Vote Elachee

Nominated for Best of Hall 2023

Thank you to the Gainesville/Hall County community for nominating Elachee Nature Science Center for Best of Hall 2023, The Gainesville Times Readers Choice annual recognition program. Public voting is from November 1 through November 30, 2022. You may vote once daily during this time.

Elachee welcomes your vote in each of the following categories:

  • Best Preschool – Elachee Nature Academy
  • Best Private School – Elachee Nature Academy
  • Best Summer Camp – Camp Elachee
  • Best Family Entertainment – Elachee Nature Science Center
  • Best Non-Profit Event – Flights of Fancy Elachee Adult Camp
  • Best Non-Profit Organization – Elachee Nature Science Center
  • Best Park – Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve
  • Best Place for Kids to Have Fun – Elachee Nature Science Center
  • Best Place to Take Out of Town Guests – Elachee Nature Science Center
  • Best Scenic Spot – Elachee Nature Science Center
  • Best Tourist Spot – Elachee Nature Science Center

Discover, Learn, Play

Elachee Nature Science Center is busy year-round welcoming visitors to discover, learn and play as they delight in quality nature experiences. These range from K-12 children’s programsCamp Elachee summer day camps, seasonal public nature encounters and events, adult learning programs and self-guided interpretive ecology and live animal exhibits.

A robust volunteer corps partners with Elachee in conservation initiatives. These efforts support and maintain the 12.24-mile hiking trail system in the Chicopee Woods Nature Preserve, enjoyed by hikers from around north Georgia. This 1,440-acre woodland is one of Georgia’s largest protected and most ecologically diverse green spaces.

The Nature Center campus is also home to Elachee Nature Academy, an accredited and licensed school managed by Elachee, offering Preschool and Primary Grade level programs.

Elachee relies on earned income, donations, grants, corporate partnerships and sponsorships, and the annual Flights of Fancy event to fund operations and to offer quality nature programs and ecology events on campus and in the Nature Preserve.

Learn more at or call 770-535-1976.