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As you drive up north through Habersham County, you’ll test your vehicle’s steering ability on the winding roads of Scenic Highway (state Route) 197. However, the greater challenge on this route will be not stopping for photos.

“How beautiful the leaves grow old,” naturalist John Burroughs once wrote. “How full of light and color are their last days.”

“Everything old is new again … “ is a saying true in many aspects of life. Something that is currently getting new “life” are old campers and RVs being renovated, retrofitted and revitalized.

Several people in North Georgia have jumped on the bandwagon, renovating campers for their own personal use, or to rent out as nightly lodging.

Nestled against the Chattahoochee National Forest and numerous state parks, the Northeast Georgia mountains are a prime location for viewing wildlife. It is common for residents and visitors to see white-tailed deer and a wide variety of smaller mammals.

Located within the Chattahoochee National Forest is the Panther Creek Falls Trail, a 7-mile out-and-back stretch of winding path that leads to one of North Georgia’s most beautiful attractions: Panther Creek Falls.

One of the fastest-growing outdoor activities in the United States is cycling, whether on a paved road or a multi-terrain mountain biking trail.

Tray Mountain offers hiking, fishing, more

Sky-scraping Tray Mountain offers spectacular views from an elevation of 4,430 feet, making it the seventh-highest peak in Georgia, covering White, Towns and Habersham counties.

If you’re looking for a unique place — steeped in history — to enjoy fine arts in Dawson County, you might want to visit Bowen Center for the Arts, located in the Old Rock School, just a tenth of a mile north of the Dawsonville Square.

Explore Preacher's Rock for sweeping vistas of Lumpkin County

It’s called Preacher’s Rock. But you don’t have to have a theological degree to enjoy it.


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