Just two hours from Atlanta, you'll find Hiawassee in Towns County Georgia, right on the shores of Lake Chatuge at the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It's a slow-paced, charming town where the Georgia Mountain Fair is held every year.
There's plenty of hiking and lake activities to keep you busy in Hiawassee. Easy day trips include hiking Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia.The views at the top are tremendous, and you can get a shuttle here if you're feeling worn out!
You can try fly fishing on Lake Chatuge, or for a small excursion head to High Shoals Falls in the High Shoals Falls-Chattahoochee National Forest, where there are five waterfalls with breathtaking vertical drops. Horseback riding is also popular around here and there are many trails and guided tours to choose from.
Georgia also has its own award-winning wineries and vineyards, due to the quality of the terrain, so get ready to taste some delicious vinos too. If you're visiting during the summer, you'll get to see the Georgia Mountain Fair along with a variety of musical performances in the Anderson Music Hall, as well as arts and crafts, a parade and a wonderful carnival. There is a fall version of the fair too, just ten days long but there are still shows, plenty of stalls and vendors, plus a fiddlers convention!
Visit during the Georgia Mountain Fair in July or fall.
Located on the coast of Lake Chatuge, Hiawassee GA is a great place for a family vacation. Both the lake and Hiawassee River host many water sports such as trout fishing, swimming, jet skiing, and boating throughout the year. A great day trip is hiking Brasstown Bald, the highest point in the whole of the Georgia Mountains, or taking the popular Appalachian Trail. Due to its elevation, Hiawassee is a great spot for a cabin rental with mountain views. Located on the tip of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the town's biggest claim to fame is the Georgia Mountain Fair -- a top reason for many visitors booking a Hiawassee vacation. The fair includes many musical performances and is an anticipated event in the North Georgia calendar.
There is a wide selection of Hiawassee cabin rentals on offer in the town, available in all shapes and sizes. Some house rentals can be found right by the lake, while otheres are further in the center. All the vacation rentals provide a great base for your stay and a comfortable home-away-from-home.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Hiawassee. The hottest month in Hiawassee is June, when temperatures peak at 90 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 12 ˚F. The wettest month in Hiawassee is May with 6.44 inches of rain, while the driest month is February with 2.67 inches of rain.
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