Hotel at a Glance: Forrest Hills Mountain Resort and Conference Center
Spread out over 140 acres, Forrest Hills Mountain Resort and Conference Center is a secluded wilderness getaway. The family-owned and -operated property offers cabins and suites with kitchenettes and wood-burning fireplaces.
- Tell ghost stories under the stars in the bonfire area.
- Happy trails: Take a horseback-riding excursion or take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage
- Go for a swim in the outdoor pool, which is seasonal
- Fun and games: The property has volleyball courts and horseshoe pits.
Chattahoochee National Forest: Hiking and Climbing near Georgia’s Highest Mountain
Spanning nearly 750,000 acres, the Chattahoochee National Forest is home to waterfalls, rivers, secluded hiking trails, and Brasstown Bald, the tallest mountain in Georgia. That 4,000-foot peak overlooks millions of trees, some of which were planted during Theodore Roosevelt’s earth-conscious administration. Other impressive sights include Anna Ruby Falls, a 150-foot cascade that fills the surrounding woods with the roar of crashing water.
There are numerous hiking trails to help you take in the forest’s natural beauty; the views are especially dazzling when the fall foliage is in full array. Water lovers can take to a canoe or kayak and go paddling down the Chattahoochee and Toccoa Rivers. Whitewater rafters will find some of the best rapids in the southeast. For a more tranquil alternative, head to Lake Blue Ridge for swimming and fishing.