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.
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.
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
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 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 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).