A wonderful Staycation trip is up to Tallulah Falls. There are 6 falls. It is incredible. Tallulah Gorge is two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet (300m) deep. Here’s a little store and it has a great view of the gorge, (they have birch beer, yummy).
There is Tallulah Lake with a beach, it is closed now. Then you go across the road and up the mountain a bit and you come to the Jane Hurt Interpretive Center which highlights the history of this Victorian Resort town as well as the rugged terrain and fragile ecosystem. They have different levels of water releases, some for White Water rafting a couple times in the year. In October they are going to have a full moon suspension bridge hike and a full moon paddle on the lake. You need to make reservations.