Gilmer County

Gilmer County has so many great outdoor spaces to enjoy, here are just a few of the best according to the people who have been there!

1. Fall Branch Falls

“We really enjoyed this hike. I took on this hike with my 3 kids and in-laws. It was a beautiful hike with the stream of water as your scenery. The hike is relatively easy and you are met by a beautiful waterfall at the end.” –Sylvia from Florida

3. Fort Mountain State Park

“The State park is a must see. Hiking and walking trails. Bike trails. Cabins and canoes for rentals. The park is clean and monitored heavily. A place for tent camping, as well as motor home camping. Fishing and swimming in the lake.” –Tina from Chatsworth

3. Amicalola Falls State Park

“Amicalola Falls State Park is a fun way to experience breathtaking scenery and get some exercise, all while socially distancing in North Georgia. My husband and I climbed the stairs to the top of the falls and hiked on several trails. The Appalachian Trail starts here, and that’s pretty exciting. There’s a restaurant and gift shop in the lodge at the top, along with a panoramic porch where you can sit and enjoy the scenery.” –Amy from South Carolina

4. Red Clay State Historic Park

“This place offers a nice glimpse into Cherokee and Native American history with many different Native American artifacts on display in it’s museum. Plus the Blue Hole has an interesting story and it is pretty neat to see. It’s been many years since I’ve visited but I am planning a return trip with the hubby soon. It’s a good place to take the kids for historical educational pursuits in regards to the local Native American history within which the area is very rich and has a plethora of knowledge of the Cherokee culture and way of life.” –A.C. from North Carolina

5. Poole’s Mill Park

“This park was built around an area that was once a mill. There is a covered bridge. There are rocks for kids to slide around on and a rope swing for the braver folks to swing into the water. It was a small playground with slides and swings. A large picnic shelter has bathrooms. This is a great, shady park for little kids to play and splash in the stream.” –Courtney from Cumming