Known as “The Valley Above the Clouds,” Suches is widely known for its scenic views and abundant outdoor activities. Drive the curvy mountain roads, hike the Appalachian Trail, fish for trout, camp by a mountain lake and walk on the swinging bridge over the Toccoa River.
Places to visit in Suches include Woody Gap, the unofficial gateway; Dockery Lake, great for camping and fishing; Deep Hole Recreation Area, a beautiful fishing and camping spot in the Chattahoochee National Forest; and Sea Creek Falls, a small waterfall. Take in the area's natural beauty at the Swinging Bridge, a footbridge over the Toccoa River; Sosebee Cove, with huge trees and lots of wildflowers; Preacher's Rock, a short hike off the highway with a spectacular view; and Lake Winfield Scott, a hidden gem in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Learn about the life of the 42nd governor of Georgia, Joseph Emerson Brown, at his homesite, and be sure to visit in October for the annual Indian Summer Festival.