The town of Blue Ridge sits amid the Chattahoochee National Forest, close to the border of Tennessee. This little town has become known for its local art scene. Galleries, antique and specialty shops fill the town. It's also the home of the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, the Blue Ridge Community Theater and several arts festivals each year.
Many people think of Helen when they think of northern Georgia and for good reason. Helen Ga has set itself apart as a top destination. This town is a re-creation of a Bavarian village right down to the alpine architecture, cobblestone alleys and old world towers. Helen also hosts the longest Oktoberfest celebration in the world running from mid-September through the end of October. Families come to Helen for the many recreation opportunities as well including tubing and a water park, hikes to Anna Ruby Falls, golfing, shopping, horseback riding, and access to the Chattahoochee National Forest.
This quiet community sits on the eastern edge of the national forest. It is most known for the many outdoor recreation activities you can pursue nearby and its annual Georgia Apple Festival held each fall. Ellijay is known as Georgia's apple capital and Gilmer County produces 600,000 bushels of apples each year. Outdoor enthusiasts will also enjoy the miles of hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking trails and lakes and rivers for fishing and boating.
If leisure is more your cup of tea, Hiawassee boasts several golf courses and resorts and spas. Get pampered while also improving your golf game. This is also where you will find Georgia's tallest mountain, Brasstown Bald, rising nearly 5,000 feet and offering world class views of the Appalachian valley below. Tourists can also visit Lake Chatuge and the Hiawassee River featuring year-round trout fishing opportunities.
Dahlonega is the site of the first gold rush in the United States, a rush that started before California's. The city commemorates their golden history each year during the annual Gold Rush Days festival, held the third weekend of October. Dahlonega is also becoming known as the center of the growing Georgia wine belt. Several of the regions wineries and vineyards are clustered around Dahlonega and invite tourists in for tastings and to capture some of the best views in the area.
Visiting the towns of northern Georgia results in unique, exciting experiences. Each community offers something different to tourists and visitors. Whether it's art in Blue Ridge, wine in Dahlonega or a world of fun and excitement in Helen, you'll find a town to suit your mood, when visting the Cabin Rentals in North Georgia.