The APPALACHIAN TRAIL begins at Springer Mountain near Amicalola Falls State Park, 15 miles west of
town, but it can also be accessed quite near our cabin!
TUBING, CANOEING & RAFTING: If you're adventurous, go rafting, tubing or canoeing with
several outfitters in the area!
OTHER ACTIVITIES include FISHING in creeks, rivers & trophy trout streams; gold and
gem grubbing mines; a premium outlet mall; the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve, several area golf courses (including the
Jack Nicklaus course in Dahlonega); antique hunting and horseback riding stables.
And don't forget Brasstown Bald, highest mountain in Georgia and it's interperative center, north of us near Blairsville,
Ga. (Closed in winter.)
ALPINE HELEN is an old logging town that was transformed into a lovely Bavarian Village famous for it's Octoberfest,
Balloon Races, quai
nt shops and more. It's only 17 miles from the cabin.
On your way to Helen, stop in Cleveland to visit "Babyland General Hospital". You can watch Cabbage Patch Dolls
being born, "adopt" a baby and shop in their gift shop during your free tour.
STATE PARKS in the area are Vogel, Amicalola Falls, Unocoi, Smithgall Woods and Moccasin Creek. They have beautiful
lakes, waterfalls, guest lodges with restaurants, plus cabins and recreational facilities such as boating, swimming,
camping, fishing and mini-golf.
& swimming beach at Vogel State Park