Young Harris & Hiawassee GA - Towns County
The most comprehensive guide to the Mountains...
Highlander on FacebookHighlander on TwitterHighlander on InstagramMessages from the MountainsCalendar of Events throughout the Mountains

Hiawassee and Young Harris in Towns County North Georgia Mountains

Mountain Top Georgia

Founded in 1856, Towns County Georgia; is one of the most premier and beautiful mountain and valley settings in all the eastern United States. For those looking for the perfect getaway destination the county resides in what’s considered an ideal mountain atmosphere of mild weather, mountain fun, recreation, and leisure, offering a sense of rejuvenation with all the comforts of home.

The local towns of Hiawassee and Young Harris can provide all the necessary services to make your experience enjoyable, along with both indoor and outdoor recreation and entertainment.  Within the heart of Towns County you’ll find mountains that embrace the skyline, lush green valleys, a large beautiful lake ideal for boating, swimming and fishing, a championship golf course, plus a variety of lodging from B & B's, Condos and Cabins to Hotels and premier Resorts. Whatever your choice, you can find it in Towns County.

Fine dining and excellent eateries offer a variety of cuisine to satisfy anyone’s appetite, plus a local vineyard to test one’s personal palate. Towns County offers an outstanding selection of local specialty shops and galleries for those that would like to take a piece of the mountains back home with them or decorate their own mountain retreat. Live entertainment by famed headliners plus festivals and special events are a regular part of the fun at Towns County’s celebrated and historic Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, ideally located along the shoreline of Lake Chatuge. Including an impressive garden display 3,000 Rhododendron plants, the largest collection in the State of Georgia

Part of North Georgia’s Chattahoochee National Forest makes up a large portion of Towns County offering opportunities for incredible outdoor recreation such as camping, hiking, scenic waterfalls, fishing, biking, horseback riding and scenic drives. This region of Chattahoochee National Forest in Towns County harbors a popular section of the renowned Appalachian Trail, great for a day, overnight or longer hikes. For those looking for more adventure there’s regional white water rafting, plus zip-lining and canopy tours only a short drive away, check out the links below for your best choices.

One of the many outstanding features in Towns County is Brasstown Bald and Wilderness Area, the highest point in the North Georgia Mountains and easily accessible by a paved roadway to the top. From the summit overlook, visitors can view the surrounding mountains, forest, valley lands and the glistening blue waters of Lake Chatuge in the valley below; this mountaintop site is virtually a stairway to the heavens.

Located in a low mountain gap along the western edge of Brasstown Valley is the mysterious Track Rock Archaeological Area. This prehistoric site draws visitors annually to ponder the mysteries of its stone age carved boulders containing mostly indecipherable cryptic symbols of ancient Native American tales, tales of both myths and legends to those capable of understanding their meaning.

The natural beauty of Towns County is so captivating that the largest valley in the county is known as the Enchanted Valley. From the upper slopes along the Enchanted Valley one only has to gaze down upon the crystal blue waters of Lake Chatuge and realize they have found what they have always been looking for, a harmonious and exciting world within an exceptional landscape simply known as Towns County, North Georgia.

Georgia Mountain Fairground Festivals and Super Star Concerts

North Georgia Mountain Campground

Gardens in Hiawassee Georgia

Real Estate North Georgia Mountains

Tim Noland, Realtor® - Buyer's Agent • North Georgia & Western North Carolina

Tim Noland, Realtor - Buyer's Agent

When looking to buy mountain property, you need someone that not only understands the mountains, you need someone that specifically represents you, the buyer. When you choose to work with a Buyer's Agent you are assured that you have an agent that is truly looking for your best interests, someone that will not only find what you are looking for, but someone that will negotiate the best price possible.

10886 Old Hwy 64  West •  Brasstown, NC 28902  •  828.557.1009  •

White Water Rafting Mountains

Rafting on the Ocoee River

White Water Rafting on the Ocoee
The Ocoee River is often described as the roller coaster of the southeast. Come experience what has been called the greatest white water center in the world.

Professional river outfitter with over 30 years experience. Our safety record is unsurpassed in the industry. We believe our staff is simply the best in the business. Guides are chosen for their character and enthusiasm for sharing the outdoors with you.

Call today to start your adventure...828-835-3275  •

Rafting on the Nantahala River

White Water Rafting on the Nantahala

Experience this unforgettable whitewater adventure through the gorge. The Nantahala is exciting, and a great time, but not as wild as the Ocoee.  This is a river that you can bring children on as young as seven years old.

Experience the excitement of Patton's Run, the fun and splash of Tumble Dry, the rush and roar of riding Class III Nantahala Falls. For a bigger thrill, try taking one of our Duckies down the river!

Call today to start your adventure...828-835-3275  •

Zipline Canopy Tours

Zip Line Canopy Tours...Nantahala Gorge • Chattooga Ridge • Asheville • Pigeon River

Canopy Tours on the Nantahala Gorge, Chattooga Ridge and Pigeon River

Whichever course you choose you are sure to enjoy the newest outdoor adventure to hit the US.

All our courses offer a soaring and gliding experience naturally fueled by a gradual drop in elevation. All trips offer fully guided tours with 2 or more Rangers on at least 10 zips, 4 bridges beginning with a training course at each location.

Call today to start your adventure...828-835-3275  •


Guided Fishing Trips


designed, produced and hosted by
Travel and Real Estate Guide to the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, including North Georgia, Western North Carolina, Tennessee River Valley and Up Country South Carolina
The Blue Ridge Highlander logo, all photography, design, graphics, artwork, writing, digital images, etc are the Copyright © of C. Wayne Dukes and Sherry Bell Dukes, 1996 to current day, except where otherwise stated. All rights reserved, reproduction, downloading, and/or duplication of any sort is strictly prohibited, all violations will be prosecuted. Legal Policy.  If you have any questions, or comments, regarding this site, e-mail the Highlander.