About Fannin County, GA
"Trout Capital of Georgia"
the Georgia State Legislature in 2010 as Trout Capital
Georgia, Fannin County lies in the Appalachian Mountains,
90 miles north of Atlanta, bordering on North Carolina and
from within the county seat of Blue
Ridge to the county border north, south, east and west, more than 100 miles of trout streams and rivers wind
through Fannin County across 100,000 acres of the
Chattahoochee National Forest. Blue Ridge is a quaint
mountain gateway town with art galleries, downtown shopping,
delectable restaurants, a scenic railroad, and get-away
cabins nestled on mountain ridges, in peaceful valleys
and on scenic waters.
for the Trout Adventure Trail in Fannin County is
in Blue Ridge.
About Gilmer County, GA
"Georgia's Apple Capital"
County is Georgia’s Apple Capital and contains abundant
National Forest lands,
including Springer Mountain, the southernmost terminus of
the Appalachian Trail in the Chattahoochee National Forest.
Gilmer County is located along Highway 515/GA Highway 5, about
75 miles north of Atlanta. At more than 430 square miles
big, the heavily wooded landscape stretches across the
southernmost reach of north Georgia’s Blue Ridge
the capital and largest town in Gilmer County is an
“Appalachian Trail Town” and is located about 40 minutes east of the Trout Adventure
Trail. The official
headquarters for the Trout Adventure Trail in Ellijay is
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Adventure Trail and the resources they provide to make your
outdoor adventure safe, educational and enjoyable for you, your
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North Georgia Mountain Outfitters
North Georgia Mountain Outfitters is a full service
outfitter with equipment for all your outdoor
adventures. The store -- located at 583 Highland
Crossing #230 East Ellijay, GA 30540 -- is also the
for the Trout Adventure Trail.
Blue Ridge Mountain Outfitters
Need something special? We'll get it for your!
Experienced adventure advice? Local recommendations? we
are here for you. We proudly and exclusively represent
the premiere brandsinthe outddor industry. We seek daily
to reflect God's love and to be salt and light as we
strive to do well by doing good.
Outfitter & Gift Co.
Southern Highroads Outfitters is your North Georgia Fly
Fishing and Outdoor Outfitters. Located in Blairsville,
Georgia, we serve hikers, campers, day trippers, and fly
fishers from novice to expert. Give us a visit, we enjoy
sharing our passion for the outdoors!
Blue Ridge Mountain Trout Unlimited
The mission of Blue Ridge Trout Unlimited is to further
TU National goals of protecting, restoring, and
conserving coldwater fisheries by involving its members
and supporters in conservation, education, fund raising,
and communication directed to coldwater fisheries in the
North Georgia mountains and the people who may use and
depend upon those fisheries.
USDA Forest Service
The U.S. Forest Service is entrusted with 193 million
acres of national forests and grasslands. It is
dedicated to the improvement of water resources,
development of climate change resiliency, creation of
jobs that will sustain communities and restoration and
enhancement of landscapes.
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce
Blue Ridge, Fannin County, Georgia is located on the
North Carolina – Tennessee line, only 1½ hours north of
Atlanta via I-575- GA Hwy 515, within easy reach of the
best attractions the Georgia mountains, western North
Carolina and eastern Tennessee foothills have to offer.
Fannin County is the official "Trout Capital of
Georgia." The Fannin County Chamber of Commerce Welcome
Center is the official Blue Ridge/Fannin County
Headquarters for the Trout Adventure Trail. The visitor
center and organization office is located at 152 Orvin
Lance Drive, in Blue Ridge (behind CVS off Hwy 515).
Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce
Explore Gilmer County where the magic of our environment
will entrance you, the warmth of our people will
captivate you, and the past meets the present in perfect
harmony. Gilmer County is known for many things:
beautiful, lushly forested mountains; crisp, fresh
apples; meadows blanketed in wildflowers; incredible
outdoor opportunities on land and on water; a serene way
of life; and communities that welcome newcomers and
visitors with open arms. Come…experience the magic of
Benton MacKaye Trail Club
The Benton MacKaye Trail (BMT) is a footpath of nearly
300 miles (480 km) through the Appalachian mountains of
the southeastern United States. It is designed for foot
travel in the tradition of the Appalachian Trail (AT).
The BMTA is an all-volunteer, nonprofit group of folks
who want to see the trail remain open and in good shape.
Those who live close enough and are able gather
regularly to work on maintaining the trail, also to hike
and for special events. They and others contribute
through their membership.
Georgia Appalachian Trail Club
Georgia Appalachian Trail Club manages, maintains, and protects
the Appalachian National Scenic Trail in Georgia with
volunteers from its membership and the interested
public. The club promotes the appreciation of the
Appalachian National Scenic Trail and natural outdoor
places through education and recreational activities,
with an emphasis on conservation ethics and protection
of the forests, their natural resources and wilderness
Trout Unlimited (national)
Trout Unlimited works to conserve,protect and restore North America's coldwater fisheries
and their watersheds. ... By the next generation, Trout
Unlimited will ensure that robust populations of native
and wild coldwater fish once again thrive within their
North American range, so that our children can enjoy
healthy fisheries in their home waters.
Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America is one of
the nation's largest and most prominent values-based
youth development organizations. The BSA provides a
program for young people that builds character, trains
them in the responsibilities of participating
citizenship, and develops personal fitness. ... The Boy
Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century
of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to
building a more conscientious, responsible, and