"The Lake Conasauga Recreation Area, located in the Chattahoochee National Forest very near the Tennessee state line, provides a variety of hiking opportunities. The elevation remains above 3,000 feet, making this a relatively cool place in summer. The Arkaquah trailhead is at the northwest corner of the Brasstown Bald parking area. The west end trailhead is at Track Rock Road and the parking area for the Track Rock Archaeological Area. The trail begins on the opposite side of the road 35 yards down from the parking area. The roads are clear during much of the winter; however, an occasional snow makes the road from Highway 180 to the Brasstown parking area impassible." Read more
"Sitting at an elevation of 3150 feet, Lake Conasauga is the highest lake in Georgia. Spanning 19 acres, the lake is off-limits to gas-powered motorboats, making this a serene place to hike, paddle, swim, or fish for bass and trout. The lake also lies near extensive wildlands, including portions of the Cohutta Wilderness and large areas of forest managed to provide habitat for a wide array of songbirds. This hike begins on the 1-mile lake loop, and then follows the Tower Trail for 2 miles to the top of Grassy Mountain (3600 feet). There you can ascend a fire tower to get an almost-360-degree view of farmland and surrounding ridges. After walking back down the mountain, you can turn onto the Songbird Trail, which lies within the 120-acre Songbird Management Area. Here, there is a large pond formed by a beaver dam and a wood platform that serves as a prime spot for viewing wildlife." Read more
"The Conasauga River is a favorite destination in north Georgia for both hikers and their dogs, and it is particularly worthy in the warm summer months when fishing and swimming are possible in the many shallow pools tucked along the scenic river.
For overnight backpackers, there are numerous campsites along the Conasauga, and this is a great wilderness experience for anyone who appreciates the remote and rustic woodlands that are characteristic of the national forests." Read more