10 Ways to Find Beautiful in Blue Ridge

There’s beautiful, and then there’s Blue Ridge beautiful. Come on up to the north Georgia mountains for some beautiful experiences in May.

  1. The Toccoa River
  2. Lake Blue Ridge
  3. National Forest Hiking
  4. The Ocoee River
  5. Craft Brewery Fun
  6. Area Wineries
  7. Local Outdoor Restaurants
  8. Arts in the Park Festival
  9. Downtown Art Galleries
  10. Self-Guided Driving Tours



Blue Ridge, Georgia is simply beautiful in May. Spring colors really pop with 1000 shades of green. The Toccoa River reveals its presence in tumbling cascades and cool pools, and… the best trout fishing in the south. Lake Blue Ridge provides endless vistas of clear mountain waters and misty mornings, rainbows that are book worthy, and dappled, reflected sunsets. Even the clean, fresh mountain air is beautiful!



Take a hike in the National Forest and your breath will be taken away with the new green of spring, the punctuation of vibrant rhododendron and flame azaleas across shady coves, and inspiring long range mountain vistas. Wildflowers really start to bloom in May, grab a guidebook and see how many you can identify in our lush forests. And water is everywhere. From tumbling creeks filled with the spring rains to the Toccoa and Ocoee rivers, to pristine Lake Blue Ridge. Waterfalls provide their own kind of awe in the natural creations of water and wilderness.

Town experiences are beautiful fun in Blue Ridge, too. From our craft breweries, were local brewers create their own drinkable art, to the laughter of the friends who gather, all under gorgeous mountain weather. Our area wineries have their own schedule of fun spring events on the slate, and combine locally grown and crafted wines, amazing country settings and even live music at countryside wineries. Plus Blue Ridge has endless outdoor patios at local restaurants and taverns where you can dine al fresco, even bring the pooch to chill in the afternoon sunshine. And don’t miss the plethora of art galleries in Blue Ridge, featuring local artists and crafts people creating some of the most beautiful and unique work in the south. Check out the local art scene at the Arts Center in town too!

The Arts come alive in Georgia’s Blue Ridge in May, with the resurgence of Arts in the Park on May 29th  & 30th, an outdoor festival of the arts, right in downtown Blue Ridge.

And there’s more… get out and get some inspiration on a scenic drive. In nature, for the photographer and the painter alike, a drive in the country with our free  Self-Guided Driving Tours gets you into the never-ending sights of beauty in the surrounding mountains and countryside. Your pics will be fantastic with stunning background shots, along with opportunities to take photos of mountain meadows, old log cabins, brilliant wildflowers, river and lake scenes and the drama of mountain sunrises and sunsets.

There’s beautiful, and then there’s Blue Ridge beautiful. Come on up to the north Georgia mountains and join us for some beautiful experiences in May.

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Chip Cipcic
Blue Ridge Georgia Tourism

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