Northeast Georgia Mountains
Take a day trip from Athens to the Northeast Georgia mountains, less than an hour up the road! In the Northeast Georgia mountains you'll find dramatic vistas, wild whitewater, and unspoiled forests. You'll also find spectacular shopping in brand-name outlets and quaint boutiques. Cool in the summer, mild in the winter, it's the perfect place to escape the crowds for a weekend on the trail or wander the storefronts in beautiful small towns. The Northeast Georgia Mountain Travel Association provides official visitor information for this spectacular region of the state.