- The list below includes 102 free or cheap things to do in or near Clayton, Georgia, including 70 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Distilleries, Art Gallery and Forests.
- From Chattahoochee National Forest to Bartram Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Clayton and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Helen, Franklin, Highlands and Clarkesville.
Nestled in rural Georgia, the Chatahoochee National Forest is a large wilderness preserve dedicated to combating invasive species, nurturing endangered plans and educating the public about forestry and conservation. It is a popular destination for ginseng harvesting, for which a permit is required.
Visitors can enjoy scenic views of the creek while warming up to a fireplace at Warwoman Dell Recreation Area. The surrounding forest contains trails for hikers to explore. There is also an old trout hatchery on the grounds.
Clayton, Georgia is home to Southeastern Expeditions, a touring company that specializes in small-group whitewater rafting expeditions. The company also operates kayak tours and overnight camping trips. Southeastern Expeditions also rents canoes and kayaks.
Located in Tiger, Georgia, Goat on the Roof is an eclectic attraction featuring live animals, Amish food, gem panning, homemade confections and much more. It is also rife with friendly goats that visitors may feed if they wish.
Dillard House Stables takes both the beginner and advanced rider through scenic mountain trails. Patrons will be guided, on horseback, alongside the Little Tennessee River and will travel through lush forests, cascading waterfalls and mountain views.