An historic, beautiful, diverse and exciting U.S. state, the state of Georgia is well known for its exciting cities and its fine cuisine, but it is much more. Rivers, mountains, coastlines, trees, antebellum mansions, nationally and state protected areas, historic sites, culture and art are just some of the many reasons that millions of visitors choose this destination each year. While many people begin their journey in the cities of Savannah or Atlanta, Georgia offers a whole other experience in its historic High Country. Nicknamed the land of sights and legends, take a trip with us to this majestic, historic and amazing part of Georgia.
From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the amazing small towns filled with historic sites and offering fun annual events and festivals throughout the year, this region is one can’t miss destination for any traveler. Encompassing the top left hand corner of the state, the historic High Country is home to a variety of attractions for all ages. Known for its natural sights and agriculture as well as amusement parks, sports and heritage and history, the region runs from Trenton and Chickamauga to Carrollton and Woodstock. Take a look with us at a few of the most popular and exciting places for travel.
Adairsville – An entire town listed as a Historic Place on the National Register, Adairsville is the site of the original depot which is known for the infamous “great locomotive chase of the Civil War” in 1847. The town is home to many other historic sites as well a luxurious resort which dates back to the 1840’s.
Calhoun – Located between Atlanta and Chattanooga, this small town is home to a historic downtown, shopping, the New Echota State Historic Site and a beautiful folk art garden. Just down the road you will find the world’s largest corn maze and Georgia’s’ first Confederate Cemetery.
For the eco or adventure traveler, the High Country features one must see destination. At Historic Banning Mills, visitors can have the adventure of a lifetime on the longest & largest zip line Canopy Tour (course) in the world. Over 9 miles of zip lines and sky bridges can be found here, making it the most popular attraction in the entire region.
Visit museums, historic districts, the Blue Ridge Mountains, Battlefields, the Appalachian Trail and more. The historic High Country is perfect for you and your family.
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