These beautiful north Georgia mountains abound with activities to suit everyone. So, jump in the car, and head for the mountains! Check out the new northeast Georgia regional website, visitnortheastgeorgia.com for more information and links to north Georgia events, activities, services, and websites. Georgia Mountain Rentals in Helen, has cabins with wonderful river and mountain views, so give them a call to plan your fall color tour.
There are hiking trails galore ... see some beautiful images of Habersham County, www.georgiatrails.com, and www.jwww.com for some good information. Thousands of acres of National Forest provide other wilderness adventures.
For the sports enthusiasts, there is mountain biking, horseback riding, golf, fishing (visit www.georgia-outdoors.com), and white water rafting. Visit www.wildwaterrafting.com and www.nocweb.com for kayaking and white water excursions. For the latest information on fishing in the area, check out Georgia Lake and River Fishing Reports.
Many other galleries and shops are along Scenic Highway 197 ... a beautiful drive through the mountains. Just a few miles away, is Alpine Helen, a unique shopping village with outlet stores and restaurants, too. www.ngeorgia.com lists many area attractions and activities.
Our area is home to some spectacular waterfalls. Becky Branch Falls, Dick's Creek Falls, Martin Creek Falls, Mud Creek Falls, Minnehaha Falls (one of the most beautiful, must-see waterfalls in the north Georgia area, located just south of Lake Burton in Rabun county. This waterfall, a combination of falling and shoaling cascades, is approximately 100 feet high. The trail is a must-see as well, gently sloping through rhododendron and mountain laurel). Angel/Panther Falls, and High Shoals Falls (there are two tremendous waterfalls on the High Shoals Creek. These falls very dramatic, and a highly recommended hike. The falls are on a 170 acre scenic site and are reached by taking a 1.2 mile trail).