August 5, 2016

Music jams and pickin’ on the banks of the Toccoa River

Have you ever been to Pickin’ in the Park at Horseshoe Bend? Live music jams and pickin’ on the banks of the Toccoa River at the Horseshoe Bend Park in McCaysville, GA. Free Admission. And the park is wheelchair accessible. It’s a lot of fun, and I recommend it. Local musicians come with their banjos, guitars, dulcimers, fiddles, etc. and pick and sing the evening away each Thursday night at 6:00 pm, May through September. It’s a great way to relax, take it easy, visit with friends, have a picnic, and start the weekend… a little early each Thursday. Grab […]
August 1, 2016

What SUP? Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Blue Ridge GA

It’s all the rage, stand up paddle boarding. At the beach, on the lake, down the river, everyone is doing it. Some even do yoga on them. And why not? It’s fun, fairly easy, and the scenery can’t be beat. Here in Blue Ridge there are several companies that rent boards so it’s easy to give it a try. The sport in it’s modern form was invented in Hawaii in the 1940’s by surfers wanting to see swells approaching in the distance, but it has only recently, in the last 5-10 years, that SUPing has become widespread. Surfing requires waves, […]
July 22, 2016

Blue Ridge GA: The Perfect Wedding Setting

There are so many special moments in a person’s life, big ones and little ones.  One of the biggies is getting married.  Such an exciting time with so much wonder about the future and all it might bring.  A time to begin a new life together.  There are many decisions and details to plan but one can be easy.  What better place to get married than here in beautiful Blue Ridge, Georgia With the mountains as a backdrop, there is no other place to say, “I do”. Blue Ridge has several popular venues to consider.  From Willow Creek Falls, winner of the […]
July 15, 2016

The Blue Ridge GA Cannery

Do you have an abundance of fruit or vegetables from your garden? The Blue Ridge Cannery opened for the season July 7th and is open each Tuesday and Thursday in July, August, and September. Although you may find it intimidating if you’ve never been there before, trust me, there are many people there with years and years of experience ready to help. All you have to do is show up with food to can and they will walk you through the process. I have done some canning at home in the past and it is not only messy but very […]
July 8, 2016

The Historic Blue Ridge Inn Bed and Breakfast

I recently had the pleasure of listing and selling the Blue Ridge Inn Bed and Breakfast.  This majestic home dates back to 1890 when Sylvester Long, the head of constructing the railroad in Blue Ridge,  had it built.  The family lived there until the the railroad was complete.  With the economy in decline, Sylvester sold the home to the Kincaid family in 1906 for $2,500 and moved to Tennessee.  The Kincaids owned the home until the last family member, sold it in 1991.   Originally it was used as a single family home, becoming a boarding house of sorts sometime in the 1950’s.  With the […]
July 1, 2016

From Farm to Table: Enjoying My Local Farmer’s Markets

I love, love, love all the fresh local produce this time of year. If I had many acres and the time, maybe I’d have a vegetable garden of my own with a couple of fruit trees and bushes to boot. But I don’t have time or the space for it. Lucky for me there are plenty of gardeners/farmers in our area with an over abundance of vegetables and fruit that they are willing to sell. And that’s not all. There are home canned jellies and jams, farm fresh eggs, local honey, baked goods, and crafts. Blue Ridge, Ellijay, and Blairsville […]