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Lake Blue Ridge
Known as the Trout Capitol of Georgia, Fannin County is located at the southern tip of the Appalachian Mountains near the Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina borders.
Fannin County is just 90 miles north of Atlanta via I-575.
Cities in Fannin County include Blue Ridge, McCaysville and Morganton.
Blue Ridge Lake is a reservoir in Fannin County.
The reservoir encompasses 3,300-acres of water.
"Full summer pool" is approximately 1,686 feet above mean sea level.
Lake Blue Ridge is managed by the Tennessee Valley Authority and is primarily fed by the Toccoa River.
Celebrate the Independence Day holiday on the lake! The Lake Blue Civic Association organizes the "Fire in the Sky" fireworks display on the Fourth of July. Visit their website for date and viewing recommendations.
"Light Up Copper Basin" with
Fireworks in McCaysville, Georgia!
Celebrate the Fourth of July holiday in the Twin Cities of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee!
NOTICE: The date for the fireworks varies from year to year but rest assured that watching fireworks launched high atop Tater Hill in McCaysville is a sight you don't want to miss!
You can make the short drive to McCaysville...OR hop aboard the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway's 'Firecracker Express' in Downtown Blue Ridge and make the journey to McCaysville by train! Learn more or purchase tickets at www.brscenic.com.
Fireworks are sponsored by the McCaysville Business Association and the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce.
Photo Credit: Matthew Cole.
Enjoy a trip winding along the beautiful Toccoa River in vintage, climate-controlled or open-air rail cars.
The relaxing ride starts at the historic depot, built in 1905 in downtown Blue Ridge. The train will then stop for a layover in the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee.
McCaysville and Copperhill are located together on the GA/TN State Line, so make sure you snap a picture of yourself "on the line."
Here, you'll have the opportunity to eat, shop and stroll. You'll then re-board the train for the return trip.
NOTICE: For excursion descriptions, travel times, and layover times please visit the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway website.
The Mercier Orchards farm is located at 8660 Blue Ridge Drive.
Family owned and operated, Mercier's apple orchard is now in its fourth generation! Started back in 1943 by Bill & Adele Mercier, the farm is celebrating 75+ years of fruitful harvests! The combination of U-PICK events, Bakery & Market Cafe, Market Store, and a Farm Winery ensures a great experience for everyone!
Mercier's grows strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, plums, nectarines, and apples!
Looking forward to winter? Christmas is welcomed in a grand way in Blue Ridge with Light Up Blue Ridge!
Enjoy shopping, entertainment, parade, arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, and the lighting of The Great Tree!
Light Up Blue Ridge is celebrated the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
NOTICE: Light Up Blue Ridge is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Business Association (BRBA). It is important that you visit their Facebook Page and website for event details. Click on the button below for the BRBA website.
Start an exciting journey through Blue Ridge, Ga. aboard our Freedom Railbikes. Leave the depot in historic downtown Blue Ridge and begin a 5 ½ mile round-trip adventure by creeks, ponds, vineyards, gorgeous mountain homes and cabins and a covered bridge through tall Georgia pines. Halfway through your trip, you’ll stop to take in the scenic views and rest before returning to your journey. Keep your eyes and camera ready for wildlife during this incredibly scenic hour and half adventure. Riders should be 4 and up, able to reach the pedals and pedal for an extended time.
For more information and scheduling information, click the button below! You will be directed to the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway website. Scroll down and look for the Railbikes section.