North GA Mountains

The northern section of Georgia is filled with very nice mountains with trails, waterfalls, overlooks, and a number of other unique attractions. You can spend quite a lot of time going to the various state and local parks to hike and enjoy time among the many trees and rivers. The area is also known for its past of gold-panning and rural life. Here are some photos of different places I have visited.

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One of the largest and most well-known of Georgia's waterfalls, Amicalola is also one of the most accessible with parking both above and below and a pleasant walkway of steps up the side. A view of the fall mountains in color from the top of Amicalola. The upper section of De Soto Falls, a scenic walk and easy trail. A very picturesque double-falls near Unicoi State park, Anna Ruby Falls is a very easy walk along a manmade trail. It's a bit of a hike to get to, but Panther Creek Falls is a wonderfully full and flowing cascade with an almost tropical feel as it pools at the bottom. North Georgia now has a lot of vineyards and wineries and Kaya Vineyards was the first. It offers great views from its winebar patio of the vineyards and mountains behind. From Moccasin Creek State Park, you can see a view of one of the fingers of Lake Burton complete with boat houses and docks. A short hike from Moccasin Creek State Park, Hemlock Falls is a nice little cascade at the end of a trail that follows along the creek. I liked this shot of a seemingly graceful dancing pine.Tallulah Gorge Falls are beautifully white and rich in the rare seasons when not dammed up.. The rocks of Ravens Cliff Falls are an impressive contrast to the sloping forest around and normally contain a flowing falls--except in times of drought as seen here.A close up of Ravens Cliff Falls--a popular destination for campers in the Ravens Cliff Wilderness area. A beautiful fall view of Tallulah Gorge, an impressive canyon that is open for hiking and visits throughout the year. The set of mountains seen here are referred to as the Three Sisters.A view over the mountain area of Georgia from the highest point in the state at the lookout on Brasstown Bald. Over in Clevland, GA is the amusing Cabbage Patch Kids hospital--- a museum and store complete with planted cabbages and new million dollar facility. Fall is a very popular time to travel to North Georgia to see the changing colors all around like those along Highway 180. North Georgia is full of farmland with interesting backdrops.. One of the more recognizable peaks in Georgia is Yonah Mountain whose exposed rock face is used for rappelling practice by the army rangers. The Brasstown Bald visitor center shows off some of the wildlfe of the area. My friend takes a leap towards the sparkling waters of Lake Lanier's port. Georgia's large Lake Lanier has plenty of places for boat and pontoon rental to enjoy a day on the lake. The picturesque hydroelectric dam above Tallulah Gorge that helps supply energy for the state. A first snowfall on Lake Winfield-Scott.I really like the stark feeling of this lone tree in the fog that we came across at Brasstown Bald.It's a bit of a strange site to be walking along a wilderness trail and find an old junked out antique car but it's actually not uncommon to find. Apparently many a truck lost control over the steep mountain edges back in the old days (and hopefully serve as a caution to drivers today!). Remember the Cabbage Patch Kids?They started in North Georgia--and the museum in Cleveland still holds some of the originals of an unbelievable price. Brasstown Bald is Georgia's highest point.A fall view over to Blood Mountain from De Soto Falls. Another mountain view from the entrance to Dukes Creek Falls