Thursday, July 30, 2015

Self-Guided Experiences

When you visit Blue Ridge, Georgia, you'll find that there's so much to do, you can hardly schedule it all out. When you find yourself with some unscheduled time, check out our Self-Guided Experiences page, chock full of printable maps with detailed descriptions to make your ambling around much easier. Whether you're looking for a drive down country roads, biking routes and hiking access points, a map of all the waterfalls in the area, or a comprehensive guide
to dining or antiquing, you can find a wealth of easily accessible information all right here. Check out all the water access points in the area! Or maybe learn about the Benton McKaye Trail, the lesser-known cousin of the Appalachian Trail
(which also begins right here in Fannin County). Take a day trip to Dahlonega through "apple alley." These go-to guides will lead you right where you want to go.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Blue Ridge, Georgia's Top 5 Dining Experiences is an incredible tool for anyone trying to plan a vacation. What better testimonial is there than reviews written by travelers just like you? For the skinny on where to eat, what to do, and where to sleep, TripAdvisor rankings can't be beat. That's why we've selected the top five places to eat in Blue Ridge according to reviews left by vacationers on TripAdvisor and featured them here to give you a little more information on why other visitors think they're awesome. But if none of these tickle your fancy, check out our dining page for the skinny on all the rest of the incredible dining experiences to be had in Georgia's Blue Ridge.

1.) Mercier Orchards
Did you know the scenic Mercier Orchards has a cafe? In addition to rolling hills covered in apple
trees of all varieties, Mercier Orchards has a variety of other fruits available to be handpicked throughout the year, as well as a very special cafe serving up the literal fruits of their labor.

2.) Joe's BBQ

Not only is Joe's BBQ rated the best in Blue Ridge, it's rated the best in the country. You read that read, the best in the entire U.S. of A. That's saying a lot about how good this barbecue is, folks. Make sure to get some while you're visiting!

3.) The Sweet Shoppe

This award-winning cupcakery not only creates such fantastic confections as French toast and bacon cupcakes (a personal favorite), but they serve up cheesecake, fudge and more, as well. And they won The Food Network's Cupcake Wars. Try key lime,
strawberry lemonade, orange dreamsicle, fluffernutter, Moosetracks...

4.) Cantaberry Restaurant
Cantaberry Restaurant is a local eatery known for its soups and sandwiches in a cozy, relaxing cafe atmosphere. One reviewer says, "The prices are average, but the food is WAY above average! Get the large sandwich, as you will wish you had more if you only get
the half portion!" There you have it folks: delicious food at a great price. What's not to love?

5.) Harvest on Main
Harvest on Main is a Blue Ridge destination. Foodies come from far and wide to see what chef and owner Danny Melman is serving as his special each day, and they always enjoy a delicious farm-to-table meal with excellent service. In this rustic atmosphere, conveniently located in the heart of downtown, you're sure to leave the table satisfied.