Georgia November 05, 2016
10 Small Towns In Rural Georgia That Are Downright Delightful
While many visitors through Georgia tend to stick to the main cities and thriving tourist towns, what they miss out on are those beautiful small towns in rural Georgia which are downright delightful. From charming main streets, to mom and pop shops and restaurants, small towns in Georgia are where it’s at. Here are a few of our favorites:
1. Lavonia, Georgia
Just a few miles from Lake Hartwell, Lavonia, Georgia is a small town with a population of less than 3,000 residents. The reason why this town is so delightful is due in part to its original Carnegie library, and the peaceful, folksy laid-back culture.
2. Senoia, Georgia
This small rural town in Georgia is a short drive from Atlanta, despite feeling like a million miles away from it all. Senoia is the type of town that epitomizes small town, Georgia, with picturesque landscapes and quaint shops and restaurants.
3. Dublin, Georgia
Dublin has grown in popular throughout the years, which just pays tribute to what a delightful place it is to reside. If you need to get away from the city life, you can spend a night at a charming bed and breakfast, peruse the farmer’s market, and feast on some delicious in-town restaurants.
4. Toccoa, Georgia
Most people come for the waterfall, but they stay for the town. It’s the perfect small town to immerse yourself in nature, as you sit at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. There are plenty of parks and historic sites for you to choose from during your visit, we promise there will never be a dull moment.
5. Harlem, Georgia
With a population of less than 3,000 people, Harlem, Georgia is a great place to visit if you never have before. Visit the famed Laurel and Hardy museum, which is jam packed with memorabilia. Or, simply walk the town and enjoy the welcoming community and friendly vibes Harlem has to offer.
6. Canton, Georgia
7. Cumming, Georgia
Cumming, Georgia is a small town of about around 5,000 residents, and has an allure to the neighborhood that can’t be duplicated. Snag a delicious breakfast from Dutch Monkey Doughnuts, or visit during the fall fair, which shuts the entire town down for some family fun.
8. Hogansville, Georgia
With around 3,000 inhabitants, Hogansville is on the small side of things, but it still has a huge tourist attraction. From the beautiful antique shops to the delightful downtown area, Hogansville is worth a weekend trip to explore it all. Make sure you snap a few photos of the Hogansville tower while you’re there!
9. Helen, Georgia
Many people visit Helen, Georgia for the famed Alpine setting. However, there is so much more to this small town that deserves recognition. Between the wineries, the mom-and-pop restaurants and cafes, and all the nature-inspired activities, you’ll want to spend more than a few days in Helen.
10. Plains, Georgia
Plains, Georgia is not your usual small town. Besides being the birthplace to President Jimmy Carter, this small rural town is in abundance with cotton fields and peanut farms, adding to the charm. Did we mention that there were around only 900 inhabitants?
Know of any other beautiful small towns in Georgia that we didn’t mention? Share in the comments!
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