North Georgia is the hilly to mountainous northern region of Georgia. So many different and popular destinations are here in these mountains, from man-made attractions like spas, shops, and wineries, to natural attractions like waterfalls and pristine mountain lakes. The cool mountain climate is ideal for many different crops, including grapes, so there are 26 different wineries here in the North Georgia mountains. Many fantastic farm to table restaurants are also spread across these majestic hills. Residents are very proud of their mountain heritage, and many artisans practice arts, crafts, and music as handed down by ancestors hundreds of years ago, and create some wonderful and unique items and experiences. Many shops in the towns around North Georgia offer goods that can only be found in this region. Outdoor enthusiasts of all types are drawn to the area for mountain biking, hiking, fishing, boating, and sight-seeing, just to name a few. The Appalachian Trail begins in these mountains, and the only portion of the trail that includes a man made structure is here, at Walasi-Yi. Many gorgeous waterfalls are scattered around, and hiking trails for all experience levels have been maintained leading the majority of them. Tourism sustains the local economy in these beautiful mountains, as the majestic views and rushing waters make the region a natural paradise. The North Georgia mountains are a perfect bridge between past and present, where you can enjoy scenic beauty, natural treasures and small-town living.