Hiking and fishing on the Trout Adventure Trail in Georgia 
Plan your own hiking and learning experience on existing famous trails
 along the southernmost reach of the Appalachian Mountains
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About Fannin County, GA
"Trout Capital of Georgia"

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Fannin County, GA -- Trout Capital of GeorgiaDesignated by
the Georgia State Legislature in 2010 as Trout Capital
of Georgia,
Fannin County lies in the Appalachian Mountains, 90 miles north of Atlanta, bordering on North Carolina and Tennessee.

Extending 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.

The headquarters for the Trout Adventure Trail in Fannin County is
Ü Fannin County Chamber
of Commerce
Blue Ridge.

About Gilmer County, GA  "Georgia's Apple Capital"

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Gilmer County, GeorgiaGilmer 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 Mountains. 

 Ellijay, 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 Ü North Georgia Mountain Outfitters.  

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Please revisit this page often to learn more about how our sponsors can help you discover and learn about the Trout Adventure Trail and the resources they provide to make your outdoor adventure safe, educational and enjoyable for you, your family, friends and organizations. 



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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 Ellijay/Gilmer County Headquarters for the Trout Adventure Trail.

North Georgia Mountain Outfitters
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. Blue Ridge Mountain Outfitters -- Your HQ for the Trout Adventure Trail
Southern Highroads
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!
Southern Highroads Outfitters & Gift Company
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. Blue Ridge Mountain Trout Unlimited
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. USDA Forest Service
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).

Fannin County

of Commerce

Fannin County Chamber of Commerce
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 Gilmer County.

Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce
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. Benton MacKaye Trail Association
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 areas.


Georgia Appalachian Trail Club
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. Trout Unlimited
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 productive society. Boy Scouts of America 




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