The 15 Best Breweries in Georgia

The best Breweries in Georgia

Whether you’ve lived in the state of Georgia your entire life or are visiting for the first time, taking a road trip to explore the best breweries in Georgia is a great way to immerse yourself in local culture. From tasting high-quality brews made with locally sourced ingredients to hearing fascinating local folklore and chatting … Read more

The 20 Best Things to Do in Dahlonega GA & Lumpkin County

Carriage Ride in downtown Dahlonega GA

[Updated May 17, 2022] Back in 1828 (21 years before the famed California gold rush), thousands of prospectors descended upon the town of Dahlonega, Georgia in search of their fortune. Located in the heart of North Georgia’s Cherokee Indian territory, Dahlonega grew like wildfire in the wake of this frenzied mining activity. A U.S. Branch … Read more

The 10 Best Places for River Tubing in North Georgia

Tubing the Chattahoochee River in Helen GA

Growing up in Georgia, long before country singer Alan Jackson made the Chattahoochee River famous, “shooting the ‘hooch” on an inner tube was basically a rite of passage.  Tubing in North Georgia has only grown more popular since then. For us, it ranks right alongside lazy days at our local lakes among our favorite ways to … Read more

The 15 Best Historic Sites in Georgia

Wormsloe State Historic Sites in GA entrance

Established as the fourth state after ratifying the United States Constitution in 1788, Georgia has a rich and diverse history. The state is known for its sprawling oak trees in Savannah, rolling Blue Ridge Mountains in North Georgia, and a largely agriculture-based economy.  English philanthropist James Oglethorpe first settled the state of Georgia in 1733 for the … Read more

The 25 Best North Georgia Waterfalls (& How to Get to Them)

DeSoto Falls near Helen GA, photo by Jason Dominy

[Updated May 8, 2022] When you explore the enchanting Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia, you’re bound to run across stunning waterfalls tucked away in remote parts of the Chattahoochee National Forest. Tumbling over massive rock outcrops and spilling into meandering streams lined with towering trees, mossy boulders, and beautiful wildflowers, these natural wonders are … Read more

The 25 Best Things to Do in Blue Ridge, GA

[Updated April 26, 2022] My earliest memories of the Blue Ridge Mountains are of backpacking trips with our church youth group, which my parents led. I was no more than 6 years old the first time we made our way north to Blue Ridge, Georgia. We’d stock up on supplies in town before heading to … Read more

The 40 Best North Georgia Cabins to Rent

North Georgia Cabins to Rent

North Georgia’s mild climate and prime location at the southern end of the Blue Ridge Mountains allows for enjoyable overnight trips at just about any time of the year.  You can visit in the spring to go North GA wildflower spotting. Take a trip during summer to hike to one of the many North Georgia … Read more

The 15 Best Things to Do in Ellijay GA & Gilmer County

Bird's Eye View of Downtown Ellijay GA

[Updated April 19, 2022] As the metro Atlanta population continues to grow and expand, more and more people are heading for the wide open vistas of the North Georgia mountains. And it’s not difficult to understand why. With lots of charming towns surrounded by scenic summits and the wilderness of the Chattahoochee National Forest (with its … Read more

Carters Lake Camping, Cabins, & Boat Rentals in Ellijay GA

Carters Lake GA Sunset

Encompassing over 3,000 acres in Chatsworth and Ellijay GA, with 62 miles of shoreline, Carters Lake is a popular destination for boating, camping, fishing, hiking, and myriad other forms of outdoor recreation. Located about halfway between Atlanta and Chattanooga in the North Georgia Mountains, Carters Lake is owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  There are … Read more