North Georgia attractions

Top Choice Waterfall in Helen

Anna Ruby Falls

Not to be confused with Tennessee's far more famous Ruby Falls, Georgia's Anna Ruby Falls is tucked away in Unicoi State Park (part of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest) 5.7 miles north of downtown Helen. Her…
Top Choice Waterfall in Toccoa

Toccoa Falls

This dramatic 186ft-high waterfall, reached along a 500ft path from the visitor center on the campus of Tocca Falls College, is one of the tallest free-falling waterfalls east of the Mississippi River (it's taller t…
Top Choice Museum in Athens

Georgia Museum of Art

A smart, modern gallery where brainy, arty types set up in the wired lobby for personal study, while art hounds gawk at modern sculpture in the courtyard garden as well as the tremendous collection from American rea…
Top Choice Winery in Dahlonega

Wolf Mountain Vineyards

Wolf lures a hip and trendy 30-something crowd to its gorgeous, 30-acre winery that frames epic sunsets over Springer Mountain from its tasting-room terrace. Top wines like its méthode champenoise 100% chardonnay Bl…
State Park in Blairsville

Vogel State Park

Located at the base of the evocatively named Blood Mountain, this is one of Georgia's oldest parks, and constitutes a quilt of wooded mountains surrounding a 22-acre lake. There's a multitude of trails to pick from,…
Gorge in Tallulah Gorge State Park

Tallulah Gorge

The 1000ft-deep Tallulah Gorge carves a dark scar across the wooded hills of North Georgia. Walk over the Indiana Jones–worthy suspension bridge, and be on the lookout (literally) for rim trails to overlooks. Or get…
Gardens in Athens

State Botanical Garden of Georgia

Truly gorgeous, with winding outdoor paths and a sociohistorical edge, Athens' gardens are a gift for a city of this size. Signs provide smart context for its amazing collection of plants, which includes rare and th…
Waterfall in Amicalola Falls State Park

Amicalola Falls

The tallest cascading waterfall in the Southeast is a spectacular sight. It tumbles 729ft through protected North Georgia mountain scenery within Amicalola Falls State Park. You can also watch it fall right under fo…
State Park in Helen

Unicoi State Park

At this adventure-oriented park, visitors can rent kayaks ($10 per hour), take paddleboard lessons ($25), hike some 12 miles of trails, mountain bike, or take a zipline safari through the local forest canopy ($59).
Museum in Toccoa

Currahee Military Museum

Toccoa's pride and joy is this 14,000-sq-ft museum dedicated to the inaugural US Army paratrooper training camp, located here during WWII, and the four Parachute Infantry Regiments who trained here, and went on to b…