One of the newest additions to North Georgia’s retail scene is Wander North Georgia, an outdoorsy concept shop that’s unique to the area! This local boutique offers an interesting take on all things North Georgia, including recreational gear, gift items, and apparel. Here, you can even play a game of bocce ball, have a cup of coffee, or nosh on an ice cream cone! Keep reading to learn more about this one-of-a-kind shop. Then, check out our complimentary North Georgia Vacation Guide for more local recommendations!
Everything You Need to Know About Wander North Georgia
About the Brand
Wander North Georgia is much more than just a store. The company’s brick-and-mortar iteration opened in downtown Clayton, Georgia, in November 2016. As the store grew, so did the brand’s online presence. The site features lifestyle articles about experiencing North Georgia’s stretch of beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Opening the store brought everything the founders wrote about online to life! Today, the store proudly stands as Clayton’s best outpost for all things outside.
Before You Visit the Store
Once you arrive in downtown Clayton, you can’t miss this shop. The eye-catching storefront is located at 33 North Main Street and there’s plenty of street parking nearby. The moment you step foot in the store, you’ll see a colorful array of camping gear, hiking gadgets, clothing, accessories, and gift items. There are dozens of big-name brands here, but you’ll see plenty of local goods, as well. The best part about the store isn’t even what they carry—there’s also a bocce ball court, kids’ play area, and mini cafe peddling ice cream cones and coffee. What’s not to like? Be sure to chat with the friendly staff for some fantastic local hiking, shopping, and dining recommendations.
Other Unique Stores in North Georgia
Old Sautee Store and Market
Like Glen-Ella Springs Inn, the Old Sautee Store dates back to the 1800s! Through the ages, this historic site has been a general store, post office, and, now, a museum-meets-market. It’s one of the best things to see in Sautee-Nacoochee, Georgia!
Mark of the Potter
Mark of the Potter is one of our personal favorite unique stores in North Georgia! This hometown pottery shop features a wide variety of handmade pieces like mugs, bowls, cookware, and more.
Homestead House Primitives
North Georgia is a dream come true for those who love antiquing! Homestead House in downtown Clarkesville is one of the best spots for that. Specializing in primitive and rustic Americana items, this shop is housed in a log cabin built in the 1700s!
Stay Right Around the Corner at Glen-Ella Springs Inn
You’ll need a lovely, local place to stay after shopping ‘til you drop at Wander North Georgia! Glen-Ella Springs Inn is the perfect place to get a good night’s sleep. Located just 20 minutes away in the heart of Clarkesville, Georgia, yet just off the beaten path, our family-owned inn boasts rustic-chic rooms, beautiful grounds, and a rich history. Choose between our Queen Rooms, King Rooms, Three-Room Suites, or Penthouse Suites! No matter which accommodation you choose, you’ll experience second-to-none service, premium amenities, and warm hospitality. Be sure to also reserve a table at our elegant Southern restaurant (which is located just steps away from your room)!