Founded in 1856, Towns County, Georgia is one of the most premier and beautiful mountain and valley setting in all the eastern United States. For those looking for the perfect getaway destination the county resides in what’s considered an ideal mountain atmosphere of mild weather, mountain fun, recreation, leisure and rejuvenation with all the comforts of home.
The local towns of Hiawassee and Young Harris can provide all the necessary services to make your experience enjoyable, along with both indoor and outdoor recreation and entertainment. You’ll find mountains that touch the sky, a large beautiful lake ideal for boating, swimming and fishing, a championship golf course, plus a variety of lodging from B & Bs, Condos and Cabins to Hotels and Premier Resorts. Whatever your choice, you can find it in Towns County.
Fine dining and excellent eateries offer a variety of cuisine to satisfy anyone’s appetite, plus a local vineyard to put your personal palate to a taste test. Towns County has a fine selection of local specialty shops and galleries for those that would like to take a piece of the mountains back home with them. Live entertainment by famed headliners plus festivals and special events are a regular part of the fun at Towns County’s celebrated and historic mountain fairgrounds, ideally located along the shoreline of Lake Chatuge.
Part of Georgia’s Chattahoochee National Forest makes up a large portion of Towns County offering opportunities for incredible outdoor recreation such as camping, hiking, scenic waterfalls, fishing, biking, horseback riding and scenic drives. This region of Chattahoochee National Forest in Towns County harbors a popular section of the renowned Appalachian Trail, great for a day or overnight hikes. For those looking for more adventure, white water rafting, zip-lining and canopy tours are only a short drive away.
One of the many outstanding features in Towns County is Brasstown Bald and Wilderness Area, the highest point in the North Georgia Mountains and easily accessible by a paved roadway to the top. From the summit overlook, visitors can see the surrounding mountains, forest, valley lands and the popular Lake Chatuge below; this mountaintop site is virtually a stairway to the heavens.
Located in a low mountain gap along the western edge of Brasstown Valley is the mysterious Track Rock Archeological Area. The site draws visitors annually to ponder the mysteries of its stone age carved boulders containing indecipherable cryptic symbols of ancient Native American tales, both myths and legends.
The natural beauty of Towns County is so captivating that the largest valley in the county is known as the Enchanted Valley. From the upper slopes along the Enchanted Valley one only has to gaze down upon the crystal blue waters of Lake Chatuge and realize they have found what they have always been looking for, a harmonious and exciting world within an exceptional landscape simply known as Towns County, North Georgia.This Blue Ridge Highlander Mobi is designed to guide visitors to a large cache of points of interest throughout the County.
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Young Harris, GA 30582
Discover….Hiawassee & Young Harris, Georgia,in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains on beautiful Lake Chatuge where you can spend a day boating or a picnic and swim in one of the quiet coves. Visit one of the marinas for your boating needs. Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa offers guided horseback trail riding for every skill level. You will find outstanding vacation cabins for rent, perfect for family vacations, reunions, romantic getaways or to just relax and unwind. Take a trip on the Georgia Wine Highway to the exquisite vineyard in Young Harris or experience mountain golf, with breathtaking views on championship courses.
Our mountain is designed to make your getaways memorable. Hiawassee & Young Harris are located 2 hours north of Atlanta, GA, Asheville, NC, Chattanooga, TN and Greenville, SC, in the heart of the North Georgia Mountains.
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History resides in full view throughout Towns County reflected in its historic churches, old family homesteads, and the famed Young Harris College and Native American geological sites.
Located along a section of Lake Chatuge’s shoreline at the fairgrounds and opened to the public during festivals and events, inquisitive history buffs will find an entire village to explore, filled with historic buildings and structures depicting the early times of Towns County’s celebrated past. Within this historic village setting visitors will find a museum offering a wealth of historic exhibits and displays. The historic structures throughout the village (intertwined with festival booths) come alive during festivals and events with live demonstrations of the arts, crafts and skills performed by mountain artisans. Within this historic village setting are cabins, a school house, a barn, an operating blacksmith shop, a working saw mill, a giant waterwheel and mill house, an operating smokehouse and other significant historic structures, plus there’s an operating “moonshine still” demonstrating the making of distilled spirits practiced by their ancestors.
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Navigation: The back button will take you back in history, the "Highlander Mobi" at the top bar will take you back to the home page with the navigation categories.
Maps: You must have your GPS turned on for your device and accept the request to use it that the device will send you when it is needed. Once the message pops up once, your phone should all you to check don't ask again for it to automatically use the GPS.
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