On Monday, August 21, 2017 the U.S. will witness a Solar Eclipse. TOP OF GEORGIA HOSTEL AND HIKING CENTER will be one of the locations along a thin band across the United States that actually witness a FULL SOLAR ECLIPSE. TOG is an AMAZING location to witness this event ; located high in the mountains of North Georgia and surrounded by the beauty of the Chattahoochee National Forest. A Solar Eclipse event in the U.S. has not happened since 1918 and the next will not occur until 2024 (making it for many a TRUE "once in a lifetime" event) ! Our "Partial Eclipse Phase" will begin at 2:06 pm EST and the full eclipse (TOTAL DARKNESS) will begin at 2:35pm and last for 2 minutes and 27 secs. CONTACT US TO INQUIRE ABOUT OUR "ECLIPSE ACTIVITIES AND SPECIALS" !

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The Mountain Valley Pipeline, spearheaded by EQT Corporation, is proposed to carry natural gas for over 300 miles through the Virginia and West Virginia countryside, crossing over dozens of water sources, through protected areas and crossing the Appalachian Trail.

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After serving hikers on the Georgia Appalachian Trail near Dicks Creek Gap for 22 years - the "Blueberry Patch" hostel / ministry closed it's doors for the final time in May of 2014 - and is now CLOSED PERMANENTLY.

Gary and Lennie Poteat's Christian Ministry was a "must stay" - a beautiful place run by gentle and humble people.

Some folks have thought that the opening of the Top of Georgia Hostel and Hiking Center had something to do with their closing. THEY WERE RIGHT - BUT - not in the negative way they assumed. Gary and Lennie had been considering closing for some years - but (according to them) - the opening of the TOG was ACTUALLY an answer to their prayers. With us to take care of hikers in the region now - they were "let off the ...

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Top of Georgia Hostel and Hiking Center

7675 Rose Haven,

Hiawassee, GA 30546

Phone. 706-982-3252


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