Stonewall Creek Falls

Stonewall Falls

This is  one of 17 public waterfalls and a beautiful 20’Cascade.  It is a special place with a 9 mile bike/hiking loop around the area making it a fairly secluded place to visit.

Directions:  From Clayton take 441 South 2.7 miles, turn right onto Tiger Road.  Go 1.1 miles and take a left at the light onto Old 441 South.  Go 2.3 miles and turn right at the Stonewall Falls Mountain Bike trail sign. Continue for 1.3 miles and there is a parking area up the hill to your right.  To go the remaining .4 miles by car you will need a high clearance vehicle.

We’re often asked how Carl and I ended up with a vineyard and farm winery in North Georgia. (Even though we’ve lived in Georgia nearly 40 years, our Midwest accents give us away.) It all began when our family of five moved to Atlanta in 1977. We soon heard the call of the North Georgia Mountains and, over the years, visited friends with second homes on Lake Burton, Lake Rabun and Seed Lake, all Georgia Power lakes created by a series of dams on the Tallulah River in the early 1900s to run Atlanta’s electric streetcars. During a visit with friends in the mountain town of Tiger in the late 1990s, we tasted local “basement wine” at Leckie and Bill Stack’s. The Stacks along with Martha and John Ezzard both had recently co-founded Tiger Mountain Vineyards. On our next visit to Rabun County, we tasted Tiger Mountain’s 1999 Rabun Red, a well-made wine from local vinifera grapes that showed the region’s potential. The timing was good as Carl planned to retire after 30 years as an orthopedic surgeon and was looking for a new challenge.

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