What to do and see in Clayton, United States: The Best Places and Tips

October 23, 2017 Rosalyn Ihle

Clayton is a city in Rabun County, Georgia, United States. The population was 2,019 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Rabun County and is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Restaurants in Clayton

1. Black Rock Mountain State Park

3085 Black Rock Mountain Parkway, Mountain City, GA 30562 +1 706-746-2141
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 201 reviews

Black Rock Mountain State Park

Reviewed By boomer_babe_travels - Fernandina Beach, Florida

Be prepared for some tight curves and steep incline to reach the top. Scary to me, but also beautiful.
The staff is so helpful and nice. The scenery is something not to miss.
I wanted to try a little fishing, went to the small lake, but they had drained it some to fix the damn I think. No fishes to be found, but totally enjoyed just the relaxation and beauty of it all.
Definitely worth the trip.

2. Goats on the Roof

3026 U.S. 441 South, Tiger, GA 30576 +1 706-782-2784
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Goats on the Roof

Reviewed By Christina G - Crystal River, Florida

It was rainy and cold so we didn't get to see the goats this time, however we had to have the Nitro Ice cream. It was delicious and the staff was friendly.Thank you so very much for coming by and seeing us at Goats on the Roof!!!! We truly appreciate your business. Thank you so much for your awesome review!!! Please come baaaaaack and see us soon!

3. 12 Spies Vineyards and Farm

550 Black Branch Rd, Rabun Gap, GA 30568-2809 +1 706-490-0890
Excellent
87%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 97 reviews

12 Spies Vineyards and Farm

12 Spies is located on 9 acres of sloping land with beautiful views of the mountains and valleys from our "Vino Veranda"! We offer 10 varietals of wine for all pallets, Sweet to Dry and Reds and Whites! Something for everyone. Picnics are welcome to enjoy with your 12 Spies Wines. Cheese trays are available for purchase upon request. Call for a tray designed to your taste. Our tasting room offers a variety of gifts for wine lovers! We look forward to seeing you and sharing our Piece of Heaven on Earth! Tasting Room Hours: Thurs & Friday 1:00-5:00PM Saturday: 11AM-5:30PM Sunday: 12:30AM-5:00PM

Reviewed By ddgebhardt - Princeton, New Jersey

On a recent end of summer trip to the North Georgia mountains, my sister and I visited the 12 Spies Vineyards at sunset. We brought a pre-cooked pizza from a local restaurant. The staff at the vineyard baked our pizza in a wood fired oven while we were inside sampling wines. We purchased a bottle and enjoyed it with our pizza as the sun went down. They also have live music sometimes, so definitely check their website for details.

4. Dillard House Stables

1153 Franklin St, Dillard, GA 30537-2321
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

Dillard House Stables

Reviewed By Gabrielle Q

We took our 7 year old Godson for the 4th of July holiday, abd talked about riding when we checked in. I spoke to Pam? At the stables and discussed what would be best for a leary 7 year old...she suggested the parent led ride 1st...it was PERFECT!! He rode Sadie and was excited to do another ride. So we booked for an afternoon ride for the following day and git rhe river ride. We had a large group with 4 guides. Because my God son was nervous Emily had us ride behind her. They match riders to horses and low and behold, he got Sadie again...he was ecstatic!!! What a great ride!!! Nice, slow, lots of attention and direction from guides...what a great group of ladies!! Will definitely do this again...great expense, very menorable afternoon!!!

5. Foxfire Museum

Black Rock Mountain, Mountain City, GA 30562 +1 706-746-5828
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 98 reviews

Foxfire Museum

Reviewed By Jeffrey A

Be in fair health. Cute, winding mountain trail that leads to various cabins. The first one is from 1840...it is an Irish immigrants cabin that housed 3 generations of large families. My son loved learning about the tools that people used to use in the past. It's very humbling in our comfort saturated environment to be reminded of how hard people worked the land in the past. My favorite thing was that kids could touch everything. Usually museums have everything behind windows and off limits. I really liked the active, hands on feel of the homes. The chapel was very sweet, my son loved ringing the bell.

6. Stonewall Creek Vineyards

323 Standing Deer Ln, Tiger, GA 30576-1990 +1 706-212-0584
Excellent
72%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

Stonewall Creek Vineyards

Wines grown in a lush mountain valley in North Georgia Wine Country -- Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Manseng (Boriana), and European vinifera blends, including Yukari Rose and Three Eagles. Also available is Norton wine, with grapes harvested at The Stack Farm nearby. OPEN 5 DAYS A WEEK from June thru November (Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday, 1-5, & Saturday, 11:30-5). Open weekends December thru May. Just wine!

Reviewed By garedbug - Fayetteville, Georgia

My husband and I visited this winery a couple days ago, along with many others in the area. This was by far the best yet. The staff here are so so friendly, not pretentious, just down to earth friendly people. The facility is also very...MoreYou hit it. Wine should not be pretentious and should be enjoyed. Stop by again if you're in our neighborhood. Harvest will soon be here along with our annual Harvest Stomp (combination of "I Love Lucy" with an Athens surf band) on Saturday, October 7th.

7. Chattahoochee National Forest

Clayton, GA +1 706-864-6173
Excellent
85%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 58 reviews

Chattahoochee National Forest

A national forest offering a wealth of outdoor activities.

Reviewed By CaptTrouble - Wisconsin

We drove through this area; winding roads with great scenery, and occasional terrific views. Plenty of hiking available as well. Bring the camera.

Can get busy starting in the summer months, so consider getting into the area early. So lucky to have this within driving distance of Atlanta.

8. Tiger Mountain Vineyards

2592 Old Highway 441 South, Tiger, GA 30576 +1 706-782-4777
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 85 reviews

Tiger Mountain Vineyards

Tiger Mountain Vineyards, a boutique North Georgia winery, cultivates all of its grapes and produces all of its handcrafted wines right here in the mountains of Rabun County. We grow six French varietals including: Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Tannat, Mourvedre, Viognier, and Petit Manseng. We also grow a Portugese grape called Touriga Nacional, and one Native American grape called Norton. We specialize in fine, dry, European-style wines, and we are proud to be the recipients of over 200 hundred awards for our finely crafted vintages. We offer tastings of 8-10 wines for a $10 tasting fee, and you can enjoy a glass of wine while strolling through the vineyards on a five-generation farm. You can also enjoy fine cuisine at The Red Barn Cafe overlooking the vineyards and Tiger Mountain.

Reviewed By Flylowe - Atlanta, Georgia

We were told this was one of the larger vineyards in the area and decided to give it a try.

They have 14 acres and were only offering tastings of reds. The cost .. $10 per person .. steep for what you get!

I wasn't impressed based on wine tastings from other vinyards. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable on their product.

Bottom line .. too expensive for what is offered and not impressed with their wines... keep in mind that wine taste is subjective and other may disagree with my opinion.

9. Tiger Drive In

2956 Hwy 441 South, Tiger, GA 30576 +1 706-782-1611
Excellent
54%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Tiger Drive In

Reviewed By Vagabond2be - Suwanee, Georgia

No pick up truck or SUV required to enjoy. Take the car and chairs or picnic blanket. Audio broadcast through the radio. So no wired speaker to hang in window. Grounds are terraced so cars in front of you won't block your view. Ok to take food in but concession stand has more to choose from than typical movie theater. Get it thirty minutes ahead of movie to avoid long lines that form just prior to start. Old playground for kids.

10. Noble Wine Cellar

58 N Main St, Clayton, GA 30525-4288 +1 706-212-0407
Excellent
92%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 34 reviews

Noble Wine Cellar

Rabun County winemaker, Jabe Hilson's tasting room. Featuring wines produced from the vineyards and farms of the Northeast Georgia mountains. Flights offered daily and include: dry wines, sweet wines, meads, craft beer and growler fills. Additionally, the store offers a wide selection of Georgia made, Georgia grown products: cold brew coffee, honey, soaps, olive oil, popsicles and more!

Reviewed By JeffAlpharetta - Alpharetta

2 couples on a short vacation at Lake Burton. After shopping we stopped in...the girls for some wine, the boys for a flight of beer. The owner talked to all of us for about 15 minutes. He has his own vineyard and is very knowledgeable...MoreThanks for your visit and for taking the time to write a review. We are always pleased to hear how we are doing Be sure to follow us on Facebook and our website. Sincerely - Jabe Hilson

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