Attractions and Parks

Attractions and Parks: Our Northeast Georgia Mountains Offer lots of recreation, art, antiques and exciting things to do and see. Visit our living history of these North Georgia Mountains. Tour a museum, gallery or go on a hike at one of these recommended places.

Andy’s Trout Farm: Dillard, GA. (706)746-2550. http://www.andystroutfarm.com/

Black Rock Mountain State Park: Named for its sheer cliffs of dark-colored biotite gneiss, encompasses some of the most outstanding country in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Located astride the Eastern Continental Divide at an altitude of 3,640 feet, Black Rock Mountain is the highest state park in Georgia. Numerous sceneic overlooks provide spectacular 80 mile vistaas of the Southern Appalachians, and several hiking trails lead visitors past wildfhousers, streams, small waterfalls and lush forests. (706)746-2141. http://gastateparks.org/info/blackrock/

Foxfire Museum: Experience the Southern Appalachia, as recorded, photographed, and documented by the students of Rabun County over the last four decades and shared with the world through the Foxfire Magazine and The Foxfire Book volumes. Visit our mountainside collection of log cabins housing the artifacts and memories of an era long past – gathered by Foxfire students as they looked deeply into their families, their community, and their heritage. Self-guided tours. 200 Foxfire Lane off Hwy. 441 in Mountain City, GA (706)746-5828. http://www.foxfire.org/

The Hambidge Arts Center: The Center is located on Betty’s Creek Road in Rabun Gap, (706)746-5718. http://www.hambidge.org/

Moccasin Creek State Park: Known as the park “where springs spends the summer,” Moccasin Creek is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the shores of lovely Lake Burton. its central location makes it a perfect jumping off spot for high country exploration. Tour the adjacent trout rearing station, hike on mountain trails or simply relax in this peaceful setting. 197 S. Clayton, GA. (706)947-3194. http://www.gastateparks.org/

Rabun County Recreation Park: Picnic pavilion, gymnasium, meeting rooms, ball fields, swimming pool. Extensive recreation programs for youth and adults. (706)782-4600.

Scottish Tartan Museum: is 828-524-7472. http://www.scottishtartans.org/

Tallulah Gorge State Park: One of the most spectacular gorges in the eastern U.S., this chasm is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep. The park’s breathtaking views and the town’s rich history make this area a favorite stopping point along U.S. Hwy 441 – the main route between Atlanta and the Great Smoky Mountains.(706)754-7970. This 2,689 acre park surrounding Tallulah Gorge offers camping, lake/beach swimming, fishing andspectacular waterfalls.  The Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center, a 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility, features comprehensive displays on the history, wildlife, terrain, and fragile ecosystem of Tallulah Gorge and the surround area.  Exhibits also highlight the rich history of the Victorian resort town of Tallulah Falls.  An award winning film takes viewers on a dramatic journey through the gorge. http://gastateparks.org/info/tallulah/

Tallulah Falls Railroad Museum: http://www.railga.com/oddend/rabungap.html

Georgia Welcome Center: (706)782-5113. http://www.gamountains.com/content/accom.html

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