The 7 Best Train Rides for Christmas in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Christmas Train Rides in North Carolina

Train rides for Christmas chug back into our lives with a payload of nostalgia on board. Railroads come from a historic era before automobiles and airplanes had been invented. Yet they come rumbling in from afar with an odd sense of odd familiarity, even for those who’ve never been on a train ride before. In our … Read more

Apple Picking in Georgia: The 14 Best GA Apple Orchards to Visit (2023)

North GA Apple Orchards

[Updated July 13, 2023] When autumn starts to roll around, there are plenty of fun annual traditions to look forward to such as Apple Picking in Georgia. From watching the leaves transform into glorious fall colors and visiting a pumpkin patch/corn maze to going to Georgia fall festivals and picking apples, it’s truly our favorite … Read more

The 10 Best Blue Ridge, Georgia Horseback Riding Tours

Blue Ridge GA Horseback Riding

Growing up as a lower middle class kid in Georgia, horseback riding wasn’t really something me and my friends in Atlanta ever did.  But from the very first time we visited Blue Ridge GA, horseback riding has been one of our favorite things to do in North Georgia. Though it’s been nearly 20 years, I … Read more

The 25 Best Things to Do in Blue Ridge GA

[Updated January 8, 2024] My earliest memories of the Blue Ridge Mountains are of backpacking trips with our church youth group, which my parents led. I was no more than 6 years old the first time we made our way north to Blue Ridge, Georgia. We’d stock up on supplies in town before heading to … Read more

The 10 Best Blue Ridge GA Hotels (Including Pet Friendly Options)

Though it is now widely considered one of the best places to live in the Georgia Mountains, it wasn’t all that long ago that Blue Ridge GA was just a sleepy little town.  As the surge of growth in Atlanta sent more people to the North Georgia Mountains to escape the hustle and bustle, the town’s mix … Read more

The 20 Best Blue Ridge Georgia Cabins to Rent

Sunset Cabin Blue Ridge GA

[Updated September 26, 2022] Sometimes a couple of days spent out in nature, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, is just what the doctor ordered for those who want to decompress from the stress of everyday life.  The forests and mountains surrounding the town of Blue Ridge GA offer an abundance of … Read more

Hiking the Toccoa River Swinging Bridge Near Blue Ridge GA

Toccoa River Swinging Bridge in Blue Ridge GA

Adventures in the great outdoors almost always offer a reward of some sort.  Maybe it’s a waterfall, or a scenic mountain overlook. Maybe it’s a cool cave, spotting some interesting wildlife, or a trail through a meadow filled with North GA wildflowers.  Last week I took an excursion to see a bridge. Specifically, the swinging bridge over the … Read more

Lake Blue Ridge Boat Rentals, Cabin Rentals, Camping & Fishing

Lake Blue Ridge in Blue Ridge, GA

Spending a sunny day on a glistening lake is one of our favorite ways to enjoy time in the Blue Ridge Mountains. And in our opinion, the region has few lakes that are more beautiful than Lake Blue Ridge. Comprising 3,290-acres of clear blue water, Lake Blue Ridge is arguably among the best lakes in … Read more

The 15 Best Treehouse Rentals in the Georgia Mountains

Canopy Blue Treehouse Blue Ridge Ga

[Updated April 6, 2022] If you’re a nature lover, at some point in your childhood you probably dreamed about living in a decked-out treehouse. Whether it began when you watched the Swiss Family Robinson build an elaborate home on an uninhabited island; read the adventures of Jack and Annie in The Magic Tree House; or … Read more

The 10 Best Waterfalls Near Blue Ridge GA

Couple relaxing on rocks at Helton Creek Falls near Helen, GA

[Updated October 20, 2021] Between the historic downtown area, delicious restaurants, wineries, gorgeous scenery, outdoor activities, and unique places to stay, it’s no wonder why locals and visitors alike recognize Blue Ridge as one of the best small towns in the state of Georgia. This tiny North Georgia mountain town offers countless attractions within its … Read more