Things To Do

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Restaurants

From fine dining to BBQ it is all in Blue Ridge. For a complete listing click here and scroll to the bottom of the page for full listing.

Upscale Casual
Black Sheep Restaurant – Fine dining with a wide selection.
Christy Lee’s Courtyard Grill – Eat inside or out upscale with southern charm.
Harvest on Main – Great selection artfully presented.
Toccoa Riverside Restaurant – Variety, fresh trout, with southern style.

Southern Style Casual
Joe’s BBQ – Succulent BBQ ribs, pork, and chicken.
La Pizzeria – Fabulous pizza, past and appetizers.
Southern Charm – Comfort food Southern style.

Sweets
Three Sister’s Fudge – Creamy fudge and candy galore.
Boo Bears Bake Shop – Pastries, pies, cakes, cookies .
Whatnot Frozen Yogurt – Cool creamy frozen yogurt and toppings.


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Boating

Lake Blue Ridge is the perfect place for water sport and play. It is a pristine clear lake surrounded by mountains. There is a marina on the lake which offers pontoon boat rentals, a store, boat ramps and boat slips.

Lake Blue Ridge Marina
706-632-2618
www.LakeBlueRidgeMarina.com


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Fishing

North Georgia is famous for it’s many streams and world class fly fishing. Serious trout fishers come from near and far for some of the best trout fishing anywhere.

Toccoa River
The Toccoa is stocked at various points and provides some of the best trout fishing in North Georgia. Much of the river is on private land but public fishing areas can be found along Rt. 60, near the town of Margaret. Check the Blue Ridge Chamber of Commerce website for more information on fishing. Lake Blue Ridge also offers fishing.

Shallowford Bridge / Above the Dam
Fish under the bridge or along the dirt road. This is a catch and release fishing area.

Tammen Park
Another popular place to fly fish on the Toccoa River below the Lake Blue Ridge Dam. Call in advance for water-release information 1-800-238-2264.


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Hiking

Benton MacKaye Trail
The Benton MacKaye Trail along with the Appalachian Trail provides the best hiking in Georgia. There are many entrances to the trail that can be found throughout the Blue Ridge area. The trail is marked and is also suitable for mountain biking.

Swinging Bridge
This is a fun quick trip, on the Benton MacKay Trail. This 270 foot long bridge is the longest swinging bridge east of the Mississippi River. Look over the Toccoa River and enjoy the fun and beauty of the bridge.


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Attractions

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
This railway starts at the historic depot in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia. Total excursion is 26 miles (4 hour round trip) along the Toccoa River to McCaysville/Copperhill.

Festivals
There are festivals year round in Blue Ridge. The best way to stay up to date on current events is to visit this page from the Chamber of Commerce.

Long Creek Falls
These falls total about 50 feet in two distinct drops. A leisurely 30 minute hike to the falls is uphill on the way in, downhill on the way out. This is an 18 mile drive from Blue Ridge and is a slow 18 miles so plan for several hours to drive there, hike to the falls and return. Remember to take water whenever you venture out on an excursion.

Directions: From Blue Ridge, go south on Aska Road 13.5 miles to end. Turn right onto Newport Road, go 4.5 miles to end. Turn left onto Doublehead Gap Road and continue on this road about .8 miles to intersection with dirt-gravel USFS Road 58 intersecting sharply from right. Turn onto FS 58 and continue into forest and uphill 5.3 miles to Three Forks. Noontootla Creek, a beautiful trout stream, is on the right as you ascend.

Falls Branch Falls
The upper portion of Fall Branch Falls has several smaller cascades that lead to major drop around 30 feet, where the water plunges into a deep pool at the base of the falls. This is a short but a bit harder hike than Long Creek Falls.

Directions: Take Aska Road south 8 miles and turn right on Stanley Creek Road. Go 3.1 miles to the “parking lot” on the right just past the bridge over Falls Branch

Amicolola Falls
This is the most dramatic and largest falls in the area with a drop over 730 feet. It is truly an amazing site and well work the short hike. There is a hiking trail that can be taken at the start of the falls for abut a 1mile steep hike with stunning views of the falls.

Directions: This trip is about 35 miles south to Dawsonvile. Use your GPS or Google Maps from your current location.


Wineries

Crane Creek Winery & Vineyards
Crane Creek Vineyards, a true family run business and some great wine. Just a short trip from Blue Ridge.
916 Crane Creek Road
Young Harris, GA 30512

Habersham Winery & Vineyard
Award winning wines. Georgia Winery located in Alpine Helen Ga in White County. A nice day trip.
7025 S. Main St.
Helen, GA 30545

Serenberry Vineyards
A stones throw from Blue Ridge, farm winery with tasting room converted from a barn.
450 Tipton Trail
Morganton, GA 30560

Frogtown Cellars
A North East Georgia Winery and Vineyard that produces Award winning wines. Open for Wine Tastings every weekend, also offers lunch with Panini. A beautiful setting with breathtaking views. Serves fine dining.
700 Ridge Point Dr.
Dahlonega, GA 30533

Three Sisters Vineyard & Winery
A small family winery located on just under 200 acres.
439 Vineyard Way
Dahlonega, GA 30533

Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery
Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery has won over 200 medals in Major U.S. competitions establishing them as a leader in fine wine production on the East Coast. Fine dining is available and the view is wonderful.
180 Wolf Mountain Trail
Dahlonega, GA 30533


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Theatre

Blue Ridge Community Theatre
Located in downtown Blue Ridge, this theatre group puts on top notch productions of all types. They also offer live music concerts. This is a fun evening out.

Swan Drive-In Theatre
Swan offers a blast from the past to experience the drive in movie venue. Offers both vintage and current films.