Whitewater rafting fun on the Ocoee River with RaftOne

The North Georgia Mountains are officially a four-season destination. Whether you’re visiting in spring, summer, fall or winter, you’ll find something to do — even if it’s just relaxing on the deck of your rental cabin with a cup of coffee or glass of wine.

Brrr it’s cold outside! Winter in the North Georgia mountains is a magical time of the year. The pace is slower, the air is crisp, and the mountains are often dusted with snow creating a Hallmark movie-like atmosphere. It’s the perfect excuse to warm-up back at the cabin and cozy next to a fire with hot coffee or a glass of wine. If you get cabin-fever, you’ll stll find plenty to do. There’s hiking and biking trails, driving tours, as well was numerous places to shop and eat.

Ring in the new year with a New Year’s Eve Bash at Tooneys Music Venue or watch fireworks at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds Later in January enjoy a Murder Mystery Dinner at Misty Mountain Hops and catch Corey Smith and Travis Denning live at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds.
February brings the annual Fire & Ice Chili Cook-Off and Craft Beer Festival, which features regional chefs competing for the “best chili” title, plus live music, entertainment, ice sculptures lining the streets and ice carving demonstrations.
For more events and things to do, check out the Calendar of Events on pages 86-87. Be sure to check ahead to ensure dates or times have not changed.

Because things may change quickly, we suggest you verify dates and times before making plans. The Calendar of Events includes contact information for all events. For more updates on events, visit the Fannin County Chamber’s events page for listings. Be sure to download coupons here for special offers on attractions.


The Summer issue of DIRECTIONS is now available! DIRECTIONS magazine provides helpful travel information about the beautiful areas of Blue Ridge, McCaysville & Fannin County, GA; Ellijay & Gilmer County, GA; Blairsville & Union County, GA; and the Copper Basin area of Polk County, TN. Please look for printed copies at area hotels, cabins, B&Bs, visitor centers, shops and restaurants.

You can download a PDF copy by clicking HERE or view it online by clicking on the cover image.