Top 5 Experiences in April 2018

Get outside into the new spring green in Blue Ridge, Georgia

Spring in Blue Ridge is a great time to get out into the mountain sunshine, go for a wildflower hike, experience the beautiful blossoms in our woods and orchards and try your hand at trout fishing in The Trout Capital of Georgia.

Mercier Orchards offers free apple blossom tractor tours through the orchard, and lots of outdoor activities like a kid's race, LUNGevity benefit and a beautiful setting. 

1. Mercier Orchards - April apple blossoms tours at Mercier Orchards are a treat for the whole family. Plus cider tastings in their Tasting Room, yummy breakfasts and lunch and home baked goods of all kinds. Call for info 800-361-7731

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2. Trout Season - Fannin County is the Trout Fishing Capital of Georgia! Go fishing for Rainbow Trout in the Toccoa River, or native trout in Jacks River in the Cohutta Wilderness. Take the kids to visit the Chattahoochee National Fish Hatchery. 

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Georgia's Blue Ridge is surrounded by National Forest and hiking trails, and spring is a great time to get out into the wilderness to spot rare wildflowers blooming. Our self-guided map guides provide directions to trail access, including the Appalachian Trail, which begins right here. For a special treat, go for a waterfalls hike... spring rains make for the most spectacular waterfall experience of the whole year!

3. Wildflowers - Go for a spring wildflower hike! Blue Ridge has over 300 miles of hiking trails for every level of experience. The famous Appalachian Trail and Benton Mackaye Trail start right here in Fannin County. Blog: When do Wildflowers Bloom?

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4. Experience waterfalls in spring for an unforgettable spring experience in Georgia's Blue Ridge. Hike to Long Creek Falls, Fall Branch Falls or the Swinging Bridge over the Toccoa River. Or use Blue Ridge as a base for your waterfalls bucket list!

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Come on up to Blue Ridge for the kickoff of Festival Season! TroutFest Blue Ridge in downtown City Park is a great day of family fun, lots of information on trout streams and guides around our area, plus activities all day Saturday, April 28th.

5. Trout Fest & Outdoor Adventure Fun in downtown City Park is a day long event with information and demonstrations about all things trout and outdoor adventure!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

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