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Homes for sale in Rabun County, Ga. have the best of small-town living. Rabun County has modern conveniences with a hometown feel. It is located in the North Georgia Mountains. This mountain town is perfect lovers of the outdoors. Additionally, it is great for those searching for a milder climate. Houses are for sale in Rabun County, Ga in everyone’s budget. Furthermore, Rabun County has both public and private schools with bus services throughout the county. Homes for sale on Rabun County, Ga real estate can be found lakeside, mountain top, and on plenty of acres.  Rabun County, Ga real estate is booming with fixer upper and move in ready homes. When you are looking for houses for sale in Rabun County, Ga and need a real estate agent in Rabun County, Ga, please contact Chip Durpo at 706-746-2900 for expert help finding your dream home

Brief History of Clayton, Ga

The City of  Rabun County’s, County Site Clayton is in the Dividings. This area is known to the Cherokee and other Indian Settlements as a diverging point of several major trails. US 441 and US 76 are two of these trails. Both are major Georgia roads today. In 1821 settlers find Clayton. It is originally known as Claytonsville. Clayton is incorporated and renamed in 1823. READ MORE >>>

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Brief History of Clayton, Ga | Continued

In 1824 the first major sale of Clayton, Ga real estate is closed when 67 acres is purchased. This land serves as the site of the courthouse and streets used today. Clayton is the home to many unique artists and naturalists. It is known for its beautiful landscape and rolling hills. Furthermore, it serves as the setting for many movies and books. Two examples are Disney’s Old Yeller and William Gibson’s 2014 futuristic novel, The Peripheral.

Things to Do - Downtown Clayton, Ga

Exploring Downtown Clayton is a relaxing afternoon. Here, you can immerse yourself in local culture. For those who love history, the Historical Walking Tour is perfect. It provides plenty of history of the City of Clayton. Do you love to shop? There are many Local Shops where you can find a little bit of everything! Pop into Blue Ridge Toys for a bit of nostalgia or a quick gift. Visit Lulu and Tully’s for antique shopping. Also, Tallulah Gorgeous for great secondhand finds. Furthermore, stop into the Main Street Gallery. Here you will view a bit of folk and self-taught art. This gallery features pottery, furniture, sculptures, crafts and more!

The best thing to do when visiting the North Georgia Mountains is Wander. A local family owns this outdoor store in Downtown Clayton. The Wander store is a great place to find the best outdoor products and knowledgeable staff. Additionally, the Wander website is a great place to find a Weekend Guide to Clayton. This site is full of information and includes blog posts about Clayton and the surrounding areas.

Things to Do - Clayton, Ga

Southeastern Expeditions in Clayton is the thrill seekers destination. They offer whitewater rafting, kayaking and canoeing. For whitewater rafting they offer a few different packages. Each is built depending on the level of rafting and time spent on the water. Also, they offer overnight packages for rafting and camping. This can be fun for families and groups. Wanting to feel more confident before you go? They host kayaking and canoeing clinics with knowledgeable guides each week. Check their website for pricing and availability!  

Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center is an educational getaway that is both interesting and fun. This museum features pioneer era cabins & farm models. In addition, there are demonstrations of crafts & trades from the days of pioneer living. Foxfires deep-rooted history began with a student run magazine, Foxfire, at a local college. Therefore, Museum and Heritage Center is the result of many years of commitment to sharing the rich history of this Appalachian town.

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Food & Drink- Clayton, Ga

The Rusty Bike Café is located just off the main road as you come into Clayton, Ga. This small café serves award winning breakfast all-day. Additionally, the café features an extensive lunch menu with inventive sandwiches and burgers. We recommend The Black Bird! They are a family friendly atmosphere open 7 days a week from 7:00am to 3:00pm 

The Wicked Pig BBQ is a family owned and operated business in Downtown Clayton. They offer delicious BBQ from brisket to pulled chicken. With 7 available sauces, The Wicked Pig has a flavor for everyone! They have weekly specials, an outdoor seating area, and full bar. The Wicked Pig is a great destination for an evening of food and fun!

Mama G’s Italian Restaurant motto is “Love is Good Food” and they live by those words. They offer plenty of Italian favorites with all the love and soul cooked right in. Mama G’s is the best place for Italian comfort food. Featuring flavorful pastas & pizzas in a warm, comfortable atmosphere. Mama G’s is a delicious dinner for the entire family. 

Fortify is a Downtown Clayton restaurant that has both the Fortify Kitchen & Bar and Fortify π. Fortify Kitchen & Bar is an award winning, contemporary farm to fork restaurant. It was voted one of the Top 100 Best Restaurants in America. Serving both lunch and dinner, the menu ranges from inventive dishes to traditional favorites.  Fortify π offers an array of Italian favorites and pizzas. Each dish is made with fresh, local ingredients. Their pizzas are baked in a brick oven. Including a full bar and hand-crafted cocktails, Fortify is a great place for dining lovers and foodies to enjoy an inventive dinner experience.

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Wineries & Distilleries - Clayton, Ga

Nobel Wine Cellars is a local winemaker with a chic wine tasting room in downtown Clayton. The Nobel Wine Cellars Tasting Room provides previews of other products made in the state of Georgia. Also, they feature local art. Nobel Wine Cellars are currently previewing 3 variations: TraminettePetit Manseng, and Chambourcin. They are not your average tasting room. Their offering provides the perfect chance to keep it local and try something new!

12 Spies Vineyards is a wonderful spot to enjoy your afternoon and taste local wine. Their tasting room has beautiful views and gorgeous sunsets. It is nestled between the mountains and Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest,. You can enjoy a glass of wine on their porch and listen to live music (when available). Also, take the time to explore their beautiful flower gardens. 12 Spies offers a variety of sweet to dry wines, great for all wine lovers.

Moonrise Distillery provides a unique look in the distilling process. This small town distillery is anything but small town. They love to share their knowledge of the distilling process used to make their North Georgia whiskey. Furthermore, their staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Tours are limited so be sure to check their site for details!

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State Parks & National Forests- Clayton, Ga

Black Rock Mountain State Park is Georgia’s highest state park. For outdoor activities in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Black Rock Mountain provides the most outstanding backdrop. With four hiking trails you can see a little bit of everything. This includes forests, streams, waterfalls, wildflowers, and beautiful wildlife. Additionally, camping is available at the state park for both RVs and tents. Also, the Visitors Center offers spectacular views, a picnic area, and a small gift shop.

Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest is a great place to enjoy outdoor activities and recreational opportunities. The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest is full of activities with almost 900,000 acres of coverage. There are hundreds of miles of recreational trails and hiking, plenty streams and waterfalls, and picnic areas. Also, there is a ton of camping locations and other recreational opportunities throughout the park. The Interactive Maps  provided by the USDA is a great guide to start planning a trip. 

Fishing & Waterfalls- Clayton, Ga

There are plenty of Waterfalls near Clayton. The beauty and strength of Mother Nature is just a short hike away. Angel Falls Trail at Lake Rabun Beach is a 2 mile hike where you can enjoy two waterfalls, Angel Falls and Panther Falls. For a longer scenic walk, take a piece or all of Bartram Trail, not far from Clayton. Additionally, you can view the beautiful Becky Branch Falls, as well as Dick Creek Falls on this trail. To continue, head on to Warwoman Dell. This historical trail which will take you through some of the highlights of the park. Furthermore, visit Ammons Creek Falls for a unique look at the entire waterfall system. In addition, you can view the 120-foot Holcomb Creek Falls on this hike. Visit Martin Creek Falls for an easy view of a cute waterfall with a a short .5 mile walk.

Fishing in the North Georgia Mountains is both relaxing and fulfilling. The mountains call all fishing lovers with plenty of seasonal and year-round fishing locations. Trout and fly-fishing are the most popular to the area. Additionally, for those who want to engage in a new outdoor sport, fly-fishing instruction is found at Hatch Camp and Art Farm. Visit Explore Rabun for more guides to fishing locations and time frames.

Art Festivals - Clayton, Ga

Celebrate Clayton is an annual Arts and Fine Crafts festival. The festival is held every spring in Downtown Clayton. This festival is perfect for both children and adults, including displays of local art and crafts. Furthermore, it features local food vendors, a kids activity area, and musical entertainment. Celebrate Clayton is a great way to immerse yourself in the arts of the City of Clayton and enjoy the beautiful spring weather.

The Painted FERN Festival of Art is held at the Rabun County Civic Center the second weekend in July. This festival is a great opportunity to meet local artists and view their works. This festival is for everyone. It includes a chance to interact with those who has interest in any and everything. Also, this festival features art ranging in different mediums. From watercolors and jewelry, to glassblowing and handmade soaps, every medium is represented. The Painted FERN is the perfect opportunity to meet local artists and craftsmen.

Other Festivals - Clayton, Ga

Foxfire Mountaineer Festival is a one day festival that celebrates the history of the area. This festival features local music performers and demonstrations of historical trades. There are mountain themed activities for adults & children. Also, there are plenty of hand-made crafts for purchase. This festival is fun for the entire family. It is held each year in the fall. The Foxfire Mountaineer Festival offers a rich look into history of Clayton and the long-lost pioneer culture.

Shopping Extravaganza and Festival of Trees is held every year just before the start of December. This festival of tress is a wonderful charity auction. You can plan to see 20-30 fully decorated, themed trees. Each tree is donated by local business and is auctioned off for charity. Each year, a local charity is chosen and all proceeds benefit that charity. In addition, there is a wonderful shopping extravaganza held the same evening where you can buy local handmade gifts for the holidays!

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