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Blue-Ridge is a small city located in the far northern edge of Georgia in Fannin County. As of the 2000 census, the population was 1,210. The charming town of Blue Ridge was once an upscale health resort, known for its' pure mineral waters. The town was founded in 1886 when the Marietta and North Georgia Railroad came to town, and soon became a center for business and trade. The whole region is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Georgia. Known for its' stunning vistas, Appalachian Trail, Lake Blue Ridge and the Toccoa River, the area abounds with outdoor recreational opportunities. Enjoy fishing, hiking, camping, boating, kayaking, swimming and more. Downtown Blue Ridge offers antique shops, specialty shops and restaurants. It also hosts several seasonal festivals throughout the year. The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway connects the town of Blue Ridge and McCaysville along the beautiful Toccoa River. Autumn is an especially scenic time to ride the train. The historic railroad depot remains a focal point in town and Blue Ridge City Park is a gathering place for picnics, festivals and a playground for children. Other attractions include the historic Fannin County Courthouse, which is home to the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Center, and Baugh House, built in 1890 from bricks made of clay taken from the back yard of the home.

Surrounding areas: Blue Ridge Lake, Georgia (3.5 mi), Cherry Log, Georgia (6.9 mi), Ellijay, Georgia (14.7 mi), Blairsville, Georgia (20.8 mi), Suches, Georgia (21.0 mi), Amicalola Falls, Georgia (21.3 mi), Carters Lake, Georgia (25.5 mi)

Blue Ridge Vacation Rentals

Blue Ridge Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Comfort Inn & Suites83 Blue Rdg OverlookBlue Ridge, GA (706) 946-3333
Douglas Inn & Suites1192 Windy RDG RdBlue Ridge, GA (706) 258-3600
Ramada Ltd-blue Ridge30 Overview DrBlue Ridge, GA (706) 632-4444
Days Inn1100 BurkemontMorganton, GA4.0 mi.(828) 430-8778
Best Western Copper InnUS Hwy 64Ducktown, TN12.3 mi.(423) 496-5541
Stratford Motor Inn79 Maddox CirEllijay, GA15.6 mi.(706) 276-1080
Trails End CabinsRt 1 Box 253Turtletown, TN18.3 mi.(704) 494-4610
Holiday Inn Express333 Fisher StBlairsville, GA20.5 mi.(706) 745-6844
Seasons InnBox 10 On The SQBlairsville, GA20.8 mi.(706) 745-1631
Days Inn754 Hwy 64 WMurphy, NC22.5 mi.(828) 837-8030
Econo Lodge100 Ter StMurphy, NC22.5 mi.(828) 837-8880
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites130 Holiday DrMurphy, NC22.5 mi.(828) 837-1111
Best Western Murphy1522 Andrews RdMurphy, NC24.5 mi.(828) 837-3060
Chief Vann Motel ChatsworthHwy 411 SouthChatsworth, GA26.2 mi.(706) 695-2911
Key West Inn Chatsworth501 Maddox PkwyChatsworth, GA26.2 mi.(706) 517-1155
Scottish Inn1279 Hwy 411 SChatsworth, GA26.2 mi.(706) 695-6894
Microtel Inn And Suites171 H Mullins CtJasper, GA28.0 mi.(706) 299-5500
Super 8100 WhitefieldJasper, GA28.0 mi.(706) 253-3297
Howard Johnson Dahlonega1010 MTN DrDahlonega, GA29.9 mi.(706) 864-4343
Bed & Breakfast
Angels Landing Inn94 Campbell StMurphy, NC22.7 mi.(828) 835-8877

Blue Ridge Weather & Climate

North-Central Georgia, like most of the state, is classified as having a humid subtropical climate. The Chattahoochee River divides the state into separate climatic regions with the mountains to the north being colder than the rest of Georgia. The average temperature for north-central Georgia in winter is 39 degrees F. There is little snowfall in the state, although northern and central Georgia receives more than other areas. Many summer days exceed 90 degrees F., with humidity. Rainfall is widespread and September and October are the driest months. Severe weather in the form of tornadoes and cyclones are possible, but not common.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January - - 5.54 in. -
February - - 5.07 in. -
March - - 6.47 in. -
April - - 4.33 in. -
May - - 4.59 in. -
June - - 4.67 in. -
July - - 4.90 in. -
August - - 4.05 in. -
September - - 4.32 in. -
October - - 3.46 in. -
November - - 4.82 in. -
December - - 5.13 in. -

Blue Ridge Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Lovell Field (CHA) located about 51 miles west of Blue Ridge in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Richard B Russell airport (RMG) located approximately 59 miles southwest of Blue Ridge in Rome, Georgia, Gwinnett County Briscoe Field (LZU) located roughly 64 miles south of Blue Ridge in Lawrenceville, Georgia, the Mc Ghee Tyson airport (TYS) located around 68 miles northeast of Blue Ridge in Knoxville, Tennessee, and finally the Dekalb Peachtree airport (PDK) located about 68 miles south of Blue Ridge in Atlanta, Georgia.

Blue Ridge Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Lake WinnepesaukahRossvilleGA55.1 mi.
American AdventuresMariettaGA64.3 mi.
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC70.9 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC70.9 mi.
Stone Mountain ParkStone MountainGA73.5 mi.
Six Flags Over GeorgiaAustellGA74.8 mi.
Lakewood FairgroundsAtlantaGA77.1 mi.
DollywoodPigeon ForgeTN77.2 mi.
Rockin' RacewayPigeon ForgeTN77.2 mi.
NASCAR SpeedParkSeviervilleTN81.6 mi.
Ghost Town in the SkyMaggie ValleyNC82.7 mi.
Water Parks
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA50.2 mi.
White Water ParkMariettaGA64.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Copper Basin Golf ClubCopperhillTN8.4 mi.
Whitepath Golf ClubEllijayGA14.9 mi.
Butternut Creek Golf CourseBlairsvilleGA20.8 mi.
Cherokee Hills Golf & Country ClubMurphyNC22.8 mi.
Indian Trace Golf CourseChatsworthGA26.3 mi.
Spring Lakes Golf ClubChatsworthGA26.3 mi.
Arrowhead Country ClubJasperGA29.1 mi.
Ski Areas
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC58.0 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC82.7 mi.
State Parks
Amicalola Falls State ParkGA21.5 mi. 
Fort Mountain State ParkGA22.0 mi. 
Vogel State ParkGA25.3 mi. 
Chatuge State ParkGA29.9 mi. 
Unicoi State ParkGA35.7 mi. 
Sequoyah Birthplace MuseumVonoreTN50.4 mi.(History)
National Knife MuseumChattanoogaTN57.2 mi.(Technology)
Tennessee Valley Railroad MuseumChattanoogaTN57.2 mi.(Technology)
Chattanooga Regional History MuseumChattanoogaTN57.2 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Tennessee AquariumChattanoogaTN57.2 mi.
Warner Park ZooChattanoogaTN57.2 mi.
Zoo AtlantaAtlantaGA77.1 mi.
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN79.1 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC109.4 mi.
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC112.1 mi.

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