Gold N Gem
Grubbin: Mine for Gold and Gem Stones in our convenient sluices
or right in the creek just like the ole' timers did. Contact them at (706)
Gold City Gem
Mine: Come mine one of several
types of buckets here at Gold City. We have both Native and Enriched
Gemstone buckets. After mining, bring your rough stones in to our on-site
professional jeweler for free inspection. You can also have your stones cut
and mounted in to a variety of gold and silver mounts for a beautiful
souvenir. Contact them at (800) 713-7767
Franklin Gem and Mineral
Museum: Gemologists and rock hounds will enjoy a visit to the
Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum in Franklin, with its collection of
countless precious and semiprecious stones found in this mineral-rich region
of North Carolina as well as other areas in and out of the state.
Contact them at (704) 369-7831
Magic Carpet Ballooning Adventures:
Floating with the dancing wind,
somewhere between the treetops and the clouds; there’s no better way to see the
Georgia sights around Atlanta than from one of our 2 hot air balloons "Sun
Dancer" or "Magic Dancer"... Located 74 miles Southwest of Clayton. Contact them
at (770) 436 - 9960
Come see the scenery like
you never have. A hot air balloon ride over North Georgia. When
you take a hot air balloon ride with Balloons Over Georgia you
will see the sites like never before. From your lofty perch you
will see Lake Lanier, Stone Mountain, Kennesaw Mountain, the
Atlanta skyline and the beginnings of the Blue Ridge and
Appalachian mountain ranges to our north. Sometimes you might
even get to watch deer run or fly with a hawk. Located at 112
Jason Lane in Cumming, Ga just 80 miles Southwest of Clayton.
Contact them at 678-947-9866.
The Warwoman WMA,
located in the northeastern corner of the county, boasts 15,800 acres of
hunting land and the Lake Burton WMA, located in western Rabun County, has
12,600 acres. Both areas provide hunting opportunities for: deer, boar,
turkey, bear, various small game. Contact the
Georgia Department of Natural Resources for information or maps of the
Mountain, NC: Snow tubing only.
Scaly Mountain Outdoor Sports Park
is a friendly, fun, family-oriented resort offering snow tubing and ice
Thousands of families have come to enjoy snow tubing at Scaly Mountain and
we would like you to come join us. Contact
at (828) 526-3737
Cataloochee, NC: Visit Cataloochee Ski Area this season and experience
southern hospitality on the slopes. For generations of snow-loving
families,Cataloochee is a winter tradition, and with good reason. Contact
them at (800) 768-0285
Hawksnest Resort, NC: This summer we will be expanding our beginner
area. This new area will be about 500 feet long and serviced by a moving
sidewalk conveyor lift. The expanded area will have 100% snowmaking and
lighting for nighttime ski or snowboarding. This expanded beginner area
will make Hawksnest one of the best places to learn to ski or snowboard.
Contact them at (800)
Ober Gatlinburg, TN: Ober Gatlinburg offers eight trails serviced by two
quad and one double chairlift which keeps you out of lift lines and on the
slopes. When temperatures drop, our snowmaking equipment blankets 100% of
our slopes. Slopes are maintained with the latest in snow-grooming
equipment to provide a smoother, more consistent surface. Contact them at
(800) 251-9202 or (865) 436-5423
Ski Beech, NC: With excellent skiing (day or night), and a charming
Alpine Village filled with intriguing shops, tempting restaurants and more,
you'll find that Ski Beech offers a winter wonderland of fun and activities
for all members of your family or group! Contact them at 800-438-2093.
Drive-In: The Tiger Drive In is now open Thurs, Fri, and Sat and Sunday
with double features "Two movies for the price of one" on Friday and
Saturday. Located at 2956 Old Hwy 441 in Tiger, Ga. Contact them at (404)
680-5066 for showtimes.
Cinemas in Cornelia, GA: Habersham Hills Cinemas is easy to find
and "easy in-easy out" right on Ga. 365 at Cody Rd. only 4.5 miles North of
the Cornelia Wal-Mart exit (Hwy 441). Contact them at (706) 776-7469
Tiger Mountain Vineyards is
nestled on a hillside high up in Rabun County, on the rocky, sunny slopes of the
North Georgia mountains. Our vineyard is small, the vines individually tended
and the grapes hand-picked for quality. Our red wines are barrel-aged 12 to 24
months. Visit the vineyards and enjoy barrel-room tastings.
Beginning April 19, 2013, the Red
Barn Cafe will be open to the public for lunch every Saturday and Sunday from
11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. from April through November. Gourmet lunches will be
catered by Rob Rotunno of the award-winning Corkscrew Café in Dahlonega. There
will be live music on Saturdays.
Over a century old and restored in
1986, Glen-Ella Springs Inn is listed on the National Register of Historic
Places. The inn features 16 well-appointed rooms each individually decorated
with period antiques, luxury linens, colorful fabrics and locally made furniture
as part of the decor. The rooms all open onto covered porches complete with
rocking chairs to enjoy the serene setting. The restaurant is open most evenings
at 5:30 p.m. and has been recognized as one of Georgia's top dining
destinations. Reservations are recommended.
Glen-Ella Springs Inn is a
wonderful location for romantic getaways, destination weddings as well as family
and corporate retreats. Surrounded by 17 acres with a perennial flower and herb
garden, Glen-Ella Springs Inn is a place where nature, casual elegance,
exceptional food and true Southern hospitality come together. Lodging rates are
based on double occupancy and always include a full hot entree breakfast.
Some of the finest award-winning
Georgia wines have been produced at Habersham Vineyards & Winery since 1983.
More than 150 medals have been awarded to Habersham Wines in both national and
international competitions. The winery orginally was located in Baldwin until
November 1998 when construction on a new facility located at the Nacoochee
Village in Helen was completed. Located just one-half mile from Alpine Helen,
the Nacoochee Village is now home to not only the Georgia Winery but to many
other unique shops.
We use our best grapes and oak
barrels to produce our premium, vintage dated, varietal Creekstone wines. Our
popular Habersham Estates label include varietal vinefera wines as well as
blended wines using both vinefera and French-American grapes. Southern Harvest
wines use native muscadine grapes grown in South Georgia.
At Crane Creek Vineyards, you have
the opportunity to taste and purchase the fruits of our labors. At our tasting
room, you are welcome to sample the wines produced from our grapes. These wines
are the product of our own winery and other Georgia wineries, which have crafted
our raw product into works of art. Tour our winery and observe an operation that
perfectly merges modern winemaking techniques with traditional artisan methods.
Also plan to join us for a variety of intimate events where food, wine and the
beauty of the North Georgia mountains come together in perfect harmony. Our wine
list is always changing throughout the year, so we often have new releases for
you to try.
You may also come and enjoy a
special Vintner's Tour. The Tour is by Reservation Only. The Vintner's Tour
includes a tour of the winery, your wine tasting, a souvenir glass and a
cheese/cracker plate. Check out our Special Events on our webpage.
Montaluce Estates is nestled on
the 400-acre estate located 10 minutes west of the Dahlonega Square. The
majestic Tuscan-style property abuts the Etowah River and the Chatahoochee
National Forest. At the heart of the Montaluce Estate and at its highest point,
the property boasts a modern 25,000-square-foot winery and restaurant.
Reminiscent of a grand Tuscan Villa, with sweeping views of the vineyards and
Georgia mountains, guests will discover the Italian ideal of "La Vita Bella." 20
acres of property are dedicated to vineyard, growing 10 different varietals of
Montaluce delivers award-winning
European-style wines with a focus on Estate grown grapes. The award-winning
wines are served and sold in the Montaluce tasting room as well as in Le Vigne
Restaurant at Montaluce. Le Vigne Restaurant offers fresh farm-to-table food
from Executive Chef Austin Rocconi, focusing on local fare and produce from the
organic garden at Montaluce.
12 Spies Vineyards is tucked between the North East Mountains to the west and
the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest to the east. The sunsets are
spectacular and views from the vineyard are stunning. There are many gardens
filled with gourds, pumpkins, flowers and vegetables scattered around the 9 acre
property. Bring your camera and enjoy a glass of wine from the covered deck or
take a relaxing walk.The four varities of grapes grown in the 12 Spies vineyard
are Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Tannat and Traminette. All of these grapes grow well
in the climate and altitude of Rabun Gap, Georgia. In addition, 12 Spies
searches for grapes from the best vineyards for blending and to make their
Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc.
The European-style Georgia Winery at Wolf Mountain is fashioned after a raised
craftsman-style cottage and sits atop the cellar, which is encased in
fieldstone. The winery is 8,000 square feet of indoor function space that
includes a dance space, an antique bar area and beautiful fireplaces. The winery
also houses early French winemaking artifacts. The Vineyard Cafe is open
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday* from 12-3 p.m. Educational winemaker
tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. We invite you to join us
at the winery and sample our family of award-winning estate wines.
Located at the base of historic
Mount Yonah, Yonah Mountain Vineyards holds more than seven varietals on almost
15 acres of the 197-acre estate.
Enjoy celebrated and award-winning
wines in the grand yet relaxed tasting room, which opened at the vineyard in
March 2014. It features an octagonal bar and ceiling, fabulous views of the
vineyard, a cozy fireplace, displays of local artwork and a welcoming staff.
Join the Tour de la Cave & Barrel
Sampling for a tour of the only known wine cave in Georgia, great stories about
"the oldest mountain in the world," and samples of future vintages followed by a
wine tasting in the tasting room. The Tasting Room is open daily, and wine cave
tours should be scheduled in advance.
Live music is offered every
Saturday afternoon. Outdoor seating on the patio or breezeway, in the shadow of
Mount Yonah, is available.