Today was a busy day as I was out and about running errands in my beautiful little town. The one thing I noticed was that people seemed to be in good cheer. I would have to say that despite the hard times that many people have faced, the people in the town of Blue Ridge seem to be in the Christmas Spirit. You can see the spirit of Christmas on the happy faces of the local merchants and it doesn’t matter if you’ve never met- the folks here seem to exuberate happiness… not only during the holiday season, but 365 days a year! I guess that’s why I love the town of Blue Ridge- the people here are so friendly. When my son and I moved here nearly five years ago it took some getting used to. We were puzzled- why were so many people waving to us when we hadn’t met their acquaintance? The fact was that we had moved to Mayberry and we hadn’t yet realized it.
There are many benefits to living in a small town. But the best part of living in Blue Ridge is that the folks have the Christmas spirit 365 days a year! Who wouldn’t want to visit such a jovial place with such friendly folks? Now that you’re planning your trip to the mountains, you must know that you’re going to visit one of the friendliest towns in the North Georgia Mountains. There’s something magical about Blue Ridge, but unless you visit you’ll never know. That’s why you need to plan your trip now so you can find out first hand what I’m talking about. Sundance Cabin Rentals has the prefect cabin for you and your family. Now…I must tell you there’s more to this little town than meets the eye. Expect to spend an entire afternoon just enjoying the sights in downtown Blue Ridge. Shop at some of the finest antique stores and meet our local merchants. Do you have a hankering for a sweet? Meet Susan and Nikki of the Sweet Shoppe in downtown Blue Ridge. Did you know they were the first place winners on season six of the popular show “Cupcake Wars”? I have tasted their cupcakes and let’s just say it’s the next best thing to heaven…yum!!
Oh…and you must ride the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway for a couple hours of fun. You can take a ride to our neighboring town of McCayesville and do some shopping there or just have a bite to eat at one of the restaurants. Check out the cute shops. Look for some antiques or some souvenirs to take home from your mountain trip. If you haven’t visited Blue Ridge for the Lighting of the town tree, that’s something you can do for next year. Santa and the Mrs. Arrive on the train to greet the kids and they can even take a train ride with Santa that day. Have your picture taken with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Meet some of Santa’s reindeer and take part in all the festivities for the day. When night falls you can watch as the gorgeous town tree is lit. Enjoy some hot apple cider and do some Christmas shopping, or just enjoy looking at all the pretty lights.
Okay….so I think you get the picture. If you want to visit the North Georgia Mountains and experience some of the friendliest folks around, then head to Blue Ridge. There’s so much to do here and all within a 30-60 minute radius. Start packing…your mountain town awaits you! Tis the season in Blue Ridge ….365 days a year!
Stay tuned for more blog articles on things to do while you’re visiting the North Georgia Mountains!
~Until next time