Clayton, Georgia is located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Clayton is a picturesque mountain community. It offers a beautiful downtown area filled with craft, antique, and collectible shops. Clayton also has a cultural center, a museum, and over 50 great local restaurants. It offers a low cost of living, and good climate. Read below to learn about some of the best activities in Clayton, Georgia and nearby areas.
White Water Rafting
For invigorating adventure and breathtaking scenery, try white water rafting on the Chattooga River known as the crown jewel of the south. The Chattooga River, located right outside of town, offers numerous opportunities for white-water rafting.
“The Burton walleye bite is in full swing,” said guide Wes Carlton of “The spotted bass bite has been steady the last few weeks. “The brown trout seem to be plentiful this year. Read Mr. Carlton's rull report at http://www.gon.com/fishing-reports/lake-burton-fishing-report-march-2017
Walleye stocked into Lake Rabun in 2015 are doing exceptionally well and currently dominate the population. Walleye from that successful stocking will approach 2 lb this year but larger walleyes are also present. A new state record walleye was caught from Lake Rabun in 2016, weighing 14 lb 2 oz. This record fish is a testimony to Lake Rabun’s trophy walleye potential.
For those that love fly fishing, the river provides plenty of opportunity along its lower sections. Lake Blue Ridge is located nearby and offers numerous opportunities for fishing. Lake Blue Ridge is the only place where anglers can fish muskellunge in Georgia.
For the full scoop on fishing in Northeast Georgia go to: http://www.georgiawildlife.com/Fishing/Rabun
Hiking and Outdoor Activities
The Chattahoochee National Forest, spread over 18 Georgia counties, offers a range of wilderness and recreation activities. Horse enthusiasts will love the many trails. The National Forest provides amply opportunities for hiking, camping, and other outdoor pursuits. Hundreds of breathtaking waterfalls and abundant flora offer great sightseeing. For camping enthusiasts, Moccasin Creek State Park is surrounded by the lake. It offers great tent and RV camping, as well as swimming and fishing.
DiningLaPrade’s Marina offers wonderful dining with a beautiful view of the lake. The Beechwood Inn offers unique farm to table dining experiences. The Farmhouse at Persimmon Creek is a upscale, small, Farmhouse Eatery that features a fine, unique dining experience.
Shopping and Entertainment
Clayton offers unique shopping experiences including handcrafted rustic furniture and an art gallery. Other attractions include Kingwood Resort and Golf Club and Tiger Mountain Winery.
Activities for the Family
The Tiger Drive-In offers entertainment for the whole family. Other family activities include the fish hatchery located on beautiful Lake Burton.
Debra Butler-Clayton Georgia REALTOR®
If you are considering relocating to Clayton or thinking about a vacation or retirement home in this wonderful mountain community, contact Debra Butler,Associate Broker at Real Living Craig Realty. Debra was named Realtor of the Year in 2008, 2012, and 2014. She serves Clayton and the surrounding communities. Debra specializes in residential real estate, cottages, bed and breakfasts, cabins, land, and vacation homes. Debra calls the Blue Ridge Mountains home. She has served on multiple local committees over the past 15 years and is extremely knowledgeable about Clayton and the surrounding areas.