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Blue Ridge Georgia Activities

Food & Drink

Local food is an essential part of the trip when you visit Georgia’s Blue Ridge. You’ll find a common ingredient shared by local restauranteurs — a mixing bowl of town and country flavors that meld just right to create amazing eating choices.

Add local breweries and wineries to the mix and you’ve got a pretty eclectic dining experience in a small town setting. But don’t forget, there are some things you just have to eat when you come to the Georgia mountains: local trout, barbeque, fried apple pies, biscuits and sausage gravy — just to name a few. Download a full list of outfitters here.

Outdoor Adventure

Two of the greatest outdoor adventures in the world begin at the southern border of Fannin County in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Both the Appalachian and the Benton MacKaye Trail start at the top of Springer Mountain. The Appalachian Trail begins a 2,000+ mile journey to Maine. Hike to several beautiful local waterfalls. You can also hike to the Swinging Bridge on the Toccoa River. The Toccoa River is a popular destination for tubing, canoeing, kayaking and rafting for kids of all ages.

On Lake Blue Ridge rent a pontoon, paddle board or kayak at the Lake Blue Ridge Marina or at Morganton Point Recreation Area. For the adventure of a lifetime, go whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River. Georgia’s Blue Ridge is the Trout Fishing Capital of Georgia, and fish are stocked regularly in Fannin County streams by the Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery.

Download a full list of outfitters here.

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

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Self Guided Tours

When you drive in any direction from Blue Ridge Georgia, you’ll meet with beautiful scenery and gorgeous views. Our free Self-guided Experience maps include both a map and detailed directions to make your visit easy and memorable. Whether you are going shopping, waterfall hunting, hiking, biking, fishing, dining or just looking for a nice picnic spot, get your ‘on-the go’ guides to great adventures right here. Click the links below to download a printable map or save the PDF for offline use.
You can pick up free, printed copies at any of our local Visitor Centers too, stop on by!
Main Welcome Center: 152A Orvin Lance Drive, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 1-800-899-MTNS
Downtown Blue Ridge Info Center: 282 West Main St., Blue Ridge, GA
Downtown McCaysville Visitor Center: 53 East Market St., McCaysville, GA. Download a full list of outfitters here.

Water Adventure