Fun Things to do in the North Georgia and Western North Carolina Mountains
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.
The Festivals and Concerts start in early spring with the Rhododendron Festival, followed by the Georgia Mountain Fair, Fall Festival, Super Star Concerts, Georgia's Official State Fiddler's Convention and there are campgrounds right on beautiful shores of Lake Chatuge.
1311 Music Hall Road • Hiawassee, Georgia 30546 • 706.896.4191 • GeorgiaMountainFairgrounds.com
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
The ticket office is in the depot tucked in the charming mountain village of Blue Ridge, Georgia, within the lush Chattahoochee National Forest, only 95 miles north of Atlanta.
RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
A Blooming Affair at Hamilton Gardens takes place from mid-April to mid-May, everything will be in bloom, showing colors even an artist dreams about! Hundreds of varieties, and as many as 1,500 rhododendrons and azaleas create a magnificent backdrop for many other equally beautiful plants. Come take a stroll and feel the beauty and peace surrounding you.
Open Every Day 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
96 Pavilion Road • Hiawassee, GA 30546 • 706.970.0011 • www.HamiltonGardens.com
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
Open 7 days a week from 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
On Saturday & Sunday Only...Hillcrest Orchards has Ellijay's only swimming pig races, cow milking, wagon rides, pony rides, pedal cart rides, giant jumping pillow, giant slides and playgrounds. Visit the Apple Museum, Moonshine Museum, and watch live entertainment on the stage.
September & October 9:00 am - 6:00 pm • November 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
U-Pick Apple Season: August 29 – November 1 - 9 am - 6 pm everyday including Sunday
2013 we will be hosting 7 Main Stage Shows with 12 Performances for each show, 8 evenings of music along with 13 Sunny D Performance, our Children's Theater Program.
2591 E First St • Blue Ridge, GA • 706.632.9223 • BlueRidgeCommunityTheater.com
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