Featured Destinations in the North Georgia and Western North Carolina Mountains
Enjoy a spectacular mountain view from the porch of a cozy mountain cabin or luxury vacation home. Renew your spirit on a day hiking to nearby waterfalls or horseback riding on forested trails in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Looking for quiet romance or peace of mind? Try spending the day watching the sun glimmer across the aqua blue waters of Lake Blue Ridge or crystal clear Toccoa River.
152 Orvin Lance Dr • Blue Ridge, GA 30513 • 706.632.5680 • www.BlueRidgeMountains.com
This family-friendly burb hosts nearly two dozen festivals and events each year, including favorites Blairsville Scottish Festival in June and the Sorghum Festival in October. There are deluxe cabin accommodations tucked all over the county with stunning views of woods and water. Blairsville-Union County is a perfect choice for any season!
129 Union County Recreation • Blairsville, GA • 706.745.5789 • www.VisitBlairsville.com
Murphy Visitor Center • 828-557-0602 • 20 Tennessee Street • Murphy, NC 28906
Andrews Visitor Center • 828-557-1185 • US 19-74-129 • Andrews, NC 28901
The perfect place to reconnect with nature and spend time with family and friends. Only minutes from Lake Lure, Chimney Rock offers the best of the mountains in one place – spectacular 75-mile views, hiking trails for all ages, a 404-foot waterfall and signature special events.
9431 Main St • Chimney Rock NC 28720 • 1-800-277-9611 • www.ChimneyRockPark.com
Discover why Rand McNally Atlas named the Folk School one of the top 30 U.S. destinations for a day's visit in their Best of the Road listing. Numerous walking trails meander the 300-acre campus, including the Rivercane Walk, a creekside trail with art honoring the strong Cherokee heritage of the Appalachian area.
One Folk School Rd • Brasstown, NC 28902 • 1-800-FOLK-SCH • www.Folkschool.org
Students work and learn in professionally equipped studios on our stunning 13 acre residential campus hidden in the heart of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Workshops and classes are offered in ceramics, fiber, metals/jewelry, painting, drawing, photography, warm glass, woodturning, woodworking, mixed media, books, paper and more.
Visitors to the Foxfire Museum in Mountain City, GA, can imaginatively re-create the works and days of southern Appalachia in the 1800s.
98 Foxfire Lane • Mountain City, GA 30562 • 706.746.5828 • Foxfire.org
Our gift shop features many unique Scottish gift items, including books, music, jewelry and more. We offer a full range of custom Highland Dress items to get you outfitted from head to toe. Every purchase helps to fund the museum!
86 E Main Street • Franklin, North Carolina, 28734 • 828.524.7472 • www.ScottishTartans.org
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