10 Most Beautiful Spots in Georgia's Blue Ridge

Classic waterfalls. Mountain vistas. Rural beauty on scenic drives. Spectacular views from luxury rental cabins. Georgia's Blue Ridge is filled with beauty.

Long Creek Falls

1. Long Creek Falls
A classic waterfall, only a mile hike each way. It's right off the Appalachian and Benton MacKaye Trail.

2. Lake Blue Ridge Views
Lake Blue Ridge shorelines and views are mostly of National Forest. (Locals tip: Check out the viewing area at end of the marina parking lot or the TVA day use area off of Hwy. 76 right over the dam).

3. Canoe in Downtown Blue Ridge
A beautiful shop filled with Blue Ridge made accessories and bags, right in the middle of East Main Street in downtown Blue Ridge.

4. Lake Blue Ridge Recreation Area
Loops for hikers and bikers, tucked away benches to relax on and great views of the lake.

5. Scenic Drive on Hwy. 60
A beautiful mountain drive through the rural landscapes and forests of Georgia's Blue Ridge.

Swinging Bridge over the Toccoa River

6. The Swinging Bridge
A suspension bridge across the Toccoa River surrounded by pristine mountain beauty. The short hike in along the Benton MacKaye Trail is accessed by a rough gravel road (not for low clearance cars).

7. Toccoa River Rapids
Easy to reach beauty spot right on Aska Road, the rocks and rapids make for a great picnic spot.

Rural Beauty in Georgia's Blue Ridge

8. Aska Road to Dial
Winding Aska Road reaches the mountain valleys and farmsteads around the historic buildings and farms of Dial, GA. A beautiful glimpse of rural natural beauty and views of the Toccoa River.

9. Brasstown Bald
Georgia's highest mountain provides sweeping, breathtaking panoramic views from the top. It's a short drive from Blue Ridge. Follow this Map and Self-Guided Tour to Brasstown Bald just east of Blairsville, GA.

10. The View From a Luxury Rental Cabin
Blue Ridge has over 1,100 rental cabins and lodging spots. Find unique beauty and relaxation customized to your vacation style. Choose beautiful views of lakes, rivers, gorgeous vistas from the deck, cozy fireplaces and more.

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Chip Cipcic
Blue Ridge Georgia Tourism

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