The town of Clayton, with a downtown filled with shops, is a gateway to North Georgia's mountains. The beautiful lakeshore and the grandeur of Black Rock Mountain State Park and Tallulah Gorge make a day tour of this area a memorable experience.
The culinary scene in Clayton and surrounding Rabun County has blossomed in recent years. Agriculture has a long tradition in these parts, but the marriage of farmers and chefs working together has yielded spectacular results. As a result, the state house of representatives has designated Rabun County as the farm-to-table capital of Georgia. The local tourism authority, Explore Rabun, offers monthly Grow-Cook-Eat Farm and Food Tours with stops at farms, wineries, and restaurants throughout the region.