The North GA Mountains are a perfect destination for getaways year-round. When you visit Glen-Ella Springs, you’ll be enchanted by the beauty of the natural surroundings, no matter the season. During the winter season, you’ll get the chance to experience the magic of the holiday season, the fresh crisp air, and maybe even a bit of snow. And with plenty of great activities and events to take part in, your trip will be full of fun and warm memories…even if it’s cold out! Whether you want a vacation packed full of activities or a relaxing getaway, the North GA Mountains and Glen-Ella Springs are an ideal destination.
About the North GA Mountains
The area known as the North GA Mountains occupies the northeast corner of Georgia. The actual mountains are a part of the Blue Ridge mountain chain which is, in turn, a part of the Appalachian Mountains. The Blue Ridge mountains are more than 1 billion years old and among the oldest mountains in the United States. This region of the state is renowned for being ruggedly beautiful. It is also an outdoor lover’s paradise. Hiking, mountain biking, fishing, and wildlife observation are all popular activities in the mountains. The North GA Mountains have plenty going on all year long; take a look at some activities you can enjoy here in both cold and warm weather.
Winter Activities in the North GA Mountains
If you’re looking for winter fun, then you’ve come to the right place. Just because the temperatures cool down, it doesn’t mean things slow down in the North GA Mountains. One favorite winter pastime is fishing on the Soque River. The trout fishing season is pretty much year-round, with peak season starting fall and ending in summer. So you can bundle up, enlist the services of a guide from Brigadoon Lodge and reel in a big one (fish regularly weigh in between 4 and 12 pounds). Other popular activities include hiking in the many parks in the area or exploring Tallulah Gorge State Park. The views of the falls are stunning and the atmosphere of the park is spectacular all year. Special events are celebrated in Clarkesville, such as the Timesquare in Habersham New Years Eve Party or the Elvis and Friends New Year’s Eve celebration. Also, in February, live it up with Clarkesville Mardi Gras.
Summer Activities in the North GA Mountains
Summer in the North GA Mountains means exploring the great outdoors! This area is home to some beautiful natural features, like rivers, waterfalls, overlooks, and much more. Some favorite activities in the summer include hiking, mountain biking, swimming, whitewater rafting, canoeing, and much more! Soak up the summer sun in the cool, peaceful mountains of the North Georgia Mountains for an adventure you’ll never forget.
Staying in the North Georgia Mountains
Along with all the great activities and events that the North GA mountains have to offer, accommodations in the area are second to none at Glen-Ella Springs. The Inn has a warm and comfortable, yet elegant, atmosphere that will make you right at home during your getaway. So, if you’re looking for a trip to just relax fireside or soak in the tub, then we’ve got you covered! Our rooms and suites offer fine furnishings, luxurious linens, and private baths. Some rooms even feature in-room fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. For fine dining, our Restaurant has delicious and innovative dishes with continental influences. So for the perfect place to unwind, refresh, and enjoy the great outdoors this winter, look no further than Glen-Ella Springs in Clarkesville, Georgia.
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