Even though we are still enjoying the warm, fun-filled days of summer here at the beautiful Glen-Ella Springs Inn, we are already busy planning for the fall season. With its crisp, sunny days and its cool, cozy nights, autumn is the perfect time to visit the North Georgia Mountains. The foliage is breathtaking, the vistas are clear and spectacular, and our Inn beckons to be your home away from home. Here are some fun things to do in Clarkesville, GA this fall!
Sunburst Stables: Enjoy our rolling mountains on horseback! Meander through the quiet woods just as our forefathers did… with the help of a horse, a saddle, and a bridle. While visiting Sunburst Stables, one can also experience the thrill of zooming over the treetops via a zip line, ride over some rushing whitewater, and plow through fields and streams via an ATV. Obviously, there’s PLENTY to do in our home town at Sunburst Stables located at 3181 Hwy 255 right here in Clarkesville, GA!
Mark of the Potter: The North Georgia Mountains are steeped in Appalachian history and culture. Pottery is intrinsic to this unique and authentic way of life and Mark of the Potter is the oldest continuously functioning pottery shop in Georgia! Located in Old Grandpa Watts’ gristmill (built in 1931), Mark of the Potter seeks to showcase Georgia’s most beautiful pottery and features some of America’s finest potters. Come on by the shop and enjoy the view of the Soque River and visit the plentiful trout that live just off the back of the building. This shop is truly amazing and you’ll certainly want to return again and again. Mark of the Potter is located at 9982 Hwy 197 North, Clarkesville, GA.
Corn Maze: There’s something about autumn that lures us outside to enjoy some post summertime harvest fun. One such traditional pastime is a good old-fashioned corn maze. The famous corn maze here in Clarkesville covers about twenty acres of land and is something that all members of the family can enjoy. If you’re up to some extra chills and thrills, the corn maze is open after dark and becomes a bit more haunting….Children under three are free, kids aged four to ten are $5.00, and anyone eleven and above is $10.00. There are family and reduced rates available for groups up to ten people. The maze opens on September 11th and is located at 1850 Hardman Road.
Of course, if one is looking for something to do in Clarkesville and doesn’t feel like driving anywhere, our historic bed and breakfast sits on seventeen acres of thick forest, opulent gardens, and lush lawns. Truly, there really is no need to go beyond Glen-Ella’s property lines. Because we back up to the Chattahoochie National Forest, our plot of “heaven on Earth” is vibrant, rejuvenating, and absolutely breathtaking. Amble around the Inn and enjoy the fresh mountain air. Look for wildlife among the trees and wildflowers (be aware of bears). Experience all that beautiful Glen-Ella Springs Inn has to offer. The North Georgia Mountains are ready and waiting to soothe your soul this fall.