Area Attractions

Area Attractions
Art Galleries
Local Art Galleries offer the very finest in original art, art prints, custom framing, and fine crafts. Many also sell art supplies and offer classes on-site.

Appalachian Gallery & Video Productions
4947 Thomas Town Road
Young Harris, GA 30582 
Phone: 706-379-3807
Art Works Artisan Centre - Mtn Regional Arts & Crafts Guild
308 Big
Sky Drive
Hiawassee, GA 30546 
Phone: 706-896-0932
Deb Collins "Signature Gallery"

N. Main Street
Hiawassee, GA 30546 
Phone: 706-896-1294
Goldhagen Studios

7 Goldhagen Studio Drive
Hayesville, NC 28904 
Phone: 828-389-8847
Another great adventure in the Appalachians is to take a trip through time by visiting local Antique stores. You can spend as much time as you like looking at their displays of works of many local and well known painters, potters and sculptors, along with a colorful array of Appalachian folk art. Our North Georgia/Western North Carolina Mountains are the place where serious antique shoppers can spend hours or days browsing through a growing number of shops and antique malls. Visit the many unique specialty shops, galleries and eateries from one end of the county to the other. You can furnish a mountain cabin from top to bottom or create a prominent conversation display with period antiques, mountain furnishings and handmade twig furniture in the blink of an eye.

Hiawassee Antique Mall
460 N. Main Street
Hiawassee, GA 30546 
Phone: 706-896-0587
Sunflower Antiques & Interiors LLC

138-140 N. Main Street
Hiawassee, GA 30546 
Phone: 706-896-7647 or Cell 706-781-9455
John C.Campbell Folk School
1 Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902
Phone: 800-365-5724
The backdrop of the world's most ancient mountains is a special kind of place. That special place is the John C.Campbell Folk School. Nestled in Brasstown, NC, on 380 acres in a rolling valley, the Folk School offers visitors a chance to experience a special blend of history, art, and natural beauty in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Boldhagen Flass Studios
Goldhagen Art Glass
7 Goldhagen Studio Drive
Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8847
People of all ages and groups are welcome to visit the Goldhagen Glass Studios, and are invited to watch a master glass blower at work. David Goldhagen is an internationally collected glass artist who specializes in unique contemporary glass sculptures. His Gallery features an extensive selection of his current work, as well as fabulous collection of crafts created by 70 other Artisans from across North America.
St. Pierre's Wood Pottery
Corner of Tusquittee Road & Compass Meadows Road
Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8847
St. Pierre's Wood Pottery is a lovely gallery featuring the highly sought after work of Robert St. Pierre. He creates wood vessels, vases, and lamps from different local and exotic woods The wood pottery is created using only saws and sanders. No lathes are used in his work. Mr. St. Pierre prides himself on finding and using the uniqueness of the raw materials and designs each piece to reflect the personality of the wood.
Bicycle Adventures:
The Gap
Unicoi Gap back to Woody's 14.0 miles of waterfalls, swimming in the "Hooch, with plenty of downhill"
Tray Mountain Smoothie:
Tray Mountain to Hiawassee River 10.5 miles of forest service road; as smooth as I-85 and just as fast!
Tray Mountain Extreme:
9.0 miles of Tray Mountain downhill...extremely fast and extremely rocky...for experts!
Bike, helmet, and shuttle included. (Riders must be 18 or over of accompanied by an adult)
Enhance your ride with a trip customized for you. Chose from
Trailside picnics
Overnight campouts
Waterfall side trips
Bike-hike-bike trips
Call Woody's Mountain Bikes for information and reservations. Phone: 706-878-3715
The Jewel of the Mountains is beautiful Lake Chatuge with 132 miles of shoreline with its bays and coves weaving in and around the mountains and valleys of our pristine communities. Experience for yourself the thrill and adventure of being on the water. Whether racing about on a jet ski or enjoying a pontoon ride with family or friends being on the water gives you a completely different view of this area. Didn't bring or don't have your own water transportation, you can rent by the day or by the hour.

Boundary Waters Resort & Marina
528 Sunnyside Road
Hiawassee, GA 30546 
Phone: 706-896-2530 or 800-323-3562
Chatuge Cove Marina
2397 Hwy 175
Hayesville, NC 28904 
Phone: 828-389-6155
Lake Chatuge Marine
1658 Hwy 17 North
Hiawassee, GA 30546 
Phone: 706-896-2835
The Ridges Resort Marina
3379 US Highway 76
Hiawassee, GA 30546 
Phone: 706-896-2112 or 888-834-4409
Young Harris Water Sports
7403 Hooper Cove Road
Young Harris, GA 30582 
Phone: 706-379-9619
Brasstown Bald
At 4,784 feet above sea level beautiful Brasstown Bald is Georgia's highest mountain. From the observation deck on top of the mountain you can view 360-degrees and see four states (Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina). Hike to the top and enjoy the wide variety of plants and animals along the way. Or, if you prefer, enjoy a ride to the top.
Cinemas, Movies, Arcades, and Attractions
Featuring six movie cinemas and showing new movie releases. Local theaters are clean with comfortable seating. Enjoy the wide variety of food and snacks available at the concession stands. Ask about matinee and senior discounts or enjoy a private group showing.
Fieldstone Family Entertainment Center (Cinemas, arcade, mini golf, & more)
1159 Jack Dayton Circle
Young Harris, GA 30582 
Phone: 706-896-7777 or 706-896-6843
Licklog Players – Peacock Playhouse
Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8632
Mountain Home Music Theatre
Hwy 76 West
Hiawassee, GA 30546
Phone: 706-896-3624


Fishing in Towns County
It’s hard to believe that just two hours northeast of Atlanta you will find the best kept secret of the fly fishing community. Nestled in the Southern Appalachian Mountains and located on the banks of Lake Chatuge and the Hiawassee River and within close proximity of the Toccoa, Tallulah, Chatooga, and Nantahala Rivers, this area in North Georgia and Western North Carolina is famous for its numerous year-round trout streams and rivers and is often compared to areas in the western region of the U.S. by experienced anglers.

Dyers Trout Farms, Inc.
2920 Highway 17/75
Hiawassee, GA 30546 
Phone: 706-896-3915
Fun World
Fun World at Fieldstone is one of the number one spots for the young and young at heart. Something for everyone! Great games, pizza, wholesome family entertainment and atmosphere. Check it out!

Fun World at Fieldstone
US Hwy 76 - 1159 Jack Dayton Circle
Young Harris, GA 30582 
Phone: 706-896-7777
Some of the best golf courses in the state are found right here in the Mountains of North Georgia/Western North Carolina. 

BrasstownValley Resort & Spa Golf Course
6321 Highway 76
Young Harris, GA 30582 
Phone: 706-379-9900 or 800-201-3205
Butternut Creek Golf Course
20 Union County Recreation Road
Blairsville, GA 30512
Phone: 706-439-6076

ChatugeShores Golf Course
260 Golf Course Road
Hayesville, NC 28904 
Phone: 828-389-8940
Old Union Golf Course
@ Glen Oaks
Owen Glen Drive
Blairsville, GA 30512
Phone: 706-745-4653
The Ridges
1665 Mtn. Harbour Drive
Hayesville, NC 28904 
Phone: 828-389-9000
Georgia Mountain Fair
The Georgia Mountain Fairground plays host to several popular annual events including the Georgia Mountain Fair, the Georgia Mountain Bluegrass Festival, the Rhododendron Festival, the Hiawassee Festival of Arts, the Superstar Concert Series, the Georgia Mountain Fall Festival and Georgia's Official State Fiddler's Convention. The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds located along the shores of beautiful LakeChatuge in the north Georgia mountain community of Hiawassee and is only two hours from Atlanta, Greenville, Asheville and Chattanooga and offer a wide-variety of unique venues, and beautiful year-round camping facilities.

Georgia Mountain Fair, Inc
1311 Music Hall Road
Hiawassee, GA 30546 
Phone: 706-896-4191
Horseback Riding in Towns County
Horseback Riding is a favorite recreational activities in the mountains and valleys. We have thousands of acres of woods, streams, valleys and meadows to traverse, no matter what your age or riding ability, there is something very powerful about experiencing the beauty of the mountains from horseback. 

A Step Above Stables
696 S. Mauney Road
Blairsville, GA 30512 
Phone: 706-745-9051 or 706-994-9100
Chunky Gal Stables
(Named after Chunky GalMountain)
1306 Hot House Road
Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-4175
The Stables at Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa
6321 Highway 76
Young Harris, GA 30582
Phone: 706-379-9000
Trackrock Riding Academy, Inc.
202 Trackrock Camp Rd.
Blairsville, GA 30512 
Phone: 706-745-5252

Hiking in Towns County
The Towns/Union County area of the North Georgia Mountains is a hiker's paradise. There are many hiking opportunities, with difficulty levels ranging from easy to very strenuous - something for everyone! The Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mt.Katahdin in Maine, runs through a portion of Towns and Union Counties.
Crystal River Ranch
Don & Jeanne Holliston
7316 Highway 76 E
Highway, GA 30546
Phone: 706-896-5005
See Boating
Mountain Biking
Jack Rabbit Trail
Hayesville, NC 28904
(for more information contact the USDA, National Forests in NC @ 828-257-4202)

Plays and Performances
Licklog Players has been a nonprofit, volunteer organization in Hayesville, NC, providing entertainment since 1978. The troupe is comprised of adults and children of all ages, background and interests who are committed to theatre arts. They contribute to the betterment of our community by bringing people together through the enjoyment of creative, entertaining live theatre. Licklog Players produces a full slate of musicals, comedies, and dramas each season. With something for everyone: classics, contemporary plays, and lighthearted family fun. Peacock Pride, our summer student program, ensures that young people are exposed to the wonders of theatre in week-long workshops.

Licklog Players Community Theatre
301 Church Street
Hayesville, NC 28904
Phone: 828-389-8632 or 877-691-9906

Also See "White Water Rafting"
Whitewater rafting is a popular tourist attraction in the area. Our area has several rivers and rafting outfitters to choose from. Let their expert guides help you select the adventure suitable for the skill level of you and your group.

Carolina Outfitters Whitewater Rafting
12121 Highway 19 West
BrysonCity, NC 28713 
Phone: 800-468-7238
State Parks, Mountains, Trails, Falls
Appalachian Trail
Mountain Crossings
Neels Gap
9710 Gainesville Hwy
Blairsville, GA 30512
Phone: 706-745-6095
The Appalachian Trail begins in Georgia at SpringerMountain and leaves the Peach State 79 miles later by Bly Gap. The rugged, often rocky terrain reaches a height of more than 4400 feet and never dips below 2500 feet. Acess to the beginning of the Appalachian Trail is by foot. The best way to do this trail is to start at Mountain Crossings store and get information and maps.
Anna Ruby Falls
Anna Ruby Falls Road
Sautee Nahoochee, GA
Just north of the Alpine Village of Helen, Anna Ruby Falls is adjacent to Unicoi State Park. Part of the 1600 acre Anna Ruby Falls Scenic Area, the waterfalls are named for the daughter of John H. Nichols, a wealthy White County resident who owned much of the land in the vicinity.
Vogel State Park
7485 Vogel State Park Road
Blairsville, GA 30512
Phone: 706-745-2628
One of Georgia's oldest and most popular sate parks, Vogel is located at the base of Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Drive from the south, visitors pass through Neels Gap, a beautiful mountain pass near Brasstown Bald, the highest point in GA. Vogel is particularly popular during the fall when the Blue Ridge Mountains transform into a rolling blanket of red, yellow, and gold leaves.
Brasstown Bald
Brasstown Bald Visitors Information Center
Hiawassee, GA
Phone: 706-896-2556
Highest in a spine of mountains collectively known as Wolfpen Ridge, Brasstown Bald looms over the Southern Appalachians taller but less popular than its' better known brother, Blood and Trey Mountains. Easily recognized by the tower atop the peak it is actually the third station to sit on the acme.
Helton Creek
Helton Creek Road
Blairsville, GA
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A brief hike through a cool mountain cove to two waterfalls, both of which are on Helton Creek. An observation deck has been added in the area of the second falls.
High Shoals
For information contact:
Brasstown Ranger District
1881 Highway 515
Blairsville, GA 30514
Phone: 706-745-6928
This falls along with Blue Hole Falls is located on High Shoals Creek in Towns County. Hike down a steep path to get to High Shoals Creek. Walk about a mile downstream through deep woods, and walk bridges crossing small rushing creeks. The first observation platform is Blue Hole Falls. The trail continues to High Shoals Creek Falls and as you approach the falls, the incline becomes steeper. The State Park has installed wooden steps to make the climb easier. From high up the mountain, High Shoals Creek shoots out of the laurel and hemlocks as a 50 foot long cascade that drops into a 40 foot fall down the rock face.
Other Trails in the area:
Desota Falls Trail
Lake Chatuge Trail
Bear Hair Trail
Arkaquah Trail
Brasstown Summit Trail
Other Waterfalls in the Hiawassee-Helen Area:
Dukes Creek Falls
Horse Trough Falls
Mill Creek Falls
Nora Mill & Granary
Raven Cliff Falls
Thomaston Road Falls
What a better way to start or cap your vacation than spend a relaxing and refreshing time at one of the area spas. 

Equani Spa
6321 US Highway 76
Young Harris, GA 30582 
Phone: 706-379-2336
The Retreat Day Spa & Gifts

757 Bell Creek Rd.
Hiawassee, GA 30546 
Phone: 706-896-7352
Trout Farms
Dyers Trout Farms, inc.
2920 Hwy 17/75
Hiawassee, GA 30546
Phone: 706-896-3915
U. S. Forestry Service
Much of the space in Towns County belongs to either the Lake or the U. S. Forestry Service. If you have any questions about the local Forestry Property, please feel free to give them a call. They can answer your questions about camping, hiking trails, waterfalls, and other outdoor activities available in the Forest.
U.S.Forest Service
2042 Hwy 515 West
, GA 30514 
Phone: 706-745-6928

Wineries and Vineyards
Driving into this area you no doubt noticed the "Wine Highway" signs. Quickly becoming the "wine belt" of Georgia, we are home to many active wine-making entrepreneurs envisioning a promising future for Georgia's wine country... is devoted to Georgia's wine tourism industry Check them out for a complete up to date listing of the local vineyards.

Calaboose Cellars
565 Aquone Road
Andrews, NC 28901 
Phone: 828-321-2006
Crane Creek Vineyards
916 Crane Creek Road
Young Harris, GA 30582 
Phone: 706-379-1236
Habersham Winery
7025 S. Main Street
Helen, GA 30545
Phone: 706-878-9463
Habersham Vineyards and Winery has been producing award winning Georgia wines since 1983 and is one of
Georgia's oldest and largest wineries. Located one half mile south of Alpine Helen in Nacoochee Village, the winery is open daily for complimentary tasting and self guided tours In addition to a large selection of Georgia grown and produced wines, the tasting room also features a gift shop with gourmet foods and wine specialty gift items.
White Water Rafting and Tubing
Whitewater rafting is a popular tourist attraction in the area. Our area has several rivers and rafting outfitters to choose from. Let their expert guides help you select the adventure suitable for the skill level of you and your group.

Carolina Outfitters Whitewater Rafting
12121 Highway 19 West
Bryson City, NC 28713 
Phone: 800-468-7238


CoolRiver Tubing
590 Edelweiss Strasse
Helen, GA 30545
Phone: 800-896-4595
Come and enjoy a relaxing afternoon family vacation at Cool River Tubing Company. Take a river tubing trip down the scenic Chattahoochee, or play all day on their wonderful waterslide. All tube trips include your tube, U.S. Coast Guard approved life preserver, a shuttle service and a relaxing float through the scenic alpine village of Helen, GA. They have a gift shop with shirts, hats, water shoes, and all the supplies you will need.
We try hard to keep this site up to date with the latest and best in the area. However, we are blessed with a multitude of talented people and entrepreneurs with no shortage of new and exciting ideas to please and delight friends, family, neighbors, and visitors.
We encourage you to visit the local Chambers of Commerce.