Surround yourself with beauty, relaxation and natural fun in Georgia’s Blue Ridge, only 90 miles north of Atlanta via I-575 and Hwy 515, but a million miles away from the traffic, stress and anxiety of the city. With 106,000 acres located in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Blue Ridge, GA is definitely the cure for whatever ails you.
Renew your spirit on a day hiking to local waterfalls or horseback riding on forested trails in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Bring the family and discover the thrill of an Ocoee River whitewater rafting adventure, ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway or treetop canopy adventure. Rent a pontoon or a jet ski on beautiful Lake Blue Ridge. Pick strawberries or blueberries at Mercier Orchards, a 65 year old family orchard. Catch a trout on the tailwaters of the Toccoa River or a clear mountain stream; Blue Ridge is the Trout Fishing Capital of Georgia.
Fall in love with the authentic mountain towns of Blue Ridge and McCaysville. Blue Ridge is different kind of mountain town, filled with art galleries, antique and specialty shops, restaurants, small town atmosphere and friendly people. A river runs through the quaint town of McCaysville, twin city with Copperhill, Tennessee. Stand in both states at one time at the Blue Line, which marks the spot where Georgia ends and Tennessee begins. Here the Toccoa River becomes the Ocoee River, flowing northward into Tennessee.
Explore Gilmer County where the magic of our environment will entrance you, the warmth of our people will captivate you and the past meets the present in perfect harmony. Gilmer County is known for many things: beautiful, lushly forested mountains; crisp, fresh apples; meadows blanketed in wildflowers; incredible outdoor opportunities on land and on water; a serene way of life; and communities that welcome newcomers and visitors with open arms. Come…experience the magic of Gilmer County.
Each Season, Something New
There are plenty of reasons to explore Blairsville and Union County, Georgia. Deep in the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest and North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll enjoy hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding, as well as watersports on two lakes: Winfield Scott and Nottely. South of Blairsville, the county seat, adventurers can explore eight wonderful waterfalls, as well as petroglyphs left by ancient natives in the soapstone at Trackrock Archeological Area, just east of Blairsville. Blairsville and Union County, Georgia: Full of festivals and fun, waterfalls, mountains, syrup, and sweet memories.