About Blue Ridge, GA

Every year Southern Living Magazine touts Blue Ridge, GA to be one of “the coolest mountain towns in North Georgia”. In 2022 Southern Living readers voted on their favorite mountain towns, and Blue Ridge was listed as #3 out of 15 quaint mountain towns in the South. 

Location of Blue Ridge, GA

Located 90 minutes north of Atlanta, Blue Ridge is ideally positioned in Fannin County close to the Tennesee and North Carolina borders, making Blue Ridge a favorite destination for weekend getaways, day trips, family reunions, and corporate retreats.  

Blue Ridge, GA

Set against the backdrop of the southern terminus of the Appalachian Mountains, the quaint and unique town of Blue Ridge, GA is one of the most popular mountain destinations in the southeast. Featuring boutique shops, the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, Lake Blue Ridge, Toccoa River, and the Chattahoochee National Forest, there is fun for everyone, young and old.

Blue Ridge Outdoor Activities

Hiking and Biking

Mountain hikers and bikers love exploring the Chattahoochee National Forest with jumping-off points for the Appalachian Trail and Benton-McKaye Trail. And even more thrilling is to discover a waterfall to splash in like Falls Branch Falls just a few minutes from Downtown Blue Ridge, or Long Creek Falls and Jacks River Falls.

Lake Blue Ridge

Spending a day on Lake Blue Ridge, either boating or fishing, will send you a million miles away in rejuvenation-ville. The crystal clear turquoise waters are breathtaking, and because much of Fannin County is 106,000 acres of national forest, the natural setting is second to none.

Toccoa River

The Toccoa River which runs through Blue Ridge, feeding into Lake Blue Ridge and traversing northward into Tennessee where it becomes the Ocoee River, offers delightful tubing and kayaking adventures. Marvel at the historic Cherokee Indian Fish Traps which have been preserved through the centuries and create ideal opportunities for fly-fishing.

North GA Fishing

Blue Ridge, GA, is the Trout Capital of Georgia, and many fishing opportunities abound for the excitement and challenge of hooking huge rainbow trout, brownies, and brook trout on the Toccoa River and 100 miles of rivers, brooks, and streams that meander through Fannin County and beyond.

Downtown Blue Ridge, GA

In addition to spending time in nature, Downtown Blue Ridge offers unique boutiques, fine dining and fun dining, atmospheric breweries and wineries, and even a scenic train ride through the North GA mountains along the Toccoa River.

Art Community

Blue Ridge, Georgia, is one of the top thriving art communities in the USA with its Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association and Art Center, art galleries, art festivals, and the Blue Ridge Community Theater. Drawing talent locally and from afar, Blue Ridge artfully thrives for those interested in the cultural aspects of this quaint mountain town. Artists looking for inspiration for their craft will discover many opportunities to express themselves surrounded by incredible mountain beauty and friendly people.

Family Activities for Kids

Blue Ridge will become your kid's favorite place to vacation as it offers so much for them to do both inside and outside. Downtown Blue Ridge offers several family fun shops and playgrounds - Vertigo Pinball, 2nd Story Entertainment, Huck’s General Store, Mountain Man Comics, and Deaf Man Vinyl along Main Street. Younger vacationers can blow off steam in the town park, which offers a variety of fun and challenging structures to climb, swing, slide, and play.

Family-friendly outdoor activities fun for even the littlest family member include the Swinging Bridge, Falls Branch Falls waterfall hike, boating on Lake Blue Ridge, and gem mining along Aska Road at Lilly Pad Village or Aska Mining Company located at the historic Shallowford Bridge over the Toccoa River.

Weather in Blue Ridge, GA

Blue Ridge enjoys mostly temperate weather year-round. Experiencing all four seasons in its full array of beauty is a huge draw for many travelers.

Springtime in Blue Ridge

In the springtime, trees bloom in April, painting the mountain landscape with so many different shades of neon green, and the temperature is more consistently warm during the days and cool in the evenings, perfect for fire pits and s’mores.

Blue Ridge, GA Summers

The summertime is a popular time to visit Blue Ridge, where the temperatures stay in the 80s during the day and 60s in the evenings.

Fall in Blue Ridge

During the leaf season, beginning in October through the first part of November, Blue Ridge is full of tourists enjoying the myriad of colors the trees paint on the mountains. Beautiful days with low humidity in the 70s and evenings in the 50s make for idyllic memory-making opportunities outside or in your luxury cabin rental.

Winters in Blue Ridge

Wintertime in Blue Ridge can be magical, beginning with the Christmas spirit displayed throughout the town. Light-up Blue Ridge is a popular historic day after Thanksgiving, where the entire town is beautifully lit, along with the massive Christmas Tree in the park. Temperatures are generally perfect, with daytimes in the 50s and nights in the 30s to 40s.

Though January and February are the slower months, there is a certain magic during this time as well - mountains will sparkle in the morning sun after Jack Frost has visited, leaving its frosty sheen. Temperatures are much cooler during these months, with highs in the 40s and lows dipping in the 20s. There will be many days sprinkled during these months that are more temperate, perfect for enjoying outdoor activities with no crowds.

When Does It Snow in Blue Ridge?

If you’re looking for snow in Blue Ridge, you’re most likely to enjoy snowy days from January to early March. On occasion, Blue Ridge has enjoyed a white Christmas, but only a handful of times in the last 20 years.

The best part of Blue Ridge

If this is your first time coming to Blue Ridge, GA, you may have all kinds of plans to experience everything that Blue Ridge has to offer, but many just find that once they arrive at their luxury Blue Ridge cabin rental, they do not want to leave.

Our luxury cabins offer fantastic amenities from hot tubs, fire pits, awesome game rooms to luxury furnishings both inside and outside, plush beds, and breathtaking mountain, lake, or river views. Most people spend a lot of time on the decks overlooking mountain vistas or the rushing waters of the Toccoa River.

There is something about this slower-paced living that soothes the soul, refreshes the spirit, and rejuvenates the body that most travelers seek when they come to Blue Ridge.