Northeast Georgia Recreation
NE Georgia recreation offers a wide range of fun things to do for people of all ages. Located at the tip of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Northeast Georgia, Rabun County provides the perfect "get away" from the bigger cities of Atlanta, Greenville, and Asheville for recreation. Many of these places are local and some of them are within reasonable traveling distance. Check their links for their locations.
Antiques/Shopping/Flea Markets/Art Galleries
o Black Bear Creek Antiques (706) 782-2829
o Broderick Crawford Art Gallery (706) 782-8379
o Burton Gallery (706) 947-1351
o Butler Gallery (706) 212-0155
o Dillard Mini Mall: (706) 746-2127 - Old 441 Dillard, Ga
o Golden Memories Auction House (706) 782-5182
o Hearts and Flowers Primitives (706) 865-1244
o Hickory Flat Pottery (706) 947-0030
o Impressed Custom Printing: (706) 212-2818
o Lake House Antiques: (706) 782-1350
o Main Street Gallery (706) 782-2440
o Mark of the Potter (706) 947-3440
o Rabun Flea Market: (706) 746-2837 - Highway 441 N, Rabun Gap, GA
o Rabun Gap Flea Market: (706) 746-2837- 134 Market Cir, Rabun Gap, GA
o Whistle Stop Market: (888) 349-1600 145 River Road • Franklin, NC 28734
Amicalola Falls State Park
Multi-User Trail (Dahlonega)
Trail System (Gainesville)
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Unicoi State Park
AG Center Trail
Trail System (Gainesville)
College Trails (Oakwood)
Trail Loop (Helen)
Ridge Trail (Dahlonega)
Look at Lake Russell (Cornelia)
o Moates Knob ATV Trail: 3.5 miles. Directions: To north parking lot: From Clayton, go west on U.S. 76 for 6.8 miles. Turn left on Charlie Mountain Road and proceed until it dead ends. Turn right on Bridge Creek Road and go 2 miles, where the road dead ends at Lake Burton Dam Road. Turn right and drive 1.6 miles to the entrance road on the left. To south parking lot: From Clayton, go west on U.S. 76 for 6.8 miles. Turn left on Charlie Mountain Road and proceed until it dead ends. Turn right on Bridge Creek Road and go 2 miles, where it dead ends at Lake Burton Dam Road. Turn left and drive 4.4 miles to Flat Creek Road. Turn right, below Seed Lake Dam, and go 2.1 miles until the pavement ends. Continue on the gravel road for 0.8 mile to the entrance road on the right.
o Oakey Mountain Trail: 6.2 miles.To north parking lot: From Clayton, go west on U.S. 76 for 6.8 miles. Turn left on Charlie Mountain Road and proceed until it dead ends. Turn right on Bridge Creek Road and go 2 miles, where the road dead ends at Lake Burton Dam Road. Turn right and drive 1.6 miles to the entrance road on the left. To south parking lot: From Clayton, go west on U.S. 76 for 6.8 miles. Turn left on Charlie Mountain Road and proceed until it dead ends. Turn right on Bridge Creek Road and go 2 miles, where it dead ends at Lake Burton Dam Road. Turn left and drive 4.4 miles to Flat Creek Road. Turn right, below Seed Lake Dam, and go 2.1 miles until the pavement ends. Continue on the gravel road for 0.8 mile to the entrance road on the right.
o Popcorn Creek Trail: 15 miles Located 11.0 miles west of Clayton at the intersection of US 76 and GA 197
Trail (Tallulah Falls)
Chattahoochee Loop (Helen)
o For more information including hiking maps, extensive file of individual trails contact Rabun County Welcome Center at (706) 782-4812 or visit them on the web at http://www.gamountains.com
o You can also contact the U.S. Forest service: Tallulah Ranger District Office for maps, trails, and recreation information on the Chattahoochee National Forest at (706) 782-3320 or visit them on the web at https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/conf/recreation/bicycling/?recid=10454&actid=24
Black Rock Mountain State Park: Black Rock Mountain State Park is Georgia's highest elevated state park with an elevation of 3640 ft. It offers scenic overlooks, trails, playground, campground, picnic pavilions, and a 17 acre fishing lake. Located in Mountain City, Ga. Hours are 7:00 to 10:00. Contact (706) 746-2141 or visit them on the web at http://gastateparks.org/BlackRockMountain
Boating & Swimming
o Lake Burton: Created in 1925 when Georgia Power flooded the deep valley, Lake Burton is the largest of the north Georgia lakes at 2,775 acres. With over 62 miles of shoreline, Lake Burton is suitable for boating, camping, picnicking, swimming, and fishing. Timpson Cove Beach features a white sand beach that is the perfect spot for a day of family fun
o Lake Rabun: This 835-acre lake is the perfect spot for boating, fishing, and swimming. Formed by the Mathis Dam and fed by the Tallulah River, Lake Rabun has 25 beautiful miles of shoreline. Nacoochee Park is just one of the recreation areas along Lake Rabun's shore.
o Lake Seed: Formed by the Nacoochee Dam and fed by the Tallulah River, Lake Seed is a 240-acre lake with 13 miles of shoreline. Its boat ramp and family-friendly campground with picnic tables, a fishing pier, restrooms, and beach make this a great spot for a day of fun.
o Tallulah Lake: At 63 acres and 3.6 miles of shoreline, Tallulah Lake is the smallest and also the oldest of the north Georgia lakes. Now part of Tallulah Gorge State Park, the lake features a white sand beach, covered pavilion, picnic tables, and playground.
o Lake Tugalo: With no development, Lake Tugalo remains one of the most serene lakes in Georgia. Formed by Tugalo Dam and fed by the Tallulah and Chattooga Rivers, this 597-acre lake has 18 miles of shoreline and is perfect for fishing and boating.
o Helen Tubing and Waterpark: Tube down the Chattahoochee River in Helen, GA. Contact them at (706) 878-1082 or (706) 878-2665
o Rabun County Recreation Department: The Rabun County Recreation Department is committed to offering recreational activities that teach fundamentals, encourage good sportsmanship and enhance the quality of life for the citizens we serve. Contact them at 706-782-4600. Click here for their website.
o Andy's Trout Farm: is a pay by the pound, no license, no limit private trout pound with more than 350 acres of well stocked ponds and lakes
Brigadoon Lodge & Fly Fishing:
8137 GA Hwy 197 N, Clarkesville, GA 30523
Harold Nash Lake Lanier Striper and Bass Fishing Guide Service:
5931 Nacoochee Trail, Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Lunkers Guide Service:
1066 Mt. Olivet Road, Hartwell, GA 30543
o Unicoi Outfitters: 7280 S Main Street, Helen, GA 30545 (706) 878-3083
Upper Hi Fly Fishing Outfitters:
3375 US Hwy 76 W, Hiawassee, GA 30546
The Fun Factory: Fun for kids of all ages, the Fun Factory is the place for games, mini golf, bowling, go-carts, laser tag, big screen tvs, party room, restaurants, and more. There's even an area just for little kids. Hours of operation are Monday thru Thursday 10:00-9:00 and Friday and Saturday 10:00 to midnight. Contact them at (828) 349-8888 or visit them on the web at http://www.franklinfun.com/
Foxfire Museum: Foxfire Museum takes you back to an era before electricity and running water as well as a glimpse into the lives of the mountaineers who lived here 150 years ago. Open Monday thru Saturday 8:30-4:30. Guided tours available Monday thru Friday 9:00-4:00. Contact (706) 746-5828 or visit them on the web at http://www.foxfire.org/museum.html
Gatlinburg, TN Attractions: Gatlinburg, TN offers a variety of things to do to meet the needs of all ages. The drive is about 1 1/2 to 2 hours through the beautiful mountains. From museums, to Ripley's Aquarium, go-carts, ski resorts, putt putt golf, rides, and many shops, Gatlinburg is a great place and fun for everyone. Visit them on the web for individual hours of operation and index of attractions at http://www.gatlinburg.com/to-do/attractions/
o Gold N Gem Grubbin: Mine for Gold and Gem Stones in our convenient sluices or right in the creek just like the ole' timers did. Contact them at (706) 865-5454
o Gold City Gem Mine: Come mine one of several types of buckets here at Gold City. We have both Native and Enriched Gemstone buckets. After mining, bring your rough stones in to our on-site professional jeweler for free inspection. You can also have your stones cut and mounted in to a variety of gold and silver mounts for a beautiful souvenir. Contact them at (800) 713-7767
o Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum:Gemologists and rock hounds will enjoy a visit to the Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum in Franklin, with its collection of countless precious and semiprecious stones found in this mineral-rich region of North Carolina as well as other areas in and out of the state. Contact them at (704) 369-7831
Golden Memories Auctions: Golden Memories Auction is a full service auction company and appraisal service. Our 50,000 square foot facility features two auction galleries, computerized clerking and accounting, as well as plenty of parking. Specializing: In antiques, estate auctions and including the sale of land, homes, structures, vehicles and personal property. We are able to move, store, repair, market and auction any size estate or just one item. Visit them on the web at http://www.goldenmemoriesauctions.com
Goats on the Roof: A novel idea for a store in the Mountains of North Georgia. One of the most creative and spectacular sites to see. Come and explore the inside of this phenomenon and you'll find treasures like unique gifts, Homemade Ice Cream and Fudge. Wines, Cheeses, Old Fashioned Candies, funny tshirts, gag gifts and a whole lot more. And, in addition to these, you will marvel at the Goats that wander around on the roof tops, eating the grass covered structure. For more info call at 706-782-2784 or visit them on the web at http://goats-on-the-roof.com/
o Kingwood Resort: 18 holes (866) 546-4966
o Rabun County Golf Club: 9 hole public course and driving range (706) 782-5500
o Sky Valley Resort: 18 championship holes (800) 437-2416
o Waterfall Country Club: 18 championship holes (706)212-4000
Hambidge Arts Center: Hambidge Gallery & Shop offers an array of contemporary crafts and Southern folk art. Seasonal pottery and ceramics program offered as well. Contact (706) 746-5718 or visit them on the web at http://www.hambidge.org/
Hiking: NE Georgia Hiking and Backpacking: With the beautiful mountains surrounding Rabun County, Ga and Tiger Creek Falls Inn, hiking and backpacking trails are plentiful. The following are just a few in the area:
o Bartram Trail: This 37-mile trail was named for 18th century naturalist and explorer William Bartram. Designated a National Recreation Trail, it stretches from the Georgia-North Carolina border southwest over Rabun Bald, turns south/southeast to the Chattooga River, and then parallels the river northeast to the GA 28 bridge. Directions: Take US 441 north from Clayton to Dillard. A mile north of Dillard, turn right onto Ga 246 towards Highlands, N.C. Continue on Ga 246 and Ga 106 for 7 miles and turn right on Bald Mountain Road. Continue for 2.1 miles then take Forest Service Road 7(Hale Ridge Road) for 1.1 miles. Additional access is at Warwoman Dell on Warwoman Dell Road
o Chattooga River Trail: (10.7 miles) Directions: Take US 76 east from clayton Georgia for 9 miles to the Chattooga River
o Coleman River Trail: (1 mile) This mile long path follows Coleman River from its confluence with the Tallulah River up a steep sided ravine. The path begins in the Coleman River parking area, just before the first bridge on Tallulah River Road. Both the parking and trail are marked, and the trail is easily traveled. The uphill grade is constant, but never more than easy to moderate in difficulty. Directions: Travel west on U.S. Highway 76 from Clayton, Georgia for 8 miles. Turn right on Persimmon Valley Road. There will be a Fire Department on the northeast corner. Continue down Persimmon Valley Road to Tallulah River Road on the left and is marked with signage for both the Tallulah and Coleman River. This road is paved at first but turns into a gravel road shortly. Coleman River Trail is about 2 miles from the start of the road on the right-hand side, just before the first bridge. The Tallulah River Road, which continues north over the bridge is one of the finest scenic drives in the state. It continues north to Tate City, a mining and lumber town that died out in the 1920's. When you return to Persimmons Valley Road you can turn right. The road continues to Patterson Gap, a beautiful, but little known area of Rabun County. This then comes out on Highway 441 north of Dillard.
o Denton Branch Trail: (0.2 miles) This quarter mile leg stretch ends at Denton Branch Falls. It takes longer to get here than it does to walk the trail. Besides the scenic falls, historic Tate City, a mining community nearby, is one of the oldest settled areas of the north Georgia mountains. Tallulah River Road is still called Old Tate City Road. Directions: From Clayton take U. S. Highway 76 west for 8 miles to Persimmon Valley Road (look for the firehouse on the corner). Turn right and continue 4 miles to Forest Service Road 70, to the left. Two signs mark the entrance, one which announces the Coleman River WMA. Continue down this road for 6.6 miles. Denton Branch Road is off this road to the right, just past the "Tate City Mall" and Chapple Rd. This road is a rough, rocky and single-lane. The trail head is a couple of hundred feet down this road
o Holcomb Creek Trail:(1.3 miles) Take Warwoman Road east from Clayton for 10 miles. Turn left on Forest Service Road 7 (Hale Ridge Road) and drive 9 miles
o Minnehaha Trail: (0.4 miles) Take US 23/441 north from Tallulah Falls for 3 miles to the Rabun Beach recreation sign. Turn left on an unnumbered county road and follow the signs to the recreation area. Continue west past the recreation area for 1 mile and turn left across the river below Seed Lake Dam. Follow the left fork of the road for 1.7 miles to a sign marking the trail on the right side of the road.
o Oakey Mountain ORV Trail: (6.2 miles) This trail is near Lake Burton and Lake Rabun. Directions: Go west on US 75 from Clayton, Ga for 6.8 miles. Turn left on Charlie Mountain Rd until it dead ends. Turn right on Bridge Creek Rd and go 2 miles, where the road dead ends at Lake Burton Dam Rd. Turn right and drive 1.6 miles to the entrance road on the left. To South Parking Lot: go west on 76 for 6.8 miles. Turn left on Charlie Mountain Rd until it dead ends. Turn right on Bridge Creek Rd and go 2 miles where it dead ends at Lake Burton Dam Rd. Turn left and drive 4.4 miles to the Flat Creek Rd. Turn right and go 2.1 miles until pavement ends. Continue on the gravel road for 0.8 miles to the entrance road on the right.
o Rabun Bald Trail: (4 miles) This trail provides a spectacular view of the tri-state area form an observation deck atop Rabun Bald, Georgia’s second highest point. The deck is constructed from remnants of an old fire tower built in the 1930s. The ascent is extremely steep. Directions: Go east on Warwoman Road from clayton for 10 miles. Turn on Forest Service Road 7 (Hale Ridge Road). Proceed 5.6 miles to the trail marker on the left.
o Raven Rock Trail: (2 miles) This trail begins at the end of Daniel Creek Road (FS 511-B). It follows the west bank of the Chattooga River, with spectacular views of the Raven Rock Cliffs. Directions: Take US 441 south from Clayton for 8 miles and then left into Watergage Road (Forest Service Road 511). Travel 2.6 miles and turn left onto Daniel Creek Road (Forest Service Road 511-b). Four wheel vehicles are recommended for traveling Forest Service Road 511-B.
o Warwoman Dell Nature Trail: (0.4 miles)This trail makes a small loop from the end of the Warwoman Dell picnic area. The highlights are a small waterfall and excellent wildflower viewing. Directions: Take Warwoman Road east from Clayton for 3 miles to Warwoman Dell Recreation Area. trailhead is where the road dead ends.
o Willis Knob Trail: (15 miles) This trail provides some of the most scenic horseback riding opportunities in the southeast. It features both rugged mountain terrain and views of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River. Directions: Go east on Warwoman Road from clayton for 11.6 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 157 (Goldmine Road). Proceed 0.2 mile to parking area on left.
o Also see our biking trails for some other trails in the area
o For more information including hiking maps, extensive file of individual trails contact Rabun County Welcome Center at (706) 782-4812 or visit them on the web at http://www.gamountains.com
o You can also contact the U.S. Forest service: Tallulah Ranger District Office for maps, trails, and recreation information on the Chattahoochee National Forest at (706) 782-3320 or visit them on the web at https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/conf/recreation/hiking
Horseback Riding: NE Georgia Horseback Riding - There are no words to describe horseback riding in the NE Georgia mountains. You can relax and ride while looking at the magnificence of creation that most of us take for granted each day. There are many horseback riding stables that cater to both pro and amateur skill levels. If name in red click on name to go to their website for more information. I personally highly recommend Equus Meadow Stables as I have been there myself!
o Equus Meadow Stables: 514 North Germany Mountain Road, Clayton, Ga. Contact them at (813) 300-9301 **Highly Recommend This Place and is close by.
o Arrowmont Stables: 276 Arrowmount Trail in Cullowhee, NC. Contact them at (828) 743-2762 or (800) 682-1092
o Chattahoochee Stables: Hwy 17 and 255 in Sautee, GA. Contact them at (706) 878-7000
o Davy Crockett Riding Stables: Near Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend, TN. Contact them at (865) 448-6411
o Deer Farm Riding Stables: Hwy 411 N. Dolly Parton Parkway in Sevierville, TN. Contact them at (865) 429-2276
o Dillard House Stables: Old Dillard Hwy in Dillard, GA. Just 9 miles North of Clayton. Contact them at (706) 746-2038 or 746-5348
o Lil' Ponderosa Horseback Riding: 909 Little Cove Road in Pigeon Forge, TN. Contact them at (865) 428-9398
o McCarter's Riding Stables: 923 Robinson Gap Rd in Sevierville, TN. Open early Spring to late Fall. 1-4 hour trips available. Contact them at (865) 436-5354
o Next to Heaven Stables: 1239 Wears Valley Road in Townsend, TN 37882 (865) 268-6314
o Smoky Mountain Stables: 4 miles east of Gatlinburg on Hwy 321 (light #3). Contact them at (865) 436-5634
o Southeast Pack Trips: 299 Dewey Burks Road in Jamestown, TN. Contact them at (931) 879-2260
o Sunburst Stables: 3181 Ga Hwy 255 in Clarkesville, GA. Contact them at (706) 947-7433
o Trackrock Stables: 4890 Trackrock Campground Road in Blairsville, GA. Contact them at (706) 745-5252 or (800) 826-0073
o Willis Knob Horse Camp & Trails: From Clayton, go east on Warwoman Road for 11.6 miles. Turn right on Willis Knob road (gravel road) and travel .2 miles to Woodall Ridge Day Use Parking Area on the left. Continue 1.9 miles to Willis Knob Horse Camp on the left. Contact them at (706) 754-6221
Hot Air Balloon Rides:
o Balloons Over Georgia: (678) 283-4033
o Magic Carpet Ride Ballooning Adventures: (770) 436-9960
o Sky Blue Balloon Rides: (847) 970-4411
Brush Creek Sporting Club:
1631 Moriah Church Road, Colbert, GA 30628
o Etowah Valley Game Preserve & Sporting Clays Park: 619 Sporting Hill Drive, Dawsonville, GA 30534 (706) 265-1611
o The Warwoman WMA, located in the northeastern corner of the county, boasts 15,800 acres of hunting land and the Lake Burton WMA, located in western Rabun County, has 12,600 acres. Both areas provide hunting opportunities for: deer, boar, turkey, bear, various small game. Georgia Department of Natural Resources for information or maps of the areas.
Mark of the Potter: Mark of the Potter specializes in handmade pottery and locally made jams and jellies, crafts, and books. Open 10-6 seven days a week. Contact them at (706) 947-3440 or visit them on the web at http://www.markofthepotter.com/
Moccasin Creek State Park: Moccasin Creek State Park is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the shores of lovely 2,800-acre Lake Burton. A fully accessible fishing pier sits above a trout-filled creek open only to physically challenged visitors, senior citizens and children. Tour the adjacent trout rearing station, hike on several nearby mountain trails or simply relax in this peaceful setting. Hours are 7:00 to 10:00. Contact (706) 947-3194 or visit them on the web at http://gastateparks.org/MoccasinCreek
Moonrise Distillery: Voted by the people the #1 distillery in Georgia. 31 Webb Rd in Clayton, Ga. Contact (844) 994-4759 to book a tour.
Motorcycle Roads: Northeast Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina roads are perfect for the motorcycle rider, both beginner and advanced.
Persimmon Creek Vineyards: Benefiting from the classic wine-friendly soils of the region, Georgia vineyards are undergoing an exciting evolution producing wines of truly exceptional quality. Visitors to Rabun County can experience special wine tastings, winery tours, festivals and events. Contact them at (706) 212-7380 or visit their site at https://www.southernfoodways.org/interview/persimmon-creek-vineyards/
Pigeon Forge, TN Attractions: Just down the road from Gatlinburg, TN you will find a whole new assortment of activities for your family. Dolly's Splash Country has many waterslides and a wave pool. The Dollywood Theme Park has roller coasters, many rides, shows, and crafts. Dixie Stampede is a dinner show with horses and audience participation. Packed with fun and laughter, visit The Comedy Barn Theatre for jugglers, magicians, comedians, fire-eaters, and funny barnyard characters. There's the Black Bear Jamboree dinner and show. There is also the Elvis Museum as well as many rides to bungee jump, ferris wheels, etc. along the strip. Visit the attraction index webpage for Pigeon Forge at http://www.mypigeonforge.com/things-to-do/attractions/
Rabun County Arena: Provides opportunities for livestock and horse shows, dog shows, concerts, rodeos, fairs, trade shows, car shows, tractor shows and commercial events.
Scottish Tartan Museum: The Scottish Tartan Museum offers a glimpse into the history of Scotland. Founded by the Scottish Tartans Society, this museum covers all the various aspects of Scotland: culture, history, dress, migration, and military. Open Monday thru Saturday 10:00-5:00. Contact them at (828) 524-7472 or visit them on the web at https://scottishtartansmuseum.org/
Six Flags Over Georgia: Six Flags Over Georgia is a theme park that offers entertainment from small kiddie parks to wild rollercoasters. Six Flags has concerts, street performers, and parades. Hours of operation vary by season so contact them at (770) 739-3400 or visit them on the web at http://www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia
o Scaly Mountain, NC: Snow tubing only. Scaly Mountain Outdoor Sports Park is a friendly, fun, family-oriented resort offering snow tubing and ice skating only. Thousands of families have come to enjoy snow tubing at Scaly Mountain and we would like you to come join us. Contact at (828) 526-3737
o Cataloochee, NC: Visit Cataloochee Ski Area this season and experience southern hospitality on the slopes. For generations of snow-loving families,Cataloochee is a winter tradition, and with good reason. Contact them at (800) 768-0285
o Hawksnest Resort, NC: This summer we will be expanding our beginner area. This new area will be about 500 feet long and serviced by a moving sidewalk conveyor lift. The expanded area will have 100% snowmaking and lighting for nighttime ski or snowboarding. This expanded beginner area will make Hawksnest one of the best places to learn to ski or snowboard. Contact them at (828) 963-6561 or (800) 822-4295
o Ober Gatlinburg, TN: Ober Gatlinburg offers eight trails serviced by two quad and one double chairlift which keeps you out of lift lines and on the slopes. When temperatures drop, our snowmaking equipment blankets 100% of our slopes. Slopes are maintained with the latest in snow-grooming equipment to provide a smoother, more consistent surface. Contact them at (800) 251-9202 or (865) 436-5423
o Ski Beech, NC: With excellent skiing (day or night), and a charming Alpine Village filled with intriguing shops, tempting restaurants and more, you'll find that Ski Beech offers a winter wonderland of fun and activities for all members of your family or group! Contact them at 800-438-2093.
Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts: Located in Franklin, North Carolina, this 1,500 seat state-of-the-art facility presents the finest in performing arts to the surrounding towns. Performances will include passion plays, musical productions, professional drama troupes, dance and choral festivals, recitals, and various genres including country, bluegrass, gospel, pop, contemporary Christian, and more. The stunning architecture, technical facilities, and impeccable acoustics will provide the highest professional standards for both the audience and the performers. Contact them at (828) 524-1598 or visit them on the web at http://www.greatmountainmusic.com/
Stone Mountain: Located on 3,200 acres of natural beauty, Stone Mountain Park features a wide variety of fun family activities and things to do in the Atlanta, Georgia area. They offer skyrides, scenic train rides, paddleboat riverboat cruises, and the world's largest laser light show with fireworks. Hours of operation are 10:00-5:00. Contact them at (800) 401-2407 or visit them on the web at http://www.stonemountainpark.com
Tallulah Gorge State Park: The Tallulah Gorge State Park is one of the most spectacular canyons in the eastern U.S., Tallulah Gorge is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. Visitors can hike rim trails to several overlooks, or they can obtain a free permit (limit 100 per day) to hike down to the gorge floor. A suspension bridge sways 80 feet above the rocky bottom, providing spectacular views of the river and waterfalls. Exhibits in the park's Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center highlight the rich history of this Victorian resort town, as well as the rugged terrain and fragile ecosystem of the area. Additionally, an award-winning film, Deliverance takes viewers on a dramatic journey through the gorge. Hours are from 8:00-Dark. Contact them at (706) 754-7981 or visit them on the web at http://gastateparks.org/TallulahGorge
o Tiger Drive-In: The Tiger Drive In is now open Thurs, Fri, and Sat and Sunday with double features "Two movies for the price of one" on Friday and Saturday. Located at 2956 Old Hwy 441 in Tiger, Ga. Contact them at (404) 680-5066 for showtimes.
o Ruby Cinemas in Franklin, NC: Located at 2097 Georgia Rd in Franklin, NC. Contact them at (828) 524-2076
o Habersham Hills Cinemas in Cornelia, GA: Habersham Hills Cinemas is easy to find and "easy in-easy out" right on Ga. 365 at Cody Rd. only 4.5 miles North of the Cornelia Wal-Mart exit (Hwy 441). Contact them at (706) 776-7469
Tiger Mountain Vineyards: Tiger Mountain Vineyards is nestled on a hillside high up in Rabun County, on the rocky, sunny slopes of the North Georgia mountains. Our vineyard is small, the vines individually tended and the grapes hand-picked for quality. Our red wines are barrel-aged 18 to 24 months. Visit the vineyards and enjoy barrel-room tastings! Contact them at (706) 782-4777 or v isit their website at http://www.tigerwine.com/
Unicoi State Park: Unicoi State Park offers outstanding programs which focus on natural, cultural, historical and recreational resources. The parks offers hiking and biking on scenic mountain trails as well as a lodge gift shop specializing in homemade quilts and pottery. Contact them at (706) 878-2201 or visit them on the web at http://gastateparks.org/Unicoi
o Southeastern Expeditions: offers whitewater rafting, canoeing, and kayaking on the Chattooga River in NE Georgia. Contact (800) 868-7238
o Nantahala Outdoor Center: 1/2 day, full day, and overnight trips available. Contact (828) 785-5082
o Wildwood Outfitters: offers whitewater rafting, canoeing, tubing, and kayaking on the Chattahoochee River. Contact them at (800)553-2715 or (706)865-4451
o Wildwater Ltd: Whitewater rafting on the Chattooga, Nantahala, Ocoee, and Pigeon Rivers. Contact them at (866) 319-8870
o Moccasin Creek State Park: Contact them at (706) 947-3194
o Sunburst: 3181 Ga Hwy 255 in Clarkesville, GA. Contact them at (706) 947-7433
o Blue Ridge Zip Line and Adventure Park: (800) 251-4800
o Banning Hills: (770) 834-9149