Retirement in Blue Ridge Georgia
Blue Ridge retirement in the Georgia mountains could be your next new beginning!
Why Blue Ridge?
What will you do with your free time?
When retiring another big concern is what am I going to do with all my free time? Well, you had better not ask your spouse because I am sure they have a whole list of “honey do’s”. But once your chores are done get out and explore! Waterfalls in the North Georgia area are one of the biggest attractions for hikers, even short hikes.
From downtown Blue Ridge within a 30 minute travel radius, there are over a dozen waterfalls to see. They include Amicalola Falls State Park, the location of a 729-foot tall waterfall, the tallest east of the Mississippi River. Another breathtaking waterfall is Branch Falls, Turtletown Falls, and don’t miss out on Sea Creek Falls and many more.
If your appetite for hiking is a little more intense try getting on the Appalachian Trail. This famous trail winds through Fannin County, beginning in the Southeastern part of the county. Also consider Benton McKay Trail, the largest spur of the Appalachian Trail, right here in Fannin County.
Not into hiking? Then, how about the arts? Blue Ridge was recently named as one of the Top 100 Art Communities in the country. Discover artists galore as they practice their different crafts. No into art? I know you like food! Blue Ridge is an excellent place to be a foodie. Not only do we have some of the finest restaurants in the area, but really in all of the country. We have several chefs from around the world that could choose to exercise their culinary expertise anywhere else, but choose Blue Ridge. Not only are the restaurants in good standing, the climate here in the North Georgia Mountains is a wonderful area to create your own harvest. Gardening is one of our past times here in the mountains. Growing fresh vegetables and gardening are a great way to spend your retirement time while increasing your health.
Exploration in the Blue Ridge area during retirement can also include some more action but at a slower pace. Try horseback riding at Adventure Trail Rides or Blanche Manor Stables. Already know you like riding? Then get your own horse, there are plenty of places to ride them! Free and open riding in the Blue Ridge area includes the Aska Adventure Area, Cashes Valley, Rich Mountain Wildlife Management Area, and the Cohutta mountains which are part of the Chattahoochee National Forest. After horsing around, have a relaxing afternoon in a kayak or tube on the Toccoa River, one of the Southeast’s premier trout fishing streams. Enjoy relaxing tube rides from Toccoa Valley Campground, Shallowford Bridge Tubing, Jon Ron River Adventures, or Rolling Thunder Rafting & Tubing.