Cooling Off in the North Georgia Mountains

2 Jul

Summertime heat is definitely here!

We sometimes travel south to Atlanta during the summer months and notice the difference in temperature between the Atlanta metro area and the North Georgia mountains. In Atlanta the heat from all the asphalt and buildings makes the temperatures feel much hotter. The lack of hard surfaces and buildings along with the woods usually make the mountains 8-10 degrees cooler.

Why not enjoy the cooler North Georgia mountain air this summer and visit Cedar House Inn?

We have shared with our summer guests several ways to make their visit even cooler.

One of our favorites is Dick’s Creek swimming hole that we discovered when we first moved to the Dahlonega area about 18 years ago. A favorite among the locals the creek has numerous waterfalls and swimming holes of mountain cooled water. Bring some old towels from home and enjoy a cool swim in a mountain stream. We can show you how to get there when you check in. To see a video of the creek that we shot several years ago visit our videos page.

Another great option for staying cool is to take a kayak, canoe or tubing ride down the Chestatee River. The river is located on the way into town. Appalachian outfitters  will rent you the equipment and shuttle you back to your car. Bring some old towels to dry off. For a video about floating down the Chestatee River visit our videos page.

If you come and stay with us for more than one night you may want to take a day trip to Tallulah Gorge State Park which is about an hour east of Dahlonega. If you get there early you can get a permit to wade in the river at the bottom of the gorge. Take some old towels to dry off. We really enjoy hiking down the gorge since it reminds us of Colorado in terms of appearance. Watch the video on our videos page.

Don’t let the summer heat keep you at home sitting in your air-conditioned house. Visit us and stay cool.

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