The next time you're in Georgia dropping off a thru-hiker, allow some extra time for a stop at Mark of the Potter, outside Clarkesville, GA on lovely State Route 197.
The former Grampa Watts' Mill might be a bit of a hike from Springer Mountain, but the drive is spectacular.
Once you're there, you'll marvel at the scenery, the gorgeous waterfalls, the enormous trout and the glorious artwork of local potters.
The friendly staff will answer your questions without pestering you or hurrying you as you browse one of the coolest shops you'll ever find.
Bring the kids ... they'll have a ball.
Mark of the Potter has been a happy place for my family for more than two decades. You'll love it too.
Tags: Attractions, Tourism, and Appalachian Trail
Mark of the Potter in Clarkesville, GA, is an old mill converted into a working pottery; don't leave without feeding the trout.
So, I met this guy named Mark. A potential thru-hiker from Detroit. I will forget Mark someday, but I will always remember his 64-pound pack.
Published Jun 20, 2013.
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