Apple Capital of Georgia and growth area for wineries
Favorite tourist spot because of its mild climate, beautiful spring blossoms, autumn color and APPLES!
Just 80 miles north of Atlanta and 65 miles south of Chattanooga
Antiquing, Shopping & Great Restaurants
Carters Lake – deepest man-made lake East of the Mississippi Riverv Amicalola Falls State Park- the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi
Fort Mountain State Park – 855 foot mystery wall
Chattahoochee National Forest in the Appalachian Mountain Range with over 750,000 acres
Trail of Tears – Indian Removal Act forcibly removed 1,300 Creek and Cherokees. One fourth of them died along the way.
There was a gold rush in 1842 and you can still find gold nuggets in the streams.
Cartecay Methodist Church is the oldest standing church in North Georgia.
Early industries included: 22 grist mills, 4 distilleries, a jug factory, a rifle factory and 4 hotels. The nearest casino is Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino. Discover Caesars Palace 50th anniversary special casino bonus. It is only an hour away by car.