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NASCAR got its start through running moonshine, and Dawsonville is known as the “Moonshine Capital of the World.” So it’s only natural tributes to the two should be housed in the same place: the Dawsonville Municipal Complex.

Whether you’re an experienced paddler, or you’re just looking for an outdoor family adventure, exploring the Etowah River through Dawson County is a great way to spend a day, a weekend or more.

White County has the designation of being “Georgia's Outdoor Adventure Destination,” featuring fun on the Chattahoochee River and a rich assortment of nature trails.

But you can also experience outdoor fun without touching the ground at multiple zipline and adventure attractions in the community: Screaming Eagle Ziplines and Adventures at Unicoi, Nacoochee Adventures and Cool River Adventures.

The sweet sound of music can be heard throughout the halls of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Clarkesville on a Friday afternoon.

Following the melody will lead to a room where the Yonah Pickers are practicing. The group is known for its performances featuring the mountain dulcimer, a stringed instrument with long ties to the Appalachian Mountains, said Lynn McCollum, the leader of the Yonah Pickers.

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In the daytime, White County’s Anna Ruby Falls is a spectacular sight to behold. But some people also go there at night – to see a living thing that mysteriously glows in the dark.

In the daytime, White County’s Anna Ruby Falls is a spectacular sight to behold. But some people also go there at night – to see a living thing that mysteriously glows in the dark.

Spanning 600 beautiful acres of Rabun County is the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, where each year, artists come from across the country and the world to let their artistic juices flow.

The Hambidge Center’s main role is that of a residency program for artists to develop and express their creative voices, drawing inspiration from the natural beauty and seclusion of the camp, located in Rabun Gap.

The Hambidge Center’s residency program opens in mid-February and closes in mid-to late-December, through the month of January.

Rabun County might seem like an unlikely place for internationally-acclaimed musicians to hail from, but The Foxfire Boys are just that.

As the name suggests, The Foxfire Boys — Rabun County’s hometown bluegrass group — developed out of the educational Foxfire program, which teaches students the history, traditions and ways of life in rural Appalachia. The group’s founding members met in a Foxfire music class more than 30 years ago. They loved jamming together, and over time, that morphed into something more.

Rabun County is crisscrossed with streams, lakes, rivers and other waterways. As such, it is one of North Georgia’s best destinations for fly fishing.

Some of Rabun County’s most popular fly fishing locations include the Tallulah River, the Chattooga River, Moccasin Creek, Warwoman Creek and Black Rock Creek, just to name a few.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources stocks 14 bodies of water in Rabun with trout, and those areas see the most activity among fly fishers. However, there are hidden gems to be found off the beaten path.

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