How to Get to Helton Creek Falls in Blairsville GA

Couple relaxing on rocks at Helton Creek Falls near Helen, GA

From Anna Ruby and Amicalola Falls to Hemlock, Minnehaha, and Angel/Panther Falls, one of our favorite things about our 2020 staycations has been exploring many of the amazing waterfalls in North Georgia. But until recently we hadn’t made our way to the Richard B. Russell Scenic Hwy to hike the waterfalls near Helen GA, including … Read more

The Appalachian Culture & History of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Appalachian Culture at the Foxfire Museum in Clayton GA

If you’ve lived in the Southeast for a good portion of your life (as our team has), chances are you’ve been exploring Appalachia and the Blue Ridge range for years. Maybe you’ve visited state parks in North Georgia and North Carolina, hiked to various waterfalls, soaked in the scenery atop majestic mountains, or taken a road … Read more

The Best Things to Do in Clayton, GA (the Gem of Northeast Georgia)

Downtown Clayton GA Shopping

Blue Ridge, Dahlonega, Ellijay, and Helen have all earned accolades among the most beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain towns in GA. But after our recent trip to the city of Clayton, Georgia– my first since the mid 1990s– we believe this gem of Northeast Georgia also deserves a place near the top of that list. The … Read more

How to Get to Hemlock Falls at Moccasin Creek State Park, Georgia

Hemlock Falls, GA near Moccasin Creek State Park

More than 20 years ago, I practiced my budding photography skills while exploring many of the hiking trails with waterfalls in Georgia. From Amicalola Falls and Anna Ruby Falls to Tallulah Falls and Panther Creek Falls, these North Georgia waterfall hikes tapped into my lifelong love of nature and eventually inspired me to travel all … Read more

Fall in the Mountains of North Georgia (Where to See the Best Fall Colors)

Fall colors in Georgia at Brasstown Bald

The infamous heat of summer in the Deep South has finally started to wane, thankfully replaced by the cool, crisp air of autumn. This is that magical time of year when more and more people are increasingly inclined to explore the great outdoors of the Georgia mountains. Fall in the mountains of North Georgia gradually … Read more