Visiting Lake Winfield Scott in Suches GA (Near Blairsville)

Lake Winfield Scott offers combines water and mountains, by Jennifer Worrel

I grew up camping with my parents and their friends. Weekends would smell like tent tarpaulins, campfires, and bacon (which always seemed to sizzle for breakfast).  Sometimes there would be a lake with a speed boat and tubing, other times there would be a canoe and fishing poles. But there would always be friends, and stars, … Read more

The 20 Best Things to Do in Ellijay GA & Gilmer County

Bird's Eye View of Downtown Ellijay GA

[Updated September 28, 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

The 15 Best Blue Ridge Georgia Cabins to Rent

Sunset Cabin Blue Ridge GA

[Updated September 26, 2022] Sometimes a couple of days spent out in nature, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, is just what the doctor ordered for those who want to decompress from the stress of everyday life.  The forests and mountains surrounding the town of Blue Ridge GA offer an abundance of … Read more

The 15 Best Corn Mazes in Georgia (Haunted Mazes, Kids Mazes & More)

Corn Maze in GA

As the temperatures cool and the colors of autumn begin to emerge in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you may find yourself longing to explore the myriad fall festivities in Georgia.  The season brings with it all sorts of fun activities, from apple picking and choosing the perfect pumpkin to fairs, festivals, haunted houses, and more.  One … Read more

Hiking the Preachers Rock Trail Near Dahlonega GA

view from Preachers Rock Dahlonega GA

One of the most popular places on our Best Hiking Trails in North Georgia Bucket List, the Preachers Rock Trail is located approximately 18 miles north of Dahlonega GA.  The 2-mile trek from Woody Gap to Preachers Rock is part of the Appalachian Trail, with the trailhead less than 2 miles from the small town … Read more

The 20 Best Wineries in the North Georgia Mountains

Wineries in North Georgia

[Updated September 5, 2022] It’s common knowledge that the North Georgia mountains are filled with stunning natural beauty, from rolling hills and mountain lakes covered in morning mist to dense forests and tranquil creeks. But it may surprise some visitors to learn that the unique climate and geography of these Blue Ridge Mountains also provides the … Read more

The 20 Best Hiking Trails In Atlanta GA (& Hikes Near Atlanta)

Couple watching Sunset atop Stone Mountain GA

From the Appalachian Trail and Bartram Trail to an endless array of State Parks, WMAs, and waterfalls scattered throughout the region, North Georgia is an amazing place for anyone who loves hiking.  But even if you can’t make the drive to explore the Blue Ridge Mountains of North GA, hiking in Atlanta offers a surprising … Read more

The Top 30 Blue Ridge Mountain Towns in GA & NC

Bell Mountain Overlook of Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee GA

[Updated Sept 3, 2022] It’s not difficult to understand why so many people love taking getaways to the Blue Ridge Mountains, which stretch 550 miles from North Georgia to southern Pennsylvania. From hiking trails that lead to sensational scenic vistas and breathtaking waterfalls to pastoral valleys filled with wildflowers and wildlife, there’s something mesmerizing about exploring this … Read more

The 15 Best Haunted Houses in Georgia to Visit (2022)

Haunted Houses in Georgia

With its endless assortment of majestic mountains, gorgeous waterfalls, trout-filled rivers, and forests filled with flora and fauna, the state of Georgia can be a breathtakingly beautiful place.  But once the seasons change and the chilly winds of autumn come rolling in, the woods outside metro Atlanta can begin to take on an eerie air.  As … Read more