A New Year Bucket List: North Georgia Edition

Out with the old and in with the new! 2023 is already underway and there is so much to look forward too! Resolutions are still being decided, and we are still writing 2022 on all our papers and work, until we remember it's 2023, and we have to cross it out and start again. The new year brings new opportunities, new experiences, and is only limited by your imagination!

Sometimes the new year can feel daunting. All this potential for new adventures but no idea where to begin. What if I told you I made a list of the top 5 things you should do to kick off your New Year, while experiencing all that the North Georgia Mountains has to offer. Take it from me, you will be checking off these exciting sites in no time!

The region of North Georgia is packed full of family fun, outdoor adventures, historic sites, luxury accommodations, and excellent culture! Suffice it to say, there is something for everyone. Start your new year, exploring, the areas of North Georgia.

Learn About North Georgia's History: Museums, Locations, Artifacts Oh My!

North Georgia is filled with history. The culture is rich, and there is plenty to learn! North Georgia has a number of museums, showcasing the expansion, historic figures, artifacts, and more! Visit the Hardman Farm Historic site this location boasts over a thousand years of history on 170 acres. Check out the oldest family home in the city of Ellijay, built in 1870, the Tabor House and Civil War Museum will not disappoint. Visit an old jailhouse in Lumpkin County or for all you believers out there, visit Expedition: Bigfoot. The world's largest Bigfoot museum, with all there is to know about the mysterious creature.

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Indulge In Southern Specialties: Sip and Snack

Georgia, known for it's southern charm, southern hospitality, and southern cooking! You can't enjoy the sites, and excursions of North Georgia without indulging in the delicious flavors, and charming personalities of the south that make it so special! Enjoy Georgia peanuts, yup you read it correctly! Did you know that Georgia is the number 1 producer of peanuts in the United States? Be sure to have some iconic boiled peanuts.

Stop by the local distilleries for a sip of moonshine, or one of the local wineries for a swig of wine. There are a number of local wineries, and distilleries to choose from that serve home grown, authentic spirits. Whether you check out Granddaddy Mimm's Distillery in Blairsville, or Grumpy Old Men Brewing LLC in Blue Ridge you will enjoy the atmosphere and the alcohol. Interested in the wineries? Don't worry I didn't forget about you! The Bearclaw Vineyards and Three Sisters Vineyards are beautiful and sure to excite!

Shop 'Till You Drop: New Year New Clothes!

Shop local! It is so important to shop local businesses. North Georgia is full of local businesses throughout the surrounding counties. Spend a day meandering the shops in downtown Blue Ridge. Wander in and out of these historic buildings, and stop for lunch at some of the most renowned restaurants that both tourists and locals can't get enough of. Interested in more shopping? Travel to the beautiful town of Helen Georgia, where you are transported to a timeless German village. Or visit the charming shopping circle of downtown Blairsville. Travel a little farther and visit the cute lake town of Hiawassee. A small town with hidden gems waiting to be discovered.

Anna Ruby Falls: Hike, and Explore!

Take your adventures outside for unforgettable views, exploration, hiking and picture worthy moments. North Georgia is well known for it's countless hiking trails and excellent waterfalls, but Anna Ruby Falls is a must see, standing out against the other excursions. Anna Ruby Falls is located in the Unicoi State Park of White County. Featuring twin waterfalls and a beautiful hike. You will find yourself one with nature after this fun encounter.

Fly Fishing: Fish Year Round!

North Georgia is known for it's excellent rivers, creeks, and lakes, primed for fishing all year round. Enjoy fishing on guided excursions with a number of different companies to choose from, or stay in a cabin sitting on one of many prominent rivers. Bring a group of your friends, or fly solo, either way, bask in the sounds of nature, enjoy the fresh air, and cast until your heart's content.

Make It Happen: Stay Awhile In North Georgia

Make your North Georgia adventure, absolutely perfect, by getting away in a luxury cabin for two, or a rustic cabin experience for 4 or a large family reunion for 21. Stay awhile in North Georgia, with Southern Comfort Cabin Rentals. Don't worry, your southern excursions don't stop when you go home, stay in a cabin that gives you long range mountain views, outdoor firepits, hot tubs and so much more. North Georgia is an excellent place to start the new year. What are you waiting for? Jump into all that this area has to offer!