Why Mississippi Locals Should Consider Vacationing In North Georgia

Posted by Tom Telford on Tue, Aug 23, 2011

Looking to get out of town and escape those final dog days of summer in Mississippi?

Consider a fabulous Georgia Vacation for your next getaway and experience the calm, cool, quiet solitude of the Appalachian mountains. North Georgia and the Blue Ridge Mountains are just a short flight from Mississippi to the major airport hub of Atlanta.

It's also a straight shot on Interstate 20 if you decide to drive.

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Purple Mountains Majesty

Mississippi may have the scenic Gulf Coast and the mighty Mississippi River, but Georgia has the Blue Ridge Mountains in all their majesty. Of all the vacation spots in Georgia, the northern Appalachian foothills are a must-see. The Chattahoochee National Forest and the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area provide the natural backdrop to enjoy the mountains. Freshwater wetlands, scenic waterfalls, fall foliage, and wildflowers each spring will delight the senses and inspire awe for the breadth of natural beauty this country has to offer.

Take in outdoor activities in the national forest and surrounding north Georgia area with horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, or kayaking and canoeing. You can also hike along a portion of the historic Appalachian Trail and visit the southern terminus of the trail on the summit of Springer Mountain.

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Mountain Charm

If outdoor recreation doesn't sound like your cup of tea and a stroll through the shops proves more exciting than a hike, explore one of the many picturesque mountain towns in northern Georgia. The towns dotting White, Habersham, Lumpkin, and Rabun counties offer a complete range of activities for those not interested in the great outdoors.

Hosting the largest in the south, Oktoberfest Helen, GA is a recreation of an alpine village complete with cobblestone streets and narrow alleyways. You can also play golf, fish, swim, or simply shop among the antique stores and unique art galleries in the area. If you visit in November, you can take part in the annual Arts Tour featuring the best local artisans in Georgia.

So the next time you're feeling the need to get out of Mississippi, head east to the vacation spots in Georgia and relax among the Appalachian foothills, scenic wilderness, and charming mountain towns.

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