Photo Ops in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Looking for those picture-perfect opportunities for your visit to the Blue Ridge Mountains? We’ve got a few picked out for you - showing you where you’ve been, what you’ve done, and providing some of the best views ever. Check it out!
One of our cabins with some of the best views, The River’s Edge offers solace and peace from one of its three terraces - and a great photo op with the Toccoa River in the background thanks to its octagonal deck. Leaf season in the fall offers plenty of shade and colors for your viewing pleasure. Be sure to check out all the cabin's features by viewing its page while you plan your getaway for Blue Ridge. Not to mention it is part of our portfolio of family reunion cabins, side by side cabins, and large group cabins - all having beautiful riverfront views, but none quite as breathtaking as The River's Edge.
One of our most popular luxury lodges is Serendipity on Noontootla Creek. This spaciou cabin embodies the definition of living lavishly. This home has an opportunity for fun or relaxation in every room, from its long and spacious basement which is outfitted for entertaining to the fun treehouse overlooking the North GA Mountains. The treehouse offers comfortable conversational seating, a beautiful stone wood-burning fireplace, and sunken hot tub - the perfect spot for a group photo with the mountains as an awesome backdrop.
Downtown Blue Ridge Photo Ops
The Blue Ridge Wall
The one, the only, the Blue Ridge Wall, painted by John W. Christian. Instead of relying on a Snapchat filter or tagging your location, find this handpainted gem in downtown Blue Ridge to snag your “I was here” photo. Advertising organizations like Serenberry Vineyards and the Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association.
Coca Cola Mural
Also located in Downtown Blue Ridge, the Coco Cola mural located at the end of East Main Street on the side of the Fly Fishing shop. Fun fact: Coca-Cola hand-painted murals are making a comeback with the revitalization of Main Streets across the country. Coca-Cola painted wall signs were one of the earliest forms of advertising, dating back to the 1890s, according to Phillip Mooney, director of Coca-Cola archives for 35 years. Owners of properties around the country often rented wall space to advertisers like Coca-Cola. In 1910, approximately 25 percent of the company’s entire advertising budget was devoted to wall signs. Info like this and much more can be found at the Coca-Cola Museum in Atlanta!
A nature lover’s wonderland, it’s only 8 miles from the Appalachian Trail and within the Chattahoochee National Forest. The park is named after its most treasured feature, Amicalola Falls – a magnificent 729-foot waterfall that’s the third-highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi River. This is an absolute must for photo ops, allowing you to prove your point - and stamina! - during your adventures in Blue Ridge. Tag: #AmicalolaFalls
Fall Branch Falls
Take a quick trip along the Benton MacKaye Trail to the beautiful Fall Branch Falls on this easy hike just minutes from Downtown Blue Ridge, Ga. Hike through the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest on this beginner hike suitable for all travelers, including the dog. Ecofriendly, family friendly, and another beautiful natural wonder to add to your collection during your Blue Ridge Mountain vacation. Tag: #FallBranchFalls
Mercier Orchards is a family & veteran-owned and operated apple orchard now in its 4th generation. Started back in 1943 by Bill & Adele Mercier, Mercier Orchards in Blue Ridge, GA, is now celebrating over 75 years of fruitful harvest! They currently grow strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, and apples - perfect for a locally grown and supported opportunity. Be sure to tag #MercierOrchards in your next post after u-pick!
The Folk Collaborative
The Folk Collaborative is a cool place located in McCaysville, GA - an orchard, an apothecary, and a bakery all in one place. You could spend half a day here, so be prepared to learn a lot about mountain medicine and herbal remedies, eat yummy baked goods, and benefit from the orchard's pickings.
McCaysville, GA/Copperhill, TN are picturesque mountain towns at the GA/TN state border, nestled along the Toccoa River which becomes the Ocoee River as it flows northward. Come stand in two states at one time, following the little blue line throughout the town, or the perfect photo opp as shown above.
Bridge Street Bridge
Built in 1928, the camelback truss that joins both rivers is one of the infamous industrial attractions in this copper city. The Toccoa River flows through the center of town, changing its name to the Ocoee River as it crosses into Tennessee. These communities are united by the famous steel-truss bridge that was once located along the Toccoa River in Blue Ridge, GA but then disassembled and reassembled upstream here in this beautiful city. Be sure to stop in at The Copper Grill while you're walking around McCaysville for some awesome eatery! Tag: #BridgeStreetBridge
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
One of the highlights of vacationing and visiting attractions in Blue Ridge, GA is the chance to take a step back in time and ride the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway along the Toccoa River to Copperhill, TN/McCaysville, GA - sister towns split by the Georgia-Tennessee border. The depot is located in Downtown Blue Ridge, and stays stationed there unless running - almost always guaranteeing the perfect opportunity to smile and share your encounter with this cool train system. Tag: #BlueRidgeScenicRailway
Blue Ridge Mountains and the Outdoors
Lake Blue Ridge
Rent a boat or jet ski from Blue Ridge Boat Rentals and find many cool photo ops on the crystal clear turquoise waters of Lake Blue Ridge.
Bell Mountain Summit
The Hal Herrin Estate graciously donated the 18 acre Bell Mountain Summit to Towns County and on February 18, 2016 was formally named Bell Mountain Park and Historical Site and the observation deck erected was named and dedicated as the Hal Herrin Scenic Overlook. Thereafter the County paved the road, established a parking area, and in addition to the Hal Herrin Scenic Overlook erected a 2nd platform rising to 3424 foot of elevation offering 360 degree views of the surrounding lake and mountains. Come enjoy breathtaking views and cliffside pics at this unique wonder. Tag: #BellMountain