Visitor's Guide

Explore Out Mountains

Visitor’s Guide

Visitor’s Guide

Explore The Mountains

Escape the hustle and bustle of life in the Blue Ridge Mountains in north Georgia and western North Carolina. Stroll through lakeside paths or trek up a mountain for incredible views of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Surround yourself in the peace and tranquility of nature with life at a slower pace. We’re here to show you why living here is the best place in the world and we look forward to sharing our life and our mountains with you!

Visitor’s Guide

Restaurants & Entertainment

The mountains of north Georgia and western North Carolina are packed full of outdoor adventures, cozy cafes, live music venues, and town festivals. Restaurants in the area offer comfort food like fried chicken, collard greens, fried okra, cornbread, and of course BBQ, while managing to stay modern with innovative chef-driven eateries scattered throughout the area. Folks stay entertained by exploring the mountain’s rugged beauty, spending time on one of the many lakes, and touring wine vineyards. You’re likely to never run out of things to do here in the mountains, making it one of the most sought-after destinations in the southeast.

Toasting with Glasses of Wine

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Shopping & Local Markets

Local farmer’s markets, boutiques, and specialty shops selling locally-made products are plentiful in north Georgia and western North Carolina. There is also no shortage of seasonal homegrown produce from one of the many farms or flowers and plants grown in one of the area’s many nurseries. Whether you’re looking for a unique find from an antique store or wanting to select your own pumpkin or Christmas tree, the shopping experience is king here in the mountains.

Visiting a Farmers Market in Georgia

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Outdoors & Recreation

The mountains are home to all-things outdoors and recreation as many here feel as if we are in God’s country. Outdoor lovers have their pick of hiking trails, waterfalls, state and local parks, lakes, and trails plus a multitude of things to experience nature with including mountain bikes, kayaks & jet skis, boats, whitewater rafts, ziplines, horses, and even fishing poles. Folks come for the adventure and stay for the scenery. Or sometimes, both. Either way, we’ve got something for everyone here in the mountains.

Hiking in the Woods in Georgia

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Schools & Education

Schools here in the mountains operate at a more concentrated level than what you’d typically find in the city. Smaller classrooms with lower student-to-teacher ratios are the norm as are specialty subjects and extracurricular activities such as 4-H, FFA, FHA, and saddle clubs. Technical schools are sprinkled all across north Georgia and western North Carolina teaching much-needed careers such as nursing, welding, agricultural & environmental sciences, electrical, culinary, and accounting.

Parent and Child Walking to School

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