Living in Stephens County 2017-03-30T13:10:39+00:00

Toccoa is a special place. The land is beautiful. It also is a very historic area where Native Americans once lived, hunted, and traded. The community plays outdoors—boating on Lake Hartwell, hiking along trails in the national forest, and kayaking and fishing along the many rivers and clear-to-the-bottom trout streams. But what really makes this part of northeast Georgia so attractive is the people. It is a place where strangers wave without knowing you and where neighbors always have open doors and hearts. When you visit Stephens County, you visit a place called home!

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Hiking at Toccoa Falls

Not too many people know where this rushing stream is located. It's about a mile above Toccoa Falls. TFC students call it Little Falls but it is also known as Glenn Falls.

Lake Hartwell

A boat ride on Lake Hartwell to the Hartwell Dam was the perfect end to the Labor Day Weekend! The dam is located on the Savannah River at the border of South Carolina and Georgia [...]

Simple Things

It is very easy to find joy in simple things, like this late summer garden that makes me smile!

Queen Anne’s Lace

It is hard not to feel like royalty driving home surrounded by Queen Anne's Lace on both sides of the country roads! The name of this plant is said to be taken from both Anne, Queen [...]

Let’s meet in the mountains!

Ga. Baptist Conference Center is nestled on 850 wooded acres on serene Lake Louis. They offer outdoor activities, guest rooms, 1000-seat auditorium, chapel, meeting rooms and lake view dining room!

Tugaloo Corridor

While hiking the trails along the Tugaloo Corridor it is easy to feel the history and imagine Estatoe, the Native American village located there during the 18th century.

Sage Market

The Sage Market sponsored by the Toccoa Main Street Program gives the community a chance to gather downtown for a tradition from time gone by. The market is held the second Saturday of every month [...]

Need Garlic?

A visit to the Stephens County Farmer's Market is always an adventure with an assortment of organically grown vegetables to choose from!