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Dining with a view – North Georgia’s best kept secret T
he Maple Restaurant at Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge is one of North Georgia’s best-kept secrets! Located just off the main lobby
at Amicalola Falls Lodge, The Maple Restaurant offers a full-service breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet daily, with a panoramic view of the North Georgia mountains through the restaurant’s wall of windows.
“If you haven’t been here in the last few years, come back to see all of our great improvements,” suggests lodge manager Lori VanSickle. “Our buffets are outstanding.”
Brunch is offered every Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for only $17.95.
Amicalola Falls State Park overnight options include 56 lodge rooms, 14 cabins and 24 campsites.
In addition to an omelet station, waffle station and soup-and-salad bar, diners can also choose from the chef-carved roast beef, fresh fruit, several kinds of fish, peel- and-eat shrimp and much more. The recent Mother’s Day Brunch featured
At 720 feet, Amicalola Falls State Park boasts the highest waterfall in Southeast Georgia.
oysters Rockefeller, prime rib, chicken Marsala, roasted pork loin with peach chutney, bourbon glazed salmon and pot roast. “We will be doing something just
Cherokee Valley Ranch is family fun!
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t Cherokee Valley Ranch near Jasper you can zip, tube or
horseback ride your way to pure fun in the beautiful North Georgia foothills. Conveniently located
adjacent to the Pickens County Airport, the ranch is a sure cure for summer boredom, or for a great outdoors alternative to TV and video games. Planned for family fun, horseback trail rides can be enjoyed by both children (7 yrs
Cherokee Valley Ranch trail rides showcase the beautiful North Georgia foothills.
and up) and adults and are professionally guided through beautiful countryside, over hills and through creeks and valleys, on polite and experienced trail horses. Zip lining is for those needing more excitement with two zip lines to choose between the maximum rush and one more sedate. Anyone can zip, as long as they weigh between 75 and 245 pounds. If you prefer speed on the ground, try dry “snow” tubing -- it’s a blast! Two tracks
matched for age and size get you down the hill with maximum speed and minimum control! Cherokee Valley Ranch is all set for parties and special events with hay rides, cook- outs and even custom events planned for your group.
Cherokee Valley Ranch
909 Upper Salem Church Road, Jasper, GA 30143 • (706) 692-9277 Email: email@example.com
For more info and special pricing go to: www.cherokeevalleyranch.com
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Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 9:00 - 6:00 (special ride times by appointment) L
as special for the Father’s Day Brunch,” said VanSickle. A 10 percent senior citizen discount is available for guests 62 and older. If watching the sunset, enjoying a glass
of wine and listening to good music sounds appealing, don’t miss “Music in the Maple” the second Wednesday of every month from 6-8 p.m. Sweetwater – Big Canoe residents Cynthia Cero and Vince Ciliberto – are known for their warm harmonies
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accompanied by a unique blend of guitar and dulcimer. Their genres include folk, contemporary, blues, country and pop music. Check the Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge Facebook page for more information about other music offerings. Special discounts are regularly offered to Facebook “friends” of the lodge. After dining, work off your meal with
an energizing hike up the waterfall trail. Amicalola Falls, the tallest waterfall in the Southeast at 720 feet, and the spectacular scenery and hiking trails make this park one of the area’s most popular attractions. Amicalola Falls State Park is just 10 miles from Big Canoe.
Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge 418 Amicalola Falls Lodge Rd Dawsonville, GA 30534 (800) 573-9656
Facebook: Amicalola Falls State Park & Lodge Website: www.gastateparks.org/
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The Maple Restaurant hours: Breakfast daily: 7 – 10:30 a.m. Lunch daily: 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday brunch: 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dinner Sunday through Thursday: 5–8 p.m. Dinner Friday and Saturday: 5–9 p.m.
Forrest Hills Mt. Resort: cabin rentals and great food!
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ocated just 25 minutes from Big Canoe in the foothills of the Blue Ridge
Mountains, Forrest Hills Mountain Resort is a popular destination for honeymoons, romantic get-a-ways, family reunions, group retreats, corporate events, weddings and much more. Mountain cabins, rooms and suites are available from $49/night to $249/night.Fo
rrest Hills offers a day spa, horseback riding (Gold City Corral Stables), walking trails, and much more. But one of the biggest secrets about Forrest Hills is the great food! Forrest Hills offers a Sunday Lunch Buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. featuring Southern comfort food made from scratch. During the summer months, you’ll be served fresh vegetables from the garden. Specialties include their famous fried chicken, sweet potato soufflé and real mashed potatoes with gravy. Besides the outstanding food, Big Canoe residents get a discount the third Sunday of every month – lunch for only $10! Come and experience the Forrest Hills Resort difference! Be sure to “like” Forrest Hills on Facebook to receive notices of special deals.
One of the three dining areas at Forrest Hills Mountain Resort.
Forrest Hills Mountain Resort 135 Forrest Hills Rd. Dahlonega, GA 30533 (706) 864-6456
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