Welcome to My Mountain, gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains in beautiful North Central Georgia. This area is popular among nature lovers, fishermen, and outdoor enthusiasts nationwide. It boasts beautiful mountain ranges, scores of natural lakes and mountain streams, and a tranquil, country atmosphere. Visitors return year after year for outdoor recreational activities and quiet getaways. This area has a wide array of available lodging, excellent restaurants and shops, and a full schedule of folk music festivals, arts shows, and community events. The rich history and architecture of the area offers fascinating insights into our Nation's past.
This area was originally Cherokee country, and the remnants of that great civilization are in evidence all around. They considered this to be their "Enchanted Land." Cherokees farmed the Blue Ridge Mountains during temperate seasons, and left the area during the winter for warmer climes.
Early colonial settlers discovered the agricultural wealth offered by this area, and they moved into the area to farm and harvest the forest. Unfortunately, the harvesting of the forest placed the environment at great risk, and in the early 1930's the federal government bought the mountain land and created the Chattahoochee National Forest to prevent further damage and to reforest the area.
During the reforestation project, two camps were established in Fannin County, Georgia -- Camp Sea Creek and Camp Wilscot. Other camps were established in the surrounding area which also contributed to the restoration.
The Chattahoochee National Forest covers almost 750,000 acres and spans 18 Georgia counties. This area is home to Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia. It contains the headwaters of every major river in North Georgia, and offers hundreds of waterfalls, mountain lakes and dales, and abundant wildlife. Vogel State Park, within the borders of the Chattahoochee National Forest, is Georgia's second oldest state park.
The Fannin County Chamber of Commerce serves as a major force for good in the area by maintaining a focus on management of the land within our county. Today, more than 100,000 acres of land in Fannin County is managed by the United States Forest Service.
The Blue Ridge Mountains run to the south and west from Pennsylvania. This range contains many famous peaks, including the Shenandoahs. Further south toward Virginia, the countryside segues into rolling hills, and then reverts back to mountain terrain in North Carolina, which contains some of the highest peaks in the Eastern United States. In Southern North Carolina the ridge turns west, and continues into Fannin County. Here, the Appalachian Range includes the Benton MacKaye on its western ridge and the Appalachian Trail on the eastern ridge.
According to the Chamber of Commerce, "Every Day is a perfect day for a Blue Ridge R&R". We agree whole-heartedly! Come see for yourself. You'll find friendly people, a quiet, country atmosphere, and more events and sights than you can shake a stick at!