to do and see in the beautiful Mountain Area of North Georgia,
North Carolina and Southeast Tennessee.
HIKING -The Appalachian Trail and the Benton MacKaye Trail are only part of the countless miles of trails in the Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia. The Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina and the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee offer many more miles of trails to explore.
WHITE WATER EXCITEMENT - The Ocoee River, location of the 1996 Olympic Events. Other White Water Rivers are the Nantahala and the Chatooga.
COUNTRY MUSIC -Come enjoy the music by people like Loretta Lynn, Mark Chestnut, Don Williams, Toby Keith, Boots Randolph, Sawyer Brown and many more. There are different stars every year.
FISHING -Lake Nottley, Lake Blue Ridge, Hiwassee Lake, Appalacia Lake, Lake Chatuge, Cherokee Lake and others are all in the area. Rivers and Creeks are numerous. There are also many privately owned Trout Ponds, where you don't need a license or fishing equipment.
SHOPPING -Antique Shops, Flea Markets, Craft Shops, Outlet Stores, Christmas Shops and many Specialty Stores. You can truly "shop ‘till you drop"! You can even cut down your own Christmas tree at one of the many tree farms.
UNIQUE EDUCATION -John C. Campbell Folk School, Classes in such arts as basketry, blacksmithing, calligraphy, clay, felting, glass, leather metalwork, music, quilting, spinning, tinsmithing and many more. The school also has a craft shop.
HISTORY -Museums, Gold Mines, Grits Mills, Restored Pre-Civil War Buildings, Annual Wagon Train Parade, Great Smoky Railway, Indian Burial Grounds, and other Archeological Areas.
COUNTRY FAIRS - In the Fall, the area has many Fairs and Festivals. With Country Crafts, Blue Grass Music, Fantastic Food and Entertainment for the entire family.
NATURAL BEAUTY -In Spring the mountains renew the ageless cycle of life. In a few short weeks the bare tree branches are bursting with brilliant green leaves, refreshed by sparkling water falls, cascading into the mountain rivers and creeks. Our Fall leaf season is likened to that of New England. Brilliant orange, yellow, gold and red are only a taste of the colors in this dazzling display. Some parts of the area receive more snow than others.
Plan to spend your next long week-end or vacation in the incomparable Mountain Area of North Georgia and North Carolina. Come to the mountains, for a vacation you will never forget!