If you’re looking to take a break and escape reality for a few days, a trip to the North Georgia Mountains 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, so start planning your mountain getaway today!
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The Best Things to do in the North Georgia Mountains
While staying at our charming North Georgia bed and breakfast, be sure to spend at least a day in the mountains for a truly unforgettable experience. Our family-owned inn is just a hop, skip, and jump away from some of the region’s most stunning mountains! Here are some of our favorite things to do and see here.
Amazing Events & Festivals in North Georgia
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 Helen’s Oktoberfest, where you can sample delicious German food and drinks as well as jam out to live entertainment. Another way to experience our region’s best events is to take the Santa Express Train Ride in November or December. You and yours will love singing Christmas carols with Santa as you ride along the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad! Spring and summer also offer plenty of fun happenings, like Wine Highway Weekend and the Mountain Laurel Festival.
Fantastic Opportunities for Family Fun in the Mountains
The Blue Ridge Mountains offer tons of activities that guarantee a great time for guests of all ages. If you’re planning to stay in one of our Three-Room Suites with your kids, you’ll need a couple of ideas for fun, family-friendly things to do. Kids especially enjoy apple-picking at Mercier Orchards in the fall, kayaking and rafting in the summer, or hiking and biking through the woods (any time of year). The Family Fun Adventure Game will get everyone to work together for a prize, and a trip to Goats on the Roof will delight both you and the little ones. Whatever you choose to do, you and your family will have an amazing day bonding with each other in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
Sight-seeing the North Georgia Blue Ridge Mountains
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. Guests also enjoy taking a scenic drive through the countryside—especially in the fall, when the colorful foliage is breathtaking. Pick a nice spot for a picnic (like our sprawling lawn here at Glen-Ella Springs Inn) and experience the mountains like a North Georgia native.
Pottery Making in the Blue Ridge Mountains
The North Georgia Mountains have an important pottery-making heritage. You will find many area pottery studios and shops where you can take home a gorgeous new piece for your home. If you want to learn more about the history, head to the Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia.
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, look no further than Glen-Ella Springs Inn. Our beautiful rooms and suites combine rustic elegance with modern comfort, making your stay in the Blue Ridge Mountains exceptional. Plus, you’ll be just steps away from our acclaimed on-site restaurant, so you won’t have to go far for amazing food!