The North Georgia Mountains is a region of Georgia made up of rugged, mountainous terrain, spanning from the northeast corner of the state across to the border with Alabama. During a holiday at a North Georgia Mountains vacation rental you’ll be able to take part in a wealth of different outdoor pursuits, all with a stunning natural backdrop.
Many of the most impressive natural landscapes around North Georgia Mountains vacation accommodation are enclosed within the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Park, which comprises more than 850,000 acres of unspoiled scenery. Inside this park are a whopping 450 miles of walking trails, and 2,200 miles of rivers and streams. So as you’d expect it’s an ideal destination if you’re hoping to get back to nature for a few days and get some fresh air.
A good spot for a vacation rental in the North Georgia Mountains can be found at Blue Ridge, which is a picturesque holiday resort near the start of the Appalachian Trail. There’s a shimmering mountain lake to be found here, which is especially popular in the summer months for water sports and fishing. If you come here in the autumn you can catch the vibrant colours of fall.
A good choice for a day trip during your holiday at self-catering accommodation in the North Georgia Mountains would be Dahlonega, which was where one of the first major gold rushes took place. Today you can still find gold mines, offering tours and fascinating insight on the era. Also here is a Gold Museum documenting the history of the mining industry during the first half of the 19th Century.
The city of Atlanta is a relatively short drive from North Georgia Mountains self-catering vacation accommodation. This major urban centre boasts a wonderful range of things to see and do, like the High Museum of Art, one of the leading institutions of its kind in the southern states. Atlanta was also where the popular soft drink, Coca-Cola originated, and there’s even a museum devoted to the beverage.
Temperatures in the region around North Georgia Mountains vacation accommodation are generally cooler than other parts of the state. Winters are consistently chilly here and get more snowfall than anywhere else in Georgia. Summers are pleasantly warm from around April or May through to September.
The best way to get to vacation rentals in the North Georgia Mountains from the UK is to fly to Atlanta (ATL) from London-Heathrow (LHR) with British Airways and make the comfortable drive north.