How “not” to be blue in Blue Ridge, Georgia

As part of the Garden of Giveaways hop, we wanted to take some time to spotlight a little place in our state called Blue Ridge.  Giveaway link is located near the end of the blog post.

Nestled about 90 miles North of Atlanta you will find the quaint little town of Blue Ridge, Georgia.  Blue Ridge, Georgia’s favorite mountain town, is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest, and you definitely won’t feel “blue” if you know what to do.

Begin your day stopping by the Welcome Center to grab a map detailing where all the local hikes and falls are.  One of our favorite places to visit here is the Toccoa Swinging Bridge.  Located in Morganton, a short drive on Highway 60, you will find  Forestry Service Road 816 .  Be prepared to travel this road though as it is roughly three miles long and can have a rough terrain at times.  However, don’t let that deter you.  Plenty of mini vans and regular sedans have traveled this road just fine!  Once you get to the end of the road, you will want to find a parking place.  That can be tough though as there are no designated places to park.  People just park along the road and in small wooded areas off the road side.  The trek down to the swinging bridge is not that far and not that bad of a walk either.  Be sure to wear some good tennis shoes or light boots to help you over the sometimes rocks and wooded path.


That is certainly not all there is in Blue Ridge.  Here is just a sampling of ideas for both families and couples!

Take an adventure and tube or whitewater raft down the Ocoee River.

Climb aboard the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway to McCaysville.  This is such a fun place to visit as you can stand in two states at once (Tennessee and Georgia).

Enjoy Lake Blue Ridge by renting a pontoon or jet skis.

Visit Mercier Orchards, a 65 year old family orchard, for some fresh fried pies and taste some of their wine.

  You can even play a round of golf at Old Toccoa Farm.

Blue Ridge is the perfect place to catch some trout.  After all it is known as the Trout Fishing Capital of Georgia.

Of course, this is just a small sampling of what you can do in and around Blue Ridge, Georgia.  Be sure to keep following us as I highlight our recent adventures on the Blue Ridge Mountain Food Tours.

In celebration of our recent trip there, we are participating in the Garden of Giveaways hop.  We want you to take some time to get away in your area to relax and create memories with those you love.  We want to help you by giving away $50 to Paypal for one of our lucky readers.    Giveaway runs from April 11 to April 25.  Keep reading below to  enter more giveaways!


Disclaimer:  This blog post is not sponsored by anyone other than me, owner of Living the Life as a Mom and Teacher.  

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