Your Guide to Georgia State Parks Canyon Climber’s Club

Looking for an adventure this Spring Break? Georgia State Parks has just the thing for nature-lovers, thrill-seekers, and avid hikers alike. This season, give their Canyon Climbers Club a try and explore all the beauty this gorgeous state has to offer. Stay at Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa here in northeast Georgia for quick access to Tallulah Gorge State Park, one of the stops you’ll make along your route to Canyon Climbing success! The Canyon Climbers Club has four parks to visit to earn the coveted t-shirt and bragging rights: Providence Canyon Amicalola Falls Cloudland Canyon Tallulah Gorge Tallulah … Continue reading

Best North Georgia Mountain Hikes: High Shoals Falls Trail

Looking for a place to get away from it all and cool off from the blazing summer heat? The North Georgia mountains have you covered (literally, with plenty of shade) and abundant opportunities to cool down in the meandering creeks and majestic waterfalls. So pack your water sandals or your hiking boots and head out to one of our favorite hikes: High Shoals Falls. (And if this hike isn’t what you’re looking for, take a peek at our hiking series: Smith Creek Trail, Mount Yonah Trail, Raven Cliff Falls, Panther Creek Trail). Location High Shoals Falls Trail is just north … Continue reading

Best North Georgia Mountain Hikes: Panther Creek Trail

There’s no question that one of the big draws to the North Georgia Mountains is the exceptional hiking. Between the gorgeous rolling hills, the rich vegetation, the babbling brooks, the enchanting waterfalls, and the indescribable away-from-it-all feeling you get when you venture deep into the north Georgia forests, it doesn’t take much to see why folks flock to our neck of the woods. We are on part four of our best North Georgia Mountain hikes this week, and today we are going to talk about Panther Creek Trail. For the other entries into this series, take a look at our … Continue reading

Best North Georgia Mountain Hikes: Raven Cliff Falls

This is part three of our “Best North Georgia Mountain Hikes” series. Our first two hikes are Smith Creek Trail and Mount Yonah Trail. Today let’s talk about Raven Cliff Falls Trail located just outside Helen, GA, about a 20-minute drive from Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn & Spa. If you’re looking for a moderate out-and-back trail with gorgeous views of the creek along the way and a spectacular waterfall at the midpoint, you’ve come to the right place! Location Raven Cliff Falls Trail is located at 3000 Richard B Russell Scenic Hwy, Helen, GA. It is contained in the Raven … Continue reading

Best North Georgia Mountain Hikes: Smith Creek Trail

Remember to pack your hiking boots! There are so many stellar hikes in the North Georgia Mountains that it’s hard to narrow it down to just a few of the very best. So we’re going to do a series of posts highlighting our favorite spots and what makes them worthy of your time. This week, we’ll start with one closest to Lucille’s Mountain Top Inn: Smith Creek Trail. Location The Smith Creek Trail is one of several trails in Unicoi State Park, located at 1788 Highway 356, Helen, GA 30545. It’s an out-and-back trail that covers 8.4 miles and is … Continue reading