Hiking Retreat


One of the main reasons many tourists choose to come to Cashiers and the surrounding areas do so because of all of the easily accessible outdoor activities. In fact, there are so many options here that figuring out where to begin can be a challenge.

This weekend a great opportunity to both enjoy and learn about the area will be offered through The Mountain Retreat Center’s Hiking Retreat for Seniors 55+. The retreat begins this Sunday, the twenty-first of September, offers both 3 and 5 day options, and celebrates our area’s natural beauty.

 Hikes will be led by expert guides who will give educational talks about nature along the way. Activities include social hours, meals, and unstructured time to explore the area on your own. A selection of hikes included in the program include Whiteside, Rabun Bald summit, Big Scaly Mountain summit. There are some significant elevation changes in these hikes, so come prepared for a climb.

The Mountain Retreat Center website explains what to expect on the hikes, and shares simple fitness tests, useful to determine if you’ll enjoy the hikes. This is a great way to enjoy some amazing local scenery and invigorating hikes, while having a great learning experience.  While you’re in the area, come by and visit us at Preserve at Rock Creek!  We’d love to hear how you enjoyed the adventure.