A great family adventure on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway starts at the historic depot in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia. The train winds alongside the beautiful Toccoa River with one stop in the twin border towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee. Our regular 4 hour trips (3 1/2 hours trips on Sundays) are 26 miles, round trip, winding along the beautiful Toccoa River for one hour (each way) in vintage climate controlled rail cars or open air rail cars.
Our Depot is tucked in the charming mountain village of Blue Ridge, Georgia within the lush Chattahoochee National Forest. This area is known as the “antique capital” of Georgia with friendly folks and an old time atmosphere. Total excursion is 26 miles round trip. Passengers can choose from vintage climate controlled rail cars or open air rail cars. The relaxing ride starts at the historic depot, built in 1905 in downtown Blue Ridge, then makes one stop for a layover in the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee. Copperhill/McCaysville is one town with two names because it is split by the GA/TN State Line, where visitors have a two hour layover (one & half layover on Sunday); plenty of time to eat lunch, shop for unique crafts and antiques, snack on ice cream, or walk across the old bridge in town to view the river. Then, reboard the train for the one hour return trip.
Due to our authentic, vintage cars we can only accommodate a limited number of patrons confined to wheel chairs. Please check with the Ticket Office for availability before making your reservations and note that the wheelchair lift has a 750lbs limit (including wheel chair).
Restrooms Are Available Aboard the Train
The Santa’s Express Trains & The Night Train to Santa’s Pavilion trips are filling up quickly. Reserve your seats today!
Santa Express Trains:
November 29th to December 24th Departure: Various Times (please see online schedule calendar) Approximately 1 Hour (Short Trip Designed for Children) Daytime fun filled trip with Santa. While on board your family will hear a Christmas story, sing Christmas Carols, visit with Christmas characters and of course visit with Santa. Each child receives a traditional BRSR memento, BRSR Christmas Activity Book and a candy cane. Seats are limited: Advance reservation is required.
Adult (13-64): $38
Senior (65+): $38
Children (2+): $22
Night Train to Santa’s Pavilion Trains:
Various Dates Starting November 29th to December 21st.
Departure Time: 4 PM, Return: 8 PM
4 Hours with a 2 Hour Layover. Open Air Cars Available Upon Request ONLY
**Boarding Begins 45 Minutes Prior to Trip Time
Departs from the Blue Ridge Depot for the 4 hour train ride while Santa visits with the children in each car and gives each child a Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Christmas memento and candy cane. Santa will pose with the passengers for pictures on the train or in the Christmas Pavilion during the two hour layover. Take time to eat and shop the many stores and antique galleries while in McCaysville / Copperhill.
Adult (13-64): $46
Senior (65+): $46
Child (2-12): $25