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Northeast Hills Area of Georgia



At the lower half of the Northeast Georgia Mountains Region is the area we call the northeast hills of Georgia. Travel in this area will provide many opportunities for fun, excitement and adventure.

In Toccoa you can explore the Currahee Military Museum at Currahee Mountain, birthplace of Band of Brothers and The Dirty Dozen. This museum holds military history for our local Veterans, Civil War, WWI and WWII. With focus on the Paratrooper Infantry Regiment that trained at Camp Toccoa in the early 1940's. Nearby is Toccoa Falls, a 186 foot waterfall on the campus of Toccoa Falls College. In the town of Jefferson you can visit the Crawford W. Long Museum to learn about the famous Georgia doctor who pioneered surgery using anesthesia. At Brenau University in Gainesville, visit the Northeast Georgia History Center, to gain perspective on the history of the area.
One of the most delightful northeast Georgia happenings is a trip to Lake Sidney Lanier. This beautiful 39,000 acre lake borders five Georgia counties and offers a variety of exciting things to do. There are a number of marinas and parks on the lake, which provide ample opportunities for fishing, boating and swimming. Lake Lanier Islands is home to fantastic water park, a world-class resort, boat rentals, breathtaking lakeside cottages and campsites, wine tasting dinners, horseback riding, and two championship golf courses. Further east along the border of South Carolina is another fantastic lake, the 55,000 acre Lake Hartwell, which also has gorgeous scenery and terrific fishing. Hart State Park offers camping, cottages, swimming, picnic areas, canoe rentals, fishing and trails. Other really nice state parks are in the area, Victoria Bryant State Park & Golf Course in Royston and Fort Yargo State Park in Winder, and Richard B. Russell State Park & Golf Course and Bobby Brown State Park - both near Elberton.

Auto racing fans will enjoy the Peach State Speedway in Jefferson, which is home to the Hooters Pro Cup and Georgia Asphalt Series. On Saturday nights near Braselton race fans can visit the Lanier National Speedway. Nearby is Road Atlanta, which is recognized as one the world’s best road courses. This multi-purpose motor sports facility is situated on 750 park-like acres in the rolling hills of Northeast Georgia and has a busy schedule of sports car racing and motorcycle racing. Baseball fans should visit the Ty Cobb Museum located in the town of Royston. This museum features memorabilia and personal belongings of the great Baseball Hall of Famer.

Enjoy outlet shopping at its finest by visiting the outlet stores in Commerce that include a Tanger Outlet Center and The Craven Pottery, a true shopper’s delight.

In the southern most part of this area is another world-class resort, Chateau Elan, located in Braselton. This magnificent resort has a spa, golf courses, lush vineyards and a winery, seven restaurants, tennis and nature trails.
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