Explore our Places

Demorest Foothills

Surrounded by the natural beauty of Northeast Georgia, our place is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Yonah Mountain rises more than 3,000 feet between nearby Cleveland and Helen. Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, is less than an hour’s ride from the Demorest campus. Abundant waterfalls with names like Anna Ruby, Panther Creek, and Tallulah tumble from summits and inspire awe. There are also museums, folk pottery exhibits, and historic sites to explore. Hiking, fishing, kayaking, touring vineyards and wineries, panning for gold, horseback riding, and ziplining are among the many activities visitors and locals enjoy.

Demorest is also just 25 minutes from Gainesville, Georgia; 45 minutes from Athens, Georgia; and just 70 minutes from Atlanta, and Greenville, South Carolina.

Demorest Area Links

• Habersham Chamber of Commerce
• Chattahoochee National Forest
• Georgia State Parks
• Unicoi State Park
• Lake Lanier Islands
• Appalachian Trail
• Minnehaha Falls

Athens Vibe

Athens is the Classic City with a Southern drawl. Its hip and intellectual vibe has inspired artists and athletes, musicians and
politicians, authors and comedians, and others born, raised, or drawn there. Antebellum and Victorian structures have become
trendy shops, art galleries, and late-night hangouts. Local eateries spill onto downtown sidewalks for outdoor dining. A
natural history museum and botanical garden appeal to people of all ages. Traditional and modern, timeless and cutting edge,
Athens is the most unconventionally cool city in Georgia.

Athens Area Links