During this quarantine time in our world, we wanted to take some time to spotlight a little place in our state called Blue Ridge.
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.
Toccoa Swinging Bridge
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 minivans 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 roadside. 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.
Family-Friendly Things to do in Blue Ridge, Georgia
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. Soon we will all be able to get back out to relax and create memories with those you love. Blue Ridge, Georgia would be one of those places you will want to add to your list.