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Blue Ridge Georgia

Fannin County calls itself the "gateway to the mountains." Blue Ridge is located just 1.5 hours north of Atlanta, within reach for an afternoon drive and close enough for a stress free weekend getaway.

Lake Blue Ridge and the Toccoa river both offer great water recreation in the summertime months. The Cohutta Wilderness, the largest National Forest Wilderness in the Eastern United States, has over 30,000 acres of forest land for the hiker, four wheeler, hunter or horse back rider.

The town of Blue Ridge is a deal-shoppers paradise as downtown is overflowing with specialty shops. It is well known for it's antique shops, art galleries and unique furniture stores. The Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association offers all kinds of great art classes and helps promote local artist in the private art galleries in town, giving the adventurous shopper lots of choices in the many talented artist of the area.

The train depot is the center piece of the town, listed on the National Registry of Historical Places, it is the jewel in the crown of Blue Ridge. Train rides to Copperhill Tennessee and back have become a weekend tradition here and usually takes place around the many festivals held in the town park by the depot.

If you're just looking for something to do one weekend and you live in Atlanta. Blue Ridge is just a short drive away. You will literally feel the stress melt away as you head toward the "Gateway to the Mountains."