20 Favorite Photos From Northeast Georgia

A Photography Story

Gorgeous mountain top views, charming little towns, and waterfalls around every bend in the road made Northeast Georgia an exciting and beautiful place to spend some time. I don’t think I set my camera down for more than a few minutes the entire time I was road tripping through this corner of the Peach State. By the time my trip was over I had over three hundred images of landscapes, food, shopping, and recreation. But you don’t want to look at three hundred photos so I whittled it down to just my twenty favorite.

Which of these is your favorite photo from northeast Georgia?

The view from the Black Rock Overlook at Black Rock Mountain State Park in Mountain City, GA on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Copyright 2017 Jason Barnette

The view from Black Rock Mountain State Park over Clayton was stunning.

A goat at Goats on the Roof in Tiger, GA on Monday, June 12, 2017. Copyright 2017 Jason Barnette

This goat may be on the ground, but the locally-owned attraction is called Goats on the Roof.

Hemlock Falls at Moccasin Creek State Park in Clarkesville, GA on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Copyright 2017 Jason Barnette

Hemlock Falls was one of the easier waterfalls for a hike in Northeast Georgia.

Boats tied to the dock on Lake Burton at Moccasin Creek State Park in Clarkesville, GA on Sunday, June 11, 2017. Copyright 2017 Jason Barnette

Moccasin Creek State Park is on a lake with this view from the picnic area beside the campground.

View from the North Rim Overlook into the gorge at Tallulah Gorge State Park in Tallulah Falls, GA on Monday, June 12, 2017. Copyright 2017 Jason Barnette

Tallulah Gorge State Park is built around a 500′ deep gorge with cascades, waterfalls, and scenic overlooks.

Tallulah Falls, GA on Monday, June 12, 2017. Copyright 2017 Jason Barnette

Found these remains of an old railroad bridge across Tallulah Lake.

Toccoa Falls on the campus of Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa Falls, GA on Monday, June 12, 2017. Copyright 2017 Jason Barnette

Toccoa Falls is located on the campus of the aptly-named Toccoa Falls College, but it’s open for anyone to explore.

Graffiti and a stunning view at the top of Currahee Mountain in Toccoa, GA on Monday, June 12, 2017. Copyright 2017 Jason Barnette

The view from Currahee Mountain, made famous by the HBO series Band of Brothers.

Architecture in Helen, GA on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Copyright 2017 Jason Barnette

Helen was full of beautiful German architecture.

Delicious and authentic wienerschnitzel meal at The Troll Tavern in Helen, GA on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Copyright 2017 Jason Barnette

When in Helen get weinerschnitzel.

Yonah Mountain Vineyard in Cleveland, GA on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Copyright 2017 Jason Barnette

This locally owned vineyard at the base of Yonah Mountain has a pretty spectacular view.

Interior of the historic house at Hardman Farm State Historic Site in Sautee Nacoochee, GA on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Copyright 2017 Jason Barnette

Inside the historic house at Hardman Farm State Historic Site.

Anna Ruby Falls in Helen, GA on Friday, June 16, 2017. Copyright 2017 Jason Barnette

On observation deck for viewing the towering Anna Ruby Falls.

The observation deck atop Brasstown Bald, the highest point in the state, in Hiawassee, GA on Friday, June 16, 2017. Copyright 2017 Jason Barnette

Brasstown Bald is the highest point in Georgia and the views from this observation deck and tower are stunning.

The top observation deck at Bell Mountain high above Hiawassee, GA on Friday, June 16, 2017. Copyright 2017 Jason Barnette

Bell Mountain is a recent addition to the list of things to do in Northeast Georgia.

Sunset across Chatuge Lake from Bell Mountain in Hiawassee, GA on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Copyright 2017 Jason Barnette

Sunset from the summit of Bell Mountain looking out across Hiawassee.

Granddaddy Mimms Moonshine Distillery and Museum in Blairsville, GA on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Copyright 2017 Jason Barnette

Granddaddy Mimms Distillery & Gift Shop is one of those roadside locally owned joints that makes me happy to travel.

Fishing from a kayak on Lake Trahlyta at Vogel State Park in Blairsville, GA on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Copyright 2017 Jason Barnette

This guy was pretty happy with the fish he caught at Vogel State Park.

Sunset across Lake Trahlyta at Vogel State Park in Blairsville, GA on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Copyright 2017 Jason Barnette

Sunset across the peaceful lake at Vogel State Park.

Helton Creek Falls in Blairsville, GA on Monday, June 19, 2017. Copyright 2017 Jason Barnette

Helton Creek Falls was one of the more accessible and amazing waterfalls in Northeast Georgia.