Recreation in North Georgia Mountains
Whether you live in Georgia or not, traveling into the North Georgia mountains provides a different experience each time. There are plenty of scenic highways like Southern Highroads or you could travel through the back roads to see something new to enjoy recreation in the North Georgia mountains.
When you’re tired of driving, pull over through one of the many cities Southern Highroads runs through and start enjoying the recreation in the North Georgia mountains. There’s plenty of activities for the entire family, including boating, golf, horse-back riding, shopping (yes that’s a recreation!), hiking, camping, and visiting activity centers.
There are also plenty of cities that you could camp out for an entire weekend and have plenty of things to do. There’s no need to drive city to city finding the best in each activity. Each city boasts their own recreation and with good cause.
Boating is the biggest recreation available (aside from hiking). You could visit and rent boats for Lake Blue Ridge, Lake Chatuge, Lake Rabun, or Lake Burton. For hiking there’s plenty of State Parks such as Unicoi, Sumter, and Chattahoochee.
Gold is also plentiful up here and also comes with the spectacular view of the Appalachian Mountains. To get more information about golfing off of the Southern Highroads, visit their official website.
Shopping may not be entirely be a recreation, but it is something for the entire family to enjoy. Shopping doesn’t have to be in regular complexes – it also can include antiquing on the side of the road shops (which North Georgia has no shortage of). Consider it as a treasure hunt.
There are also plenty of activity centers such as Pottery and Foxfire that combine education and recreation while exploring Appalachian culture.
Camping is the best way of experience recreation in North Georgia Mountains because you don’t have to travel. Most state parks offer all the recreation I spoke on earlier (some have outposts and gift shops too!).
Enjoy your journey on the Southern highroads and your ticket to recreation in the North Georgia mountains!
Suzanne Najbrt lives in Atlanta with her family and regularly travels Southern Highroads Trail and she also maintains the Official Southern Highroads Trail Blog.
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