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Georgia Recreation

Georgia Recreation

    The Northeast Georgia Mountain Area provides a multitude of opportunities for outdoor recreation. The possibilities are endless in Rabun County. Whether you're in the mood for a day of adventure on the river or a relaxing day of perusing antiques, Rabun County has all the ingredients for your perfect day.


Antiques and Art Galleries



Mountaing Biking

Click here for a list of biking trails in the Northern Georgia region.

Gem Mining

Gem Mining


Gold N Gem Grubbin:

Mine for Gold and Gem Stones in our convenient sluices or right in the creek just like the ole' timers did. Located 32 miles Southwest of Clayton. Contact them at (706) 865-5454.


Gold City Gem Mine:

Come mine one of several types of buckets here at Gold City.  We have both Native and Enriched Gemstone buckets.  After mining, bring your rough stones in to our on-site professional jeweler for free inspection.  You can also have your stones cut and mounted in to a variety of gold and silver mounts for a beautiful souvenir.  Located 27 miles Northeast of Clayton. Contact them at (800) 713-7767


Gem Mining in Franklin, NC

Gemologists and rock hounds will enjoy a visit to the Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum in Franklin, with its collection of countless precious and semiprecious stones found in this mineral-rich region of North Carolina as well as other areas in and out of the state. Located 21 miles North of Clayton in Franklin, NC. Contact them at (704) 369-7831




Kingwood Resort:

18 holes. Located 2 miles East of Clayton.


Rabun County Golf Club:

9 hole public course and driving range. Located 1 mile Southwest of Clayton.


Sky Valley Resort:

18 championship holes. Located 14 miles Northeast of Clayton.


Hiking and Backpacking


Click here for a list of hiking and backpacking trails in the northern Georgia region.


Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Click here for a list of horseback riding trails in the northern Georgia region.


Hot Air Balloon Rides

Hot Air Balloons

Magic Carpet Ride Ballooning Adventures:

Floating with the dancing wind, somewhere between the treetops and the clouds; there’s no better way to see the Georgia sights around Atlanta than from one of our 2 hot air balloons "Sun Dancer" or "Magic Dancer"... Located 74 miles Southwest of Clayton. Contact them at (770) 436 - 9960.

SkyBlue Balloon Rides:

Skyblue Ballooning offers unforgettable hot air balloon rides, exclusive private flights, commercial promotions, and tethers in the Atlanta, Georgia and Macon, Georgia areas for a once in a lifetime event. Come float with us across the gentle rolling hills of central Georgia. Experience the serenity of being “lighter than air” in a hot air balloon. Perfect for anniversaries, engagements, retirements, weddings, birthdays, holidays or any other special occasion. Located 120 miles Southwest of Clayton. Contact them at 678-491-9039.

Balloons Over Georgia:

Come see the scenery like you never have. A hot air balloon ride over North Georgia. When you take a hot air balloon ride with Balloons Over Georgia you will see the sites like never before. From your lofty perch you will see Lake Lanier, Stone Mountain, Kennesaw Mountain, the Atlanta skyline and the beginnings of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountain ranges to our north. Sometimes you might even get to watch deer run or fly with a hawk. Located at 112 Jason Lane in Cumming, Ga just 80 miles Southwest of Clayton. Contact them at 678-947-9866.




Brush Creek Sporting Club:

Located 56 miles South of Clayton.

1631 Moriah Church Road, Colbert, GA 30628
(706) 788-2910


Etowah Valley Game Preserve & Sporting Clays Park:

Located 51 miles Southeast of Clayton.

120 Leon Jones Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534   (706)265-6543


The Warwoman WMA:

Located in the northeastern corner of the county, boasts 15,800 acres of hunting land and the Lake Burton WMA, located in western Rabun County, has 12,600 acres. Both areas provide hunting opportunities for: deer, boar, turkey, bear, various small game. Contact (770) 535-5700 or Georgia Deparment of Natural Resources for information or maps of the areas.



bullet Blue Grass Cafe:(706) 746-3131
bullet Burger King: (706) 782-4576
bullet Central House Restaurant: (828) 526-9319
bullet Checkers: (706) 782-4411
bullet Chick-Fil-A: (706) 212-0022
bullet Chophouse at La Prade's: (706) 896-3200
bullet Clarks on Main: (706) 212-0101
bullet Clayton Cafe: (706) 782-5438
bullet Clayton Pharmacy: (706) 782-3211
bullet Coffee Cabin: (706) 746-4470
bullet Cupboard Cafe: (706) 746-5700
bullet Dairy Queen: (706) 782-5598
bullet Fortify Kitchen and Bar: (706) 782-0050
bullet Frog & Owl Bistro: (828) 349-4112
bullet Fromage: (706) 212-7349
bullet Granny's Kuntry Kitchen: (706) 782-3914
bullet Grapes & Beans: (706) 212-0020
bullet Hawg Wild BBQ: (706) 754-4323
bullet Henry's Restaurant: (706) 782-3533
bullet Huddle House: (706) 782-7398
bullet Ishy's Grill: (706) 782-2303
bullet La Cabana Mexican Restaurant: (706) 212-2834
bullet La Pachanga Mexican Restaurant: (706) 782-7247
bullet Lake Rabun Hotel Restaurant: (706) 782-4946
bullet Longhorn's: (706) 894-1576
bullet Louie's On The Lake: (706) 782-3276
bullet Main Stage Pizzeria: (706) 746-0031
bullet Mama G's Italian: (706) 782-9565
bullet McDonald's: (706) 782-5313
bullet Mishima Express: (706) 782-0045
bullet Mountain Man Grill: (702) 746-5646
bullet Oinkers BBQ: (706) 782-7010
bullet Old Clayton Inn: (706) 782-7722
bullet Pizza Hut: (706) 782-2111
bullet Rumor Haz It: (706) 782-1111
bullet Scooters BBQ & Grill: (706) 746-2010
bullet Subway: (706) 782-1432
bullet Tallulah Gorge Grill: (706) 754-9149
bullet The Dillard House: (706) 746-5348
bullet The Rusty Bike Cafe: (706) 212-2020
bullet Tomlin BBQ: (706) 746-2690
bullet Universal Joint: (706) 782-7116
bullet Waffle House: (706) 212-2033
bullet Wendy's: (706) 782-9215
bullet Zaxby's: (706) 212-0088

Movie Theatres



Tiger Drive-In:

The Tiger Drive In is now open Thurs, Fri, and Sat and Sunday with double features "Two movies for the price of one" on Friday and Saturday. Located at 2956 Old Hwy 441 in Tiger, Ga. 3 miles Southwest of Clayton. Contact them at (706) 782-1611 for showtimes.


Ruby Cinemas in Franklin, NC:

Located at 2097 Georgia Rd in Franklin, NC. just 20 miles North of Clayton. Contact them at (828) 524-2076


Habersham Hills Cinemas in Cornelia, GA:

Habersham Hills Cinemas is easy to find and "easy in-easy out" right on Ga. 365 at Cody Rd. only 4.5 miles North of the Cornelia Wal-Mart exit (Hwy 441), 20 miles South of Clayton. Contact them at (706) 766-SHOW



Crafts and Collectibles:

Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center Mountain City (3 Miles)

Hambidge Center Rabun Gap (6 Miles)

Tallulah Point Overlook Tallulah Falls (10 Miles)

Tallulah Falls Gallery Tallulah Falls (10 Miles)

Old Clarkesville Mill Art & Antiques Clarkesville (16 Miles)


Mark of the Potter Clarkesville (16 Miles)

Amish Red Barn Clarkesville (16 Miles)

Dream Giver's Art Gallery Toccoa (22 Miles)

Country Store At Skylake Sautee (25 Miles)

Sautee-Nacoochee Center Sautee (25 Miles)

The Gourd Place Sautee (25 Miles)

Glass Mountain Gallery Helen (26 Miles)

BabyLand General Hospital Cleveland (32 Miles)

Turpin Pottery Homer (38 Miles)

Mountain Crossings at Walasi-Yi Center Blairsville (32 Miles)

Pappy's Riverwalk Blairsville (32 Miles)

Mountain Life Museum Blairsville (32 Miles)

Dahlonega Arts Council, Inc. Dahlonega (41 Miles)

Funky Chicken Art Project Dahlonega (41 Miles)

Naturally Georgia Dahlonega (41 Miles)

Burt's Farm Dawsonville (52 Miles)

Bowen Center for the Arts Dawsonville (52 Miles)

Lyndon House Arts Center Athens (63 Miles)

Buford Artist Colony Buford (68 Miles)

Lakewood 400 Antiques Market, LLC Cumming (62 Miles)


Malls and Outlets:

Whistle Stop Cornerstone Antique Mall Toccoa (22 Miles)

Georgia Wines Inc - Tasting Room Helen (23 Miles):

Tanger Outlets of Commerce Commerce (47 Miles):

Lakeshore Mall Gainesville (49 Miles):

Pendergrass Flea Market Pendergrass (53 Miles):

North Georgia Premium Outlets Dawsonville (58 Miles):

Château Élan Winery & Resort Restaurants Braselton (59 Miles):

Mall of Georgia at Mill Creek Buford (68 Miles):

Discover Mills Lawrenceville (76 Miles):

Olde Downtown Square Ellijay (76 Miles):

Warehouse Antiques & Estate Mall Monroe (78 Miles):

Gwinnett Place Mall Duluth (80 Miles):

American Bead Shows Atlanta (82 Miles):

Perimeter Mall Atlanta (92 Miles):

Underground Atlanta Atlanta (103 Miles)



Snow Skiing


Scaly Mountain, NC:

Snow tubing only. Scaly Mountain Outdoor Sports Park is a friendly, fun, family-oriented resort offering snow tubing only. Thousands of families have come to enjoy snow tubing at Scaly Mountain and we would like you to come join us. Contact at (828) 526-3737. Located 13 miles from Clayton.



Cataloochee, NC:

Visit Cataloochee Ski Area this season and experience southern hospitality on the slopes. For generations of snow-loving families,Cataloochee is a winter tradition, and with good reason. Contact them at (800) 768-0285. Located 55 miles from Clayton.



Hawksnest Resort, NC:

This summer we will be expanding our beginner area.  This new area will be about 500 feet long and serviced by a moving sidewalk conveyor lift.  The expanded area will have 100% snowmaking and lighting for nighttime ski or snowboarding.  This expanded beginner area will make Hawksnest one of the best places to learn to ski or snowboard. Contact them at (828) 963-6561 or (800) 822-4295. Located 125 miles from Clayton.



Ober Gatlinburg, TN:

Ober Gatlinburg offers eight trails serviced by two quad and one double chairlift which keeps you out of lift lines and on the slopes.  When temperatures drop, our snowmaking equipment blankets 100% of our slopes.  Slopes are maintained with the latest in snow-grooming equipment to provide a smoother, more consistent surface. Contact them at (800) 251-9202 or (865) 436-5423. Located 58 miles from Clayton.



Ski Beech, NC:

With excellent skiing (day or night), and a charming Alpine Village filled with intriguing shops, tempting restaurants and more, you'll find that Ski Beech offers a winter wonderland of fun and activities for all members of your family or group! Contact them at 800-438-2093.



bullet Rabun County High School : Located 4 miles South of Clayton
bullet Terrora Park at Tallulah Gorge : Located 13 miles South of Clayton
bullet Kingwood Resort: Located 2 miles East of Clayton



Click here for a list of waterfalls in the northern Georgia region.



Blessed with some of the steepest, well-drained hillsides in the U.S., North Georgia’s topography, elevation, and climate is extraordinarily well suited to a relatively recent agricultural development in Rabun County – vineyards

Habersham Vineyards:

The winery is located in the Nacoochee Village, also home to an historic grist mill, antiques, shopping, dining, cabin rental, and flyfishing. Located 22 miles Southwest of Clayton. Contact them at 706-878-9463.

Tiger Mountain Vineyards:

Tiger Mountain Vineyards is nestled on a hillside high up in Rabun County, on the rocky, sunny slopes of the North Georgia mountains. Our vineyard is small, the vines individually tended and the grapes hand-picked for quality. Our red wines are barrel-aged 12 to 24 months. Visit the vineyards and enjoy barrel-room tastings! Located 3 miles Southwest of Clayton. Contact them at (706) 782-4777.

Persimmon Creek Vineyards:

It’s a family affair in Persimmon Creek Valley, and everything done here is by hand – laying down the stakes, pruning the vines, picking the grapes, topping the barrels, punching in the corks and applying the labels to each individual bottle. A labor of love, which we hope you can taste in each of our Persimmon Creek wines. Located 12 1/2 miles west of Clayton. Contact them at (706) 212-7380.

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