Yesterday I sat on my back porch and identified 5 different kinds of birds merrily chirping in the trees. Yes, spring is right around the corner and some of my feathered friends have already returned from their winter vacation. Soon it will be time to begin planting gardens and doing some spring cleaning. Although we might have a couple more cold snaps before it’s all said and done- the buzz is that we are going to have an early spring this year. And…the return of so many birds is another sign that spring is on its way to Blue Ridge, GA!
Things are going to perk up in this sleepy little town. As soon as March rolls in this quaint little town wakes up from a winters nap with a list of many things to do while you’re vacationing here. Did you know that our little town was once considered a health resort because of its pure mineral water? Folks would take the train into Blue Ridge just so they could experience dining at the Blue Ridge Hotel and walk to the Mineral Springs after their bellies were full. At one time there were 5 hotels and even boarding houses in downtown Blue Ridge. Today people from all over the world enjoy visiting our little town. Blue Ridge is the hot spot for antique shopping, art galleries, and country dining.
Planning a trip this spring? Beginning with the month of March here’s a few things you can look forward to when visiting our historic mountain town.
If you’re already snuggled into one of our cozy cabins you can always travel to the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds to see Justin Moore in concert. This is only one of many concerts in March. If you’re a baby boomer like me you might be interested in seeing Three Dog Night on March 9th. If you’d rather stay closer to town why not take in a movie the old fashioned way? Blue Ridge is one of the few towns that still have a drive-in movie theater. The Swan Drive In has been entertaining folks since 1955 and today offers digital projection. Enjoy a double feature with the gang for only $7.00 per person.
Our local community theater offers live entertainment…so be on the look out for upcoming events at: blueridgecommunitytheater.com. If you enjoy plays then you won’t want to miss “Rumors” beginning on March 7th.
There are guided day hikes if you’re interested in experiencing nature first hand, and you can even grab some tips from hiking aficionados who braved the Appalachian Trail.
The big day here in our cozy little town is March 15th. This is the day local merchants have waited for all winter- the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad Season begins! Our little town comes alive with visitors from all over, and we look forward to sharing our special town and all of its charm with you. You can take the train to our neighboring town of McCayesville, GA. Shop till you drop at the quaint antique stores and have a bite to eat while the train stops for around 45 minutes.
Don’t let this little town fool you…there’s plenty to do while you’re here. Take in a show at the theater, grab some seats at a concert, take a trip back in time at our drive-in movie theater, or visit some wineries nearby for some wine tasting fun! You can visit the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce for more information on what to do while you’re here. blueridgemountains.com/familyfun.We know you’ll love our friendly little town, and after you’ve spent the day sight seeing you can return to your cabin and sink into a hot tub with a cup of hot cocoa.
Ahhhh….I can already feel spring in the air. I can’t wait to hike some trails and ride the train- How about you?
Until Next Time~