Visitors Guide to Blue Ridge, Georgia

Blue Ridge is a gorgeous mountain town known for its culture, outdoor adventure and culinary delights sure to entertain visitors of all ages. You’ll find so many things to do here in Blue Ridge whether you’re interested in national parks, trout fishing, hiking on the Appalachia Trail, history by rail or the dynamic arts scene.

It’s Southern hospitality unlike you’ve seen before! Mix in a quaint downtown and year-round activities, and you’ll find one of the best ways to experience the beauty of the mountains of Georgia. Plus, Georgia’s favorite mountain town is just 90 miles from Atlanta, but you’ll feel like you’ve gotten away from it all.

Explore what Blue Ridge, Georgia has to offer for your next vacation getaway! Search by experience below and find exciting activities, attractions, events and festivals that are sure to provide unforgettable memories of a unique experience in Blue Ridge!

Activities & Attractions in Blue Ridge

Step back in history with a ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, which offers a stunning 4-hour roundtrip excursion that starts downtown. Stroll Main Street with the whole family and check out our art galleries, art centers, live music venues, boutiques, and pet-friendly shopping opportunities.

Rent kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and pontoon boats on the scenic Lake Blue Ridge bordering this quaint community. Blue Ridge is also the best location in Georgia for trout fishing thanks to the clear mountain streams and the nearby Toccoa River. Experience the great outdoors with something for everyone, any time of the year!

Best Places to Eat in Blue Ridge

Should be no surprise Southern cuisine is paramount in the Georgia mountains. Find traditional and modern cuisine at restaurants in Blue Ridge thanks to the barbeque joints, cafes, local breweries and vineyards, steakhouses and many restaurants offering the best of the region.

Eat local at the Fightingtown Tavern for casual and regionally sourced food made all from scratch (even the sauces!). Or cozy up at Blue Ridge’s Black Sheep Restaurant on Main Street, featuring an American-style menu in a beautifully restored historic home. You’ll love the unique flavors of the region regardless of where you dine!

Discover Blue Ridge Breweries, Vineyards

Visit the multiple breweries and vineyards in and the near the mountain town of Blue Ridge. Stop by Blue Ridge Brewery or Fannin Brewing Company for locally crafted beers paired with live music and local fare. Sample vintages at Bear Claw Vineyards in Blue Ridge or head to nearby estates in the sprawling rural landscape. Stay local or make day trips to the charming destinations surrounding this Northern Georgia town.

Experience Festivals & Events in Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge is recognized as an artist's home away from home, thanks to its studios, retreats, galleries, and boutiques. People also flock to Blue Ridge for its seasonal festivals celebrating jazz music in summer, chili cook-offs in winter, Arts in the Park in spring, and barbeque festivals in early fall. You can also learn tips from the experts at the annual Blue Ridge Trout Fest, which takes place every spring in downtown Blue Ridge. When in town for a festival, make sure to indulge in the local fare and crisp mountain air!

It’s easy to find an excuse to come to Blue Ridge any time of year due to the many activities and events held in this charming community. Start planning your trip to the Georgia mountains today! And once your itinerary is set, find a cabin rental to call home! We have pet-friendly homes, riverfront cabins and more!

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