Young Harris is located in the magical valley of the North Georgia Mountains, overlooking the famous Brasstown Resort and is known for being home to Young Harris college campus.The Rollins Plantarium is a big attraction here, playing host to Friday night star shows all in this stunning location. Young Harris has big appeal to students and those who love the outdoors, offering great horseback riding, water sports, golfing and hiking plus vineyards and more.
The planetarium and its observatory with fantastic sweepings views is a must-see. You can gaze down at the upscale Brasstown Valley Resort and its wonderful facilities.
Heading out of town, pay a visit to Brasstown Bald, the highest mountain peak in Georgia, towering at 4,784 feet above sea level. Once at the summit you will be rewarded with panoramic views taking in the states of Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina on a clear, sunny day. You can hike to the top or hop on a shuttle.
All around this area there are great hiking, biking, rafting, and horseback riding opportunities. Young Harris is right in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest, making for some beautiful, scenic hikes and great photo opportunities of the trees and plant life.
If you adore Alpacas, (who doesn't?) stop by Destiny Alpacas or Alpaca Tierra where you can make friends and interact with the alpacas on site and see where they're raised, bred and sheared.
Spring and fall mean wonderful nature at its best, blooming wildflowers or falling autumn leaves will delight you on walks in the area, plus you can absorb the true serenity of these mountains and take some great photographs.