Outdoor Adventure General Store

Not all who

wander are lost.

Local Shopping

Tony and Mary want to provide local shopping at their general store not only for your convenience but also to support the neighboring businesses.

Welcome to Lateral Drift General Store,

We are a family owned and operated general store catering to adventure seekers. We carry a variety of items to help you enjoy your adventures. Supplies for all of your adventures; Hiking, Camping Gear, Survival Supplies, Pet Supplies, Snacks and a lot of other Gift Store Items. Our shop is located in Historic Downtown Talking Rock, Georgia. Escape the hustle and bustle of the busy city life. We are located a mere 1-2 hours from Atlanta and Chattanooga. Come to the mountains where you will be surrounded by nature. There are so many outdoor adventures to experience in Pickens County and the surrounding areas. Our beautiful mountains have more to offer than you can even imagine. We guarantee there is something for everyone to do.

If you are preparing for a hike, need a snack, updating your closet or finding that perfect gift. We hope you will stop by our General Store for a peek at our inventory. Our friendly staff might even be able to offer you some local insider information.

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Why shop at Lateral Drift General Store?

When stocking our general store shelves we have hiking and adventure in mind. Having the correct gear can make a big difference in your adventure being a good one or a bad one. Need a snack, an extra pair of socks, or a light weight jacket, we got you covered! Even for those who don’t have adventure in their blood we have unique gifts for any occasion, pet supplies, cute and fun apparel and so much more. We hope you’ll wander our way.

Not in our neck of the woods? No worries, we are happy to offer online Gift Cards. Get one for yourself or surprise someone you love today!

Lateral Drift and North Georgia mountain adventures

Are you looking for the best local information? Find out about off the beaten path hikes, best time to visit, special events, new gear and gifts in our store. Want to know the places WE eat, WE drink and We play at?

Lateral Drift’s local hiking suggestions

If you are not a hiking pro or don’t know where to begin here is a great resource for some of our favorite trails by Step Outside. We are always happy to share more information or answer any questions you might have. Be sure to stop by our general store before you head out on your next adventure.

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Meet Lateral Drift’s Neighbors

We are often asked about local attractions, where to eat, drink, hike, play and stay. Here are some quick links to help you plan your trip to the North Georgia mountains. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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