Local Attractions

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Appalachian Trailhead

Springer Mountain is the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail about 20 minutes (9 miles) from Suches Adventures.

Woody Gap is located where the Appalachian Trail crosses into the Blue Ridge District. The location offers panoramic views of the North Georgia Mountains, a restroom facility, access to the Appalachian Trail, and multiple areas for picnicking.

The Woody Gap Appalachian Trailhead is primarily used for hiking. Some of the popular hiking routes are:

  • Woody Gap to Big Cedar Mountain
  • Woody Gap to Neel’s Gap
  • Woody Gap to Gooch Gap
  • Woody Gap to Preachers Rock
  • Springer Mountain to Woody Gap
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Blairsville

Blairsville is a serene and picturesque location characterized by high peaks, green valleys, lush forests, and bubbling creeks and streams. The region is famous for its delectable local dishes, unique shopping experiences, splendid views, and a clear sky bursting with stars.

Blairsville is home to Georgia’s most beautiful landmarks, including Brasstown Bald Mountain, the Appalachian Trail, and Vogel State Park. The county is also home to U.S Forest Service Lake Winfield Scott which includes an 18-acre lake offering boating, swimming, fishing, picnicking, hiking, and camping opportunities.

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Brasstown Bald Mountain

Brasstown Bald is the highest point in Georgia. Heavily wooded, the mountain is located within Chattahoochee National Forest.

The Bald is replete with attractions that will enhance the experience of our glamping visitors. Some of these have been listed below:

  • Picnic areas with scenic views
  • A five-story lookout tower on the summit
  • A cloud-level observation deck offers 360-degree views of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and valleys. Visitors will see four states (Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina) from the tower on a clear day.
  • A mountain-top natural science and history museum that houses interactive cultural and natural history exhibits
  • Three trailheads (for hiking and biking)
  • A general store selling locally made products
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Chattahoochee National Forest

The Chattahoochee National Forest spans over 750,000 protected forest land in the North Georgia mountains. The expansive forest covers 18 counties in North Georgia. The national forest comprises ten wildernesses, 37 developed recreation areas, 200 picnic areas, 500 reservation only primitive campsites, six safe-to-swim beach areas along mountain lakes, and more than 500 miles of developed trails. The forest is home to more than 500 wildlife species, including fish, birds, and mammals. The clear-running streams and rivers pass through the forest house the most popular local trout.

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Fishing Tributaries

The Blue Ridge area is known as the “trout capitol of Georgia”. Toccoa River, its tributaries and lakes are continuously stocked with trout by DNR.

Some of these tributaries are:

  • Coopers’ Creek
  • Rock Creek
  • Shallowford Bridge

Georgia’s Blue Ridge

Georgia’s Blue Ridge comprises 106,000-acre Chattahoochee National Forest, 300 miles of hiking trails, and 100 miles of rivers and trout streams. The town is also home to Lake Blue Ridge, a 3290-acre crystal clear freshwater playground suitable for fishing, canoeing, kayaking, white-water rafting, and river tubing. Blue Ridge is a tourist town where visitors can enjoy outdoor adventures, engage in fun activities with family and friends, shop, indulge in fine dining, and simply relax. This area is known as the “trout capitol of Georgia”.

Some of the everyday activities that Blue Ridge is well-known for include the following:

  • Apple picking
  • Fishing
  • Forest canopy zip line rides
  • Hiking
  • Horseback rides
  • Hunting
  • Mountain biking
  • Shopping in upscale antique and specialty shops
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most-visited national park in the US. The park is divided down its length by the Tennessee-North Carolina border. Hence it has parts in both states. The park draws over 200,000 visitors per year. In 2019, the park had 12.5 million visitors[1].

The park is characterized by cascading waterfalls, many miles of deciduous forests, 800 miles of hiking trails, mountains, roaming wildlife, and a spectacular view that stretches out over 500,000 acres. The Appalachian Trail passes through the park’s center from Georgia to Maine.

The park contains some of the most popular hiking destinations:

  • Charles Bunion
  • Alum Cave Bluffs
  • Andrews Bald
  • Rainbow Falls
  • Chimney Tops

Great Smoky National Park is known for its biodiversity, which comprises a wide variety of:

  • Bears
  • Birds
  • Elk and deer
  • Trees and forests
  • Wildflowers
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