Sautee Nacoochee is a tiny community in White County Georgia, in the foothills of the Appalachians. Legend tells that the town got its name from the tale of two young Native American lovers, Sautee, a Chickasaw, and Nacoochee, a Cherokee who fell in love despite a tribal feud and met a tragic fate.
The outstanding natural beauty of the area is the prime appeal of the village, where a strong cultural community preserves local traditions. Experience and learn about some of these traditions at the Sautee Nacoochee Center, where arts, crafts and live music are all on display. For culture junkies (and for rainy days), there is also a Folk Pottery Museum in the village, plus a History Museum.
Alternatively, wander off into the Unicoi State Park and discover hiking trails, as well as the chance to canoe, fish or enjoy downtime on Unicoi Lake’s shores. There are a set of twin waterfalls here too, the Anna Ruby Falls.
Visit in summer to enjoy SummerFest -- a cultural arts event that runs for several weeks in June and July, and draws a huge crowd to see the live performances.