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Fannin County North Georgia

"Gateway to the Mountains"

Just inside the great blue wall of the southwestern Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia is a land of renowned beauty, adventure, myth and legend. Fannin County, is one of the premier counties in the North Georgia Mountains offering an escape from the outer world to a land where natural wonders and majestic landscapes beckon the adventurous at heart with an additional lure of peace, tranquility, fun and excitement for others.

Great Blue Wall in Blue Ridge Georgia

Here the Georgia high-country mountaintops and long high ridges caress the morning sky as layers of fine mist forms along rivers and creeks. Often at the break of day the crystal blue waters of Lake Blue Ridge appear as though it were a still mirror reflecting the colors of deep blue skies and puffy white clouds above. As the sun rises across the heavens, each day unfolds with excitement throughout the county offering both recreation and adventure within the wonders of pristine forest and the sparking waterways formed by the mountain's delicate watershed.

If you are looking to get away from the city to experience the good life, Fannin County offers it in abundance. You'll find a wide variety of lodging choices from luxury cabins and hotels to bed & breakfast inns and camping, something for every taste and budget.

Many visitors find themselves enjoying casual strolls along the main streets of the picturesque historical mountain downtowns hunting for hidden treasures amongst its unique shops while taking casual breaks within the confines of a quaint restaurant or outdoor café, enjoying fine food and drink as they bask away in comfort and style.

In the harvest season visitors flock to the apple orchards throughout the county's rolling fields bordered by long tall mountain ranges searching for that perfect sweet crisp mountain grown apple or one or more of those delectable hot apple pie turnover fresh from the kitchen.

Other visitors might choose to take a journey along the railway of the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad traveling a short distance from one popular Fannin County town to another before returning to its historical depot. Evenings here in the high country wind down quietly as the forest begins to come alive with the sounds of winged soloists, their love-songs seem to ride gently across the fresh mountain air as awe inspiring sunsets along the western sky dazzles one's senses with the wonderment of it all.

Fannin County's backcountry rolls out its green forest and pristine waterways inviting visitors, guest and residents to lace up their hiking shoes, grab their tackle, launch the outboard, air up the tubes, raft white water rapids or take hold of the reins and join in on a vast array of outdoor recreation that will fill your days from morning till night.

It's not only the majestic mountain beauty that draws the visitors and new residents to these southern Blue Ridge Mountains, it's also the weather that makes this region so appealing with four distinct seasons. As the new spring season comes alive each year with an abundance of flowering trees and native wildflowers, the mountains offer an escape from the confines of a long winter to the adventurer at heart. During the summer season warm days filled with leisure, fun and excitement slip comfortably into cool nights, while the autumn sets the glory of the year on a pedestal with the vibrant colors of the forest starting their yearly migration from the top of the mountains before traveling down as the season progresses. Winters in the southern Blue Ridge Mountains are usually quiet and mild. Light snowfalls occasionally blanket the ground with snow-covered mountaintops maintaining their crowns of white as the snow covered valley lands below melt under the afternoon sun.

With its commitment to community strength and thanks to the city of Blue Ridge and its neighboring town of McCaysville, Fannin County has become the third community in the state of Georgia to be designated by the Georgia Department of Economic Development as "Entrepreneur Friendly" offering opportunity to those looking to relocate.

A great time and even greater memories await those that have the fortune of choosing Fannin County in the North Georgia Mountains as their destination escape or year-round home, a world where the pace of life is sweet and the rewards are plentiful.

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Blue Ridge Georgia

Fannin County Welcome Center in Blue Ridge Georgia

Georgia's Blue Ridge

Surround yourself with beauty, relaxation and natural fun in Georgia’s Blue Ridge. Relax in a mountain cabin overlooking peaceful ridges and valleys. Explore charming mountain towns. Ride the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Discover our rivers, streams, lakes and waterfalls. Hike, fish, shop or simply relax.

Stop by the "Welcome Center" when you come to Blue Ridge for brochures and maps to make your trip more enjoyable.

Art Galleries & Shopping in Blue Ridge Georgia

The Art Center at Blue Ridge Mountain Art Association

The Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association is passionate about art. Our Art Center Team is devoted to bringing new exhibits, new events, and new programs to our community through art and culture. We endeavor to provide a haven for artists to flourish and grow. We measure success by the success of our artists and the many galleries that help to make up our Art Town in the mountains of Blue Ridge, Georgia. We boast the largest Gallery Experience in the North Georgia Mountains, come visit us and experience a true Art Town in the Mountains.

The Art Center at Blue Ridge Mountain Art Association

The Art Station was created to provide economical pricing for supplies for artists and for our art classes for children and adults. We surveyed our artists to determine the supplies most needed and we are adding to that inventory every day with requests from our artist members.

We encourage you to visit, check out our supplies. “Art, We are it!”

Lodging Fannin County in the North Georgia Mountains

Cabin Rentals in Blue Ridge Georgia

Cuddle Up Cabin Rentals offers many vacation rental cabins which allow you to experience a little piece of heaven every time you visit. Our private luxury cabins provide a getaway retreat for couples, families and friends who love nature and the outdoors. Cuddle Up Cabin Rentals manages these privately owned luxury cabin rentals, all of which are located within minutes of Blue Ridge, Georgia and the beautiful Ocoee River and Toccoa River.

Blue Ridge Mountain Paws Cabin Rentals

Escape the stress of your daily life and enjoy the year-round peaceful surroundings of all of our upscale, privately owned North Georgia mountain cabins. All of our cabins are furnished with tasteful, cabin decor and have all the amenities needed to make your stay a comfortable one. Our cabins feature gas log or wood-burning fireplaces, hot tubs, gas grills, Cable/Satellite TV and high-speed Internet.

Blue Ridge Lodge and Spa in Blue Ridge Georgia

Escape to our beautiful North Georgia Mountains as we invite you to experience true southern hospitality. Whether traveling for business or a quite mountain getaway, our goal is to make your stay one to remember. The Blue Ridge Lodge by Comfort Inn & Suites is nestled in Blue Ridge, Georgia, the heart of the North Georgia Mountains. Our mountain lodge style architecture provides the warmth and comfort of your "home away from home" with all the amenities you would expect from a first class hotel.

Douglas Inn & Suites

Douglas Inn and Suites in Blue Ridge Georgia

After a seven year hiatus our family is delighted to be back in Blue Ridge and managing the first Inn we ever built. We live on site to ensure all aspects of our business can be properly taken care of in order to meet our guest expectations. Whether you are vacationing, on a business trip or just simply getting away for the weekend, you'll have an enjoyable, relaxing stay at Douglas Inn & Suites in beautiful Blue Ridge, Georgia.

Adventure in and around Blue Ridge Georgia

Whitewater Rafting

The Ocoee River is often described as the roller coaster of the southeast. Come experience what has been called the greatest whitewater center in the world.  

Professional river outfitter with over 30 years experience. Our safety record is unsurpassed in the industry. We believe our staff is simply the best in the business. Guides are chosen for their character and enthusiasm for sharing the outdoors with you.

Canopy Tours on the Nantahala Gorge, Chattooga Ridge and Pigeon River

Whichever course you choose you are sure to enjoy the newest outdoor adventure to hit the US. All our courses offer a soaring and gliding experience naturally fueled by a gradual drop in elevation. All trips offer fully guided tours with 2 or more Rangers on at least 10 zips, 4 bridges beginning with a training course at each location.Whichever course you choose you are sure to enjoy the newest outdoor adventure to hit the US. All our courses offer a soaring and gliding experience naturally fueled by a gradual drop in elevation. All trips offer fully guided tours with 2 or more Rangers on at least 10 zips, 4 bridges beginning with a training course at each location.

Fishing Trips in the Blue Ridge Smoky Mountains

Great mountain adventures is offering the "Best Fishing" available in the Mountains. We create a fishing trip, designed specifically towards your needs with a professional fishing guide to guide you to make the most of your fishing adventure on the Finest Lakes, Rivers and Streams in the Southern Appalachians!

Trout Treks • Bass Fishing • Wade Trips • Pan Fishing • Fly Fishing Instruction • Private Trophy Trout Waters • Drift Boat Trips. So much water to choose from and an adventure you'll never forget.

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Real Estate Fannin County in the North Georgia Mountains

Country Corners Real Estate in the North Georgia Mountains

We are happy to help you with all of your real estate needs.  We offer mountain log cabins, view property, river and creek property, lake front homes and property and large tracts of North Georgia Mountain Property.   The Blue Ridge Mountains are fast becoming one of the most desired second home markets anywhere in the US. The North Georgia Area provides the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, Toccoa and Ocoee Rivers, and Lake Blue Ridge.

Tim Noland, Realtor - Buyer's Agent

When looking to buy mountain property, you need someone that not only understands the mountains, you need someone that specifically represents you, the buyer. When you choose to work with a Buyer's Agent you are assured that you have an agent that is truly looking for your best interests, someone that will not only find what you are looking for, but someone that will negotiate the best price possible.

ERA Carolina Mountain Homes in Murphy North Carolina

Based in Murphy NC and serving highly satisfied customers since 1978, ERA Carolina Mountain Homes is a full service real estate office ready to serve YOUR needs.

We cover five mountain region counties in NC and GA - the Murphy, Andrews, Brasstown and Hayesville NC areas; and the Blue Ridge, Blairsville and Young Harris/Hiawassee areas.

Entertainment in Blue Ridge Georgia

Blue Ridge Community Theater

There is nothing like the energy you feel when attending a live performance and we are here to help you experience that feeling. Blue Ridge Community Theater's mission is to enrich the cultural life of residents and visitors through performances, productions and education of all aspects of contemporary and classic theater.  2015 we will be hosting 7 Main Stage Shows with 12 Performances for each show, 8 evenings of music along with 13 Sunny D Performance, our Children's Theater Program.