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Steaks and Seafood for over 58 years! 8537 S. Main Street, Helen, GA 30545 Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, & Christmas Day

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Helen, GA

mmerse yourself into this picture perfect Bavarian scenic village with that old world feel of gingerbread trim, cobblestone alleyways, and old-world towers. As the majestic mountains of North Georgia surround you and the beautiful Chattahoochee River runs through downtown, it will make you feel as you’ve stepped into another world.

for another season! Beautifully decorated outdoor trees are on every block with giant nutcrackers and other lighted holiday visuals.

Visitors love the many different varieties of warm winter food from the Wurst to the Schnitzel as German and International food is everywhere. Stroll down these brick lined streets and smell the wonderful aroma in the Famous for many years, Helen has been air from Bakeries, Pretzels, Gingerbread, Hot known for it’s festive celebration throughout Chocolate, and Fudge shops. the city that include lighted trimmed rooftops, bridges, windows and much more. Holiday Many of these quaint shops feature specialty Cheer is here as Helen Georgia lights up items like Swiss cuckoo clocks, cheese, 6 | vACATION GUIDE in the Mountains

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steins, wooden toys, handblown glass sculptures, antiques, pottery and handmade arts and crafts. Wether you want to have a Beer at a pub or local Brewery, most have wonderful restaurants with a variety of dishes from German, Mexican, Italian, Asian food, to traditional American sandwiches, steaks and seafood. Many also offer entertainment and have outdoor courtyards. With over half a dozen wineries surrounding Helen, you can also enjoy spectacular mountain views while appreciating the taste of these award winning grapes grown in the rich clay soil.

over Chickamauga Creek near State Route 255. The picturesque Sautee– Nacoochee Mound at Hardman Farm is a favorite landmark in north Georgia. Guided house tours of this original 1870 Italianate architecture home are part of Georgia State Park with a one mile Heritage Trail along the river to Helen. Nearby Nora Mill Granary & Grist Mill was established in 1876 and still in operation with a live miller making grits, cornmeal and flour mixes beside the beautiful waterfall along the Chattahoochee River.

Scenic attractions are located all around Helen that offer hiking trails, beautiful overlooks, and winding wilderness roads at every turn. Surrounding White County are some of the highest mountain peaks with Tray Mountain that is not only the 6thhighest mountain in Georgia, but connects with the Appalachian Trail. Amazing Yonah Mountain stands tall at 3,143 ft., located between Helen and Cleveland and is rimmed by sheer picturesque cliffs.

North of Helen is Unicoi State Park that offers miles of streams and trails for unlimited fishing, hiking and biking opportunities. This gem of Georgia is tucked away on State Highway 356 and features 1,050-acres of wilderness. The centerpiece of the park boasts the 53-acre Unicoi Lake on Smith Creek and Anna Ruby Falls. Visitors enjoy the easy walk up to view these 150-foot twin waterfalls from Curtis and York Creek that merge to form Smith Creek.

Just south of Helen is beautiful Sautee Nacochee Village. Step back in time with many historical landmarks such as the Old Sautee Store built in 1872 that has a museum of authentic store goods. Just minutes down the road is Stovall Mill Covered Bridge built in 1895, a one lane wood bridge that lays

Helen has many comfortable accommodations from Bavarian themed lodging besides the river to modern hotels, B& B’s, campgrounds, and cabins. So lay back, relax and come enjoy a romantic getaway or a family weekend to visit Helen for an “Exceptional Festive Retreat”.

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We offer locally made arts and crafts throughout our Gallery and Gift Shop. Visit us today to see the history of Helen in our theater presentation. Admission is always Free to the public.

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

Sunday - Saturday 12pm - 5pm Art Classes Available throughout the week

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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)

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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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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

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Helen PET FRIENDLY CABINS WALK TO DOWNTOWN VACATION RENTALS CHATTAHOOCHEE RIVER

Hofbrauhaus

Helen, GA • Est. 1976

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

RIVERVIEW CABIN

Casual Outdoor Dining Pet Friendly! Live Music on Weekends

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

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FISHERMAN’S CABIN

Open 7 days a week, 11am - 9pm

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#1 Source for Visitors to know where to

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

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

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

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Helen

Festhalle Events

Proudly sponsored by the Helen Chamber of Commerce

www.helenchamber.com

706-878-1908

14th Annual Christkindlemarkt Christmas Market Nov. 26-27 & Dec. 3-4

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

Annual Dropping of the Edelweiss New Years Eve (Dec. 31)

Help us bring in the New Year with music, food, fun, party hats, dancing and the annual Dropping of the Edelweiss! Hats & noise makers included with admission. Hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast, and live German band. Family friendly! Doors open at 8:00pm.

1074 Edelweiss Strasse

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German Mardi Gras Festival Feb. 18, 2023

Celebrate Fasching with music and merriment. Costumes welcome but not required. Enjoy live German music, dancing and fun! Bar open, food available. 7:00pm - 11:00pm.

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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

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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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Quality Home Decor, Folk Art, & Pottery. A European Experience! 73 W Underwood St. Cleveland, GA 706-865-0084

Open 7 Days a week 10am - 5pm Sunday 12pm - 5pm

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Cleveland 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!

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

1-800-514-1618

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Sautee Nacoochee

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

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Join us for a Victorian Christmas December 3rd & 10th

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Road Trip To

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

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ahlonega Georgia is a charming town rich with history of the first major U.S. Gold rush in 1828. There is more to this town than it’s “golden history” with wineries, downtown shops and restaurants. Outdoor venues have beautiful mountain vistas, roaring waterfalls, and hiking trails. The following are just a few of the highlights when visiting Dahlonega. Dahlonega Gold Museum - The Historic 1836 Lumpkin County Courthouse is the home to Dahlonega Gold Museum where visitors can see rare gold coins, artifacts, and history of the area. From huge gold nuggets, to maps of the mines, to a document signed by the 10th President of the United States- the Gold Museum features objects that brilliantly display the charm and the history of Dahlonega. Crisson Gold Mine – Home to the only working Stamp Mill in Georgia dated to the 1800’s; this has been used at several mines in the Dahlonega area and in other states. Placed on the site in the 1960’s, it has ten stamps with each one weighing 450 lbs. each. The purpose of the Stamp Mill is to crush gold bearing rock into sand so it can be processed. See how this mine has contributed to our State Capital and how you can pan for gold plus gemstones at the mine. Wineries and Vineyards - Home to several wine tasting rooms and over five wineries, Dahlonega offers a variety of award-winning wines to locals and visitors from all over the world. Its fertile, mineral-rich soil produces versatile lines of European, French hybrids, and American wine grapes. These venues offer tours, tastings, and impressive scenic views. During seasonal times of the year, annual events like the Dahlonega Wine Trail Weekend; are held every August, to tour each venue. Historic Downtown and Special Events - Dahlonega’s historic public square is the hub of the county’s thriving tourism activity. Lined with brick sidewalks, shops, galleries, and restaurants these charming historical 19th century buildings bring a quaint feeling to any visitor. Entertainment and Festivals are an integral part of Dahlonega’s heritage and it’s not unusual to hear musicians jamming on the square or see artists with their sketch pads taking part in the outdoor beauty.

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During the holiday’s, an Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration is held in December with lighting of luminaries, festivities, carolers, and Santa on the Square. The Holly Theater - built in 1946 has something to offer for entertainment to locals and tourists alike. The relaxed informal atmosphere makes the theater a great place to enjoy a show for music, comedy or theatre performance. Originally used as a movie house and continued through the 80’s, it was restored with community effort in the 1990’s and re-dedicated as The Holly Theatre Community Center, Inc. and placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Amicalola State Park & Lodge is an 829 acre Georgia State Park located just outside of Dahlonega on GA Highway 52. The park’s name is derived from a Cherokee word meaning “tumbling waters”. This park has camping, hiking, picnic shelters, group shelters, trout fishing, geocaching and ranger programs. Twelve miles of hiking trails surround the entryway to the Appalachian Trail. Lodging facilities offer nice accommodations and dining with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Appalachian Trail and Waterfalls - Dahlonega is home to the beginning of the Appalachian Trail, a 2,100 plus mile hiking trail that extends up the eastern United States from Georgia to Maine. The famous trail starts on Springer Mountain which is located just a few miles from the in Amicalola State Park & Lodge. Amicalola Falls is the highest waterfall in the Eastern U.S. at an awe-inspiring 729 feet. Numerous Activities - The outdoor views in the Chattahoochee National Forest area are spectacular driving in the mountains, relaxing by Chestatee River fishing, kayaking, swimming, or tubing. Additional recreation includes golfing, horseback riding and ATV trails. Spend time in a cabin for the week or stay for a weekend. Other leisure activities such as Jolie Day Spa offer relaxing massages, spa & salon services. Stop in or call the Dahlonega Visitor’s Bureau at 13 South Park Street. Call 1-800-231-5543 or go to www.dahlonega.org for more information. www.mountainlakeguide.com | Holiday 2022


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Blairsville

60 + Vendors Something for Everyone

Catering Available

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

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Located 1/4 mile South of the Square

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Blairsville

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

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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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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

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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

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

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

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

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Ray & Marife Arrazcaeta, Owners

513A Murphy Hwy in Blairsville

Monday-Saturday as follows:

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

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Blairsville Cabins at

Blairsville’s Farm to Table Destination

Highland FallS

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

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Top of Bell Mountain Have you ever wanted to feel on Top of the World? Just head to Hiawassee and Bell Mountain Park Historical Site.

Originally Bell Mountain was very prominent rising 3,424 foot of elevation from the “Enchanted Valley” of Hiawassee. Then in the early 1960’s Bell Mountain’s land was purchased to mine for its minerals, and the top was left with a wide gap at the knob. After the mining, Mr. Hal Herrin partner of the Hiawassee Land Company, then later Mountain Realty purchased it in an effort to preserve it from future mining. Bell Mountain primarily became a home for sunset hikes and later on, a place for Jeeps, Hang gliders and other off-road enthusiasts. The mountain also became vandalized at the top with spray paint graffiti from kids and people who took advantage of the remote location that was not monitored. The Hal Herrin Estate graciously donated the 18 acre Bell Mountain Summit to Towns County. in 2016. Today, it has paved the road, established parking area, and in addition to the Hal Herrin Scenic Overlook erected a 2nd platform that offers 360 degree views of the surrounding lake and mountains. From Highway 76 – Turn on Shake Rag Rd. and go slow (Speed limit is five MPH.) Hours are 8 AM - 8 PM, and is Closed during inclement weather. 28 | vACATION GUIDE in the Mountains

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Hayesville, NC - Our Friends to the North

Free Weights ~ Cardio Racquetball ~ Pickleball Walking Track

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.

“Personal Trainer Available” Precor Equipment Monday - Friday 6am to 6pm Saturday 8am to 1pm

Open 12-6 Saturdays-Tuesdays

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

Mountain Harbour Grill now open! Only two hours north of Atlanta! Book a tee time or get information on becoming a member:

828-389-9000

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Hayesville, NC – Our Friends to the North

Providing accurate historical and cultural information about the Cherokee who once lived in this region. Enjoy a self guided tour along a gentle 2-mile walking trail which winds through five educational sites: Cherokee Homestead Exhibit Clay County Historical & Arts Museum Cherokee Cultural Center Spikebuck Mound/Quanassee Town site Cherokee Botanical Sanctuary Brochures available for download at http://cccra-nc.org/ or pick one up at the Museum, Library or Chamber of Commerce. 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.

Cherokee Botanical Sanctuary

Along the Quanassee Path between Spikebuck Mound/Quanassee Town site and the Cherokee Homestead Exhibit is the Cherokee Botanical Sanctuary. This section of the Quanassee Path may be accessed across from Clay County Veterans Recreation Park on Anderson Street or at the Cherokee Homestead Exhibit. This 0.3 mile section of the trail, which follows Town Creek adjacent to Clay County Schools’ property, is a pedestrian-friendly trail through stands of native trees and plants. Native plants were added along this portion of the trail to include those used by the Cherokee for medicine, food, and daily living activities. The Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition donated native plants and

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helped to remove invasive plant species from the creek beds. Restoration Coordinator Tony Ward explains, “The HRWC was happy to use Duke Energy Funding to help make the vegetation along the trail more like what people living in Quanassee might have seen along the creek. Native trees and shrubs are better for water quality, too.” The Conservation Fund’s Creating New Economies Program provided funds for additional native plants, informational kiosks and plant labels. Sponsored by the Clay County Communities Revitalization Association, a non-profit 501C3 organization. Please visit cccra-nc.org/ or write to PO Box 1533, Hayesville, NC 28904 for more information. www.mountainlakeguide.com | Holiday 2022


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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 | 39


Clayton

offering a variety of items

Festival of Trees benefiting Kiwanis Club of Rabun County. Over 30 decorated trees (3’ to 8’) will be available for bidding. Bids will end on Saturday at 5pm. Delivery Available. A 50/50 raffle will be available to buy from members before and during the event. Drawing will be 5pm on Saturday. You do not have to be present to win.

November 25th & 26th, 2022 10am to 5pm

Rabun County Civic Center *** Free Admission***

** Big Screen TV**. Starting at 11am – until ****Free Admission**** Food, Wine and Beer will be available to purchase. Come and cheer for your team.

Rivalry Weekend Tailgate Party in the Diner Saturday, November 26

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Dillard

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

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Sky Valley

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Clayton

POOL • HBO • AARP • AAA FREE Continental Breakfast Restaurant High-Speed Internet

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North 40 Lodge & Cabin

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North 40 Tavern & Grill Functional pottery, jewelry, glass, fiber and wood art made by hand in the hills of North Georgia

13664 Hwy 197 N Clarkesville, GA 30523

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

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

• Furniture • Shabby Chic • General Store

• Handmade Items • Gifts

Plus More!

706-754-2787

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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

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

Batesville November 11 - 13

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour Various Locations

Blairsville November 11 - 13

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour Various Locations

December 31

November 25 - 26

Grandaddy Mimm’s

Downtown Blue Ridge

Grandaddy Mimm’s Honky Tonkin’ New Year’s Eve

Blue Ridge

12th Annual Fire & Ice Chili Cook Off & Craft Beer Festival

The Art Center

Downtown Blue Ridge City Park

November 12, 19, & 26

Brasstown

Downtown Blue Ridge

November 11 - 13

November 12

Various Locations

4th Quarter Artist in Residence: Scott Davis

Veterans Day Parade & Memorial Service Downtown Blue Ridge

Randell Bramblett - Live Music Blue Ridge Community Theater

November 13

20th Anniversary Tour of Trees Serenity in the Mountains

November 19

November 11 - 13

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour Various Locations

Clayton November 11 - 13 November 25 - 26

December 1 - 31

Arts & Crafts and Festival of Trees

Tour of Trees

Union County Community Center

Rabun Civic Center

December 2 - 5

November 25

Jingle Bell Buys

Christmas in Clayton

November 17 - 11

Downtown Clayton

Blue Ridge Community Theater

Annual Christmas Parade Downtown Clayton

Friday Night Concert Roy Perren (Elvis Christmas)

Elf: The Musical

Old Courthouse on the Square

November 19 - 17

Friday Night Concert - North Georgia Chamber Symphony

Holiday Show & Sale Blue Ridge Arts Association

December 3

WHODUNIT? Fun-Draiser Art Event

Holly Jolly Christmas

Clarkesville

Various Locations

North Georgia Technical College

Old Courthouse on the Square

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

A Cozy Country Christmas

December 2

February 18

October 18 - 17

Downtown Market Blue Ridge

Shoping in Downtown Blairsville

Light Up Blue Ridge & Christmas Parade

December 3

Cornelia

November 19

Union County Community Center

Blue Ridge Arts Association

Christmas on the Square & Parade

November 24

Blue Ridge Turkey Trot

Downtown Blairsville

Downtown Blue Ridge City Park

December 10

November 25 - 23

Holiday Express 2022

Downtown Cornelia Christmas Tree Lighting

Vogel State Park

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Cornelia Train Depot

Annual Tree Lighting

December 3


Dahlonega November 12

All-American Piano Celebration Nix Fine Arts Center

November 14

Andrew Santande Piano Recital Nix Fine Arts Center

November 15

December 3

Sharon Tran & Ashley Murcia Junior Recital Nix Fine Arts Center

December 8

University of North Georgia’s Jazz Band Concert Hoag Auditorium

Demorest

Daniel Cottongim Junior Recital

Dillard November 11 - 13

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour Various Locations

November 11 - 13 & 17 - 19 “Leading Ladies” By Ken Ludwig Dillard Playhouse

December 10 - 11

Christmas Concert & Gala Dillard Playhouse

Nix Fine Arts Center

Ellijay

November 18

November 11 - 13

University of North Georgia’s Student General Recital

A Tuna Christmas

Gilmer Arts Playhouse

Nix Fine Arts Center

November 19

North Georgia Chamber Symphony Fall Concert

Lumpkin County High School

November 30

Tim Harper Faculty Lecturer Recital Nix Fine Arts Center

Sinfonietta Concert Nix Fine Arts Center

November 11 - November 13 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour Various Locations

November 17

Piedmont University Singers

Ellijay Elementary School

34th Annual Service of Lessons & Carols

November 19

Acoustic Blends Marlin Brackett & Band

January 29

Gilmer Arts Playhouse

Piedmont Chapel

Acoustic Blends - Surrender Hill with Special Guest Sydney Rhame & Brock Shanks

Lux Treble Choir

December 2 & 9

November 13

Salute to Veterans Concert

February 4

Community House

Harrison Park

December 2 & 3

Piedmont Camerata

Christmas Market on Candy Cane Lane

4th Annual Chili Challenge

Piedmont Chapel

Piedmont Chapel

December 2 - 3

November 12

Piedmont Chapel

February 9

Bloom-Funkhouser Duo Piedmont Chapel

February 23

November 26

Gilmer Arts Playhouse

December 11

Atlanta Pops Orchestra Gilmer Arts Playhouse

December 31

Cars and Coffee in Ellijay

University of North Georgia’s Student General Recital

Andrea M. Price Soprano & Heejin Park Piano Piedmont Chapel

Hayesville

December 2

February 28

November 11 - 13

Seipp-Sheets Duo

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

Nix Fine Arts Center

Piedmont Chapel

Various Locations

Nix Fine Arts Center

Piano Night

SmokeHouse Country Grill


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

November 11 The Petty Hearts Peacock Performing Arts Center

December 17 Christmas with the King! Peacock Performing Arts Center

Annual Christmas in the Mountains Festival & Lighted Parade Downtown Helen

First Visit Tour Smithgall Woods State Park

December 31 New Year Fireworks Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Lakemont November 11 - 13 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

January 28

Various Locations

Lies & Pies - SOS Peacock Performing Arts Center

McCaysville

February 11

November 25

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

March 10 - 12 God’s of Comedy Peacock Performing Arts Center

Helen November 11 - 12 Laurel Ridge Hike Smithgall Woods State Park

November 25

Christmas on the River - Tree Lighting

December 10

Annual Christmas Parade Downtown Helen

Festive Hike Smithgall Woods State Park

December 31

Dropping of the Edelweiss Downtown Helen

January 7

First Visit Tour

Annual LIghting of the Village

Smithgall Woods State Park

Downtown Helen

February 4

First Visit Tour Smithgall Woods State Park

February 18

Downtown McCaysville

Mountain City November 11 - 13 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour Various Locations

December 10 Holiday Jamboree On The Mountain Mellinger Center

Murphy November 12 Annual Holiday Craft Show Peachtree Community Center

Fasching

Helen Festhalle

Hiawassee November 11 - 13

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour Various Locations

November 12

November 26 - 27 14th Annual Christendlmarkt Helen Marktplatz

December 3 14th Annual Christendlmarkt Helen Marktplatz

December 2 Murphy Art Walk

Mitchell Tenpenny

Downtown Murphy

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Sautee Nacoochee

November 24 - December 23 Mountain Country Christmas in Lights

November 11 - 13 Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Various Locations

December 2 - 3

November 26

Dailey & Vincent Christmasfest

Community Contra Dance

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds

Sautee Nacoochee Center


November 30

December 3

November 18

Sautee Nacoochee Center

Tallulah Gorge State Park

O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium

Bread And Puppet Circus

December 2, 9, 10, 16, & 17 Victorian Christmas at Hardman Farm

Hardman Farm State Historic Site

Christmas at the Gorge

December 7

Full Moon Hike

Tallulah Gorge State Park

December 10

December 17

Sunset Candy Cane Hunt

Sautee Nacoochee Center

January 1

Community Contra Dance

Tallulah Gorge State Park

December 17 - January 6

First Day Hike

Sautee Nacoochee Center

February 5

January 28 - January 29

Tallulah Gorge State Park

Holiday Stroll

Lilies of the Valley

Center Theater - SNCA

March 7

Full Moon Hike

November 11 - 13

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour Various Locations

Young Harris November 11 - 13

Center Theater - SNCA

Tallulah Falls November 11, 13, 19, & 20 White Water Watch Hike Tallulah Gorge State Park

Season of Light O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium

November 19 - 20 Mistletoe Market Arts & Crafts Show

The Ridges Resort on Lake Chatuge

Full Moon Hike

Tiger

A Streetcar Named Desire

November 18

Tallulah Gorge State Park

Tallulah Gorge State Park

March 10 - March 19

Let It Snow*

December 2 & 9 Let It Snow*

O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium

December 2 & 9 Season of Light

O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium

December 31

2023 NYE Gala Enchanged Forest Theme

Northeast Georgia Arts Tour

Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa

November 11

Skies Over Georgia

Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity

O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium

O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium

November 18 - 19

February 10 & 24

Sharp Memorial Church

O. Wayne Rollins Planetarium

Various Locations

YHC Mountain Community Chorus Christmas

January 20 & 27

Two Small Pieces of Glass: The Amazing Telescope


Blue Ridge

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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

Upstairs in the New Trackside Station Elevator Access

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706-946-9467

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

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Blue Ridge

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706.632.7891

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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!

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Young FROM Harris TENNESSEE TO NORTH GEORGIA

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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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Copperhill, TN 618

Located in the North Georgia Mountains in Ellijay

Enjoy the Peaceful Settings of Living in Nature

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

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706-276-2116

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Ellijay

706.635.7427

Buy 1 plate and 2 drinks, Get 2nd plate of equal or lesser value 1/2 off.

289 Highland Crossing, East Ellijay, GA 30540

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Ellijay

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

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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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