Blue Ridge Scenic Railway North Georgia train Blue Rdge GAIf you are headed to the North GA mountains with a car full of kids, you’ll certainly want to ride the train!

The 26 mile round-trip takes about 4 hours (includes a 2 hour layover in Copperhill, TN).   The train winds along the beautiful Toccoa River and you will have the choice of sitting in a vintage climate controlled car (our choice in winter) or an open air rail car (or choice in fall).

The relaxing ride starts in downtown Blue Ridge at the historic depot (circa 1905) and then stops for a layover in the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee. McCaysville, GA and Copperhill, TN are split by the GA/TN State Line so be sure to look for the blue line and get your picture made standing in 2 states at the same time!

In my opinion, the fall is the best time to ride the train as the leaf color adds greatly to the scenery.  However, the Santa Express train is a great way to add a little holiday cheer to your visit!



Ticket Office Hours:
Monday-Saturday: 9am-4pm
Sunday: 11:00am-3:00pm
Phone: 877-413-TRAIN (8724)

Blue Ridge Antiques

Blue Ridge Antiques shop in Blue Ridge, GA

This is one of my favorite antique stores in Blue Ridge, GA (be sure to visit the upstairs area in the back too!).

Whether I’m looking for furniture or a decorative piece I seldom walk out of the store empty handed!




Blue Ridge Antiques
733 East Main and Depot Street
Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Wrapsody in Blue

Wrapsody in Blue - Home Decor Shop in Blue Ridge GA

Located in the heart of the Historic downtown Blue Ridge shopping area, Wrapsody in Blue has been a long time favorite of mine.  In fact, if you should visit my home after visiting this shop you would likely recognize for than a few things… shhhhh!

Not only does the store have an excellent selection of decorative and gift items (upscale, not chotchkies) but the owners, Michael Brunson and Jack Morton, welcome you with open arms on every visit!

Be sure to drop by on your next visit to Blue Ridge.  I dare you to leave the store empty handed!


 652 East Main St.


Harvest on Main – Restaurant Blue Ridge, GA

Harvest on Main Restaurant in Blue RIdge, GA
HARVEST ON MAIN, a unique restaurant located in the quaint downtown area, is a hit with both visitors and locals alike.  This is one restaurant that I make a special trip downtown to eat at!

The owners, Danny (Chef) Mellman & Michelle Moran, are onsite proprietors who offer quality food served in a warm and inviting atmosphere that is both rustic and elegant

For a great meal in an upscale lodge-style atmosphere, make sure to drop in on your next visit to Blue Ridge. .
**Be sure to try the meatloaf – yum!


 576 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA      (706) 946-6164