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Monday December 12, 2016
Hiking is one of the most common summer activities in Blue Ridge, but cold winter weather doesn't mean you can't still enjoy this popular pastime. In fact, some might argue that waterfall hikes are even more beautiful when the water is frozen! The secret to winter hiking is staying warm, and...
Monday November 21, 2016
The Blue Ridge Turkey Trot is an annual, friendly 5K race, and a favorite activity of locals and visitors alike. A family event enjoyed by all ages, speeds, and abilities, the Turkey Trot is a fun and charitable way to kick off Thanksgiving day. From families with very small children to...
Monday November 7, 2016
Blue Ridge has a tradition that will have you rethinking how you shop the day after Thanksgiving. Every year, our town full of fun and unique shops celebrates Blue Friday—the perfect day to get your shopping on without all the crowds. But avoiding masses of people isn't the only benefit to this...
Tuesday October 4, 2016
If a picture is worth a thousand words, this video is worth a whole novel. Just a snippet of what your fall getaway in Blue Ridge can look like!
Thursday September 15, 2016
The longest swinging bridge east of the Mississippi River, the 265-foot-long Swinging Bridge on the Toccoa River is one of the most scenic river locations in North Georgia. Not surprisingly, that also makes it a very popular desination for day-hikers in Blue Ridge. Located on the Benton MacKaye...
Wednesday August 3, 2016
Blue Ridge is already well known for its natural beauty, its bustling downtown area filled with restaurants and shopping, and its plethora of outdoor activities, but did you know it also has plenty to offer for beers and wines? After a busy day of exploring, you can wind down with a glass of...
Tuesday July 19, 2016
Mercier Orchards is the largest apple orchard in Georgia, Southern Living magazine’s favorite “roadside apple market,” (according to a 2002 article), and one of our favorite spots in beautiful Blue Ridge! This local treasure is also so much more than an Apple Orchard, offering a wonderful...
Tuesday July 5, 2016
Nothing says summer like the thrill of whitewater rafting, and Cascade Outdoors is one of our favorite outfitters. An easy day trip from Blue Ride, Cascade customizes its Ocoee Rafting trips to fit each group’s needs—be they hardcore enthusiasts aching to push the limits or nervous beginners who...
Friday June 10, 2016
This summer, make some time to explore the Blue Ridge area's live music scene! Recognized as one of the top arts towns in Georgia, Blue Ridge has plenty of local and nearby venues for catching shows by a variety of acts, some year-round and some just for the summer. Check out some of our favorite...
Wednesday December 16, 2015
Trying to plan the perfect honeymoon? Look no further! Blue Ridge is the ideal spot to get away from it all and focus on being with your new spouse. The town's mix of adventure and relaxation is sure to make your honeymoon one that you will never forget! Below are just a handful of great things to...
Thursday August 20, 2015
Ready for a Girls' Getaway in Blue Ridge? Make it happen before the summer comes to an end, or any time of the year! There is so much to do in the area, but we've listed some ideas here to give you some inspiration. No matter what you do with your girlfriends, just make it memorable!   Get...
Friday May 15, 2015
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