Blue Ridge’s Ride the Rails is Back for 2017

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Media invited to experience first-hand, April 4 Join in celebrating the return of Ride the Rails, benefiting Tri-State Model Railroaders and the Historic Mineral Bluff Depot, May 20-21 and September 18-19, with a trip for the media on Tuesday, April 4 at 1:30 p.m. The ride itself, departing from L&N Depot, 150 Railroad Avenue, Mineral Bluff, Georgia 30559, […]

Get Out…in Ellijay, Georgia

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From the State’s best biking trails to hiking, kayaking and relaxing along lakeshore beaches, make tracks to family-friendly adventures outdoors in North Georgia Adventure awaits just 80 miles north of Atlanta and 65 miles from Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Ellijay, Georgia, where the State’s best mountain biking trails, as well as hiking trails and a lakeside […]

West Point Lake–An Ideal Getaway for Fishermen and Families

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A nationally recognized fishing spot, with abounding watersports, nature trails and public beaches-anglers aren’t the only ones who will enjoy this LaGrange, Georgia gem Whether a sportsman, fisherman or a family looking for time on the water, West Point Lake in LaGrange, Georgia, offers something for thrill and retreat seekers alike. Ideally located less than an hour […]

Break Routine with a Spring Getaway to Blue Ridge, Georgia

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Trains, waterfalls, award-winning dining and one-of-a-kind attractions make for an unforgettable Spring Break Blue Ridge, about 90 minutes north of Atlanta via Interstate 575, is destination spring break for families looking to getaway and get outside. Check out this bucket list of top picks for spring break outings with the family: Take a scenic drive on […]

11th Annual SNICKERS® Marathon and Half marathon

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ALBANY, GEORGIA–FEBRUARY 2017–Area residents will notice several temporary road closings in the area on Saturday, March 4, when one of the top 10 qualifiers for the Boston Marathon, the SNICKERS® Marathon and Half Marathon, welcomes almost 2,000 participants to the area. Course records were set in 2011 by Tesfaye Alemayehu, who trains in Antioch, CA, […]

Wine Down in Helen, Georgia

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Raise a glass and say “cheers” to this must-see North Georgia destination A Bavarian beauty perched on the Chattahoochee River in the Northeast Georgia Mountains, Alpine Helen-White County and the surrounding areas of Cleveland, Sautee and Nacoochee, about 90 minutes north of Atlanta, is home to a variety of wineries.  Experience each during two upcoming, can’t-miss wine-centered spring […]

Make a Date with the ATL this Valentine’s Day

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Think outside of the flower vase this season with an Atlanta Metro-only experience This Valentine’s Day, ignite a spark with a romantic outing that goes beyond the box of chocolates. From archery lessons to a zen-inducing spa experience, here are ideas, from A-Z, to make this year’s celebration of love unforgettable. Get active! Get your […]

Sweet Dreams in Ellijay, Georgia

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From a Geodesic dome to a tricked out camper, lodging options make for an unforgettable North Georgia escape You may already know spectacular hikes laced with waterfalls, rapid river sports, opportunities to pick apples, mountain biking trails and some of the Peach State’s best trout fishing lie 80 miles north of Atlanta and 65 miles […]

Columbus, Georgia, an All-American Adventure

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Get in on the Army’s battlefield action, set for sea with Confederate sailors aboard the CSS Jackson and explore early American culture in Columbus, Georgia Patriotism fills the warm air in Columbus, Georgia. About an hour south of Atlanta via I-85 and I-185, Columbus is the second largest city in the Peach State and offers […]

LaGrange, Georgia, Celebrates Black History Month

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This January and February, learn about our nation’s complex past while looking forward to a hopeful future. From documents displaying a rare glimpse into slavery to the grave site of a freed slave who became one of the country’s most noted architects to a fascinating talk by a Smithsonian expert on African American history, a […]

Top 5 Reasons Ellijay, Georgia, is Destination Spring Break

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From thrill seeking adventures to peaceful, tree-laden trails, this North Georgia community has attractions the entire family will enjoy About 80 miles north of Atlanta and 65 miles from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Ellijay, Georgia, may be known for its fall fun with its annual iconic State apple festival and beautiful foliage, but don’t miss out on […]

Take a Bite Out of Henry County, Georgia

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From barbecue to behind-the-bars brews, an unsuspecting location is flavored with eclectic good eats Think beyond Atlanta for taste bud tempting eateries like those in Henry County, just 30 minutes south of the big city and the perfect stopping point for those en route to Savannah or Orlando. Henry County is a quaint Southern destination packed with menu […]

Beat the Winter Blues in Blue Ridge, Georgia

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Shop, dine and wine with a three-day weekend that screams, “Girls just want to have fun” Gather the gals for a three-day getaway with this easy-to-follow itinerary to guide explorations of Blue Ridge, Georgia, about 90 minutes north of Atlanta via Interstate 575: Day 1: Rent a luxury mountain home with lots of room, a beautiful […]