Toccoa is a special place. The land is absolutely 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. I have never met more kind-hearted folks than the those who live, work, and play in Stephens County. 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 are visiting a place called home!

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Summer and Blackberries

July 8th, 2014|0 Comments

Wild blackberries take me back to my childhood, if I had a basket I would have picked them and made blackberry cobbler with homemade vanilla ice cream!

Queen Anne’s Lace

June 17th, 2014|0 Comments

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 [...]

Mother’s Day

June 17th, 2014|0 Comments

This sweet Mother brought her babies by for a visit on Mother's Day!

Are turtles really slow?

June 16th, 2014|0 Comments

Turtles are not slow when you try to take their picture! Caught these two before they escaped into the lake!