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North Georgia Visit

Thanks so much for all the great info posted here.

We are flying to Atlanta next week and have 10 days to make it to Columbia for a wedding. I've booked 3 nights in Atlanta. Now I'd like to book a couple nights in the mountains of North Georgia. Do you think one night in somewhere near Chattanooga (Dalton? Blue Ridge?) and then another night in Dahlonega would work, or should we stay in one place and make day trips?

Also, we want to spend a couple days in visiting Athens & Augusta. Would Washington be a good base?

Thanks so much!

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You mention wanting to stay near Chattamnooga TN. Is this to see things in the area....or mainly for visitng the mountains? Both? Allow me to suggest some places you might be interested in visiting while in the area.

Chickamauga Battlefield www.nps.gov/chch/pphtml/planyourvisit.html

On these fields and hills, Union and Confederate armies clashed during the fall of 1863 in some of the hardest fighting of the Civil War.

Fort Mountain State Park


They have cottages available for rental.

Chief Vann House Historic Site


"Showplace of the Cherokee Nation"

New Echota Historic Site


(Cherokee Indian capital)

Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site


Home to several thousand Native Americans between 1000 A.D. to 1550 A.D

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2. Re: North Georgia Visit

NWGGuy's suggestions are great but they aren't mountain destinations except for Fort Mountain. I would add to his list Rock City on top of Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga. You could stay somewhere like East Ridge Tennessee or even Dalton and easily reach all the places he recommends in a half hour or so. Etowah Indian mounds is a little further.

If you are wanting the mountains then Dahlonega or Blue Ridge is more where you should go.

I suppose you know this, but our mountains are more like hills when compared to the Rockies out west.

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