Atlanta makes a great day trip, but you’ll want to plan your time wisely because there is a lot to see and do!
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Chattanooga makes a great day trip, but you’ll want to plan your time wisely because there is a lot to see and do! This link will take you to their visitor’s bureau for more information.
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The small town of Helen, Georgia is a replica of a German village.
From Blue Ridge take 515/76 east to Hiawassee. On the east side of Hiawassee, turn right onto Highway 17/75 and follow the signs to Helen. This is a beautiful drive and you will pass a trailhead for the Appalachian Trail along the way.
While in Helen, don’t miss:
Babyland General – Home of the Cabbage Patch Kids 73 West Underwood St. Cleveland, GA 706-865-2171
Located about a one hour drive from Blue Ridge you will find the quaint town of Dahlonega which was once home to the Cherokee Indians and the site of America’s first major Gold Rush ignited by the 1828 discovery of the purest gold in the world. Today’s visitors find the images of yesteryear as they stroll the historic public square, or travel the roads, trails, and rivers of the beautiful mountains and valleys of the surrounding area.
Take Highway 515 west toward the town of Ellijay. Just before Ellijay you will take Highway 52 and follow the signs to Dahlonega. This route takes you through apple country there will be several apple orchards on both sides of the roads were you can purchase apples during the season.
Or if you want scenic drive (and you like winding roads…)
Take Highway 515 east (toward the town of Blairsville) for 3.5 miles, turn left onto Highway 60 and just follow the signs!
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Dawsonville hosts a number of festivals and events, including the Thunder in the Sky Fireworks Display in July and The Mountain Moonshine Festival in October. The Dawsonville town square comes alive with cars, arts and crafts displays, clogging, and other entertainment. Dawsonville’s also the home of NASCAR Champion, Bill Elliott.
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