Georgia Bucket List: Northeast Mountains

Today I’m set to take you on a bucket list journey through the 1st of 9 regions in Georgia. Why start with Georgia? Well because that’s the first travel guide that arrived in the mail several weeks ago when I concocted this new idea for the travel blog! Northeast Georgia holds a special piece of adventure to me, because it’s where the Appalachian Trail begins for anyone headed Northbound on the trail. Someday Andrew and I hope to hike the entire trail so it’s quite exciting to think about where that journey would begin!

Since this area is more mountainous than others, you’ll notice quite a few more outdoor attractions and parks located on this bucket list. Everything is organized by city/town in alphabetical order.


  • Vogel State Park: This park is kind of a jack of all trades with hiking trails, a lake, waterfalls and CCC Museum


  • Panter Creek Falls Trail: Listed as one of the great hikes to take in Georgia. 7 miles will take you to a beautiful waterfall.


  • Watson Mill Bridge State Park: Home to Georgia’s longest covered bridge.


  • Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site: Site of the nation’s first gold rush


  • Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge: Home to the highest waterfall in the Southeast and also Appalachian Approach Trail.


  • Walking Tour of Our Solar System:  1.8 mile walking tour that puts our solar system into a new perspective


  • Brasstown Bald: Highest Point in the State of Georgia


  • Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm: Outdoor agricultural museum complete with cotton gin!

Lake Rabun

  • Minnehaha Falls: Another great waterfall to check out!


  • Tugaloo State Park: Yurts to camp in! I just really want to camp in a yurt!

Tallulah Falls

  • Tallulah Gorge State Park: You have to cross a suspension bridge to see the gorge. Sounds like a great adventure to me!

As said before, this of course is not a complete list of everything there is to do in the Northeast Mountains of GA but more accurately the list of attractions I would want to check out in the future.  Comment below with any ideas you’d include!

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All information pulled from Georgia’s 2017 Travel Guide or various articles found on Pinterest.



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