Top Reasons to Go

The Antebellum Trail: Traveling this picturesque trail between Macon and Athens will cast you back in time and introduce you to the elegance of the Old South.

Surround yourself with Civil War history: The second-bloodiest battle of the Civil War was fought for two days at the site of Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

Take a hike: The starting point of the more-than-2,100-mile Appalachian Trail is at Springer Mountain, a few miles north of Amicalola Falls, the tallest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi.

Lovely lakes: Lake Oconee, Lake Allatoona, Lake Hartwell, and Lake Rabun provide numerous recreational opportunities.

Explore the Native American past: Visit New Echota, the former capital of the Cherokee Nation, which offers tribute to the proud tribe. Nearby is the historic Vann House, a beautiful three-story residence of Cherokee chief James Vann.

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