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5 Things to Do in Young Harris

  • Horseback Riding at Brasstown Valley Resort

    Brasstown Valley Resort

Where? Way up in the North Georgia mountains, almost to North Carolina, is the boyhood home of Senator Zell Miller. It’s a town full of fun. Don’t believe me? Here are five reasons you should visit Young Harris.

Rollins Planetarium

Rollins Planetarium
Rollins Planetarium

A part of Young Harris College, Rollins Planetarium is a state of the art attraction. Renovated in 2011, the Planetarium uses their Sky-Skan Definiti full-dome digital projection system to create an immersive experience under their 40 foot dome. On most Fridays, the Planetarium offers inexpensive public shows.

Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa

Photo Credit: Brasstown Valley
Photo Credit: Brasstown Valley

Just two hours from Atlanta and Chattanooga, Brasstown Valley Resort & Spa feels like a world away where life is a little slower thanks to its acres of outdoor fun. On top of that, they have a 7,500-square-foot spa just waiting for you. Golf and sporting packages are also available.

Miller Trek Trail

Miller Trek Trail
Miller Trek Trail

Hike into the Chattahoochee National Forest from Brasstown Valley Resort on the 6.5-mile Miller Trek Trail lined with flowering plants. For a shorter hike, follow the 2.5-mile loop.

Destiny Alpaca Farm

Destiny Alpaca Farm
Destiny Alpaca Farm

Destiny Alpaca Farm does it all, including incorporating their herd into the local church's annual Easter and Christmas pageants. Stop by the farm to see the huacaya alpacas grazing, then pop into the shop to see, feel and buy their alpaca products.

Crane Creek Vineyards

Crane Creek Vineyard. Photo courtesy of georgiawine.com.
Crane Creek Vineyard. Photo courtesy of georgiawine.com.

Sample wine, listen to acoustic music and attend events throughout the year at beautiful Crane Creek Vineyards in Young Harris. Reserve a special Vintner's Tour on Saturdays at 2 p.m. to see behind the scenes, and check the calendar of events to take part in exciting events like Wine Highway Weekends (March-April), Clusterfest (May) and Tomato Daze (August).

 

Eileen Falkenberg-Hull

Eileen is Georgia’s official Festival Explorer and the editor of Occupy My Family, the Atlanta area’s most comprehensive resource for family fun. Click here for more Festival content from Eileen.

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