Stephens County is located about 75 miles north of Atlanta. The county seat is Toccoa, which is Cherokee for "the beautiful." Toccoa has taken nature's blessing for mountains and lakes, added man's inventions (boats, tents, water skis, golf clubs) to make a venue for recreation.
While in Toccoa, stop in one of the restaurants, one of which was highlighted on Food Network's Alton Brown's "Feasting on Asphalt" show. Enjoy the outdoors while visiting Toccoa Falls, Currahee Vineyards, Henderson Falls Park, Paul Anderson Park or Traveler's Rest State Historic site.
The town is flanked by the Chattahoochee National Forest and by Lake Hartwell.