VISIT BLUE RIDGE
North Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains offer some of the greatest outdoor attractions and activities native to this geographic region. Mother Nature beckons visitors to explore her beautiful surroundings year round, whether during picture-book spring times, breezy mountain summer days, colorful postcard fall leaf season or in the mild powdery snow winters. While you’re here in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, take advantage of some of the best kept secrets of “The Great Outdoors” here in North Georgia. This mountain region has become a popular destination for those who love and enjoy what the outdoors offers. Experience adventurous outdoor activities from those such as whitewater rafting, horseback riding or mountain biking to relaxing with a day pampering yourself at a local day spa or boating on the pristine waters of Lake Blue Ridge.
The Cohutta Mountains rise so high that the Cherokee Indians considered them to hold up the sky. It’s here that popular recreational activities for a wide sporting diversion can be found from thrilling whitewater rafting down the Ocoee River to enjoying a leisurely walk along Main Street through the historic towns of Blue Ridge and McCaysville, known as the “antique capital of Georgia”. Here you will find many antique and specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and diners nestled among a small town friendly atmosphere. Outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers will also enjoy nearby natural attractions including scenic waterfalls, many hiking trails including the Appalachian Trail, white water and tube rafting, kayaking, guided lake tours, canoeing, mountain biking, horseback trail riding, bird watching, and visiting such tranquil destinations such as Lake Blue Ridge.