My Top 10 Things To Do In Blue Ridge

top 10 things to do in Blue Ridge, GAMy top 10 things to do in Blue Ridge.  The number is going to keep changing as we add other things to the list.  As I was sitting here today, I came up with #11.  I am sure 12 will follow soon. Now #12 is here, I am thinking that #13 may be coming soon, because I love taking pictures, and video too!

All of the links on this page will take you to more information about these things.

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It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a . . . drone?

Aerial view of Blue RidgeI thought I knew what Blue Ridge looked like, I was wrong.  Running around Blue Ridge, I’ve only seen it from the ground, and from occasional overlooks.  I was not prepared for the images we captured with a drone.

Randy Gray, with Broadcast Pro Photo traveled with us to visit several of our cabins in the Aska Adventure Area along the Toccoa River.  It was a perfect fall day, just at peak color for the Blue Ridge Mountains. Continue reading

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Helton Creek Falls – A Blue Ridge Road Trip

Helton Creek Falls trail markerHelton Creek Falls is a beautiful place to visit, any time of year.  If you are planning to stay in Blue Ridge, GA for your vacation, go visit Helton Creek Falls south of Blairsville. Continue reading

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Ramblin’ Road Trip From Blue Ridge, GA

save-meOne of the truly unique things about Blue Ridge is its location.  Within 15-20 miles, you can be in either Tennessee or North Carolina.  You can actually visit 3 states while you are on vacation, not just Georgia.  There’s plenty to do here in Georgia around Blue Ridge, but if you desire to do a little rambling, go explore north of here too! Continue reading

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Local Merchant Spotlight: Todd Liebross – Tank Town USA

Photo Credit: Tank Town USA

Photo Credit: TankTownUSA.com

Sundance Cabin Rentals: We are pleased to continue our ‘Local Merchant Spotlight’ series this month where we’re bringing you another stellar small business and one that has really made a splash since opening and that is Tank Town USA located just outside Blue Ridge on Hwy. 76 in Morganton. For those that don’t know you, would you introduce yourself and give us some brief background on what you were doing and where you were living pre-Tank Town? Continue reading

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Michael and Cindy’s First Visit to Blue Ridge, July 2014

jackbears07Day 1,  Jack Bear’s Cabin in the Woods

Arrived at Jack Bear Cabin in Blue Ridge, Georgia and was very impressed with the accommodations! This cabin has plenty of space inside & out – love the decks with grill, hot tub, fireplace and hammock. The furniture inside & out is very charming and nature themed. Very quiet place except for the occasional baying hound. We provisioned at the Food Lion in Blue Ridge & Cindy made us bacon/egg sandwiches for dinner. Went to bed at a reasonable time cause of the SUP plans & not really knowing how exhausted we will be afterwards.    *SUP, stand up paddleboarding. Continue reading

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Late Summer and Fall in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North GA

Now that it is August, summer is starting to wind down here in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Summer is a great time for outdoor adventure, especially anything to do with the water.  Tubing, swimming, whitewater rafting, canoeing and kayaking, fishing.

It is also time to look forward to the glorious colors coming our way in the fall.  Ben Boykin, with Emergent Interactive, Interviewed me at Meeks Park in Blairsville, GA for this video.

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Local Merchant Spotlight: Andrea Boykin – Unique Events

Disclaimer: Audio difficulties derailed our attempts to publish another podcast. In lieu of that we’ve provided the transcript below of our interview. We are pleased to present to you another installment in our Local Merchant Spotlight series where we are showcasing business leaders in and around the Blue Ridge/Fannin County, Georgia area.

This week we present to you our interview with Andrea Boykin of Unique Events.

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[Podcast] Local Merchant Spotlight: Gina Golden – Toccoa Valley Campground

Go tubing with Toccoa Valley Camgpround

Go tubing with Toccoa Valley Camgpround

Recently we were afforded the privilege of sitting down and chatting for a bit with Gina Golden, owner of Toccoa Valley Campground in Blue Ridge, Georgia. In this interview you will have an opportunity to get to know one of the more popular small businesses/attractions that Blue Ridge/Fannin County, Georgia has to offer. Continue reading

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Our Grand Canyon Hike

south kaibab trail

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Just a walk in the park,”  was the reply we got when we asked a runner how he was doing on his run from the South Rim to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.  We instantly adopted this as our theme for our 4-day hike in the Grand Canyon National Park.  Our goal was to hike to the North Rim and back over 4 days. Continue reading

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Hiking Alone In The Blue Ridge Mountains

Should I be out here by myself?

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I was hiking with an acquaintance this winter on one of the many hiking trails near Blue Ridge, GA and they asked me, “Should I hike alone up here?  Is it safe?”  I couldn’t answer the question for them right away, but I did come up with an answer later that day.  I came up with 3 Laws that you must obey if you want to hike alone in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Continue reading

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