On the eastern ridge, runoff from boulders balanced on a rock outcropping slowly carved three uniform depressions in the stone. Those boulders eventually weathered, split and toppled down the north face, exposing what we now call the Indian Seats. The seats and the adjacent natural clearing may have served some ceremonial purpose for Native American inhabitants dating as far back as c. 500 B.C.E.
Today my sister and I hiked up Sawnee Mountain and took in the beautiful views from those Indian Seats. The views are some of the most spectacular in the State. You can make out most of the southern ridgeline of the Appalachian Mountain chain. From the observation deck at the top of the Sawnee Mountain Preserve, a diagram points out other interesting sites in North Georgia.
There is a ton of things to see and do at this park besides hiking - just inquire at the Visitor Center!