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

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llijay, which is located in Gilmer County is the idyllic peaceful valley that is surrounded by majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Every Fall it is “The Pick” for everyone to enjoy being the “Apple Capital” of Georgia, providing more than 600,000 bushels of delicious mountain grown apples each year. What makes Ellijay more unique is the variety of outdoor recreational opportunities that makes it a great place for playing in wide open spaces. 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. Trails like Bear Creek or Pinhoti offer six to ten mile rides for intermediate to advanced riders. The beautiful waterways of the Cartecay Rivers as they come together to form the Coosawattee River. Smaller creeks like Turniptown and Mountaintown offer outdoor enthusiasts

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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. Several campgrounds with many amenities are located around Carters Lake including Doll Mountain, Woodring Branch, and Harris Branch Beach. Hiking and biking trails are located in various areas around the lake. Big Acorn Trail (easy) begins at the Carters Lake Visitor Center that displays incredible views of the lake and information on area wildlife, flora, and fauna. Talking Rock Nature Trail (moderate) is one of www.mountainlakeguide.com | Fall 2022


Quaint shops fill the downtown with antiques, art galleries and unique restaurants. Kids of all ages will enjoy the River Park on the banks of the Coosawattee River, which offers picnic areas, tennis courts and walking trails along the river. Whitepath offers an 18-hole golf course with driving range and practice green. If you like to explore the wilderness you will find miles of trails for hiking, biking, backpacking, camping and horseback riding including nearby Amicalola Falls and Fort Mountain State Park to experience this natural wonderland. the longest at two miles and boasts a variety of trees and ferns on the lake. Oak Ridge Nature Trail (moderate) is located in Woodring Branch Park and splits into two loops that are both about half mile walks. Tumbling Waters Nature Trail (easy/moderate) is off Ridgeway Park and overlooks the cascading waters of Tails Creek, just slightly over a mile. Hidden Pond Songbird Trail (easy) begins in various areas around the lake for the novice to the advanced to have a day to enjoy the scenic beauty.

Whether you are on vacation or a weekend getaway destination, “Pick” Ellijay to get a taste of mountain trails, beautiful waterways, and wide open spaces of recreational activities that will keep you coming back. For more information about Ellijay, call 706-334-2248 or visit www.GilmerChamber.com for your visit to Ellijay and surrounding areas.

Local Agra-culture includes 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 year-round 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 you the full experience of the beauty and taste fresh from the tree. Discover the simple pleasures of small town life as Ellijay is a true “ Main Street” community where you’ll find the town square beautifully accented with brick-lined sidewalks and a round-a-bout traffic circle by the courthouse. 547

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road trip to:

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

Rated as one of America’s 20 Best State Parks by Adventure Journal and one of Georgia’s seven wonders, Tallulah Gorge draws admirers as one of the most breathtaking sites. The Niagara Falls of the Southeast is a 1,000-foot gash in Tallulah Dome that drops the Tallulah River over six waterfalls in one mile. Mountain biking and hiking are popular here, as well as some serious multipitch rock climbing. But the real deal here is boating, rafting and kayaking the Tallulah when the upstream Georgia Power Company opens its dam, a few times a year. Said to be one of the oldest geological features in North America, Tallulah Gorge has been forming for thousands of years. Prehistoric Indians discovered the canyon and hunted both along its rim and in its deep bottom. When the first European settlers arrived in the region during the 1820s, the word of the magnificence of the canyon and falls spread. The Tallulah Hotel opened in 1840 and with the completion of the railroad in 1882, connecting Atlanta to Tallulah Falls, people flooded to see the remarkable natural scenes and it became a major tourist attraction. At the peak, there were seventeen hotels and boarding houses in and around the town that rented riding horses, offered billiards, tennis, and music for dancing in the major hotels. In 1883, tightrope walker Professor Leon crossed the gorge as part of a publicity stunt for one hotel. Then in July 18, 1970, Karl Wallenda became the second man to walk across the gorge on a tightrope. Just as the tourism boom reached its height, however, Georgia Power wanted to dam the Tallulah River to produce electricity and opposition of the natural setting was led by Helen Dortch Longstreet, the widow of Confederate general James Longstreet, in which the park’s trail system is named after. In 1992 Governor Zell Miller joined with officials of Georgia Power Company to announce a remarkable joint partnership to create Tallulah Gorge State Park. Visitors can now enjoy the spectacular 1,739 acres of wilderness with recreational opportunities and guides from Georgia’s State Parks.

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Highlights of Tallulah Falls include: The Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center that highlights the rich history of this Victorian resort town, as well as the rugged terrain and fragile ecosystem of the area. Additionally, an award-winning film takes viewers on a dramatic journey through the gorge. Tallulah Falls School Founded in 1909 by the Georgia Federation of Women’s Clubs, providing comprehensive college preparatory education. Arts & Crafts Galleries which feature local fine Southern art, folk art, original paintings and prints, pottery, photography, woodcraft, jewelry and hand blown glass. Shop for unique Native American Crafts, chainsaw art, gems, and many inspirational scenic paintings from the area. Stay for the weekend in Cabin Lodging, or one of the many camping sites in the area. Enjoy this peaceful getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city, where you can hear the crickets chirp at night. Just bring your lawn chair and listen to Music on Bluegrass Square; located at the outdoor Tallulah Falls Opry House on Main Street. Bonfire, marshmallow roasting, and grilled hot dogs provided! Recreation abounds with picnic areas, campgrounds, overlooks, 6 Hiking trails, stairs leading down into the gorge and even a suspension bridge that crosses the canyon 80 feet above its bottom. There is shore and boat fishing on all 3 lakes: Tallulah, Tugalo, & Yonah. Spend the afternoon picnicking at Terrora Beach, or play on the tennis courts. There is a public beach for swimming on Tallulah Lake & public playground located at the day use area of Tallulah Gorge State Park. Tallulah Gorge State Park is open daily from 8 a.m. until dark. There is a $5 parking fee. The entrance is on U.S. 441 in Tallulah Falls, GA. Access to the canyon bottom is by permit only. Permits are free and can be obtained at the interpretive center, but note that ONLY 100 permits are issued per day. The park is extremely popular and the quota of permits is often filled first thing in the morning. For more information call 706-754-7981 or visit www.gastateparks.org/TallulahGorge. www.mountainlakeguide.com | Fall 2022


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Sky Valley

Black Rock Mountain State Park is named after its sheer cliffs of dark-colored biotite gneiss. The dark granite wall of the mountain, which is visible and easily identifiable from long distances, makes it a notable feature of the park. It straddles the Eastern Continental Divide at an elevation of 3,640 feet and includes four other peaks over 3,000 feet in elevation, making it the highest state park in Georgia. Within Black Rock Mountain State Park, there are four scenic overlooks. The Cowee Overlook sits almost directly above the Ada-Hi Falls, park here and a short 0.2 mile walk will take you to the 35’ high falls. The Nantahala Overlook is in the Tent and RV parking circle. The Blue Ridge Overlook is on the road to the Visitor Center and the Black Rock Overlook is adjacent to the Visitors Center. These overlooks offer 80 mile vistas of the southern Appalachian Mountains as well as Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Plentiful flora and fauna and impressive views make it one of the best state parks for the outdoors enthusiast in the state.

1,743 Acres

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Summit Visitor Center & Gift Shop 5 Hiking Trails covering 11 miles Turtle Rock Fishing Pier (wheelchair-accessible) Marie Mellinger Center Children’s playground

Season: March 16–November 30 Park Hours: 7 am–10 pm Office Hours: 8 am–5 pm $5 parking

Black Rock Mountain State Park P.O Drawer A, Mountain City, GA 30562 (706)746-2141

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Four hiking trails lead visitors past wildflowers, streams, small waterfalls and lush forests. The shortest hike is Ada-Hi Falls Nature Trail at only 2/10 of a mile. It takes visitors to the beautiful AdaHi Falls. The Black Rock Lake trail is an easy half mile loop around the lake and is mostly used by fishermen to access the water. The Tennessee Rock Trail is a bit longer than the previous trails, but it is still only 2.2 miles. This trail explores the northwest slope of Black Rock Mountain. A moderate climb ascends to the ridge, crosses the mountain’s highpoint on the Eastern Continental Divide and reaches Tennessee Rock with excellent valley views. The longest trail in Black Rock Mountain State park is the 6.7 mile James E. Edmonds Backcountry Loop Trail that winds over Scruggs Knob and Lookoff Mountain. www.mountainlakeguide.com | Fall 2022


Sky Valley

Fall Fest - Oct 15th 10am to 5pm arts and crafts, vendors, fire truck rides, dogs costume contest Sky Valley Garden Club Annual Dahlias by the Lake celebration – Sept 13th Haybale Trail

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Blue Ridge Great food, relaxing atmosphere, terrific service - a locals’ favorite! Where Home Meets Nature 322 W Main St • Suite 2F Blue Ridge, GA

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Home Decor, Furniture, Gifts, & More! Friendly Southern hospitality to help you find that perfect piece for your home, cabin, or special gift for your “deer” loved one.

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

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Morganton’s Newest Specialty Shop! • Vintage & Antique’s • Furniture & Home Decor • Local, Handcrafted Gifts • Farmhouse & Repurposed Decor • Porch & Garden

Now Carrying: • Bearfoot in Blue Ridge Soaps • Myra Bags & Accessories • Georgia’s AwardWinning Local Honey • Candles, Jewelry, & Gift Baskets • Rethunk Junk Paint by Laura

We’re expanding and opening our newest section soon: The Hodgepodge Garage Don’t miss the gardens, greenhouse, old trucks, great country porch, & enjoy our stress-FREE parking! Look out for our special events: paint classes, live music, food trucks, and more!

Follow us on social media: @terristreasuretrove 10777 Lakewood Hwy - just minutes from downtown Blue Ridge Open 7 Days a Week - 706-900-2211

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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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SALES • SERVICE • PARTS RENTALS • STORAGE See Pg. 63 - for Young Harris WaterSports & RV

706-896-0834

3676 US HWY 76 W, Young Harris

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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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Helen

SureStay by Best Western Helen Downtown

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Helen Convention Center

• 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

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

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

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

706-878-2191

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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

Home of Traditional Oktoberfest, featuring live German Bands! 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

Find us on Facebook at Oktoberfest Festhalle Friends

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Unique Items from Scandinavia, Europe, and Around the Globe

C A N DY K I T C H E N

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:

8669 N. Main St, Helen

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

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Helen

Wildewood

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

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

Something for Everyone! 540

• 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

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Helen

Hofbrauhaus

Helen, GA • Est. 1976

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

HBrestauranthelenga / 706-878-2248

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

Downt atta own on the Ch

ee River hooch

~ Easy walk to shops, restaurants, and attractions ~ Riverfront Rooms with Private Balconies ~ Fireplace / Whirlpool Suites ~ Heated pool ~ Meeting/Party rooms 627

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

112 Poplar Stump Rd, Helen, GA

Taking reservations for weekday zipline tours.

Open on weekends, weather permitting, through spring.

18

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)

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Sautee Nacoochee

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

Explore Helen & Sautee Nacoochee Free Phone App

Foxfire Show & Exhibit October 4-16 The Folk Pottery Museum is a property of the Sautee-Nacoochee Association

(706) 878-3300

111

www.folkpotterymuseum.com

Shop the

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

www.gabbyscabins.com

161

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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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

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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Blalock St

School St

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Blairsville

60 + Vendors Something for Everyone

Catering Available

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

jimssmokinque.com

Located 1/4 mile South of the Square

307 Cleveland St. • Suite D&E • Blairsville 597

813-478-0147

287

Book your next party with us!

Food, bar, gameroom, pool tables. Youth league is scholoarship based & we partner with KidsBowlFree.com in summer.

104 Backyard Lane • Blairsville 706-745-4444 galaxybowling.net Mon & Tues - Closed. Wed 1pm - 7pm; Thurs 1pm - 5pm; Fri 5pm-10pm; Sat 1pm - 9pm; Sun 2pm - 8pm 296d

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Blairsville

Let Us Help Bring the Happy to Your Home SugarMagnoliaGifts.com

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

267 B Cleveland Street

Blairsville, GA 20512 706-230-9100

585

Logan Turnpike Mill

Blairsville’s Farm to Table Destination

Antique Mill Producing

Fresh Ground Grains

1-800-844-7487

Store Hours: Tues. - Sat. 10am-5:00pm 12-A Town Square, Blairsville, GA 30512 Okra & Tomatoes Grilled Corn Cakes Fried Squash Red Skin Potatoes Fried Okra Peach Cobbler Squash Casserole

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

www.LoganTurnpikeMill.com

142

Shop in our Gift Shop for Locally Made Products, Artisan Goods and Unique Gifts. 1150 Pat Haralson Drive

Check www.TheSawMillPlace.com & FB for hours

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Blairsville Cabins at

Highland FallS

Rest, Relax & Refresh in your cabin rental heaven.

607

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

We offer coffee staples, teas & lemonades, breakfast sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches & pastries. Come visit us inside or use our convenient drive-through!

Reservation Line

706-781-1550

highlandfallscabins.com 356

NOW IN 2 LOCATIONS!

214C Young Harris St., Blairsville 195 N. Main St, Hiawassee

abidecoffee.com

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

TOP $ PD 4 GOLD • DIAMONDS • COLLECTABLES Blairsville, GA 30512 19/129 South of the Square

706-745-0097

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Blairsville Nani’s Cuban Restaurant

Donuts • Pastries • Coffees • Lattes • Chais • Smoothies • Cappucinos Iced & Frozen Coffees • Soups • Salads • Sandwiches • Grill Items

Tue-Fri 6am-3pm; Sat 7am-2pm Order via Toast App for Pick-up

706-745-0748

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

286

Catering

110 Gainesville Hwy • Blairsville, GA

Intersection of 129-S & Glenn Gooch Bypass (South of the Square)

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

706.745.0010

268

Ray & Marife Arrazcaeta, Owners

Fall calendar of Events

Please verify Event Dates in case of Rescheduling

Andrews

October 15

September 16 - 17

Raptors in the Park

Downtown Andrews

October 21

September 24

Wyatt Espalin

Western Carolina Regional Airport

October 31

Batesville

Halloween & Trick or Treating

Cherokee County Fair

Veteran’s Airshow

November 11 - 13

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour Various Locations

Blairsville September 12

Live music with James David Flowers Lucky’s Taqueria & Cantina

September 17

Vogel State Park

Reece Farm & Heritage Center

Meeks Park

November 11 - 13 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour Various Locations

Blue Ridge September 9 1st Annual Blue Ridge Chalk Festival

11th Annual Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival Downtown Blue Ridge

September 20 Blue Ridge Parade of Homes Town & Country Furniture – Tickets

September 23 Georgia Mountain Classics Car Cruise-In Dairy Queen Grill & Chill

September 17

Blue Ridge Farmer’s Market

Downtown Blairsville

Downtown Market Blue Ridge

Fannin County Middle School

Music in the Park

Downtown Blue Ridge

October 1

Cruise in on the Square

Vogel State Park

October 8 - 9 & 15 -16

September 10, 17, & 24 September 15 - October 2 Savannah Sipping Society

53rd Annual Sorghum Festival

Blue Ridge Community Theater

Meeks Park

September 16

September 24 Blue Ridge Soap Box Derby

Travis Bowlin’s Cigar Box Guitar Party & Hand Crafted Artisans Festival Bear Clawy Vineyards & Winery

Kiwanis Club of Blue Ridge Blues Train

October 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29

Scarecrowville

Downtown Blairsville

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Downtown Blue Ridge

October 10 - 31

Downtown Market Blue Ridge


October 8 Fall Arts in the Park Downtown Blue Ridge

October 15 Paws in the Park Downtown Blue Ridge

October 22 Wurst Festival Ever Fannin Brewing Company

October 23 Barktober Fest

Clayton

Demorest

October 1

November 11 - 13

Foxfire Mountaineer Festival Rabun County Civic Center

November 5

Of These Mountains Marketplace Rabun County Civic Center

November 11 - 13

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour Various Locations

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour Various Locations

Dillard September 9 & 16 Sin, Sex & the C.I.A. Dillard Playhouse

September 15 The Southeast British Car Festival

Grumpy Old Men Brewing

Cleveland

November 5 & 12

September 24

Dillard House

Freedom Park

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

Cornelia

Various Locations

Downtown Market Blue Ridge Downtown Blue Ridge

Brasstown October 1 - 2 Fall Festival John C. Campbell Folk School

October 15 - 16 Punkin’ Chunkin’ Settawig Road

November 11 - 13 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour Various Locations

Clarkesville October 8 Old Clarkesville Market Habersham County Fairgrounds

October 9

Agri-fest 2022

September 24

November 11 & 17

Downtown Cornelia

Dillard Playhouse

Dahlonega

Ellijay

Big Red Apple Festival

September 10, 17, & 24 Appalachian Jam on the Square Hancock Park

Art in the Park Hancock Park

September 13 & 27 Sacred Harp Singing Vickery House

October 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29

October 5

University of North Georgia’s Sinfonietta Concert Nix Fine Arts Center

November 11 - 13 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour Various Locations

September 10

Dahlonega Farmer’s Market

Mainstreet Dahlonega

Habersham County Fairgrounds

Kevin Ludwig’s Leading Ladies

Mainstreet Dahlonega

Appalachian Jam on the Square

Chattahoochee Mountain Fair

November 11 - 13

Ellijay Farmers & Artisan Market Gilmer County Court House Parking Lot

September 12 An Evening with Folk Icon John McCutcheon Gilmer Arts Playhouse

September 16

October 11 & 25

Mark Miller & Band

Vickery House

Acoustic Blends Musicians

October 15

Gilmer Arts Playhouse

2022 Gold Rush Days Festival

Georgia Grundle Run 6

Dahlonega Square Hotel & Villas

White Path Creek Farms

Sacred Harp Singing

Gilmer Arts Playhouse


Fall calendar of Events

Please verify Event Dates in case of Rescheduling

September 17 & 24

Ellijay Farmers & Artisan Market Gilmer County Court House Parking Lot

September 24

Cars and Coffee in Ellijay SmokeHouse Country Grill

September 25

Ellijay Bacon Fest

October 29

Blue Betty Sessions Songwriter Workshop Gilmer Arts Playhouse

Cars and Coffee in Ellijay SmokeHouse Country Grill

November 11

A Tuna Christmas Gilmer Arts Playhouse

October 1 First Visit Tour Smithgall Woods State Park

October 1 - 30 52nd Annual Oktoberfest Helen Festhalle

October 15 Bay’s Bridge Hayride Smithgall Woods State Park

Gilmer County River Park

Hayesville

October 1

September 10

First Visit Tour

November 5

Ellijay Farmers & Artisan Market

Songwriter’s Showcase

Smithgall Woods State Park

Peacock Playhouse

Gilmer County Court House Parking Lot

September 17

Hiawassee

Kool Breeze featuring Jim Richter

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

September 23

Gilmer Arts Playhouse

October 8

The NE Georgia Mustang Club’s 49th Annual Mustang Car Show

Apple Arts on the Square Downtown Ellijay

Scarecrow Invasion

Cherokee Heritage Festival

Harrison Park

Cherokee Homestead Exhibit

Annual Apple Classic Auto Show

11th Annual Pet Celebration Historic Hayesville Square

Georgia Apple Festival

Holmes & Watson Mystery

October 8 & 15

October 7 - 9

Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds

Peacock Playhouse

October 19

Golf for the Arts Whitepath Golf Club

October 21

Acoustic Blends Musicians Gilmer Arts Playhouse

October 22 - 23

September 15 Dailey & Vincent’s American Made Music Fest

October 7

Georgia Mountain Fairground

October 7

November 11 - 13

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour Various Locations

Helen September 8 - 29

52nd Annual Oktoberfest Helen Festhalle

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

October 8 The Oak RIdge Boys Front Porch Singin’ Tour

September 17

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Smithgall Woods State Park

Mark Wills

Bay’s Bridge Hayride

September 23

October 14 Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Helen’s Alpine Village Arts & Craft Show

October 15

Dancing Goats Festival Hefner River Park

Unicoi Hill Park

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Ashley McBryde


October 22

Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

October 22 38 Special

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

November 9

Mountain City

Suches

November 11 - 13

October 1

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour Various Locations

Murphy November 6

Old Fashioned Christmas Festival Downtown Murphy

Sautee Nacoochee September 11

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

November 11 - 13

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour Various Locations

Lakemont November 11 - 13

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

Woody Gap School

Tallulah Falls September 10, 17, & 24 Tallulah Falls Saturday Night Bluegrass Main Street

October 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29

Sautee Nacoochee Center

Tallulah Falls Saturday Night Bluegrass

September 24

Main Street

Franklin Pond Chamber Music

ZZ Top

Indian Summer Festival

Harvest Moon Dinner Hardman Farm State Historic Site

October 22

Mountain Farm Celebration Hardman Farm State Historic Site

October 9 Full Moon Hike Tallulah Gorge State Park

October 31

October 23

Trunk or Treat

Sautee Nacoochee Center

November 9

Hiroya Tsukamoto

October 31

Tallulah Gorge State Park

Full Moon Hike

Various Locations

Tallulah Gorge State Park

Lafayette

Tiger

November 4 - 6

October 1

Cherokee Farms

Triple H Youth Rodeo at the Rabun Arena

Hemlock Fest

McCaysville September 17

Trunk or Treat Sautee Nacoochee Center

Rabun Arena

November 11 - 13

Cider Days - The Folk Apothic at Deep Roots Orchard

November 11 - 13

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

Various Locations

Folk Apothic at Deep Roots Orchard

Various Locations

Young Harris

October 29

Big Foot Boogie - 5K Riverwalk Shops

Sky Valley September 13

Mineral Bluff

Dahlias by the Lake Celebration

October 8

Haybale Trail

November 5 Holiday Bazaar Towns County Rec & Conference Center

Ridge the Rails Tri State Model Railroaders

October 15

November 11 - 13

Fall Fest

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

Historic L&N Depot

Sky Valley Golf & Country Club

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Murphy, NC

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Brasstown, NC - Our Friends to the North

13th Annual

Punkin Chunkin festival

Come see catapults, air cannons, trebuchets, and other powerful machines toss pumpkins several thousand feet in a battle between champion pumpkin chunkers and the home teams.

Saturday, Oct. 15 - Sunday, Oct. 16

811 Settawig Road • Brasstown, NC $5 Parking | $5 Admission | Children under 5 years old get in FREE Chili Cook Off and Anything Pumpkin Competition on the Square in Hayesville | Friday, Oct. 14 at 6pm | $5 Admission Fee Sponsored by the Clay County Chamber of Commerce

For more information visit claychambernc.com or call (828) 389-3704

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FOR CALL IN ORDERS Southern B’bque with Asian Fusion

Brisket Saturdays, Seafood Sundays, Mac & Cheese Mondays, & Taco Tuesdays are just a few Specialities. Enjoy Local Beer & Wine from Hayesville Brewing Co.

Open 12-6 Saturdays-Tuesdays

516 Tusquittee Street Hayesville N.C.

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Free Weights ~ Cardio Racquetball ~ Pickleball Walking Track

Homes For Sale in the Mountains

“Personal Trainer Available” Precor Equipment Monday - Friday 6am to 6pm Saturday 8am to 1pm 333 Ball Park Drive Hayesville, N.C. 28904

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Our Friends to the North - Hayesville, NC

A premier residential and golf course community surrounded by some of the most majestic views of the Blue Ridge mountains

1665 Mountain Harbour Drive Hayesville, North Carolina Off Highway 64 near Lake Chatuge

Only two hours north of Atlanta! Book a tee time or get information on becoming a member:

828-389-9000

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Plan your Vacation around one of our Great Shows!

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

301 Church Street • Hayesville, NC 28904 Just north of Hiawassee, GA

828-389-2787 • thepeacocknc.org

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VACATION RENTALS 706-379-9929 Now Accepting Homes in Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge, Murphy, & Hayesville

GET AWAY TO THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTH GEORGIA & WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

“Elevate Your Lifestyle”

ATTENTION SECOND HOMEOWNERS: Would you like to get a good return on your investment? Majestic Mountain Getaways, Inc. is a full service lease management company that has been successfully managing rentals in this area for 15 years. All of the vacation homes on our program are marketed on VRBO, HomeAway, AirBnb and all the major vacation rental websites which feed reservations through our website so our calendars are 100% up to date.

www.MajesticMountainGetaways.com Search Homes, Get Price Quotes, Reserve & Pay Securely Online. Fall 2022 | www.mountainlakeguide.com

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Antique Mall

“If you can dream it, we can build it”

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

• Custom Orders • Barnwood End Tables • Wood Benches • Rustic Cabin Furniture • Antiques • Candles • Rustic Decor

A True Antique Mall with Over 8,000 sq ft

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

449 N. Main St, Hiawassee

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Hiawassee

Dine with us overlooking beautiful views of Lake Chatuge Full Bar & Entertainment

Trivia, Karaoke, & Live Music

Breakfast Everyday 8am - 2pm

Open at 8am 7 Days a Week! Mon-Thrs till 9pm; Fri & Sat till 10pm; Sun till 8pm Eggs • Breakfast Burritos, Tacos, & Sandwiches Pancakes • French Toast • Belgium Waffles Build Your Own Omelettes + More Appetizers • Sandwiches • Gyros • Wraps • Burgers • Subs Flatbreads • Tacos • Salads • Soups • Steak • Beef • Pork Chicken • Seafood • Pasta + More

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Hiawassee e, The Chic, Uniqu tique ou B n ai Little Mount am-5pm Open Tue-Sat 10

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• Thai • Chinese • Sushi Bar • • Mongolian Grill • Japanese Steakhouse • C a l l 7 0 6 - 8 9 6 - 0 5 0 8 f o r Take-Out Open 6 days a week - Closed Tuesdays 1382 Hwy 76 West, Hiawassee, GA 30546

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Pork, Ribs, Chicken & Turkey 1586 Hwy 76 in Hiawassee

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Lake Chatuge Rentals 2683 U.S. 76 • Hiawassee • 706-969-7267 Lake Oconee Rentals • 706-200-1720

RENTALS SALES SERVICE & PARTS

Jet Skis, Ski Boats, Wake/Surf Boats, Pontoons, Kayaks, and Stand-Up Paddleboards Dealership has new and used Boats, Jet Skis, and RVs for sale. Visit our Wake-Shop for watersports equipment, apparel and more! We have 3 Certified Marine Techs on staff, and also sell parts, cleaners, accessories, and lubes for watercraft and RVs.

Follow us on Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram, for giveaways!

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ORDER ONLINE: brothersatwillowranch.com (706) 379-1272 6223 Hwy 76 W., Young Harris 30582 Tues-Thrs 11am-8:30pm Fri & Sat 11am-9:30pm Fall 2022 | www.mountainlakeguide.com

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Blue Ridge

Escape to Extraordinary. Escape to Blue Ridge.

• Largest selection of upscale vacation rental cabins • Full service Guest Concierge team • Luxurious linens and spa quality bath amenities

Your mountain adventure starts right here. 855-885-4894 EscapetoBlueRidge.com 568

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