Fresh Finds In The Northeast Georgia Mountains

‘Tis the season for outdoor farmers markets! And the best part of visiting our various local markets is that you not only can find great fresh and local foods, you can enjoy the wonderful mountain towns and scenic drives too. Here are a few to check out. Dahlonega Farmers Market. This fun village (see our May 18, 2017 blog) boasts a market where everything is 100% locally grown and produced. Items to find include fresh eggs, berries, jams and jellies, honey and syrups, pasture-raised meats and more. When you’re done shopping here, check out one of the surrounding vineyards. Now … Continue reading

Dahlonega, Georgia: From Gold to Modern Day Charm

Head west! That’s where you’d find the gold rush of Georgia back in the early 1800’s, and Dahlonega was at the heart of it. Located about 40 minutes southwest of Lucille’s Mountaintop Inn & Spa, Dahlonega is a great little day trip where you’ll find lots of history and a bustling downtown scene. Mining is what put Dahlonega on the map, so a stop at the Dahlonega Gold Museum is a great place to start your visit. A short film and interesting exhibits relay the story of Georgia’s gold mining boom. For a close-up look at the operation, take a … Continue reading

The Attic: Good Food, Cool Vibe in Clarkesville, GA

Some day when you’re out driving around the beautiful mountains up here, head over to Clarkesville and stop by The Attic Restaurant for a meal. You’ll find it right on the square in the cute downtown. The Attic is located in a nifty old building that was once a corner gas station, giving the place a comfortable, easy-going vibe. Dining here is a relaxing and pleasant affair. Not sure what you feel like eating? No problem. The Attic has a varied menu with a little something for everyone. Traditional Southern flavors highlight the starters—dishes such as pimento cheese and lobster … Continue reading