THE ALLURE OF BLUE RIDGE
Blue Ridge, Georgia, was founded in the late 19th century. Today its alluring small-town quality compels visitors and residents with the scenic beauty, connection with nature, and its source of pure mineral waters. Visitors and businesses alike enjoy the quaint small-town atmosphere. The town’s attraction has spread to become one of the state’s most popular up-scale retreats.
Only an hour and a half north of Atlanta, Blue Ridge offers an escape to a destination where life can be lived at your own pace. It is a place where one can take a stroll through town perusing the galleries, antique shops, spend a relaxing meal in one of the downtown restaurants. Visitors can board a short train ride through the beauty of the mountains.
The more adventurous might step up the pace to enjoy a day of golfing, fishing, hiking, trail riding on horseback, mountain biking, or kayaking in the crystal clear Toccoa River.
Blue Ridge has something for everyone.
Downtown Shopping —Take a leisurely walk along Main Street, enjoying the antique and specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and small-town atmosphere of Blue Ridge. Blue Ridge Station is conveniently located on West Main just a short walk to anywhere in downtown Blue Ridge.
Scenic Railway —Enjoy a four-hour, 26-mile roundtrip, ride from Blue Ridge along the beautiful Toccoa River arriving in the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee.
Mercier Orchards —ride from Blue Ridge along the beautiful Toccoa River arriving in the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee.
Chattahoochee National Forest — This national forest is nearly 867,000 acres spanning 26 counties, with thousands of miles of clear-running streams and rivers, approximately 850 miles of recreation trails, campgrounds, picnic areas, and other recreation activity opportunities.
Water Lovers —Discover the thrill of an Ocoee River whitewater rafting adventure, rent a pontoon boat, kayak or SUP (stand up paddleboard) on beautiful Lake Blue Ridge. If you are an avid angler or just love the water, you have lots of choices close by.
Golf —Old Toccoa Farm™ currently offers semi-private golf on nine holes designed by Bunker Hill Golf. Turf conditions are excellent with zoysia fairways and tees and bentgrass greens.