Locate It: Blue Ridge

Blue Ridge – Georgia’s Coolest Mountain Town

Selected as one of the South’s “Best Mountain Towns” by Southern Living magazine, Blue Ridge, Georgia is the perfect place to get away completely. With 106,000 acres of Chattahoochee National Forest, 300 miles of hiking trails and 100 miles of trout streams, Blue Ridge is paradise for those who love the outdoors.

 

To the south of Blue Ridge is the Aska Adventure Area, Springer Mountain, Amicalola Falls and the head of the Appalachian Trail. To the east is the Blairsville/Hiawassee area with Vogel State Park and Brasstown Bald, Georgia’s highest peak. To the west is the 40,000-acre Cohutta Wilderness, and to the north is the Copper Basin of Tennessee, the Ocoee Scenic Byway and Ocoee River whitewater.

There are 16 waterfalls within a short drive of Blue Ridge on our self-guided waterfall map, which you can download on blueridgemountains.com.

Tube, kayak or raft the Toccoa River either above or below the Lake Blue Ridge dam. Enjoy the Morganton Point Recreation Area on Lake Blue Ridge, which features camping, fishing, a swimming beach and picnic areas, plus kayak and paddleboard rentals. Rent a pontoon, canoe, kayak or paddleboard at Lake Blue Ridge Marina for a day on the lake.

Whitewater rafting on the wild waters of the Ocoee River equals a full day of fun. The Olympic kayak slalom course at the Ocoee Whitewater Center is perfect for wading and sliding over the rocks when the river is not running (weekdays).

As the Trout Capital of Georgia, there are more than 100 miles of great trout fishing rivers, creeks and streams in the area, including Jack’s River, Conasauga River, Toccoa River, Rock Creek, Noontootla Creek, and Cooper Creek. Consult the Georgia Guide to Trout Fishing, available free at the Welcome Center, for details on seasons, creel limits and size restrictions. Fishing guides and outfitters are plentiful in Blue Ridge.

 

Riding stables around Blue Ridge specialize in family trail rides for kids of almost all ages. They are open year-round with seasonal hayrides and evening wagon rides with campfire dinners.

Golfers can get in some spectacular play at Old Toccoa Farm, Blue Ridge’s Bunker Hill-designed course, a par-72, links-feel course totaling 6,707 beautiful yards. The course winds through 125 acres of ridges and meadows, featuring more than 280 feet of elevation change with spectacular views of the Chattahoochee and Cherokee National Forests and surrounding valleys.

Explore the mountains and countryside on five scenic driving tours available at the Welcome Center or online at blueridgemountains.com/plan/self-guided-tours-and-maps. Drives range from half-day to full-day trips with lots of scenery and attractions along the way. The Mountains & Countryside Driving Tour is a great way to get oriented to Georgia’s Blue Ridge on the first day of your visit. Other driving tours are Nature in the Cohutta Wilderness, Daytrip to Dahlonega & Apple Alley, Fannin County Town & Country and “Suches It Is” Loop from Morganton to Suches.

Whatever you decide to do here in Blue Ridge, you couldn’t have picked a more spectacular place!

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Blue Ridge - Locations

Toccoa Valley Campground

Northwest Georgia Mountains
11481 Aska Rd
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-838-4317

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Toccoa River Canoe Trail

Northwest Georgia Mountains
Old Dial Road
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-632-5680

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Mercier Orchards

Northwest Georgia Mountains
8660 Blue Ridge Dr.
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-632-3411

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Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Northwest Georgia Mountains
241 Depot St.
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
877-413-8724

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Zip Line Canopy Tours of Blue Ridge

Northwest Georgia Mountains
891 Old Cashes Valley Rd.
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
800-251-4800

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Benton Mackaye Trail Association

Northeast Georgia Mountains
344 Hwy. 515
Blue Ridge, GA 30540
706-636-3499

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Aska Trails

Northwest Georgia Mountains
152 Orvin Lance Dr.
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-632-5680

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Blue Ridge Aerial Adventure Park

Northwest Georgia Mountains
2087 East First St.
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
800-251-4800

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Adventure Trail Rides

Northwest Georgia Mountains
933 Cashes Valley Rd.
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-258-BARN

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Appalachian Anglers

Northwest Georgia Mountains
4055 Mobile Rd.
Blue Ridge , GA 30513
706-633-3622

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Blue Ridge Farmer’s Market

Northwest Georgia Mountains
Downtown Blue Ridge City Park
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-258-4552

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Blue Ridge Fly Fishing & Canoe Guides

Northwest Georgia Mountains
152 Orvin Lance Dr
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-632-5680

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Blue Ridge Fly Fishing Guides

Northwest Georgia Mountains
675 Dogwood Way
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-838-5515

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Blue Ridge Mineral Springs RV Park and Tent Camping

Northwest Georgia Mountains
803 Mineral Springs Rd.
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-632-5010

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Blue Ridge Mountain Trail Rides at Hells Hollow

Northwest Georgia Mountains
319 Hells Hollow
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-408-7433

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Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and Art Center

Northwest Georgia Mountains
420 W. Main St.
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-632-2144

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Blue Ridge, Georgia

Northwest Georgia Mountains
152 Orvin Lance Dr
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-632-5680

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Blue Ridge/Toccoa River KOA

Northwest Georgia Mountains
67 Blackhawk Dr.
Blue Ridge , GA 30513
706-946-0355

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Capt’n Joe’s Lake Adventures

Northwest Georgia Mountains
P.O. Box 561
Blue Ridge , GA 30513
706-632-2165

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Cohutta Cove Mini Golf

Northwest Georgia Mountains
64 Dunbarton Farm Rd.
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-946-1920

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Cohutta Fishing Company

Northwest Georgia Mountains
490 E. Main St.
Blue Ridge , GA 30513
706-946-3044

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Cohutta Wildlife Management Area

Northwest Georgia Mountains
North GA Mountains
Blue Ridge, GA 30540
706-635-7400

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CuddleUp Cabin Rentals

Northwest Georgia Mountains
497 East Main St.
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-964-6032

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Daffodil Hill Farm & Carriage

Northwest Georgia Mountains
90 Fox Run
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-851-4430

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Deep Hole Recreation Area

Northwest Georgia Mountains
Hwy. 60 S.
Blue Ridge, GA 30572
706-745-6928

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Fannin County Park

Northwest Georgia Mountains
370 Tom Boyd Rd.
Blue Ridge , GA 30513
706-946-1130

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Fly Fish Blue Ridge

Northwest Georgia Mountains

Blue Ridge , GA 30513
706-455-5640

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Fly Fishing North Georgia

Northwest Georgia Mountains

Blue Ridge , GA 30513
888-792-3364

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Hike The Ridge

Northwest Georgia Mountains

Blue Ridge, GA
706-455-2496

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Lake Blue Ridge Dam Recreation Area

Northwest Georgia Mountains
6408 Old Hwy. 76
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
706-632-5680

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