10 Feb 2018
What are the three things you can expect from the Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia? A tranquil environment where you can hear your own heart beating, natural beauty that will woo you over, and attractions that will leave an imprint and continue to call you back for more!Boasting a strong sense of times gone by with just the right amount of present day attractions, you’ll find unique architecture, local art galleries, antique shops, fine dining restaurants, specialty shops, adventurous recreational spots, waterfalls encapsulated in rich greenery and much more. It’s no wonder every season is a peak season in the mountains of North Georgia, bringing tourists near and far to explore this wonderful area!
If you are planning a trip any time soon, this blog will serve as a brief guide about the 5 places you simply must see.
Family-owned and family-operated since 1943, Mercier Orchards has transformed from a small road side attractions to one of the largest Apple Farms in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The on-site farm hosts multiple activities, including seasonal “you-pick” fruits and berries, fishing for the kids, games and monthly events where you can learn about nature, enjoy music under the stars and of course sample the abundance of fresh food. One can taste the yummiest of jams, marmalade, jellies, sip on some delectable fresh juices and don’t miss out on their world famous fried pies.
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Ever wished you could just ride on a beautiful path surrounded by trees of multiple colors giving you the feel of being in heaven? This is how you are going to feel when visiting the Scenic Blue Ridge Railway which is located in downtown Blue Ridge. But be sure to book your ticket early as the seats go quickly on this exhilarating ride through the mountains of North Georgia.
The Lilly Pad Village
Located in Blue Ridge, this is yet another adventure-filled attraction for the whole family but especially suited for the little ones. Located on acres of gorgeous mountain land out off Aska Road, just a few miles from the Aska Adventure Area, you can hear the birds chirping, a frog’s dissonance and the sound of the nearby Toccoa river. Go on a hike or let the munchkins showcase their expert fishing skills, while you sit back and enjoy the relaxing outdoor setting. You’ll find a mini golf course and not to be missed gem mining where you’ll scour through buckets of sand and dirt looking for precious stones, such as amethyst, rubies and emeralds. A huge highlight for the whole family and what a great story and souvenir to bring home from the Georgia Mountains.
Blue Ridge Zip-line Canopy Tours & Adventure Park
A favorite spot for the adventurous of heart! This is where people come when they feel that thrill to try something new and exciting. Featuring an impressive range of aerial adventures that include 12 canopy decks, 13 zips, 2 towers and 3 sky bridges that aren’t for the faint of heart, it promises the best view of Blue Ridge Mountain in full glory. One can climb walls, suspend from bridges, tie themselves to a zip line and fly high when not in the mood to walk and much more!
Swan Drive-in Theater
Fusing together the old with the new, Swan Drive-in Theater is an attraction equally enjoyable on your own, with friends or with the whole family. One of only 2 Drive-in theaters still open in the State of Georgia, the Swan Dive-in first opened for public in 1955 and ever since then, it has been welcoming guests from all around the globe who share a passion for a good movie or two. No drive-in would be complete without a concession stand, and the Swan Drive-In is no exception. You can get all the regular theater staples including popcorn, candy and soda as well as the “Mayor Burger” . This burger had nine different toppings and it is so big it requires a knife and fork to eat it. This attraction is a must to add to your list of “to-do’s while visiting the Blue Ridge Mountains. All you’ll need is a laid-back attitude and a car to enjoy good food and your favorite movie.
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