Blue Ridge, Georgia

Like many small North Georgia towns, Blue Ridge was laid out in 1886 when the railroad, the this case, the  Marietta and North Georgia Railroad expanded to haul lumber back to Atlanta.  Today, the mountains, waterfalls, Blue Ridge Lake, fishing, hiking, and even a ride on the old railroad tracks makes this a great family destination!

Blue Ridge Ga boasts an average high temperature (August) of only 87 degrees making it highly desirable for both vacation goers as well as year round residents. The year round average temperature is 70 degrees!

Please scroll down for the Top Three Things to Do,  top dining options, videos, weather,  history and more information.

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Blue Ridge, Georgia

Since 1886, Blue Ridge Georgia is a great mountain town! 
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Things to do in
Blue Ridge, Georgia

From riding the rails, boating and the arts scene, discover the Top Three Things to do in Blue Ridge Georgia

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Where to eat in
Blue Ridge, Georgia

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Where to stay in 
Blue Ridge Georgia

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The Top Three Things to do in Blue Ridge Georgia

1> Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Blue Ridge Georgia is fortunate to be home of the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad! Starting in 1998, the railroad follows the former Marietta and North Georgia Railroad line along the Toccoa River north to McCaysville, Georgia, and its Twin city of Copperhill, Tennessee
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2> Lake Blue Ridge

Lake Blue Ridge encompasses 3,300-acre of water, and a "full summer pool" elevation of  1,686 feet. It is managed by the Tennessee Valley Authority and is primarily fed by the Toccoa River.

The area around Lake Blue Ridge provides a full service marina, boat ramps,  public swimming, campsites, and picnicking.

Check out these resources:
[Lake Blue Ridge Map/Guide
from the Fannin County Chamber

[Lake Blue Ridge Marina]

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3>  Waterfalls / Rafting

Blue Ridge Georgia sites in  a great place relative to the southern Blue Ridge Mountains providing many waterfalls that are easily accessible! 

The area waterfall and rivers include Ocoee River Rapids which is home to the 1996 Olympic whitewater
events - The Ocoee Whitewater Center.

Consisting of a four-acre recreation area, the Ocoee Whitewater Center offers water play, picnicking, hiking, biking, and environmental education programs. The 7,200 sq. ft. visitors center is home to special events, a nature-oriented gift shop, cafe, and provides the playground for whitewater rafting and kayaking. (source: US Forest Service)

Check out these resources:
[Waterfall Map]
by the Fannin County Chamber

[Lake Blue Ridge Dam Recreation Area]

[Morganton Point Campground and Recreation Area]

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Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is a heritage railroad in northern Georgia.

Based in Blue Ridge, Georgia it follows the former Marietta and North Georgia Railroad line along the Toccoa River north to McCaysville, Georgia, and its Twin city of Copperhill, Tennessee. It is a subsidiary of the Georgia Northeastern Railroad, which also operates freight service on the same line. The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway started operations in 1998.

Trains generally run Fridays to Mondays from late March to the last weekend in December, daily (except Wednesdays) during spring break (first full week of April), and summer (mid-June to the end of July), and from October until Thanksgiving. A special Christmas train runs Thanksgiving weekend, the weekends following, and the full week prior to Christmas itself. Normal trips resume for the final week of the year. Visit their website: [Blue Ridge Scenic Railway]

Blue Ridge Ga Dining

Blue Ridge Georgia dining options!

Here are the top five restaurants in Blue Ridge Georgia according to TripAdvisor! 

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Top 5 Restaurants!

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Rum Cake Lady Cuban Food Cafe Downtown Blue Ridge
205 W First St, Blue Ridge, GA  706-946-4525 10-4 Daily
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Cantaberry Restaurant
524 E Main St, Blue Ridge, GA 706-946-7687  11-4(5 on Fri/Sat)

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 The Black Sheep
480 W Main St, Blue Ridge, GA 706-946-3663

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Mystic Mountain Pizza
4118 E First St, Blue Ridge, GA  706-946-0378

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Southern Charm
224 W Main St, Blue Ridge, GA 706-632-9090 (closed Sun)

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Blue Ridge, Georgia

This segment of GPB's Hometown Georgia was filmed in and around Blue Ridge and Fannin County, Georgia. Businesses featured in this segment include Out of the Blue, Grumpy Ole Men Brewery, Blue Ridge Mountain Trail Rides at Hell's Hollow, Mercier Orchards, Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, Toccoa Valley Campground Tubing, Oyster Bamboo Rods and trapeze trainer Kristy Petrillo. Also featured is footage from Pickin' in the Park, which takes place every Thursday afternoon at Horseshoe Bend Park in McCaysville. 

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Fall in love with Georgia's Blue Ridge, where city sophistication meets small town charm. Blue Ridge is filled with upscale restaurants, stylish shops and galleries, orchards, farm wineries, riding stables, beautiful mountains and friendly people.
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Blue Ridge Georgia Tour and Blue Ridge Inn B&B Review

Check out the images we took recently while touring Blue Ridge Georgia and our review of The Blue Coyote Bar and Grill - at the bottom of this page!

Also, we review the Blue Ridge Inn Bed and Breakfast! - a home built in 1890 in the heart of Blue Ridge Georgia! [Blue Ridge Inn B&B Review] - find the best rates here too... 

The Blue Coyote Bar and Grill

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We found the Blue Coyote Bar and Grill by looking for a great local bar and eatery - and this is one! The bar tender and wait staff include a mother and two daughters serving up great drinks and  very tasty American bar food. Karaoke and trivia nights will make your day complete!

The pet friendly outdoor patio had a variety of guest and equal variety of dogs! 

Inside we found Dale Allen, a local artist, painting a beautiful mural all along the back wall and had to have a picture of it shown here.  Bottom Line: The Blue Coyote is worth a trip to the bar! (And the men's room - check out the beer keg urinal below!!!)

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Featured Rental in Blue Ridge Ga!

Top floor condo overlooking
historic Downtown Blue Ridge!



Condo
2 bedrooms
2 beds Sleeps 4
2 bathrooms
2 full baths
Spaces
Kitchen Balcony

Come stay & overlook Downtown Blue Ridge! This elegant yet cozy 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo has all that is needed for a Blue Ridge adventure. Master bedroom features a king bed, polished master bath with large walk-in shower, double vanity & large walk-in closet. 2nd bedroom features a queen bed, attached bath with a shower/tub combo. Spacious open floor plan with a fully equipped kitchen & relaxing living room area. Partial wrapped balcony offers full views of our quaint downtown with an electric grill & plenty of outdoor furniture.

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