Historic High Country

The Land of Sights and Legends welcomes you to discover, explore, and enjoy the many treasures of the past & present cultures of our region.


Experience a totally unique taste.

Now it’s time to raise a glass to TazaRay, the first sunflower spirit ever distilled that is naturally gluten-free. Brought to you from Northwest Georgia’s Dalton Distillery.

TazaRay is inspired by five generations of the Butler family making quality hand-crafted distilled spirits. 706-483-2790 Tazaray.com

Georgia’s Largest Apple Orchard

Mercier Orchards, nestled in the North Georgia Mountains, is a family owned and operated apple orchard. Growing for you since 1943, Mercier Orchards offers a fun-filled experience for the whole family! From our seasonal U-PICKS and tractor rides to our world famous bakery, Market Cafe, large market store, and winery, Mercier Orchards has something to offer everyone year round! 800-361-7731



Where the rivers meet, and the mountains begin.

Getaway to Georgia’s Rome and discover Henry Ford’s Georgia castle; explore hiking, biking and water trails; catch a performance at the state’s premier Shakespeare Festival; see tomorrow’s stars at a Rome Braves baseball game; tour the area’s most iconic movie and television projects; shop, dine and stay in the largest Victorian-era district in Georgia. 800-444-1834 RomeGeorgia.org


Scenic railroad excursions, authentic wineries, mountain vistas, and apple orchards are just a handful of the delights northwest Georgia’s Historic High Country has to offer.  Rich in history, the region abounds with Native American and Civil War sites such as Etowah Indian Mounds and Chickamauga National Military Park. See America’s story at the Booth Western Art Museum and discover the stars at Tellus Science Museum, both Smithsonian-affiliates. Walk through one of the oldest railroad tunnels in the south at the Western & Atlantic Railroad Museum. Cut loose with outdoor fun, whether it’s making your way to Lover’s Leap at Rock City, or spanning the tree tops on the Screaming Eagle Zip Line at Historic Banning Mills. It’s also a mountain biker’s haven with wooded trails ranging from gentle to extreme as found from Woodstock to Ellijay, the Mountain Bike Capital of Georgia. Afterwards sit back and relax with refreshment from the Georgia Winery, a visit to the spa at Barnsley Resort, or a delightful food tour in downtown Rome.