Here are just a few attractions and things to do in
the Hiawassee, GA area. Please enjoy reading them. If you need any further
information, please do not hesitate to contact us. or
for a guide with all the phone numbers please click
HERE. We can also put together a REAL nice Picnic Basket together with
area waterfalls or overlooks.
Georgia and North Carolina Mountains have some of the best antique hunting or
shopping in the world. Check
out the Whistle Stop
Mall in Franklin, NC.
North Georgia Action Sports
offers the best discounts on action sport activities such as mountain
biking, paddle boards, Kayaks, ATV's and more
(click for view of the lake).
A 133 sq. mile lake that spans 2 states; Georgia and North Carolina.
GREAT fishing, boating and a new public beach across from the Georgia
Mountain Fairgrounds (about 7 Minutes from the Cove). Also Jack Rabbit National
Park offers swimming, trails and picnic areas for a great outdoor day, located about 20 minutes from
Henson Cove Place. (We also know a local swimming hole that is about 5 minutes
from our B&B and cabin).
Brasstown Bald. The tallest mountain in Georgia.
Visitors can either ride or hike to the observation tower on the peak of the
mountain, where it is possible to see 4 states on clear days. View their
excellent web site by clicking
HERE And North Web-Cams
(looking down on Hiawassee) by clicking
south toward Blairsville and Atlanta is the south Web Cam by clicking
Georgia Mountain Fair
has a list of Super Star Concerts and fair events on their web site.
Hiking the famous
Appalachian Trail, (Just 5 miles down the road from
Henson Cove Place), or the 37 mile
For more information we are proudly linked to
the Appalachian Trail is provided for FREE for guests. Please inquire
about transportation costs
to a Bartram Trial starting
Lazy River Tubing (starting Memorial Day in Helen, GA)
How about a
to liven up
your visit. Get wet and have a BLAST!
Area Horseback Riding:
Track Rock Stables
that covers over 250 acres bordering the Chattahoochee National Forest offers an
adventure you will long remember. Their beautiful valley is home to wild turkey, deer, and many other types of wildlife and lush, colorful foliage.
Featuring five miles of trails, the new
Stables will primarily offer one- and two-hour guided mountain trail rides,
accommodating all experience levels, from beginner to advanced. Guests will
meander through open fields, hardwood forests and crystal-clear trout streams as
they travel throughout the property. Custom excursions, hayrides and catered
picnic rides also will be available for both individual and group outings.
Chunky Gal Stables.
You can enjoy guided horseback excursions through clean and scenic
forest service trails at these stables that also offers horse training services,
riding lessons, and short and long term boarding. Approximately 20 minutes from the
10981 Highway 64 East
Franklin, NC 28904
Boating at The Ridges
or Boundary Waters & Marina
Campbell Folk School.
Teaches our area's unique history, arts and
Vogel State Park.
Set at the base of Blood Mountain, this park offers swimming, fishing, hiking, paddle boats and more.
Area Golf Courses:
Butternut Creek Golf Course.
Blairsville's 6,526-yard, 18-hole public
Brasstown Valley Golf.
The Brasstown Valley Golf Club has been ranked by both Golf Digest and Leading
Golf Courses of America as one of the top courses to play in Georgia. Designed
by Dennis Griffiths, the golf course winds through wildlife preserves, ponds and
streams framed in by the mountains.
The Ridges Resort Golf.
A stimulating game of golf surrounded by the majestic backdrop of the North
Carolina mountains. Our 18-hole par 70 championship course designed by William
Byrd in 1992, offers a wide variety of challenges. This 6,561-yard course is
located at our Country Club in Hayesville, NC.
We have excellent spas in the area with one right in Hiawassee. Body
Sense is right in downtown Hiawassee with GREAT massages, natural
products and other
services. Make a reservation for relaxing today!
Other Great Attractions:
The Biltmore Mansion (America's Largest
Home) is a nice day's trek at about 2 hours away from Henson Cove Place. Its century
old gardens will astound you along with their award winning
winery. Located next to the Asheville, NC tourist center.
Chimney Rock Park
is the natural fulfillment of your trip to the mountains.
Take a deep breath of refreshing mountain air, become invigorated by hiking
trails, and let your cares fade away in the cool mists of Hickory Nut Falls.
This is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and spend time with family
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
With the romance and mystique of an era gone by, guests on board the Great Smoky
Mountain Railroad will enjoy scenic train journeys across fertile valleys, into
tunnels and through river gorges in a spectacular region called The Great Smoky Mountains.
The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad is truly spectacular with 53 miles of track,
two tunnels and 25 bridges. Choose from a variety of round trip excursions,
including a unique dining experience!
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
The regular 4 hour, 26 mile round trip winds along the beautiful Toccoa River in
vintage climate controlled or open air railcars. The relaxing ride starts at the
historic depot, built in 1905 in downtown Blue Ridge, then stops for a layover
in the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN where visitors
have a two hour layover; plenty of time to eat lunch, shop for unique crafts and
antiques, snack on ice cream, visit the Operating Model Railroad display or
explore the areas.
Not all wineries can be visited in a single day, but the locations of our
vineyards along the route makes it possible to dine, and shop for multiple day touring.
Other cities and mileage to them
Blairsville - 19 miles
- 21 miles
Brasstown Bald- 13 miles
Gap - 27 miles
Franklin, NC - 48 miles
Andrews - 15 miles
Clarkesville - 42 miles
- 16 miles
Dahlonega - 48 miles
Murphy - 28 miles
Blue Ridge - 45 miles