The Blue Ridge Mountains are home to some of the nation’s most breathtaking landscapes and charming towns. A trip to North Georgia means you’re in for a beautiful adventure. But there are so many destinations to visit it can be challenging to know where to start. We created this quick guide to our five favorite Blue Ridge Mountains towns here!
Blue Ridge, Georgia
Blue Ridge is Georgia’s most charming and popular small mountain town. It features upscale dining, local vineyards and breweries, eclectic shopping experiences, and entertainment galore.
For those who love the outdoors and different activities, Blue Ridge is the go-to destination. It has excellent access points to one-of-a-kind locations. Hiking, horseback riding, waterfalls, or kayaking—Blue Ridge, Georgia has you covered!
For the perfect mountain getaway, head to Dahlonega, Georgia. This historic location features a busy downtown area, an excellent fine arts and entertainment scene, and an abundance of outdoor experiences.
You can explore local vineyards and wineries, go on tasting tours, and eat at some of Georgia’s most delicious restaurants. If you head down for the winter, visit North Georgia Christmas Tree farms, where you can pick and cut your own tree.
Ellijay is the hub for all things apples. Ellijay is best known as the Apple Capital of Georgia because its festivals feature locally grown, crisp apples. There are a few apple orchards to choose from in addition to apple picking and tons of live entertainment. If that’s not enough, there are excellent trails for hiking and quaint antique shops waiting for you in the downtown area.
Hiawassee sits on the border of North Georgia and North Carolina. It is full of vibrant hues and breathtaking views. You can pass through the town on your travels, or you can stop and enjoy the quaintness.
Take a hike in Bell Mountain and find your way to the top, where a series of waterfalls crash down roughly 300 feet. When you finish the hike, head over to the Hamilton Botanical Gardens and experience over 3,000 plants and the state’s most elaborate collection of rhododendrons.
If you’re seeking small-town charm, Blairsville is the ultimate small-town, measuring at only 1.1 square miles with a population of roughly 600. And though not many seem to live here, it’s an excellent destination for travelers because of its views of the mountains and tremendous hikes.
You can’t go wrong with these five notable Blue Ridge Mountain towns. To experience these locations and much more, book your stay in one of our luxury cabins in North Georgia. Nevaeh Cabin Rentals offers you a home away from home conveniently located in the heart of the mountains.
We look forward to your visit!