discogs.com/seller/SouthernFriedVinyl See pg 15 celebrate Earth’s terrestrial treasures in a setting as exceptional as nature itself. Dillard pezrok.com See pg 62

Turning Leaf Wood Art 651 East Main Street

Local Jams & Jellies - Walking Sticks - Trail Maps Stained Glass - Country Gifts - Quilts - Bird Houses - Corinthian Chimes See pg 32

Tallulah Tykes 706-258-2700 29 N. Main Street

Ellijay

706-946-0123 Country Creations & Gallery 4920 Hwy 52 E The Best Room Is A Room With A View! Outdoor

706-994-4992

If you enjoy finding new & unique places to shop, stop by Lakeview Vintage Market. We are a one stop shop for every occasion! Facebook/lakeviewvintagemarket See pg 48

706-970-1701 The Shoppes at Tater Ridge 715 North Main Street

Tykes is located in downtown Dillard and offers a High quality furnishings & décor to beautify your life wide selection of boys/girls gently pre-loved apparel, – affordably New items arriving weekly – come back furniture, and toys. often to browse our inventory. tallulahgorgeous.com See pg 30 Like us on Facebook See pg 65

Wrapsody Outdoor Living 6082 Appalachian Highway

706-878-5373

706-896-3559

Your one stop destination for a unique shopping experience! Always Christmas, Insparations Book Store, Hen’s Nest, & Classy Chick alwayschristmas.com See pg 48

Times Past Creations 706-994-0905 130 North Main 706-429-5004 Quality, hand-crafted items from the area. A wide array of weekly classes.

Something for Everyone! Antiques, Local HandLike us on Facebook See pg 47 Furniture Showroom. Furniture, Fire Pits, Art, crafted Items, Collectibles, Hides & Taxidermy, Lighting, Rugs, Decor and More! Native American, Leather, Wooden Bowls, & Much Lakemont Like us on Facebook See pg 65 much more! Hillside Orchard 706-782-2776 Like us on Facebook See pg 10 18 Sorghum Mill Dr Clarkesville Family owned and operated for 30+ years. Come Antique Mall at Old Clarkesville Mill Helen check out the farm and get a taste of the mountains. 583 Grant Street, Suite A 706-839-7500 Charlemagne’s Kingdom 706-878-2200 HillsideOrchard.com See pg 31 An assortment of Arts, Antiques, Books, 8808 N. Main St and More! See pg 41 Sautee-Nacoochee This exhibit is really a marvelous Alpine Model ClarkesvilleMillAntiquesAuctionAndFleaMarket.com Railroad depicting a modern Germany from “The

Elizabeth Co 1419 Washington St

Old Sautee Store 706-754-2787 North sea to the Alps.” Murals, Gingerbread Houses 2315 GA Highway 17

706-878-2281

& German Dancers. georgiamodelrailroad.com

Visit for a glimpse back in time. Experience a thriving See pg 24 general store operating for 144 years. Eat in our Discount Spirits 706-878-7050 market, explore our museum, and enjoy shopping with us. 50 Yonah St. sauteestore.com See pg 19 Discount Spirits of Helen, located in scenic Helen, The Lavender Cottage & Garden Georgia, offers the largest variety of beers, wines and spirits throughout North Georgia. 53 Hwy 255 N 706-878-0100 Soque Artworks 706-754-2449 Like us on Facebook See pg 25 Aromatherapy, bath, body home and culinary. thelavendercottageandgarden.com See pg 19 1440 Washington Street Hansel & Gretel 800-524-3008 Offering the work of over 100 artists in over 25 706-878-2443 Young Harris different media ranging from pottery, folk art, wood 8651 Main Street 8078 South Main Street 706-878-7704 Willow Ranch Farmhouse 770-896-1216 carvings, painting and photography ... to jewelry, Visit our other location- 8078 S. Main St in Helen gourd work, fiber art, turned and flat wood works, 2664 US Hwy 76 and metal crafts. HanselandGretelCandyKitchen.com See pg 23 Antiques, home decor, crafts, art classes. SoqueArtWorks.com See pg 40 See pg 49 We are a unique place to join others that have the same passion for the look and feel of the Days Gone By, including antiques, vintage, primitives, shabby-chic, furniture, handmade items, gifts, a ladies clothing boutique & General Store! ElizabethAndCo.weebly.com See pg 40

Clayton

Tallulah Gorgeous 29 N. Main Street

Jumping Goat Coffee Roasters 877-797-4628 7086 South Main St

706-970-1701 JumpinGoat Coffee Roasters offers fresh roasted

Our goal is to provide ladies with a shopping experience that is not only easy on the pocketbook but great for the environment too. tallulahgorgeous.com See pg 30 Lindenhaus Imports

Cleveland

8669 North Main Street

706-878-2357

Imports from Europe, Scandanavia, and around

Jumping Goat Coffee Roasters 877-797-4628 the world. 2404 Helen Hwy lindenhausimports.com JumpinGoat Coffee Roasters offers fresh roasted specialty gourmet coffee; whole bean or fresh ground. Sample other locally fresh grown Georgia products. jumpingoatcoffeeroasters.com See pg 15

Hayesville, NC

Main St. Vintage Market

828-415-1598

specialty gourmet coffee; whole bean or fresh 80 Main St ground. Sample other locally fresh grown Georgia Home decor, gifts, jewelry, purses, scarves, baby products. items, etc...to much to list. Come by and say hello. jumpingoatcoffeeroasters.com See pg 15 Facebook/80mainstvintagemarket See pg 48

Spas Ellijay

706-273-7721 58 North Main Street Tim’s Wooden Toys 706-878-1842 We believe your experience in our Spa will be the 8635 Main St, Unit 8, Swiss German Plaza best because of our exceptional products, made or We play all the time. timswoodentoyshop.com

See pg 23 Willows of Ellijay Day Spa

sourced at Green Willow Soap. See pg 23 thewillowsofellijay.com

See pg 12


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