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

Hiking the Lula Lake Land Trust Near Lookout Mountain GA

Lula Lake Land Trust Waterfall

The first time I saw a photo of the Lula Lake Land Trust, it stopped me in my tracks.  It was a breathtaking aerial drone photo featuring a massive waterfall surrounding by brilliant fall colors. It looked as if Niagara Falls had had a baby, and the baby had moved to the state of Georgia. … Read more

Hiking the Toccoa River Swinging Bridge Near Blue Ridge GA

Toccoa River Swinging Bridge in Blue Ridge GA

Adventures in the great outdoors almost always offer a reward of some sort.  Maybe it’s a waterfall, or a scenic mountain overlook. Maybe it’s a cool cave, spotting some interesting wildlife, or a trail through a meadow filled with North GA wildflowers.  Last week I took an excursion to see a bridge. Specifically, the swinging bridge over the … Read more

25 Fun Activities Where You Can Experience Fall in Georgia (2022)

Fun Ways to Experience Fall in Georgia

[Updated 8/13/2022] You know it’s nearly fall in Georgia when the sweltering heat of summer gives way to a cool, crisp morning breeze, and you start swapping out bikinis and board shorts for boots and sweaters. And when the first maple leaves begin to transform, and suddenly everything becomes pumpkin-themed and flavored, you know fall … Read more

Fall in the Mountains of North Georgia: 25 Places to See Fall Colors

Lake at Fort Mountain State Park

[Updated August 10, 2022] The infamous heat of summer in the Deep South will soon start to wane, thankfully replaced by the cool, crisp air that signals autumn’s arrival. This is that magical time of year when more and more people are increasingly inclined to explore outdoor adventures in North Georgia. Fall in the mountains … Read more

The 10 Best Restaurants in Hiawassee GA & Young Harris GA

Patio at Happy Hawg BBQ, one of the best restaurants in Hiawassee GA

Hiawassee GA is a tiny town of around 1,000 residents that’s located right on the North Carolina border.  Pretty much everything in Hiawassee is centered around Lake Chatuge (which it shares with the town of Hayesville NC), which is widely considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the region.  The neighboring town of Young … Read more

The 24 Best Pumpkin Patches in Georgia to Visit (2022)

Best Pumpkin Patches in North Georgia

[Updated 7/13/2022]  When the autumn leaves begin to transform into vibrant shades of red, orange, and yellow, many avid “leaf peepers” start getting excited about all the fun activities where you can experience Fall in Georgia.  From apple picking and corn mazes to simply enjoying the exquisite natural beauty of the Blue Ridge region without … Read more