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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
Should I be out here by myself?
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
An Interview with Cheryl Engledow – High Country Art & Antiques
Following our debut interview in our Local Merchant Spotlight series, we are so pleased to introduce a mainstay business within the downtown Blue Ridge area, High Country Art & Antiques.
Last weekend, our cousin and her family came up to stay with us at Holly Hollow, one of our cabins near Blue Ridge. On Sunday, we headed out for a little family adventure with them, heading up to Benton Falls near the Ocoee Whitewater Center in TN. When you are staying near Blue Ridge, GA you should check out this great family adventure too!
The Toccoa Riverside Restaurant is located along the Toccoa River south of Blue Ridge, GA
An interview with Tim Richter – Toccoa Riverside Restaurant
Kicking us off in what we hope will be a lengthy series showcasing the many small businesses, entrepreneurs & non-profits that help make Blue Ridge, Georgia and the surrounding mountain community such a vibrant place to live and visit is Tim Richter, owner of Toccoa Riverside Restaurant. Continue reading
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Once we get everyone settled into their cabins, we go out for a little adventure ourselves. Over MLK Weekend, we decided to do an overnight hike, camping on top of Springer Mountain, the Southern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail. Right now, we are hiking three times a week, hopefully training for an event in April that I will share with you at another time. Continue reading
My daughter and her husband came to spend Christmas with us in Blue Ridge, GA. I foolishly asked them if there was anything special they wanted to do while they were here. They replied, “Go hiking and camping on the Appalachian Trail!” Continue reading
Well are you ready for it? I went into a local store on November 1st, and the Christmas music was blasting and the decorations were everywhere. By the time Christmas gets here, the workers will really hate listening to the same songs again, and again and again.
What about you? Are you psyched to get out there and do some competitive shopping? Not me. Continue reading
Events for December, 2013 Continue reading
Imagine a wagon wheel, with Blue Ridge, GA as the center hub. Like the spokes of the wheel, adventure awaits you in every direction! You don’t have to limit your adventures to just Georgia, Tenessee and North Carolina are just a few miles away.