An Insider’s Guide to the Best of Athens

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The Best of Athens

An Insider’s Guide to enjoying Athens’s outdoor lifestyle in good company.

Yonah Mountain

The Yonah Mountain Trail is short yet strenuous, with over 1,400 feet in elevation gain over a mere 2.3 miles and full of giant boulders and dense vegetation.

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Elaine Elliot

Wild Intelligence

Wild Intelligence is a nonprofit organization located in Athens whose goal is to connect humans to nature through the use of community and environmental involvement.

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Ann Delia Turner

The White Tiger

The White Tiger is bringing it back to the basics with its simple selection of hearty local Southern cuisine and succulent barbeque dishes.

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Elaine Elliot

Terrapin Beer Company

For 13 years Terrapin Beer Company has proudly served its long list of inventive, award-winning brews to the Athens community and beyond.

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The Panther Creek Trail

The Panther Creek hike is renowned as one of the best in all of Georgia, offering 7 miles of easy hiking with a swimming hole at the end.

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Elaine Elliot

The James E. Edmond Trail

The James E. Edmond Trail is a 7.2 mile loop that offers sweeping mountain vistas, rushing creeks and thick forest foliage in North Georgia.

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Elaine Elliot

Ideal Bagel Co.

Ideal Bagel Co. offers good java, fast and sincere service, and locally made breads and bagels—what else could an Athens townie ask for?

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Elaine Elliot

Hendershot’s Coffee and Bar

Athens' Hendershot’s Coffee and Bar has a profound ability to make anyone feel right at home, offering good coffee, food, and nightlife.

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Elaine Elliot

Creature Comforts Brewing Company

The Creature Comforts Brewery has peerlessly set the bar for providing refreshing beer and excellent service in the Athens community.

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Elaine Elliot

Athfest

Athfest is a celebration of local music within the Athens community, and it consistently ranks as one of the best summer festivals in the country.

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AthFest Educates and Connelly Crowe

Half Moon Outfitters Athens

For nearly seven years, Half Moon Outfitters has been an outdoor resource for Athens-area athletes, providing them with gear and helping them find the best place to use it. “The cool thing about our store is that we have everything,” says store manager Chad Hall.

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Half Moon Outfitters

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