Suches is a picturesque high mountain community township lying in the upper mountainous reaches of southwestern Union County. The central township is primarily located at the junction of GA/180 and GA/60. This upper valley township is cradled below the outer eastern line of the ancient Blue Ridge Mountain Range. This secluded region appears to be way off the beaten path, yet just above the Suches valley is Woody Gap, whose overlook gazes down upon North Georgia’s outer foothills and vast piedmont.
There’s no downtown or shopping district located here, only a modest community, a school from kindergarten to 12th, a post office, a service station with a small convenience store, and lots of picturesque mountain country. The historic stone structure of Woody Gap School was constructed in 1941 on the historic home site and farm of Joseph Emerson Brown who moved to Union County as a boy circa 1830s.
In the heart of this majestic valley along GA/60 is the small yet beautiful Woody Lake, named after Forest Service Ranger Arthur Woody who served from 1911 to 1945. The often still waters of this modest lake reflect the mountain vista horizon to the southeast. The lake is encompassed by private property and not available for public fishing.
Suches is also home to the popular autumn season ‘Indian Summer Festival.’ This festival is a one of a kind high-mountain festival with music, games, good eatin’ vittles, plus lots of mountain-made arts and crafts.