- TripBuzz found 90 things to do with kids in or near Clayton, Georgia, including 86 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Helen, Franklin, Highlands and Clarkesville.
- From Southeastern Expeditions to Chattahoochee National Forest, the Clayton area offers 78 different types of family activities, including: Hiking Trails, Forests, Nature & Wildlife Areas and Arts & Crafts Market.
- Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clayton, GA is a popular launching and resting point for mountaineering adventurists. Clayton is situated at the foot of Black Rock Mountain and to the west of Screamer Mountain, making activities such as camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting very popular with locals and visitors.
Travelers Rest Historic Site, a stagecoach inn and plantation home, was built around 1815. Today, visitors can tour the house and see many original artifacts and furnishings, some of which were crafted by Caleb Shaw, a renowned cabinetmaker from Massachusetts.
Stand-up paddleboard tour provider Southern Water Trails LLC is based in Hiawassee, Georgia. Kids and adults enjoy exploring the local waterways on their own self-propelled, floating board. All gear rental fees are included in the tour price.
Sitting 5,342 feet above Franklin, North Carolina, the Wayah Bald Lookout Tower offers unrivaled views of the surrounding land. The tower lies along the Appalachian Trail and is easily accessible from other area trails. There are outhouses and picnic tables on the tower's grounds.
The building that was once Franklin, North Carolina's county jail is now the Franklin Gem & Mineral Museum. The Museum has eight rooms crammed with gems, jewelry, mineral samples and information related to mining and gemology.
Located in the Smokey Mountains, the Scottish Tartans Museum in downtown Franklin, North Carolina features displays of Highland historical dress. The museum, which was established in 1963, is also home to an expansive gift shop.
Operated by the Historical Society of Macon County, the Macon County Historical Museum is a museum filled with exhibits and artifacts displaying the history of the local area. The museum also contains genealogical records and a gift shop.
Once a WWII military training camp, visitors to Currahee Military Museum can look over the historic horse stable, or enjoy the 6,000 square feet of military based museum displays. Showcasing over one hundred years of history, the museum is located in a renovated military depot.