On the Brasstown Trail, fall shows its true colors

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. -- Just in time for Mother Nature's brilliant show of fall color, the Brasstown Valley Resort here completed the extension of its Brasstown Trail.

Now eight miles long, the popular interpretive hiking trail is on the resort grounds, and much of it moves through the Chattahoochee National Forest. The extension project included the addition of boardwalks and bridges built over wetland areas and mountain streams.

Interpretive stops along Brasstown Trail identify trees, plants, landmarks and wildlife and their habitats along the way. More than 200 species of birds have been documented in the area, and October brings the songbird migration to north Georgia.

Brasstown Valley Resort's Blue Ridge Mountain setting is a good base from which to take in the autumn colors.

In addition, it offers golf on Scottish links; four lighted tennis courts; fishing for rainbow, brown and brook trout; whitewater rafting or horseback riding.

BVR has a main lodge with 102 rooms and suites as well as eight log cottages. Through Thanksgiving, rates are from $149 per night.

Phone (800) 201-3205 or (706) 379-9900
Web: www.brasstownvalley.com

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