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Locale

Locale

Persimmon Valley Farm is located on the Eastern Continental Divide at the gateway to Black Rock Mountain State Park, the highest state park in Georgia, which is home to the Blue Ridge Mountain range, which is part of the larger Appalachian Mountains. 

 

Contributing to this landscape in the immediate area is the Chattahoochee National Forest, which is a staggering 750,000 acres covering most of northeast Georgia. This national forest provides some of the best outdoor recreation that Georgia has to offer, with thousands of miles of clear-running streams, recreational trails, and plenty of places to explore the great outdoors.

 

Downtown Clayton, only 15 minutes from Persimmon Valley Farm, is considered the “Farm-to-Table Capital” of Georgia, with several award-winning chefs scattered about town. There is truly something for the whole family here, from shopping at the upscale boutiques to enjoying a trip to one of the local vineyards or rafting down the infamous Chattanooga River.

 

Lake Burton, a 2,775-acre recreational lake, is located less than ten minutes southwest of the property. There are several marinas located on the lake, and facilities are suitable for boating, camping, picnicking, swimming, and fishing. Lake Burton is a popular vacation destination for folks out of Atlanta and surrounding areas. 

 

Nestled in the mountains overlooking Lake Burton and only ten minutes from Persimmon Valley Farm is the spectacular Waterfall County Club. Waterfall County Club offers an elite inclusive membership that allows year-round access to a spa, indoor pool and tennis courts, workout facility, a lodge with delicious dining options, and a staggering golf experience featuring bentgrass greens and fairways – one of only two golf courses in Georgia with that distinction. 

 

Another popular vacation destination, Highlands, North Carolina, is only 24 miles from Persimmon Valley Farm. At an elevation of 4,118 feet, Highlands is the perfect blend of natural landscape, chic hotels and spas, exclusive shopping and dining, and annual festivals. Highlands also offers several five-star golfing choices, including the High Hampton Resort, Highlands County Club, and Highlands Falls Country Club. 

 

Also located in Rabun County is Rabun Gap-Nacoochee Private School, Heaven's Landing Airpark, and a hospital. 

 

Persimmon Valley Farm is a short 40-minute drive to renowned Highlands, North Carolina, only an hour and forty-five minutes to either Atlanta or Asheville. 

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Climate

The weather in Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains is almost as great as the scenery, and boasts four distinct seasons. This area of the Chattahoochee National Forest has summers with warm to mild days and often comfortably cool nights. On average, July is the warmest month of the year, with the average high temperature being only 85 degrees and a low of 63 degrees. The summer months tend to receive more precipitation than other times of the year, and the area has an average annual rainfall of 67 inches. Spring and fall are incredibly pleasant, with mild days and cooler nights. During the winter, snow occurs sporadically with an average annual accumulation of approximately four inches.