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Lake Living Cover Contest Underway

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Do you have a great photo of a winter lake scene? Have you caught a fabulous fish on an area lake? Lake Living is now accepting submissions for photography that could be featured on the cover of the magazine’s winter 2019 edition. Lake Living is a full-color regional guide to Northeast...

Mountain Traveler: Wet your whistle at Whistle Top Brew Co.

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For several years, Whistle Top Brew Co. has been a permanent fixture in the facade of downtown Cornelia, offering patrons a laid-back hub where they can wet their whistle, pair it with some grub and enjoy that weekend’s lineup of live entertainment. Wet your whistle at Whistle Top Brew Co....

Mountain Traveler: Be Impressed by Rabun Bald

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According to Native American legend, Rabun Bald is inhabited by fire-breathing demon people, and some campers still report hearing strange sounds at night. But the spectacular views from the summit stretching more than 100 miles on a clear day are no myth. Rabun Bald, with an elevation...

50 years of events

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Alpine Helen may be known widely for its charming Bavarian-themed façades, but it is also some to several popular events that draw crowds to the city.

Transforming a town

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The vision of four men changed the destiny of a small Georgia town forever. Before becoming the alpine town it is today, Helen was a sawmill town when three local businessmen – Pete Hodkinson, Jim Wilkins and Bob Fowler – decided in 1968 they wanted to help improve the town, according to the...

Small town, big draw

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Who would’ve thought that a town covering just over 2 square miles with a population of less than 600 people would be one of the most visited cities in Georgia? State tourism research director Ashley Barfield said the Northeast Georgia Mountain Region, which includes White County, is the...

Dockside in DAHLONEGA

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Dahlonega is known more for its gold mines and mountain getaways than lakeside attractions. But that doesn’t mean the city is anywhere near high and dry, because on the outskirts of town sits Lake Zwerner at Yahoola Creek Reservoir. A little more than a decade ago this...

AFTER THE SPAWN: summer fishing heats up

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Summer is upon us, which means it’s not only time to be out on the water, enjoying North Georgia’s pristine lakes, but for many folks it’s also the time to cast those lines and see what’s biting just below the shimmering surface. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of all things fishing, or...

Cool water, HOT BOAT

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The only thing better than spending an afternoon or weekend at the lake may be enjoying your lake-time in a hot new boat. Several marina managers shared what trends – and what boats – are popular this year. One thing they all agree on is that tritoons, or pontoon boats with three...

Racing in the dirt

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Sixty-four years old and still sporting the fastest 1,650 feet of dirt in Georgia. That is an up-to-date description of Toccoa Raceway, which hosts stock car racing every Saturday night from early April through Labor Day weekend. The 5/16ths-of-a-mile track sports a variety of racing classifications...