Area Attractions

Whitepath Mountain Retreat is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. The quaint mountain towns of Blue Ridge, Dahlonega, Dawsonville, Blairsville, and Hiawassee are all within easy driving distance.

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Local Attractions

Apple

Apple Orchard Alley contains 11 of the county's 19 orchards and some of the states most picturesque scenery. Ellijay, Hwy. 52 E. (635-7400)

Historic Downtown Ellijay hosts a vast array of antique and gift shops.

Gilmer Golf and Games offers challenging miniature golf for any age. It is located on a hillside overlooking the serene Blue Ridge Mountains. Ellijay (706-698-GOLF)

Hillcrest Orchard's Petting Zoo invites children of all ages to cuddle a wide assortment of baby animals. (Seasonal) Ellijay, Hwy. 52 E. (273-3838)

Historic Downtown Blue Ridge provides a picturesque setting for a treasure trove of antique shops, the Blue Ridge Train Depot, and the downtown city park.

Train

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is an excursion train that runs from Blue Ridge to McCaysville along the scenic Toccoa River. Downtown Blue Ridge (1-800-934-1898)

Mercier Orchards is one of the largest apple orchards in the Southeast. Located on Hwy.5 in Blue Ridge. Bakery and deli also on premises. (706-632-2685)

Swan Drive In is one of three remaining drive-in theatres in Georgia. The swan offers first run movies year round. Blue Ridge (706-632-5235)

Nearby Attractions

Chestatee Wildlife Preserve and Zoo has over 100 different species of animals. Picnic tables are available. Dahlonega, GA (706-864-9411)

Alpine Village of Helen - Visit this quaint Alpine Village nestled in Helen, GA.

Fish

Tennessee Aquarium – Lots to see and do... a wonderful place for children. Chattanooga, TN

Historic Town Square is located in Downtown Dahlonega and is registered as a National Historic District.

Consolidated Gold Mines - Experience what it is like to be a miner in the 1800s. Guided tours, gold panning, and gem rubbing. Open year round. Dahlonega, GA (706-864-8473)

Fort Mountain State Park contains the ruins of an ancient mountain top stronghold built more than 1000 years ago by Native Americans. The park offers a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, swimming, fishing, miniature golf, and pedal boat rental. Hwy. 52 W., Chatsworth, GA (706-695-2621)

Waterfall

Amicalola Falls State Park has the highest waterfall this side of the Mississippi River. Picnicking and hiking are available. Hwy. 52 E., Dawsonville, GA (800-864-7275)

Brasstown Bald stands tall as the highest peak in Georgia. The mountain offers spectacular views of four surrounding states. Hiking trails and picnicking are available. Blairsville, GA (706-896-2556)

North Georgia Premium Outlet has 100 stores in one convenient location. Located on Hwy. 400 right out of Dawsonville. (706-276-3609)

Kangaroo Conservation Center has the largest kangaroo collection outside of Australia. Tours are available Spring thru Fall. Reservations required. Dawsonville, GA (706-265-6100)

Burt's Pumpkin Farm offers visitors a chance to experience the enchantment of harvest time and the holiday season. Open Sept.1-Dec. 30 Hwy. 52 E., Dawsonville (706-265-3701)