How to Plan the Best Visit to the Blue Ridge Mountains of GA

Blue Ridge Mountains GAIf you’re looking to take a break and escape reality for a few days, a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains of GA is just what you need. Whether you spend the day hiking to local waterfalls, horseback riding in the forest, or enjoying quality family time at a fall festival, this stunning area of North Georgia will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. You’ll fall in love with Blue Ridge’s laid-back atmosphere and friendly people.

Explore the Blue Ridge Mountains of GA

While staying at our charming North Georgia bed and breakfast, be sure to take a day trip to the mountains for a fun-filled day in Georgia. Here are some of our favorite things to do in the Blue Ridge Mountains of GA.

Events & Festivals

No matter what time of year you plan to visit, there are always events and attractions to attend in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This fall, be sure to check out Oktoberfest where you can sample delicious German food and drinks and enjoy live entertainment until November 1st. Or, celebrate the holidays in the mountains by taking the Santa Express Train Ride from November 27th through December 24th. Your kids will love singing Christmas carols with Santa as you ride along the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad.

Family Fun

The Blue Ridge Mountains of GA offer tons of activities that guarantee a great time for guests of all ages. Kids especially enjoy picking fruit at Mercier Orchards in the fall, tubing and rafting in the summer, or hiking and biking through the woods at any time of year. The Family Fun Adventure Game will get everyone to work together for a prize, and a trip to the Cohutta Cove Mini Golf Course will allow you to compete for the title of Mini Golf champion. Whatever you choose to do, you and your family will have an amazing day bonding with each other amongst nature.


To experience the beauty of Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains from above, try zip lining through the trees or taking a helicopter tour for incredible 360-degree views. Or, if you prefer your feet on the ground, stand in both states at one time at the Blue Line, which marks the spot where Georgia ends and Tennessee begins, for a great photo op. Guests also enjoy taking a scenic driving tour along the countryside – especially in the fall, when the changing foliage is breathtaking. Pick a nice spot for a picnic, and you and your family can see and experience the mountains like a North Georgia native.

Plan Your Trip to the Mountains!

Now that you know about some of the incredible experiences you’ll have in the Blue Ridge Mountains of GA, it’s time to start planning your stay! When searching for the best accommodations for your family, look no further than Glen-Ella Springs. Our beautiful rooms and suites combine rustic elegance with modern comfort that will make your stay with us exceptional. Plus, you’ll be just steps away our regionally acclaimed restaurant, so you won’t have to go far for amazing food! For more ideas on how to plan your perfect Georgia Mountain getaway, be sure to download our free vacation guide!

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