Blue Ridge Mountains

Blue Ridge Mountains NC/GA

 History and Culture

  • It is an elongated park, protecting significant mountain landscapes far beyond the shoulders of the road itself.
  • It is a series of parks providing the visitor access to high mountain passes, a continuous series of panoramic views, the boundaries of its limited right-of-way rarely apparent, and miles of the adjacent countryside seemingly a part of the protected scene.
  • It is a “museum of the managed American countryside,” preserving the rough-hewn log cabin of the mountain pioneer, the summer home of a textile magnate, and traces of early industries such as logging, railways, and an old canal.
  • It is the product of a series of major public works projects which boosted the travel and tourism industry and helped the Appalachian region climb out of the depths of the Great Depression.
  • Stretching almost 500 miles along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains through North Carolina and Virginia, it encompasses some of the oldest settlements of both prehistoric and early European settlements. 

            History and Culture

What to see?

Land to Sea Trail in the Blue Ridge MountainsMountains to Sea Trail
More than just a walk in the woods, the trail traces the diversity that is North Carolina. Experience ancient mountains, Piedmont farms, coastal swamps, colonial towns, changing textile villages, and barrier islands. With temporary routes in backroads and bicycle paths, hikers can now follow the trail on an adventure across North Carolina. Check out the website below to see an interactive trail map and to learn more about how you can hike on it!
Mountain to Sea Trail

Grumpy Old Men BreweryGrumpy Old Men Brewing
Grumpy Old Men Brewery is a microbrewery in beautiful Blue Ridge, Georgia. We currently have 18 beers on tap, so there’s always something new and different for the craft beer lover to try! Check out their website for menu items and more information. 
Grumpy Old Men Brewing

 

The Lily Pad VillageThe Lily Pad Blue Ridge
The Lilly Pad Village, located in the heart of the Aska Adventure Area (just eight miles out of Blue Ridge, GA. in the heart of Aska) is designed around a beautiful mountain setting with picturesque views and sounds of nature. We offer
Gem Mining, Fishing, Miniature Golf, fun gifts, friendly staff, beautiful property, a kids’ and pet-friendly environment, picnic tables, and a fun destination.

Imitated but never duplicated, the Lilly Pad Village offers what you’re looking for when visiting our beautiful mountains: A piece of Heaven, away from highways, parking lots, and traffic. It is a place of tranquility, restfulness, and positive energy. A destination for laughter and smiles where you can spend an hour or an entire day, leaving stress behind.
The Lily Pad Village

Capt’n Joes Lake AdventuresCapt Joes Lake Adventures
Take a 2-hour tour of scenic Lake Blue Ridge. There are some breathtaking views, especially during the Autumn season. There is also a chance to see wildlife around the shorelines. We offer seasonal Laid Back Fishin’ trips (which can also include some time for swimming in the lake), as-well-as private charters for the “serious anglers” or a family or group outing for fishing or swimming. Check out our website for further information, photos, and pricing.
Capt’n Joes Lake Adventures

Places to Eat

Southern Charm Restaurant Southern Charm   
This restaurant has every kind of southern food you can imagine. They have menu items like fried chicken, catfish, jumbo shrimp, biscuits, fried green tomatoes, apple butter, bread pudding, and so much more. Check out their website for more menu items and information about the restaurant.
Southern Charm

Blue Ridge Restaurant Blue Ridge Mountains Blue Ridge Restaurant 
The Blue Ridge restaurant at The Omni Grove Park Inn is a farm-to-table artisanal buffet overlooking the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina. The Morning Table signature buffet, served each morning, will redefine all that you imagined breakfast could be. Two massive rooms filled with breakfast options, including a yogurt bar, omelet station, and great gluten-free options. Don’t miss the award-winning Friday Seafood Buffet, Saturday night Prime Rib Buffet and phenomenal Sunday Brunch. Eating at Blue Ridge is the perfect way to end any week. Early birds, wake up with breakfast at Blue Ridge and watch the sunrise over the mountains before you take on the day. Or head out for a day of activities first, sightseeing at Asheville’s attractions, or for a day of golf or the spa, and join us for dinner and sunset views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 
Blue Ridge Restaurant

Misty Mountain Hops Blue Ridge MountainsMisty Mountain Hops
Locally driven and locally owned, Misty Mountain Hops is a music-centric restaurant, providing a social atmosphere and a place to relax and unwind. We thrive on customer service and supporting our patron’s needs. Click on their website link for the whole menu and more.
Misty Mountain Hops

Places to stay 

Blue Ridge Lodge & RV ParkBlue Ridge Lodge and RV Park
Our RV campsites cater to the camper who is completely self-contained, each campsite features a thick level gravel parking area, city water, 20,30 and 50 amp electrical service, gray and black water waste removal drain, cable T.V., WiFi.  Access to the RV Park is easy and, our RV campers can select from back-in or pull-through campsites. Pets are welcome. 
Blue Ridge Lodge and RV Park

Blue Ridge KOA Blue Ridge Mountains Blue Ridge/ Toccoa River KOA
The Toccoa River tumbles down from the Blue Ridge Mountains, flows into Lake Blue Ridge, and past this new KOA. Settle in with your choice of spacious sites, all with full hookups and free WiFi. There’s a pool for your enjoyment, a pavilion for group get-togethers, and KampK9 for your furry travel companions. You’ll find plenty of room to roam; the campground adjoins the new campus of the University of North Georgia. Rivers, lakes, and mountains all converge in the area, giving you boundless opportunities for recreation. Pick apples at nearby orchards or discover the unique shops, craft breweries, and wineries of historic communities like Blue Ridge, McCaysville, Copperhill, and Murphy. Pool: Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day Weekend. Max pull-through 75 ft. 
Blue Ridge KOA

Diamond Lure Campground & RV ResortDiamond Lure Campground and RV Resort
Diamond Lure offer a variety of camping experiences. Whether you are looking for complete hookups including cable and wi-fi or primitive tent camping, we have it all for you. We have sites to accommodate any RV from pup-ups to the really big rigs requiring pull-throughs. We are the best-kept secret in North Georgia!

Reservations can be made by phone during business hours, Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM daily and Sunday 12 PM to 5 PM, by calling 706-273-3075. If you prefer, drop us an email with your request and we will get back to you within a business day.

We can accommodate parties requiring multiple adjacent RV sites with or without adjacent tent sites. Availability may be limited during the busy season. We will do our best to satisfy any special request.
Diamond Lure Campground and RV Resort

Best Time of Year to Visit
The months of January through March are a great time to visit the Blue Ridge mountains due to the better views, reduced costs, and there being far fewer people here. Winter here in the Blue Ridge is a great time for a quick weekend getaway or an even longer vacation getaway.

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