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105 miles NE of Atlanta

You don't come here to visit this mountain town itself, but you can use it as a center for exploring -- including Georgia's highest point, offering a panoramic view of the whole northern part of the state. Blairsville is set in a national forest.

The Sorghum Festival is held the first 3 weekends in October. Crafts are displayed, canned goods are sold, and cane is converted to sweet sorghum syrup before your eyes, with lots of free samples. Square dancing, greased pole climbing, and other contests typical of the mountain folk are followed by country music and more dancing.