The charming City of Clarkesville is the county seat of Habersham County, Georgia and was recently named “The Friendliest Town” by Blue Ridge Country Magazine. You will find everything from farm-to-table dining and boutique shopping to community theater and great live music when you Experience Clarkesville.
Did you know that Northeast Georgia grows acres and acres of grapes and that some of America’s finest wines are produced here? Visit the Winegrowers Association of Georgia website for a complete list of vineyards, wineries and events.
Outdoor recreation is one of main attractions of this area. Area state parks at Tallulah Gorge, Black Rock Mountain, Unicoi and Smithgall Woods offer activities for all ages including miles of biking and hiking trails, lodging for retreats, camping, trout fishing and breathtaking waterfalls. Thousands of visitors paddle the wild and scenic Chattooga River each year.
Both the Sautee-Nacoochee Center and the Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center offer rich cultural experiences that help us appreciate the sense of community and hospitality that define our mountain heritage.
If you appreciate art then you must visit the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art in Demorest and the Helen Arts and Heritage Center. Take the Scenic 197 Moonshine Highway and stop at Mark of the Potter, a pottery cooperative housed in the Historic Watts Mill a must see destination, not only for the pottery, but to see the enormous trout that live beside the mill in the Soque River.