Are you longing to escape the heat and demands of the city? Are you looking to spend some time in the woods or by a river. You don't have to drive far from the stress and bustle of Atlanta to savor the many natural wonders of north georgia
North Georgia Natural Wonders
North Georgia offers a myriad of beautiful scenery. And, it's not just for viewing, most of the area's natural sites offer hiking, fishing, kayaking or other sports. Below are just a few of the scenic wonders you'll find in this part of the state:
Stone Mountain - Located just northeast of Atlanta (in the town of Stone Mountain), this imposing 1,682-foot rock is carved with the likenesses of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis. The top of the mountain is accessible via a hiking trail or by taking a tram. The carvings are the largest bas-relief sculpture in the world.
Amicalola Falls - This 729-foot high waterfall is the tallest waterfall in Georgia. Located within the 829-acre Amicalola State Park, the falls are named for the Cherokee word for "tumbling water." Amicalola Falls is just outside of Dawsonville, about an hour's drive from Atlanta.
Rocktown - As its name implies, Rocktown is a collection of sandstone boulders, most of which are 30 to 40-feet high. The site, located in extreme northwest Georgia, is popular with rock climbers.
Largest marble vein - Pickens County, located just north of Atlanta, is the site of one of the largest marble veins in the world. Marble from this vein, which runs four miles long, has been used to build the majority of marble buildings and monuments in Washington DC.
Tallulah Gorge - Another of northern Georgia's scenic wonders is Tallulah Gorge, located in extreme northeast corner of Georgia, just outside of the town of Tallulah Gorge. Formed by the Tallulah River cutting into the rock over millions of years, the Gorge is a popular kayaking and whitewater rafting spot. Some scenes from the movie "Deliverance" were filmed here
Cabin Rentals in North Georgia
With a cabin rental, North GA is one of the best places to experience the natural splendor the state has to offer. A cabin rental in GA offers room to spread out, privacy for family members and an opportunity to be a part of nature, not just holed up in a cookie cutter, chain hotel room. A cabin rental in GA makes an ideal base for exploring one or more of north Georgia's natural wonders. Whether you plan on visiting just one site or want to see as many as possible, a cabin rental in GA gives you a spacious and comfy spot to return to after a long day of sightseeing.
Cedar Creek Cabin Rentals, located just outside of Helen, Georgia, offers a diverse collection of one to five-bedroom rustic, yet luxurious cabins, all nestled in the woods with occasional glimpses of the Appalachian Mountains. Our luxurious, North Georgia cabin rentals all have full kitchens, a great way to help save on meals, as well as things like pool tables, whirlpool bath tubs and/or sweeping verandas. Some of our units are wheelchair accessible and/or pet-friendly.
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