Mountain views and local attractions in the North Georgia area are what bring tourists back every year and more and more are returning year-round. The North Georgia Mountains are a popular destination with tourists not only for the beautiful scenery everywhere you look but also for their year-round festivals, hiking trails, mountain biking trails, lakes and more. The landscaping and views of the mountains are enough to hypnotize you and make you forget all the other area attractions that also make The North Georgia Mountains a great place to visit. If you are planning on visiting the North Georgia Mountains soon, take note of these area attractions you won’t want to miss out on.
A great family adventure on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway starts at the historic depot, built in 1905, in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia. Our regularly schedule trips are 26 miles roundtrip (4 hours) winding along the beautiful Toccoa River arriving in the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee. You may ride in your choice of vintage, climate-controlled rail cars or open-air rail cars, we also offer a closed coach premiere car service for anyone over the age of 18yrs old, Passengers have a 2 hour layover in McCaysville/Copperhill; plenty of time to eat lunch, shop for unique crafts and antiques, snack on ice cream, or walk across the old bridge in town to view the river.
Fall Branch Falls is one of the prettiest waterfalls in North Georgia. The upper portion is a series of cascades that lead to a single major drop, approx. 30 feet, with water plunging into a deep pool at the base of the falls. Accessibility to the Falls is about a quarter mile from the trailhead, making it a half-mile round trip. The hike is mostly uphill, however, with its’ easy terrain this attraction is both kid and pet friendly. Here are some other North Georgia Waterfalls you may want to visit ….North Georgia Waterfalls You Can Visit
One of the most well-known attractions in North Georgia is the Toccoa River Swinging Bridge. Located about 48 minutes from Blue Ridge, this 270-foot-long suspension bridge is the longest swinging bridge east of the Mississippi. You can access the bridge via a short (less than half a mile) hike along the Benton MacKaye Trail, which shares a trailhead with the Georgia section of the Appalachian trail at Springer Mountain. My family and I visited the swinging bridge last July and it was beautiful. I am not a fan of bridges, so for those of you who might be counting this out, don’t! The views are spectacular and the hike there is easy.
Where was gold first discovered? In Georgia, Dahlonega area to be specific. In 1828, gold was discovered in Georgia some 20 years before the Rush to California. The discovery of gold by a deer hunter, Benjamin Parks, was completely by accident. He tripped over a rock and when he was looking at it realized it was full of gold. Within a year’s time, approximately 15,000 miners heard about the discovery and rushed to find gold themselves. Today, visitors can have the chance to strike it rich at the Consolidated Gold Mine. The mine is the largest hard rock gold mine east of the Mississippi. They offer indoor gold and gem mining.
There are many more great attractions in the North Georgia Mountains to see and experience. You can go horseback riding, tubing, whitewater rafting, visit the local wineries and apple houses, hiking, fishing and my favorite…. antiquing. Now what better way to experience all that North Georgia has to offer than to spend your down time in a beautiful cabin that has all the amenities of home. Feel free to click our link and begin to explore all we have to offer www.blueskycabinrentals.com.