Activities

What should we do today?

There are so many things to do in the area from hiking to fishing to shopping. Here is a quick guide.

Base Camp

Walking/Biking

The cabins are located on 40 acres. There are trails that lead along the creek, up to the bathhouse and around the runway. The kids always have fun “trompin’ in the creeks”! Read more “Walking/Biking”

Historic Interests

Dahlonega Gold Museum

Dahlonega Gold Museum, Gold Mines & Panning

Located on top of the largest gold deposits found east of the Mississippi River, gold was first discovered completely by accident in the Dahlonega area in 1828, 20 years before the Gold Rush to California. Read more “Dahlonega Gold Museum”

Area Parks, Lakes, Waterfalls

Lake Blue Ridge

Lake Blue Ridge in Fannin County has a marina where you can rent boats, jet skies, etc. It has fishing, hiking, swimming & picnicking. Also there are two hidden lakes near Kennedy Creek. Read more “Lake Blue Ridge”

Tallulah Gorge State Park

South of Clayton on US 441, the Tallulah Falls are a series of waterfalls. The falls can be viewed from observation platforms along the rim of the gorge or for the more adventuresome, several fairly difficult footpaths lead into the gorge itself.

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Brasstown Bald

Known as Georgia’s highest peak is located on GA 180 Spur. The visitor
center offers a 360 degree view and is accessible by trails or a shuttle service.

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Anna Ruby Falls

North of Helen, this is actually two falls in one- a 150 ft fall from Curtis Creek and a 50 ft fall from York Creek merge to form Smith Creek. A 0.4 mile paved trail leads you to the site.

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Recreation

Shopping

Dahlonega, Blue Ridge & Helen offer a wide variety of shopping. In Dahlonega, stroll the brick walks of the town square in the historic district, where unique shops and galleries beckon you inside the old buildings.

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Scenic Byways

Kennedy Creek Resort is located on the western portion of SR 180, which has the distinction of being the curviest road in Georgia. The eastern part of SR 180 has the distinction of being part of the Russell-Brasstown Scenic Byway and leads you to Brasstown Bald State Park, which is the highest peak in Georgia.

Whitewater Rafting & Tubing

Wildwater Rafting in Ducktown offers four different trips. One is a combination trip with the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway in Fannin County. Also, slow relaxing tubing excursions are offered in Helen & Dahlonega.

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Trout Fishing

Lake Winfield Scott and Coopers Creek offer great wild trout fishing but you need a license. The Wal-Mart in Dahlonega sells fishing licenses, maps and all the tackle you need.

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Swan Drive-in Movie Theater

The Swan is one of five drive-in theatres in the state of Georgia that is still operating. The Swan operates year round with first run movies. Visit here for show times.

Hiking

Each state park has its own set of trails that are usually well maintained and marked. Some of these trails also lead to the Appalachian Trail.

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