WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE NEARBY?
There are so many things to do in the area from hiking to fishing to shopping. Here is a quick guide.
On the weekends our Tavern serves food, beer, wine and liquor! We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner on most weekends. You can give us call or send us an email to find out more about what we will be serving during your visit. You can also visit...
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”! The runway itself is 2000 feet long. So to get a full mile in running you only need to go the...
Georgia Wild Trout offers guided fly fishing tours in North Georgia. You can explore hidden and rarely discussed waterways. Whether you are a beginner, or more experienced fly angler, Georgia offers places to find plenty of colorful wild trout willing to eat a fly....
Public Telescope Viewing
North GA College Observatory offers telescope viewing open to the public. Community members are invited to free telescope viewings of the night sky on Friday and Saturday evenings between 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m., weather permitting. *Check the Facebook page for the...
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. Main Street Blue Ridge offers a variety of shops...
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...
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. Visit here for more information.
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. Black Mountain Trout Ponds, less than a mile from Kennedy Creek Resort, has a “no catch, no...
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.
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. For example, the Dockery Lake Trail is about 3.5 miles and is a moderate to strenuous hike up to Miller’s Gap on the...
With over 250 acres bordering the Chattahoochee National Forest, Trackrock Stables offers an adventure you will long remember. 706-745-5252 Visit https://trackrock.com/trail-rides/ for more information.
Area Parks, Lakes, Waterfalls
Helton Creek Falls
A very short walk from the parking lot to a phenomenal setting, Helton Creek Falls are set in a deep hardwood forest. The falls themselves feature a double fall with a vertical drop of more than 100 feet. A 300-yard trail leads to the falls. (The rocks are deceptively...
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. The closest is Lake Winfield Scott. The 18 acre lake offers picnicking,...
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. Visit here for more...
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. Visit here for more information.
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. Visit here for more information.
Burt’s Pumpkin Farm
On GA 52 next to Amicalola Falls, Burt’s is a family tradition. Hundreds of pumpkins & hayrides too! Visit https://www.Burtsfarm.com for more information.
Amicalola Falls State Park
Located on GA 52 between Dahlonega and Ellijay, the seven cascades of the falls total 729 ft and can be viewed from the bottom by way of a hiking trail or from the top, where a platform bridge takes you right to the brink. Also, the Amicalola Park Lodge offers food...
Trahlyta was a woman in Cherokee legend who is said to have lived in the North Georgia Mountains near present-day Dahlonega in the United States. Trahlyta supposedly drank from a nearby Fountain of Youth to maintain her renowned beauty. The warrior Wahsega courted...
Petroglyphs carved into an outcropping of rock before the area was inhabited by the recognized Native American tribes. Visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/conf/trackrock for more information.
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. Deer hunter,...