Autumn in Blue Ridge, Georgia
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.
Click on the button below to learn more about the Blue Ridge Marina.
Enjoy a 4-hour, 26 mile round 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 a 2-hour layover with plenty of time to eat, shop and stroll. You'll then re-board the train for the one-hour return trip.
Mercier Orchards has 2 locations!
The Farm is located at 8660 Blue Ridge Drive and their newest location is in Downtown Blue Ridge at 260 West Main Street.
Family owned and operated, Mercier's apple orchard is now in its fourth generation! Started back in 1943 by Bill & Adele Mercier, this year marks 75 years of fruitful harvest! 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!
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 always the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Light Up Blue Ridge 2018 was a great success! Learn more about the event on the Blue Ridge Business Association website.