Ride the Rail in Blue Ridge
Welcome all newcomers to Blue Ridge, Georgia, it's time to be a tourist in your own town and discover all this area has to offer. A great place to start is by treating yourself to a train ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.
Tucked away in the majestic mountains of Georgia in the Chattahoochee National Forest, experience a train ride alongside the scenic Toccoa River from Blue Ridge to McCaysville. Departing from the old station in historic Blue Ridge, the Scenic Railway travels 3 1/2 hours return (26 miles round trip) to downtown McCaysville, Georgia, right on the border of Copperhill, Tennessee.
Choose your seat from one of the enclosed, climate controlled cars or on a nice day, try one of the open air cars. During the ride you will be entertained with tidbits of local history of Fannin County, including details of its legendary moonshine activities. All the while enjoying views of the Cohutta Mountains to the west and the Blue Ridge Mountains to the south and east. Once in McCaysville, enjoy a 1 1/2 hour layover, just enough time to grab an ice cream and shop for antiques or local crafts. Also, make certain you cross the Blue Line where Toccoa Avenue (Georgia) meets Ocoee Street (Tennessee) - the street that divides into two states. This day trip has a little something for everyone, appealing to travelers of all ages.
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Events:
Pumpkin Picking Trips: Wear your Halloween costume and take a ride to the pumpkin field.
Ride the Engine: Looking for a new experience, how about riding the engine?
Rail & Raft or Rail & Tube: Begin with the classic train ride to McCaysville where you will be dropped off at rolling Thunder Rafting, there you can choose either a lazy tubing ride down the Toccoa River or a wild white water rafting adventure down the Ocoee river.
The Hiwassee Loop 2008: Same train, different route as you go past McCaysville and Copperhill, exploring the Cherokee National Forest and eventually descending into the Hiwassee River Gorge. Call for details and reservations, this trip is not to be missed!
All Aboard The Christmas Express!
The whole family will enjoy these festive holiday train rides complete with carols, Christmas stories, elves and a visit with Santa.
Call for details and reservations: 1-800-934-1898 or 1-706-632-9833 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
241 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513