"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."