A cute town named for its natural hot springs and the first town you’ll actually walk through on the Appalachian Trail if you start your trek in Georgia. We went up for the day, hiked around, then grabbed a hot soak in the mineral tubs, had lunch and explored town. All in all a good day off. :) You can rent the tubs by the hour, they are washed and refilled after each use (the benefits of having hot mineral spring water right at your finger tips) and have views of the Broad River while soaking. You can find just about anything you’ll need for your hike at the stores in town, and the folks are very welcoming and helpful. We can imagine the fall and winter season would also be a beautiful time to visit.
view from Lover’s Leap