The New York Times recently referred to Georgia's "mountain-lakes" area as "the Hamptons of Atlanta". Rabun County, Georgia - "Where Spring spends the Summer" - is quite unique. Although the area can be accessed in less than two hours from any part of metro Atlanta, Asheville, Greenville, Gainesville, or Athens, these mountain lakes are still a well-kept secret. The three Rabun County lakes are Lake Burton, Seed Lake, and Lake Rabun. All three were built in the early 1900s by Georgia Power and remain three of the most pristine lakes in the United States. The lakes are fed by the Tallulah River and numerous smaller tributaries, but are no longer used primarily for producing hydro-electric power. They offer wonderful fishing, boating, water sports and numerous other opportunities for family fun. In addition, visitors and residents enjoy white water rafting, fly fishing, hiking on the Appalachian Trail, Black Rock Mountain State Park (Georgia's highest state park), numerous waterfalls, Foxfire and the Tallulah Gorge. Come see for yourself - but watch out! You might fall in love.