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community spotlight

A Look at HIAWASSEE & YOUNG HARRIS

It’s often said that once you’ve discovered paradise that you never want to leave. That can certainly be said for the residents living around beautiful Lake Chatuge that is located between the towns of Hiawassee & Young Harris GA plus neighboring Hayesville, NC. Hiawassee, Georgia is seated in Towns County and was formed in 1856 from parts of nearby Rabun & Union Counties. It was named for George Washington Towns, who was the governor of Georgia from 1847 to 1851. Hiawassee is a Cherokee word meaning “meadow” and the Chattahochee National Forest covers over 57,000 acres surrounding the lake that is owned by the Tennessee valley Authority (TVA,) which built Lake Chatuge in 1941. The nearby community that founded Young Harris College, was established in 1886 as the McTyeire Institute and was first named after Methodist Bishop Holland McTyeire. Later the college was placed in the hands of Judge Young L.G. Harris whom the town of Young Harris is now named after.

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Lake Chatuge is a 7,500-acre man-made reservoir that was created in 1942, by TVA which cost over nine million dollars after construction was completed on Chatuge Dam. It is one of 29 TVA hydroelectric dams throughout the Tennessee River system used to provide hydroelectric power. The unsurpassed beauty of the lake created by Chatuge Dam inspired people to name it the “Enchanted Valley.” The entire region surrounding Lake Chatuge is famous for year round trout fishing in numerous streams and rivers. Another great way to have fun exploring Lake Chatuge is to enjoy a leisurely cruise on a pontoon boat or rent a jet ski, canoe, or kayak from one of the marina’s like Young Harris Watersports. Many visitors have known Hiawassee to be the home of the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds that host numerous events throughout the year with Live Concerts, Shows at Anderson Music Hall, Pioneer Village & Local Craft Events. The nearby Hamilton Rhododendron Gardens are also open year round with more than 3,000 plants in bloom. www.mountainlakeguide.com | Summer 2022


The college also has an observatory, located on Georgia state property near the Brasstown Valley Resort, only a short distance from campus.

Towns County offers public parks, picnic areas and beaches for outdoor enjoyment including Bell Mountain Park that offers 360 degree views of Hiawassee & Lake Chatuge with an observation platform. Although Georgia’s highest mountian is Brasstown Bald at 4,784 ft., it has views of 4 states on a clear day. The Visitors center, with museum is Located on Hwy. 180. and has a paved trail to the top or shuttle available. For hikers the famous Appalachian Trail crosses Unicoi Mountain at Hwy. 17 /76 west of town. This trail draws hikers nationwide to see nature at it’s finest. Many accommodations can guide visitors to spend time at one of the many golf courses, horseback riding stables, white water rafting adventures and surrounding hiking, biking trails & waterfalls in our surrounding National Forest Land. The North Georgia mountains have the perfect climate, soil, and coolness to have heavy agriculture & to grow grapes the right way. Weekend events and entertainment are held at local wineries. U-pick events and fresh produce are also sold at local farms and markets throughout the area. Star Gazers will appreciate Rollins Planetarium which is located in the Maxwell Center building at Young Harris College and during season public shows are offered in this 100 seat planetarium under a 40-foot-diameter dome. Summer 2022 | www.mountainlakeguide.com

During the summer the city of Hiawassee holds events on the Square including First Friday Markets with live music, food, & games held the first weekend of the month May - October. Saturdays also offer Music on the Square for visitors to bring a lawn chair and listen to a variety of country, bluegrass, and easy listening for your enjoyment Memorial Day - Labor Day Weekend. The city of Hiawassee has many intriguing stores that display the work of many wellknown painters, potters and sculptors along with a colorful array of Appalachian folk art. Antique stores are popular for shoppers plus unique clothing, gifts, and local products including home decor. Restaurants surrounding our area feature everything from fine cuisine to country cooking, deli treats, and bakery sweets. You'll feel relaxed with the wide variety of accommodations. Stay overlooking a mountain or lake view in our many hotels, resorts, cabins, cottages, B & B's, or campgrounds . No matter where you stay, you will feel welcomed by a friendly community who enjoys sharing all the best places for you to stay, dine, shop, and enjoy all the beauty this area has to offer. "Come and stay where Georgia meets the Mountains" For more information on Hiawassee & Young Harris visit: GoLakeChatuge.com VACATION GUIDE in the Mountains | 9


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Written in Stone Track Rock Gap Archaeological Area is the location of a series of soapstone boulders covered with petroglyphs made by Native Americans over 1,000 years ago. There are hundreds of carvings in a wide range of figures. It’s one of the most significant rock art sites in the Southeastern United States. Track Rock was a place of power within the sacred landscape of the American Indian Nations where the activities of ancient humans were influenced by spirit beings. It sits at the threshold of the spirit world. Rocks carved with footprints and tracks signified a doorway into the domain of dangerous spirit beings. Depictions of footprints and tracks are physical testimony that spirit beings were there at some time in the past, that they could still be lingering somewhere close by in the present, and that they may return unexpectedly at any time in the future. As early as 3,600 years ago, Native Americans were removing pieces of the soft but durable soapstone to make bowls which were particularly well suited for cooking as they held and radiated heat without breaking. The picture carvings were made by Native Americans during repeated visits over several hundred years beginning around A.D. 1,000. Most likely, the Cherokee, Catabwa and/or Creek tribes made the carvings. In the 1800’s, early American explorers discovered the Track Rock site and it has fascinated people ever since. Recording, studying and preserving of the site began in earnest in 2009. The carvings at Track Rock were made in one of two ways. Many of the figures were created by repeated blows in the same spot using hammer stones to create the desired shape. Some of the figures were created by rubbing a hard stone back and forth to carve the design into the rock. Although soapstone is considered a soft rock, it is still rock and rather hard to carve. It took a lot of time and effort to create these figures

that have lasted a thousand years. Some of the shapes that can be seen include: 252 cupules, 22 oval shapes, soapstone bowl extraction scars, deer, horse, bird, squirrel, and bear tracks, cross-in-ring motifs and nested ring design, human figures, human footprints (one with 6 toes!), and one giant’s, footprint, maze-like networks, squares, tridents, zigzags, curved and straight lines, and scalloped edges. Unfortunately, signs of vandalism can be seen throughout the area in the form of square shaped depressions with flat topped pedestals in the middle that are left behind when looters chisel out the petroglyphs. There are also several areas when vandals have carved their initials over the top of the ancient marks forever destroying those petroglyphs. Track Rock Gap is open to public visitation and no fee is charged. When visiting the site, remember that the intensity of natural lighting can influence how much you are able to see. Bright mid-day sun makes it hard to see most of the figures, and the best times to visit are early or late in the day, when the light is at a low angle. Please be respectful of other visitors and the people who made these carvings. Previous visitors removed pieces of the boulders, thus depriving future visitors of the chance to see what they thought was so special. Getting There From Blairsville: Take US 76 east about 5 miles. At the big red and white sign for Alexander’s Store, turn right on Track Rock Gap Road, go about 2 miles to the gap. Park at the Track Rock Archaeological Area (on your right) and walk the short trail to the petroglyph site. From Hiawassee: Go west on US 76, through the town of Young Harris, then go about 5 miles to the turn-off left on Track Rock Gap Road.

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Road Trip To

Jackrabbit Mountain Recreational Area From Atlanta, GA From Chattanooga, TN From Asheville, NC From Greenville, SC

Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Chatuge just over the North Carolina state line is Jackrabbit Mountain Recreational Area. This recreation and campground area is located on the outskirts of Hayesville, N.C. and Hiawassee, GA which shares this T.V.A. lake that is surrounded by stunning mountain views. This popular destination is part of the beautiful Nantahala National Forest of southwestern North Carolina. Visitors and campers can breathe the fresh air of the forest while enjoying numerous activities, including hiking, picnicking, mountain biking, fishing and water sports. Mountain bikers can get their wheels dusty along the area’s 15-mile stacked-loop system. Many of the trails border Lake Chatuge, while others meander through the woods or ridgetop. These trails appeal to riders of all skill levels. If you are interested in hiking, try the Jackrabbit Mountain Trail with a trailhead just outside the campground; this 2.4-mile easy trail loops through open woods and offers glimpses of the lake. Lake Chatuge has more than 130 miles of shoreline and plenty of water for recreation. A short trail connects the campground and a sandy beach area that has an access fee. The 18 | vACATION GUIDE in the Mountains

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beach is designated for swimming and is surrounded by picnic tables on a large grassy lawn. Popular water activities include boating, jet skiing, paddleboarding and fishing. The lake is filled with a bounty of fish ranging from spotted, white and striped bass to catfish, crappie and sun-fish. Launch your boat and fish from the lake, or try the accessible fishing pier located near the swim beach. Three campground loops offer 92 wooded sites and most provide views of Lake Chatuge. Several sites in Loops A and B can accommodate RVs, but no hook-ups are available, as this is a primitive campground. The recreational area is also equipped with showers, restroom facilities and picnic shelters. Registered campers may access the on-site RV dump station. Reserve a site at visit www.recreation.gov or by calling (877) 4446777. From Hayesville, NC: Take US 64E for 6.2 miles. Turn right onto NC 175, and go 2.5 miles. From Hiawassee, GA: Take GA-75N for about 3.5 miles to the NC/GA state line. Turn on SR 1155, which turns into Forest Service Road 248. www.mountainlakeguide.com | Summer 2022


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Cherokee Homestead Exhibit The Cherokee Homestead Exhibit, located in downtown Hayesville, is an outdoor exhibit which includes replicas of a 17th century winter house, summer house, corn crib, summer shelter, mound gardens, dugout canoe, and public art depicting elements of the Cherokee culture. The elements of the exhibit were researched and are as authentic and accurate as possible. Informational kiosks at the exhibit enable free self-guided tours at any time. The winter house and summer house were constructed with upright locust poles which support the rivercane woven sides and thatched roofs. Mud and straw daub create the plaster which was added to the woven sides of the winter house in order to enclose it against the cold winter weather. The circular fire pit would have been used for cooking, heat and light throughout the winter. The corn crib was constructed similar to the summer house and raised off the ground to prevent pilfering by animals. A shelter, located near the mound gardens, would have been used for a multitude of activities during warm weather, including basket making, flint knapping, and pounding corn kernels into corn meal. A dugout canoe constructed from the straight trunk of a poplar tree was placed under the summer house to shelter it from the elements.

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Forged metal masks placed throughout the exhibit represent the seven Cherokee clans: bird, blue, deer, long hair, paint, wild potato, and wolf. A two-story wall mural shows representative elements of the Cherokee culture including petroglyphs, pottery, projectile points, tools, weapons, and woven baskets. The wall also contains plaques with Cherokee philosophical thoughts written in English and Cherokee Syllabary. Hand-forged metal disks have been placed on both sides of the fence atop the wall and contain iconic figures of Cherokee culture and legends. Tours and workshops are provided by volunteers for public and private schools, colleges, adult classes and tour groups at the Cherokee Homestead Exhibit. Arrangements for a guided tour or workshop may be scheduled by calling (828) 389-3045. The Cherokee Homestead Exhibit is the site of the Cherokee Heritage Festival held from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on the third Saturday in September. Sponsored by the Clay County Communities Revitalization Association, a non-profit 501C3 organization. Please visit http://cccra-nc.org/ or write to PO Box 1533, Hayesville, NC 28904 for more information. www.mountainlakeguide.com | Summer 2022


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• Home Decor • Forever Flowers • Jewelry • Gifts For All Occasions • Artisan Specialty Foods • Seasonal Decor & Wreaths Mon-Fri 10am - 5pm Sat 10am - 3pm

267 B Cleveland Street

Blairsville, GA 20512 706-230-9100

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Cabins at

Highland FallS

Rest, Relax & Refresh in your cabin rental heaven.

Renew your spirit and refresh your mind in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia

Catering Available

Two story stacked stone fireplaces. 2BR/2BA. Fully Equipped Kitchens.

jimssmokinque.com

Reservation Line

706-781-1550 597

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Blairsville Come Celebrate 23rd Annual Butternut Creek Festival 60 + Vendors Something for Everyone

July 16 & 17, 2022

Artists, Antiques, Vintage, Farmhouse Decor, Home Decor, Repurposed Items, Hand-Made Arts & Crafts, Baby Items, Wood Work, Jams, Jellies, 629 Pickled Products, Pet Accessories.

Located 1/4 mile South of the Square

307 Cleveland St. • Suite D&E • Blairsville

813-478-0147

Saturday 10am-5pm • Sunday 10am-4pm

FREE Admission, Parking & Shuttle

Exceptional Fine Crafts & Art MEEKS PARK - Blairsville, GA

Past Winner

- 11 years

(on South side of Hwy 76/515 0.7 miles West of Hwy 19/129 traffic light)

Live Demonstrations • Live Music Great Food • No Pets, Please

www.ButternutCreekFestival.com

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

706.745.5252

706.745.2420 141 Trackrock Campground Rd Blairsville, Georgia

www.trackrock.com

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Logan Turnpike Mill Antique Mill Producing

Fresh Ground Grains

1-800-844-7487

Store Hours: Tues. - Sat. 10am-5:00pm 12-A Town Square, Blairsville, GA 30512

www.LoganTurnpikeMill.com

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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

Many visitors come to explore the hundreds of trails through North Georgia’s National Forest. Whether you want to see a waterfall, like to go hiking, biking, or horseback riding, here are some suggestions for a trail adventure:

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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. www.mountainlakeguide.com | Summer 2022


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

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

706.745.0010

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Ray & Marife Arrazcaeta, Owners

513A Murphy Hwy in Blairsville

Call ahead for takeout

7067459519

Monday-Saturday as follows:

GRILL HOURS: Lunch 11 am - 2 pm Dinner 5 pm - 9 pm

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Closed Sunday

Blairsville Pickers Barn The Most Unique Shopping Experience in North Georgia

Over 150 Vendors • 25,000 sq. ft. Mall Antiques - Collectibles Quilts - Furniture - Coins Fine Jewelry - Glassware Pottery - Paintings Yard Art - Crafts Antique Signs - Cowhides Military & Civil War Items

Buy - Sell - Trade Open 7 Days a Week

Blairsville, GA 30512 19/129 South of the Square

706-745-0097

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Waterfalls of

North Georgia

Mill Creek Falls The first waterfall drops about 150 feet into Mill Creek. The second plunges another 150 feet, into a series of rapids through the Mill Creek Gorge. Directions: from Hiawassee, take U.S. 76 east, go right on Hwy. 75 for 3.5 miles, left on Mill Creek Rd (FSR 26) for 2.5 miles. Helton Creek Falls Two waterfalls, one small, and one large, are located on Helton Creek. Directions: Go to Helton Creek Road and Forest Service Rd 118, just 1 1/2 miles north of Neel’s Gap off Highway 19/129. The road is on the right as you travel north. It is just south of Vogel State Park. You have only .2 mile trail leading from the parking area on Helton Creek Road, to the base of the larger upper falls.

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

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DeSoto Falls Three falls along a 3 mile section of the DeSoto Falls Trail are maintained for the hiker’s viewing convenience, and are designated as the lower (cascading 20 feet), the middle (falls about 80 feet) and the upper (about 200 feet) DeSoto Falls. Directions: From Dahlonega travel north on US 19 for 13.5 miles to Turners Corner. At this intersection, turn left and proceed on US 129 for 4.2 miles. Shortly after the Walasi-yi Center is a left turn for the park. Hemlock Falls The scenic two-mile trail leading to Hemlock Falls teases visitors with the sounds of rushing water during the entire hike. 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 | Summer 2022


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

• Furniture • Shabby Chic • General Store

• Handmade Items • Gifts

Plus More!

706-754-2787 1419 Washington St. Clarkesville, GA {On The Square} elizabethandco@yahoo.com

www.elizabethandcompanyresale.com

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

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

13664 Hwy 197 N Clarkesville, GA 30523

706.947.0030

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Now Accepting Vendor Applications for Antiques, Vintage, Primitives, Shabby-Chic, & Furniture via our website!!

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

Great, Fun Atmosphere! 706-839-7467 583 Grant Street Clarkesville, GA

Inside the Old Clarkesville Mill

www.clarkesvillelanes.com

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Cornelia

Here’s the Chesterfield you’ve been waiting for!

Has there ever been a more beautiful sofa design than a tufted leather work of art called Chesterfield? Its elegance evokes rich, walnut-panelled wainscot and the melodic strains of aristocratic English conversation. But this is just one of the many unique and durable Hartford pieces you’ll buy once... and enjoy for decades! And our carefully crafted dining, great room and bedroom selections offer a range of old world layered finishes that’ll give your interiors a panache that’s yours--and yours alone.

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

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Cleveland 16 Old Nacoochee Road Cleveland, GA 30528 706-865-3666

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

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

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Sautee Nacoochee

283 Hwy 255 N. Sautee-Nacoochee, GA 30571

Fun for the Whole Family!

Canoeing Rafting Kayaking On the Chattahoochee River

Explore Helen & Sautee Nacoochee Free Phone App

Folk Pottery Show & Arts Festival September 3, 2022 The Folk Pottery Museum is a property of the Sautee-Nacoochee Association

706-865-4451

26 Megan Drive • Cleveland, GA 30528

(706) 878-3300

www.wildwoodoutfitters.com

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

Old Sautee Store

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A glimpse back in time of a thriving general store operating for 149 years. Eat in our market, explore our museum, and enjoy shopping with us.

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

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

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

548

HOURS M-Th 9am-9pm Fri & Sat 9am-10pm • Sun 12:30-8pm

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Largest liquor store in North GA

50 Yonah Street • Helen, Georgia located next to Betty’s Country Store

706-865-6772 | 3083 Helen Hwy, Cleveland, GA 30528

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

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

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

www.gabbyscabins.com

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Helen

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Helen Convention Center Beautiful, modern hotel and convention center featuring:

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

SureStay by Best Western Helen Downtown • Newly renovated •M icro-Fridge & Keurigs in all rooms •C omplimentary breakfast • Complimentary WIFI • J acuzzi suites w/fireplaces • S easonally heated indoor pool • Close to Festhalle & shops • Best Western Rewards points

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

706-878-2191

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LET’s RIDE! FIRST ALPINE COASTER

570

IN GEORGIA Fast and Fun • Family Friendly

CALL FOR HOURS

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

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Helen

Festhalle Events

Proudly sponsored by the Helen Chamber of Commerce

www.helenchamber.com

706-878-1908

52nd Annual Oktoberfest

Sept 8-11, 15-18, 22-25 & Sept 29-Oct 30 DAILY

Active and retired military get in FREE with valid military ID. Kid friendly with their own dance floor! Under 6 FREE. 6-12 half-price.

1074 Edelweiss Strasse

Bingo April - August

Every Tuesday & Friday

All ages welcome. Doors open at 6pm; Game starts at 7pm. $12 to play. Find us on Facebook at Oktoberfest Festhalle Friends

C A N DY K I T C H E N

Unique Items from Scandinavia, Europe, and Around the Globe

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

Two locations:

8651 Main Street IP 8078 S Main Street (the factory) H S E W www.hanselandgretelcandyk itchen.com 45

8669 N. Main St, Helen

lindenhausimports.com 706.878.2357

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Helen

• C omplimentary, Hot American Breakfast • Indoor Heated Pool • Fitness Center • Guest Laundry

• Complimentary Parking • Complimentary In-Room Wi-Fi • Easily Accessible to downtown Helen • 55” In Room Smart Tvs

Ask us about The Fairfield 100%

marriott.com/en-us/hotels/ahnfh-fairfield-inn-and-suites-helen/

8035 South Main Street Helen, Georgia

706-892-1225 640

Trying to increase business? Reel In Potential

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Visitors

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info@mtnlakepub.com 888.896.2412

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Helen PET FRIENDLY CABINS WALK TO DOWNTOWN VACATION RENTALS CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER

OPEN YEAR ROUND

THE TREEHOUSE

Private Hot Tub / Overlooks Waterfall Grand Porch / Flat Top Grill / Gas Fire Logs 2 Queen / 1 Twin / Sleeps 5

RIVERVIEW CABIN

Private Hot Tub on Deck / River Mountain View / Fire Pit / Flat Top Grill Lofted / Spiral Staircase 1 King / 1 Queen & Twin / Sleeps 5

GOLD MINERS CABIN

Private Hot Tub Mountainside w/Fire Pit Flat Top Grill / Gas Fire Logs 1 King / 1 Queen / 5 Twins / Sleep s9

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FISHERMAN’S CABIN

Private Hot Tub / Overlooks River Deck / Flat Top Grill / Lofted A-Frame 1 King / 1 Queen / 2 Twin / Sleeps 6

Hofbrauhaus

THE LOG CABIN

Overlooks River / Flat Top Grill Built in 1928 / Hand Hewn Beams Gas Log Fireplace 1 King / 1 Full / Sleeps 4

Helen, GA • Est. 1976

THE LODGE

Hot Tub & Pool Table / Fire Pit Grand Porch / Flat Top Grill 3,500 sq.ft. / Sleeps 13 / 5BR / 4BA

COZY COTTAGE

Priavet Hot Tub on Porch over Natural Spring Creek / Walking Trail to Cabin 1 Queen / Sleeps 2

HILLTOP LOFT

Mountain View / Lofted A-Frame / Fire Pit Flat Top Grill / Private Hot Tub on Deck 1 Queen / 3 Twins / Sleeps 5

HIDEAWAY CABIN

Private Hot Tub / Mountainside w/Fire Pit Large Deck / Flat Top Grill 3 Kings / 2 Full BA’s / Sleeps 6

Call or Text: 706-773-1040 219 Escowee Dr., Helen, GA 30545 BEARCREEKLODGEANDCABINS.COM 633

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

Open 7 days a week, 11am - 9pm

599

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Helen

The Coolest Ride in Town Open EVERYDAY 9-6 (weather permitting)

Memorial Day - Labor Day

706-878-COOL

www.coolrivertubing.com Helen, GA

590 Edelweiss Strasse

Zip The Hooch 112 Poplar Stump Rd

www.coolriveradventures.com 706-878-9471

Wildewood

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

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

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

Blairsville

September 2, 9

Sep 3, 10

Downtown Blairsville

Downtown Blue Ridge

Downtown Market Blue Ridge

July 8, 15, 22, 29

Friday Night Concert

Downtown Blairsville

September 3 - September 10

September 3 - October 9

Union County Farmers Market

The Art Center

Friday Night Concert

July 9, 16, 23, 30

Union County Farmers Market

The Art of Bill & Todd Suttles

Union County Farmers Market

September 3

Brasstown

Union County Farmers Market

Jul 9, 25

Union County Farmers Market

July 16 - 17

23rd Annual Butternut Creek Festival Meeks Park

Blairsville Cruiser Cruiz-In

September 9

The Wilderness Pickers

July 16

Reece Heritage Farm

Downtown Blairsville

July 2 - September 17

Sweet Summertime Downtown Market

Blue Ridge

Blairsville Cruiser “Cruise-In at the Farmer’s Market”

3rd Quarter Artist in Residence: Jennifer J. Danner

July 22

July 7

Union County Farmers Market

The Art Center

Reece Heritage Farm Present Curtis & Kim Jones

The Game’s Afoot

July 29

Downtown Market Blue Ridge

Reece Heritage Farm

The Mountain Music & Moonshine Festival Downtown Square

Blue Ridge Community Theater

July 16 - August 27

July 22

The Art Center

August 6, 13, 20, 27

Union County Farmers Market

Georgia Mountain Classics Car Cruise-In

Union County Farmers Market

Dairy Queen Grill & Chill

August 6

July 24

Union County Farmers Market

St. Lukes Church

Songs of America - Oral Moses

August 20

The Mountain Heritage Festival Downtown Blairsville

John C. Campbell Folk School

July 15

John C. Campbell Folk School

Community Dance - DMW Staff Band w/ caller Andy Davis John C. Campbell Folk School

July 18

Concert - Sara Grey, ballads, banjos, British Isles to America John C. Campbell Folk School

July 19

Community Tuesdays - Channing Showalter & Annie Schermer w/ caller, old-time John C. Campbell Folk School

John C. Campbell Folk School

August 26

September 2

Contra Dance - Open Band w/ caller *at The Crown in Brasstown

Concert - West of Roan, multimedia puppetry & song

Union County Farmers Market

Reece Heritage Farm

July 14

July 22

Blairsville Cruiser “Cruise-In at the Farmer’s Market”

The Wilderness Pickers

John C. Campbell Folk School

July 16

Downtown Blairsville

August 27

Dance Musicians Week Band w/ caller Annie Fain

Downtown Blue Ridge

Friday Night Concert

Union County Fine Arts Center

July 12

Dance Musicians Concert

August 5, 12, 19, 26

Union County GA Gospel Music Festival

John C. Campbell Folk School

July 9, 16, 23, 30

BRMAA National Juried Photography Show

Blairsville Cruiser Cruiz-In

Shape Note All-Day Singing, Sacred Harp & Christian Harmony

July 26 August 6, 13, 20, 27

Downtown Market Blue Ridge Downtown Blue Ridge

August 26

Georgia Mountain Classics Car Cruise-In Dairy Queen Grill & Chill

Community Tuesdays - The Peachtree Fuzzies w/ Caller, Old-Time John C. Campbell Folk School

August 2

Community Tuesdays - A Beverly Smith Band w/ caller Annie Fain, old-time John C. Campbell Folk School


August 5

Concert - Steve James, Acoustic Blues John C. Campbell Folk School

August 9

Community Tuesdays - Betse Ellis & Clarke Wyatt w/ caller Becky Hill, squares

Dahlonega

Dillard

July 8

August 5 - 6

The Tribute Kings: The Hits of the 60’s & 70’s The Historic Holly Theater

July 9, 16, 23, 30

Dillard Bluegrass & BBQ Festival Dillard City Hall & Fairground

September 11 Sin. Sex. and the C.I.A.

John C. Campbell Folk School

Ellijay

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July 16, 23, 30

Concert - Becky Hill, Betse Ellis, Clarke Wyatt & more, variety show

Ellijay Farmers & Artisan Market

Gilmer County Court House Parking Lot

John C. Campbell Folk School

July 23

August 16

Picnic at The Playhouse w/ Caleb Wolfe

Community Tuesdays - A Lindsey Liden Band w/ caller Charlotte Crittenden, contra John C. Campbell Folk School

August 19

Concert, Sheila Kay Adams & Susan Pepper, ballads, stories, & banjos

The Playhouse

Appalachian Jam on the Square Mainstreet Dahlonega

July 9, 16, 23, 30

Dahlonega Farmer’s Market

John C. Campbell Folk School

Hancock Park

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July 15

Shape Note Singing School w/ Stefani Priskos, Sacred Harp, 7-9 p.m. John C. Campbell Folk School

August 23

Community Tuesdays - Andrew Finn Magill, Scottish Ceilidh John C. Campbell Folk School

August 26

Concert - Mack Samples & Friends, old-time John C. Campbell Folk School

August 27

Franklin Pond Chamber Players Nix Fine Arts Center

July 22-24 & July 28-31 The Sound of Music

The Historic Holly Theater

July 30 Cars and Coffee in Ellijay SmokeHouse Country Grill

August 4 - 14 Misery

The Playhouse

August 6, 13, 20, 27 Ellijay Farmers & Artisan Market

Gilmer County Court House Parking Lot

August 20 Jess Goggans Concert

August 5

The Playhouse

Hancock Park

Cars and Coffee in Ellijay

First Friday Night Concert

August 27

August 6, 13, 20, 27

SmokeHouse Country Grill

Mainstreet Dahlonega

Ellijay Farmers & Artisan Market

Appalachian Jam on the Square

September 3 & 10

August 6, 13, 20, 27

Gilmer County Court House Parking Lot

Community Dance w/ Mack Samples, squares, 7-10 p.m.

Dahlonega Farmer’s Market

Clarkesville

Still Standing: The Music of Elton John

Festival on the Square Kick Off

The Historic Holly Theater

July 8 - 11

September 2

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Hancock Park

July 16

John C. Campbell Folk School

July 29 - July 31 HONK! Jr.

Habersham Community Theater

Hancock Park

August 13

Hayesville July 8 Hayesville Square

First Friday Night Concert

Hayesville Square

Habersham Community Theater

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August 4 - 7

The Drowsy Chaperone

Appalachian Jam on the Square

Peacock Performing Arts Center

September 17

September 3 & 10

Civic Center

Hancock Park

Concerts on the Square - Gnarly Fingers

Painted Fern Festival of Art

Dahlonega Farmer’s Market

July 22 Hayesville Square


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

July 30

Scribes on Stage - Appalachian Tales Peacock Performing Arts Center

August 5

Concerts on the Square - Alex Key & The Locksmiths

September 3

McCayesville

Smithgall Woods State Park

July 14, 21, 28 & August 4, 11, 18, 25

First Visit Tour

September 8 - October 30 Oktoberfest

Helen Festhalle

Pickin’ in the Park

Horseshoe Bend Park

September 1 & 8 Pickin’ in the Park

Hayesville Square

August 12 - 14

Horseshoe Bend Park

Peacock Performing Arts Center

July 9 & 16

Sautee Nacoochee

Jekyll & Hyde, Gothic Musical

August 19

Concerts on the Square - Train, Hayesville Square

August 19 - 21

September 10

Oktoberfest Parade Helen Festhalle

Jekyll & Hyde, Gothic Musical

Hiawassee

August 20

July 7

Peacock Performing Arts Center

Sautee Summer Music Fest Sautee Nacoochee Center

July 23

Harvest Festival

Hardman Farm State Historic Site

July 23

Charity Golf Tournament - Swing for Hinton, Swing for Hope

Acoustic Sunsets at Hamilton Gardens with Sombody’s Child

Corn Harvest Festival

August 27

July 14

Community Contra Dance

Mountain Harbour Golf Club

Song Writers Showcase 30

Peacock Performing Arts Center

September 2

Concerts on the Square - Deeper Shade of Blue Hayesville Square

September 3

Toubab Krewe

Peacock Performing Arts Center

September 9

Concerts on the Square - The Bergamot Hayesville Square

September 10

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Hamilton Gardens

Hardman Farm Historic Site

July 30

Acoustic Sunsets at Hamilton Gardens with Robbie Litt

Sautee Nacoochee Center

July 21

Hardman Farm State Historic Site

Hamilton Gardens

August 13

Hollywood at Hardman

Acoustic Sunsets at Hamilton Gardens with Mark Miller

August 14

July 28

August 19

Hamilton Gardens

Sautee Nacoochee Center

Hamilton Gardens

Acoustic Sunsets at Hamilton Gardens with Surrender Hill

Duo Catanza Center Theatre

MAYTAG VIRGIN, a play by Audrey Cefaly

August 5

August 27

Town Square

Sautee Nacoochee Center

Hiawassee Night Market

Community Contra Dance

August 19

September 3

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Sautee Nacoochee Center

Folk Pottery Show & Arts Festival

Peacock Performing Arts Center

Georgia Mountain Fair

Helen

August 20

Suches

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

July 9

July 16

Bay’s Bridge Hayride

Smithgall Woods State Park

August 6

First Visit Tour

Smithgall Woods State Park

August 20

Bay’s Bridge Hayride

Smithgall Woods State Park

August 27

Edible & Medicinal Plants Smithgall Woods State Park

Mark Chesnutt & Tracy Byrd

September 2

Hiawassee Night Market Town Square

Gospel Singing at Kennedy Creek Resort Kennedy Creek Resort

September 3

Tallulah Falls

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Full Moon Hike

Labor Day Weekend in Hiawassee

July 12

September 15 - 17

Tallulah Gorge State Park

Dailey & Vincent’s American Made Muisc Fest Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

August 10

Full Moon Hike

Tallulah Gorge State Park


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Blue Ridge

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800-844-4939

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3945 Old Loving Road

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40+ LOCAL ARTISTS & ARTISANS FREE ADMISSION + FREE PARKING www.PaintedFernArtFestival.com

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Warwoman Dell

Warwoman Dell was named to honor a Cherokee Warwoman. Some believe it could have been named for Nancy Hart, the Revolutionary War era woman who may have fought at the Battle of Kettle Creek with her husband and sons. Most likely, though, it was named to honor Nancy Ward, a highly-respected “beloved woman” of the Cherokee Nation who frequented the dell and advised the Cherokee tribal council on war and peace. She was very powerful in the Cherokee clan rule, for she was the last Warwoman in the East. When the Cherokee chiefs voted to go to war, it could only happen if the Warwoman approved. The 66 steps lead to the abandoned Blue Ridge Railroad. Two moderately easy, family-friendly trails lead through this beautiful pocket of wilderness showcasing tall trees, dense vegetation, mosses, wildflowers, and three waterfalls. The hike visits the popular Becky Branch Falls, historic areas of Warwoman Dell and several smaller waterfalls on a 1.4 mile loop. While it’s not a long hike, it’s an exceptionally beautiful one. This is a fairly moderate, short trail, with parking and a roadside picnic spot. Directions: Traveling north US Hwy 441 in downtown Clayton, one block after US 76 comes in from the left, go east on Warwoman Dell Road for 2.8 miles. When the road makes a sharp curve to the left, watch for Warwoman Dell Recreation Area entrance on the right. Follow the gravel road to the first parking lot.

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

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