About Lateral Drift

Adventure awaits in the mountains. As the saying goes…. the mountains are calling and I must go! Come relax, unwind, enjoy nature, some good food and some good drinks. You can’t forget shopping to soothe the soul not only for necessities but also gifts and souvenirs.

How did we get here?

Hello, we are Mary and Tony Hawf here is a little story about us and about Lateral Drift. We have 6 grown children, 5 grand kids, 2 horses and 2 dogs. We are blessed to live in Talking Rock located in the beautiful North Georgia mountains. Adventure is our middle name so living in the mountains is the perfect place for us. This area offer so many amazing and adventurous thing to experience. Some of our favorite outdoor adventures are hiking, biking, river rafting and just enjoying the beauty nature has to offer.

We saw a need for hiking and camping gear in the area and decided to open a store. You shouldn’t have to head back to the city to purchase your wilderness gear! We carry Hiking and Camping Gear, Pet Items, Gift Store and General Store merchandise, Snacks, and a Little Bit of Everything. If there is something that you would like to see in our store please let us know. We look forward to serving you, your pets, and your adventurous side!

About our Trailhead

The point where a trail starts.

Our trailhead, the start of something good! Here are some construction photos of Lateral Drift General Store.

Located in Talking Rock, Georgia.

Talking Rock Brewery – Our Story

Tony and Mary also own and operate Talking Rock Brewery. It is conveniently located across from Lateral Drift. They hope you plan some extra time so that you can visit both places.

Places to Eat, Drink & be Merry

We believe in supporting our local businesses and sharing local knowledge with our visitors. Here is where we eat, drink and play. We hope that you will give these business a try while you are visiting our area.