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Located near Ellijay and Jasper, and just a few miles from Carters lake, there are an abundance of local activities accessible from Summit Hideaway:

Boating at Carters Lake
- 62 miles of shoreline surround 3,200 acres of clear, clean water
- This pristine lake is the deepest in Georgia, and is one of the deepest in the Southeast
- Restricted to public recreation (waterfront homes and private docks are not allowed), which makes it particularly serene
- Carters Lake Marina is 11 miles from the cabinRec Center, fishing supplies, boat dockage, and pontoon boats for rent
- Lake level info: 706-334-2906
- Lake information at U.S. Army Corps website
- Take a virtual tour of Carters Lake

Fishing
- Access to two community lakes (non-motorized boats only)
- Access to Talking Rock Creek at the community Trout Lodge (5 minutes), Talking Rock Creek is a premier, stocked fly-fishing stream
- Carters Lake is known for spotted bass, striped bass, and hybrid striped bass - Fishing Information

Hiking
- Access to shorter trails within the community
- Carters Lake is known for four main hiking trails, each appealing to a different skill level. Take these trails to get a close look at the birds, animals, and beautiful scenic views of the lake area. Tumbling Waters trail takes you near one of the few waterfalls in the area.
- Additional Hiking:
Fort Mountain State Park (28 miles away)
Amicalola Falls (38 miles away)
Appalachain Trail (54 miles away): Spring Mountain in southern Fannin County is the start of a 2,000+ mile trek to Maine's Mount Katahdin

Canoeing and Kayaking
- Access to Talking Rock Creek at community Trout Lodge for put-in or take-out
- Talking Rock Creek Paddling Guide

Shopping
- Ellijay Marketplace
518 River St., Ellijay
Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-5
Pet Friendly
- Jasper Farmer's Market
109 Depot St., Jasper
Open April - Nov. Sat. 7:30-12
Homegrown & Handmade Items
- Mountain Valley Farm Store
2021 Homer Wright Road, Ellijay
Daily 10-6
Local Farm Store, Free range pork, grass fed beef, eggs, and milk

Must-Try Dining
- 61 Main, 
49 S Main St., Jasper
Upscale Farm to table restaurant
More Info
- Madeline's Cafe and Bakery
1052 E Church St, Jasper
Great Lunch destination
(706) 253-1052

Tellus Science Museum (our young boys love this place!)
- Located in Cartersville, 30 miles away
- Mineral, Fossil, and Science Galleries, Gem Panning, Planetarium, and more
- A convenient stop while traveling to or from the cabin for Atlanta residents
- Visitor Information here
- Event Calendar here