The Blue Ridge Mountains are spectacular, and Blue Ridge, GA is the gateway to those mountains. Blue Ridge is an easy drive from North Carolina or Tennessee and only about 1 ½ hours from Atlanta. It is not a very long ride from Ocoee White Water Rafting, home of 1996 Olympics events.
Blue Ridge, Georgia is surrounded by the Chattahoochee Forest. The Toccoa River, which runs in the area, flows upstream through Georgia and turns in the Ocoee River in Tennessee. The Toccoa River is the place for trout fishing as well as rafting and tubing.
Blue Ridge, GA is famous for the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, which still operates a short run from Blue Ridge to McCaysville and back again. If fishing is your game then you are in luck. The area is loaded with many trout streams besides the Toccoa River.
Perhaps shopping is what you are looking for? There are several antique stores, gift shops, and specialty shops all within the town of Blue Ridge. There are food related shops such as Meyer’s Breads and Bagels and Angelina’s Italian Gourmet Market and Deli to be explored and tasted. I will tell you more about those shops, as well as the Toccoa Riverside Restaurant, in upcoming articles.
When it comes to lodging the choices are unlimited. There are lodges, private cabins and cottages. You can rent a small cozy cabin for two or a multi-level 5 bedroom cabin for 12. Whatever your requirements are there are they can be met in Blue Ridge, Georgia.
You can search using VRBO.com (Vacation Rentals By Owner). Click here for the Blue Ridge link. Scan through the listings which gives you prices, size of cabins, if pets are allowed, etc. Then when you hit one that sounds good, just click on the photo and get more information.
Do a Google search using Blue Ridge, GA rental cabins as the criteria – click here. No matter which search vehicle you utilize, you can find cabins on a stream or the river, cabins on mountain tops so high you are in the clouds, or cabins deep in the woods away from civilization. The choice is yours.
My husband and I spent 4 days in a cottage on the Toccoa River in Blue Ridge, GA. Unfortunately, it was cold and it rained for two days, which put quite a ‘damper’ on things. I hope our next visit will be sunny and more pleasant. My husband did come home with several trout that he caught, so he was a happy fisherman!
More about the Blue Ridge Mountains and the shops and restaurants in Blue Ridge, Ga in future articles.
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