Originally named Young Harris College in honor of Judge Young Loftin Gerdine Harris of Athens.it was soon shortened to Young Harris, although Young Harris College, now a four year college is still nestled in the heart of town. Located on the campus is Rollins Planetarium, which offers free Friday night star shows. The observatory for the planetarium sits on a hill overlooking Brasstown Valley Resort, one of the State of Georgia's premier mountain resorts. The resort boasts an equestrian center, a spa, a pub, a restaurant, hiking trails, golfing and conference facilities.. Crane Creek Vineyards is currently the only winery located in immediate area, but offers a delightful wine tasting experience along with breathtaking views of the adjacent mountains and valleys. If you love interesting and unusual animals, plan to visit Destiny Alpacas where they raise, breed, and shear alpacas. Visitors can interact with the alpacas as well as purchase alpaca products. Young Harris is located along the Southern Highroads Trail.