Yes, it is winter in the N Georgia Mountains, but that does not mean there is nothing to do!

It can be cold, it can even be snowy, and some say it can be bleak.  Many of us think of our winters as a time to learn to enjoy the solitude the season affords and the time to learn more about our neighbors and communities.

There is always the sightseeing.  While the trees are bare, a trip to any mountain top affords a view of the lakes and countryside you do not get in the full bloom of summer.  At this time of year it is not overshadowed by new growth or explosions of fall colors, it is a beauty in its own right.

Beyond the hiking there is the Union County Historic Trail.  The Mountain Life Museum is free and consists of several historic buildings on site.  How about picking up some fresh ground grits or flour at the Logan Turnpike Mill.  The products made at the mill, as they have an antique Williams grist mill circa 1916 and a 1926 Fairbanks Morse hit-n-miss engine mounted on a buckboard wagon with iron wheels.

Daytime classes are held at our institute for continuing learningLearning opportunities vary here from Winter Birding to How to play Mah-Jongg.

Extend your weekend and come on in for First Thursday in downtown Blairsville.  Each and every first Thursday of the month is ‘Shop Late Thursday’s’ in Downtown Blairsville! Participating Downtown Blairsville businesses will be open additional hours from 5pm – 8pm and will feature deals, discounts and other exciting offers! So avoid the crowds on the weekends and come spend some time in Downtown Blairsville on the First Thursday of the month! Just look for a red balloon and you’ll find a business that’s happy to serve you!

Why not end your evening at one of the places built just for a quiet winter’s night. Brasstown Valley Resort, the resort’s Dining Room is known far and wide for its picturesque mountain views, which complement its outstanding meals and service.  For just that night cap with friends try The Fireside Lounge, it is the perfect location for cocktails and conversations next to a crackling fire.

Come stay your winter’s with us a neighbors or just come for a weekend.  Whatever your preference, the North Georgia mountain area can bring you great joy and new adventures.  Thanks for tuning in with us this week and as always,