Wednesday, June 29, 2022 / by Nathan Fitts
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 / by Nathan Fitts
Lakes are weird – and wonderful
As with psychology and social interaction, with lakes there’s simply more going on below the surface than meets the eye. However, we spend most of our time at the lake on top of water, which is part of what makes lake life fun! Imagine social dynamics where all you have to worry about is what’s on the surface. That would be – say it slowly – A.W.E.S.O.M.E.!
While we usually think of hot summer days as the perfect time to enjoy the lake, it can actually be enjoyed year-round. Here are our Top 7 activities that you can enjoy lakeside.
As with everything lake-related there are at least two functions related to every activity. Fishing, for example, is also sunbathing.
That’s because even if you find fish through echo-location or triangulation or astrological charts, there’s no guarantee that once you put a wormed hook in front of them that they’ll eat. Pl? ...
Monday, February 7, 2022 / by Nathan Fitts
Have you ever wanted to live in a postcard setting? If the answer is yes, you should expand your home search to include the towns of Blairsville & Suches in Union County, Georgia. From the charming downtown of Blairsville to the vast Blue Ridge Mountains in Suches, you will absolutely fall in love with this beautiful town!
On the North side of Union County, just minutes to the North Carolina line, you will find the crystal blue waters of Lake Nottely spanning over 4,000 acres! Choose from three marinas or several public boat ramps to launch your boat for hours of swimming, fishing, and fun! Downtown Blairsville you will find fabulous restaurants and adorable shops to explore. The community regularly hosts festivals and special events for extra fun all year long!
As you head South towards the unincorporated community of Suches, you’ll discover even more natural attractions like Vogel State Park, Helton Creek Falls, Lake Winfield Scott, and Blood Mount; ...
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 / by Nathan Fitts
5 Blue Ridge Hikes I recommend
Those who live in and around Blue Ridge -- and others here just for a visit -- recognize clearly and quickly that this is one of the most wonderful regions of the country for year-round enjoyment of the outdoors. That’s one of the many reasons that I love this area so much.
The range of amenities, coupled with moderate temperatures in all four seasons, enables those who love hiking, biking, fishing, camping and glamping to pick any time of the year and feel confident that discovering this neck of the woods will yield an all-around good time.
Hiking is an especially rewarding pursuit, combining the convenience of easy access with a sense of discovery and adventure. The stunning natural beauty of this area’s rolling hillsides, gentle mountains, rushing rivers and streams -- and dozens of spectacular waterfalls -- allows couples, families and friends to easily captur; ...
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 / by Nathan Fitts
If you think that living in proximity to town with a river running right through the center of it sounds dreamy, then you will absolutely love Ellijay! The Cartecay River, which began as a part of Ellijay River and turns into the Coosawattee River is a nineteen-mile class two whitewater river. Popular for outdoor recreation, canoers, tubers, and kayakers take to the river to run the rapids and take in the beautiful scenery the mountains and river provide. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you can choose to put-on the river with an outfitter on the Lower Cartecay and follow the river to Blackberry Mountain or if the water is high enough, you can choose to put on at Stegall Mill Road and exit at DNR. Speaking of Blackberry Mountain, this highly sought after gated community is accessed via a covered bridge over the Cartecay River.
Maybe a nice relaxing walk on the Cartecay River Loop Trail is more your speed, but be sure to bring a fishing pole and drop a line . ...