Find the scenery for the perfect selfie in Blue Ridge, Georgia
Capturing memories in the picturesque town of Blue Ridge, Georgia, about 90 minutes north of Atlanta via Interstate 575, has never been easier. Consider these top five spots for a selfie the next time you are exploring this North Georgia gem.
- Snap a pic in front of the iconic 1905 Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Train Depot (241 Depot Street). Afterwards, climb aboard the vintage climate-controlled or open-air rail cars for a four hour, 26-mile round-trip ride winding along the Toccoa River.
- Think you can’t be in two places at once? We’ve found the spot to bust the myth! The Blue Ridge Scenic Railways stops in McCaysville where you can plant one foot in Georgia and one in Copperhill, Tennessee, as you straddle The Blue Line for a photo opp that defies the old adage.
- Let Mother Nature provide the backdrop for a scenic selfie at Fall Branch Falls. The upper portion of Fall Branch Falls in Blue Ridge is a series of cascades that lead to a single major drop of some 30 feet, with the water plunging into a deep pool at the base of the falls. These falls, along the Benton MacKaye Trail, west of Aska Road, are a shorter, although a bit harder walk than other area falls. Spend the day exploring Blue Ridge’s major trail systems, including access to the Appalachian Trail which extends more than 2,000 miles to Maine through many of the states on the Eastern Seaboard.
- U-pick takes on new meaning at the sprawling Mercier Orchards (8660 Blue Ridge Drive), with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Pose for a frame-worthy selfie while overlooking the ponds. Then, stock up the cabin with fried pies, fresh veggies and fruits. Mercier is a family-owned and -operated primarily apple orchard. The must-see Blue Ridge attraction will reward your senses with bushels of apples, strawberries and other produce, fresh pressed cider, warm fried pies–but, most importantly, memories. Started back in 1943 by Bill & Adele
Pose by the Old Coca Cola sign on the side of Blue Ridge Fly Fishing on Downtown’s East Main Street and capture the essence of the area which blends antiques with trendy restaurants and boutiques. Then, shop for souvenirs worthy of the getaway at local gems like Multitudes Gallery, Blue Ridge Cotton Company and Gatewood Hall Gracious Home.Mercier, the orchard is now celebrating more than 70 years of fruitful harvests. Beyond apples, their onsite store serves up a variety of farm toys, pet items, kitchen paraphernalia, home decor and is home to a meat and cheese shop. Visit the tasting room, offering hard ciders and wines, including locally-produced varieties.
If you go
From mountain cabins with lake-views and room for 20, to cabins hidden away and built only for two (hot tub included!), find links to cabin rental companies at www.BlueRidgeMountains.com.