Nottley Dam Trail
Distance: 2.5-mile loop
Coordinates: 34.954419 -84.109169
This trail is completely in the woods with parts meandering along the shoreline. The trail could be hiked or biked in a figure 8 instead of a large loop for variety. In the spring keep an eye out for the illusive pink lady’s slipper—an orchid native to this area that requires acidic soil. Wild turkeys and white-tailed deer can also be seen slipping through the woods. This trail is located on the Nottely Dam Reservation about nine miles north of Blairsville, Ga.
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