Things to do in Blue Ridge, Georgia
Things to do in Blue Ridge, Georgia
Fall in love with Georgia's Blue Ridge, where city sophistication meets small town charm. Blue Ridge is filled with upscale restaurants, stylish shops and galleries, orchards, farm wineries, riding stables, beautiful mountains and friendly people.
Blue Ridge is located in the North Georgia mountains, where more than 40 percent of the county's land is in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Experience unspoiled mountain beauty, exhilarating hikes, horseback riding, whitewater rafting and a ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.
Rent a pontoon on beautiful Lake Blue Ridge or go trout fishing in the crystal clear Toccoa River. Rent a cozy mountain cabin or luxury vacation home, overlooking pristine valleys and ridge tops. Whether you stay for a day, a weekend, a month or a lifetime, you will surround yourself with the memories and the magic of Georgia's Blue Ridge experience.
Bear Claw Vineyards
2281 Tennis Court Rd. Blue Ridge, GA 30513 (706) 223-3750
Bear Claw Vineyards is located in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Blue Ridge is known for its breathtaking mountain views, pristine bubbling springs, scenic hikes, and amazing fishing and wild life. It is the perfect place to slow down, relax, and reconnect
with yourself and those you love.
After living in busy suburbs outside of Atlanta, our owners, Kevin and Michelle Swim, decided it was time to leave the fast pace of the city and relocate to the beauty and tranquility of Blue Ridge. They picked a beautiful piece of land with a natural spring and relaxing breeze, and it quickly became home.
As time passed, Kevin and Michelle decided that the beauty of their land should be shared with others seeking rest, relaxation, and restoration. So, the Treehouse Guys from the DIY network came out and built a treehouse on the property. With guests continuing to revisit the treehouse every year, Kevin and Michelle decided it was time to find another way to offer their land to the community.
After extensively researching the land, Kevin and Michelle discovered that their home was the prime location to grow grapes. At 1832 feet above sea level, with a cool mountain breeze, and rich and unique soils, the land was the perfect place to produce the highest quality wine. Therefore, Bear Claw Vineyards was created on the foundation of top quality wine and a soothing and relaxing aesthetic.
If you are in the area, come on by. We would love for you to enjoy the beauty of Blue Ridge and our delicious and refreshening wine.
Havana Day Dreaming Cigars
Fully Furnished Smoking Lounge Offering Full-Bodied Cigars
Purchase hand-rolled cigars and tobacco products at Havana Day Dreaming Cigars in Blue Ridge, Georgia. We also have a fully furnished smoking lounge where you can relax and enjoy a smoke with fellow cigar enthusiasts.
Savor the full-bodied aroma of hand-rolled cigars from our store. We also carry lighters, cutters, and other smoking accessories. You'll find two to three thousand cigars in our humidor at any one time. Our inventory is full of both common and high-end brands that you can choose from. You can also special order any preferred brands you have in mind and we'll gladly ship them to you.
Feel at ease and pass the time at our lounge, complete with all the amenities you need for your amusement. You can enjoy a hearty game of dominoes or chess with your friends or just sit back and relax on our comfortable leather sofas. We also have free Wi-Fi™ access and three flat-screen TVs where you can watch your favorite games and shows.
At Havana Day Dreaming Cigars, we aim to satisfy your needs and give you a place to relax. Our smoking lounge evokes a warm and cozy atmosphere where you can do some work, hang out, or just enjoy the company of other smoking aficionados.
The Vine Wine Bar & Bistro Restaurant
632 E. Main Street Blue Ridge,GA 30513 706-946-8463
Wine Tasting has arrived in Downtown Blue Ridge. Now you can experience local, Wine Country, and imported wines without leaving Blue Ridge.
The Vine is a Wine Bar & Bistro showcasing Georgia Wines from exceptional wineries and vineyards such as Wolf Mountain, Montaluce, Habersham, and The Cottage. Local wine tastings are offered daily. We feature several wine varieties from West Coast and International vineyards as well. Each Friday 6pm, enjoy our Wine and Chocolate Pairing by reservation only. If wine isn't your forte, have no fear! We have a number of beers from domestic to import and many craft style brews. Our food is simple, delicious, and fresh. We also carry Fine Hand Rolled Cigars.
The Vine is owned by Leann and Glenn Martin of Havana Day Dreaming Cigars, also in Blue Ridge.
Blue Ridge Fly Fishing
490 East Main Street Blue Ridge, GA 30513 706-258-4080
The name says it all! We're the best, hey we're the ONLY full service fly shop in beautiful Blue Ridge, GA. Situated on the north slope of the southern Appalachian mountain chain, Blue Ridge is the home of the Chattahoochee National Forest and Cohutta Wilderness area where year-round trout fishing opportunities abound. If you want to float down the scenic Toccoa River or fish the trophy streams of Noontootla Creek Farms we have a huge variety of trips available. Our shop staff is eager to help you whether it be finding flies, clothing, gear, or booking a trip.
Noontootla Creek Farms
3668 Newport Road Blue Ridge, GA 30513 706-838-0585
Noontootla Creek Farms is located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia, near Blue Ridge, Ga. NCF is a privately held farm consisting of over 1,000 acres. Originally a large farm operation and then a private hunting club, NCF is now open to the public with over two miles of quality trout water and excellent quail hunting. We are open year around with the best hunting and fishing taking place from the Fall through Spring of the following year. An on-site farmhouse is available for rental. All fly fishing and quail hunts are by daily reservation at affordable rates.
NCF’s fly fishing is more technical in nature than many other private trophy trout waters in North Georgia. This is a high quality trout fishery that is enjoyed by all for both it’s beauty and the way it fishes.
Noontootla Creek Farms offers Trophy Fly Fishing, Upland Wingshooting, Sporting Clays, Survival Training, Preparedness Training, Self Defense Classes, 3-Dimensional Archery and Farmstead Lodging.
Noontootla Creek Farms Academy
3668 Newport Road Blue Ridge, GA 30513 706-838-0585
Noontootla Creek Farms is pleased to offer Noontootla Creek Farms Academy. The academy will address such material as found in a Survival School, Self Defense Training, Personal Preparedness, Safety, etc.
Noontootla Creek Farms is proud to welcome the winner of the First Season of ALONE from the History Channel, Alan Kay to host the classes for the Noontootla Creek Farms Academy.
Being able to survive in the great outdoors begins with the proper knowledge of what it will take to survive… The first and most basic of all needs are those to do with physical survival. This includes the need for food, drink, shelter, sleep and oxygen. Paramount to food and shelter is the ability to make fire. Noontootla will first offer a 3 Part series of survival classes taught by Alan in the academy. We are pleased to offer Edible and Medicinal Plants, Fire by Friction and Building Shelter in this initial series. You may enroll in all 3 or choose which individual class you wish to participate in. The classes are estimated to be 4 to 6 hours. Our classroom is the great outdoors.
8660 Blue Ridge Drive
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Mercier Orchards is a family owned and operated apple orchard now in it's 4th generation. Started back in 1943 by Bill & Adele Mercier, Mercier Orchards is now celebrating over 70 years of fruitful harvest! The combination of our U-PICK events, Bakery & Deli, Market Store, and now our Farm Winery makes us a great choice for a day trip by yourself or with the family! Spend the day experiencing what makes us unique! We're constantly improving our products and our store to give you the best experience that we can possibly offer.
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Welcome! A great family adventure on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway starts at the historic depot, built in 1905, in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia. This charming mountain village is nestled in the lush Chattahoochee National Forest and is known for it's pleasant and unique shopping with friendly folks and an old-time atmosphere.
Total excursion is 26 miles (4 hours roundtrip) winding along the beautiful Toccoa River in passenger's choice of vintage, climate controlled rail cars or open-air rail cars arriving in the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee.
Passengers have a 2 hour layover in McCaysville/Copperhill; plenty of time to eat lunch, shop for unique crafts and antiques, snack on ice cream, or walk across the old bridge in town to view the river.
Grumpy Old Men Brewing
1315 East Main Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
770-331-8870 / 404-966-2665
A NANO BREWERY IN BLUE RIDGE, GA
We were founded in October of 2012, and our first legal brew was shipped in July of 2013. We are a couple of old retired guys who were home brewing in an outdoor shower and graduated to this. We are still having fun which is why we are still open.
Our corporate mission is simple:
If we don't like it, we don't drink it. If we don't drink it, we don't sell it.
Aska Pale Ale - 5.8%, Moon Over Blue Rdg- 5.5%, Devils' Den IPA - 7.0%, Hell's Holler Porter - 7.2%,
Bergey Brown - 6.0%, GrasshoppA IMP IPA - 8.0%, Big Booty Black IPA - 6.0%
Jon Ron Toccoa River Outfitters
15 Black Ankle Greek Rd Cherry Log, GA 30522
Enjoy exclusive river trips and other hosted tours, complete with kayak or canoe rentals. You can enjoy a day on the river on your own or with our experienced guide host. The Toccoa is just a fun river for a great day adventure whether you are interested in just floating or fising. We can put you in the prime spots on the river, which are inaccessible by road. We have sit on top and sit in kayaks and we have canoes. The great thing about sit on top kayaks is that you don't have to have experience - they are easy to handle with just minimal instruction. The run we do most is from Dial Road (above Vanzandt's Store) to Sandy Bottom. This is about two hours on the water and is a very good stretch of river for beginners. The run from Deep Hole to Sandy Bottom is a full day adventure and you will need to plan five to seven hours on the water - this depends on whether you are a paddler or doing a lazy day of fishing. This can also be affected by the water level and conditions. We can adjust the float based on the time you want to spend on the river. We will cater to your needs, ensuring you a fun and enjoyable time. Contact us today!
Van Zandt's Riverwalk Grill & Grocery /
Thunder Valley Tubing & Kayak Rental
103 Newport Rd. Blue Ridge, GA 30513 (706) 838-4158
Van Zandt's Riverwalk Grill & Grocery is in the heart of the Dial area, in Blue Ridge, GA. Van Zandt's is a grill and grocery serving up the best homemade gravy & biscuits for breakfast and The Cake on a Plate Pancake is bigger than the plate and rich with cinnamon and vanilla! Our "world famous" burgers and milkshakes have brought in hungry customers from all over – come try them for yourself! Van Zandt's has you covered for your travel, camping, and gift shop needs including ice, firewood, local honey, locally made goods such as bird houses, bat houses, bee catchers, jams, walking sticks, and jewelry, and tobacco products, t-shirts, water shoes, sunglasses and more! Van Zandt's is located just minutes from the well-known Swinging Bridge, hiking trails, and beautiful water falls. Thunder Valley Tubing & Kayak Rental also offers the longest, most relaxing tubing and kayaking experience on the beautiful Toccoa River.
2nd Story Entertainment, a family entertainment center with mini-golf, games and more in Downtown Blue Ridge, GA!
This unique indoor mini golf concept features a variety of themes throughout 9 rooms. In between our themed rooms are games that guests can play as they move through the course. We offer everything from giant tic-tac-toe, darts, and checkers, to larger than life Connect Four an more! We also have an arcade, drinks, and ice cream.
Escape Room Blue Ridge
389 W 1st St. Blue Ridge, GA 30513 (706) 258-3803