What do panning for gold, splashing in a spring-fed swimming pool, touring Civil War battlefields, rafting a wild and scenic river, exploring mysterious prehistoric Indian mounds, picking heirloom apples and visiting the seat of nineteenth-century Cherokee culture have in common? You and your family can find all these activities and dozens more in the mountains of north Georgia.Just a few hours from Atlanta, this region is rich in natural and human history. Hike to Brasstown Bald, tube a cool mountain stream in alpine Helen, search for stalactites in the Cave Spring Cave or simply tour the backroads to find the perfect picnic spot. For each activity or destination, the authors provide historical background, how-to information, or interesting facts. Find out when to go, what to expect and how to get there in this illustrated guide for adventurers of all ages.
About the Author
Mary Ellen Hammond (Author) MARY ELLEN HAMMOND lives and works in North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains. Her photographs have appeared in Outside, Forbes, and Mothering magazines. Jim Parham (Author) JIM PARHAM grew up North Georgia. The author of numerous outdoor guidebooks, he has hiked, biked, and paddled extensively throughout the Southeast.