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.
Happenings Around Blue Ridge, GA
Atomic Adventure Race begins Saturday,May 18th.
SPORT 5 Hour and ELITE 30 Hour Adventure Race. Blue Ridge is an adventure racer’s dream with true mountain biking trails, hiking trails, river paddling with rapids, lake paddling and great climbs. Also there are plenty of opportunities in Blue Ridge for kids, family and friends to be entertained during the event. Pangea Adventure Racing.
Arts in the Park held Saturday, May 25th & Sunday, May 26th.
Historic Downtown Blue Ridge across from the Depot 37th Annual Arts in the Park Festival. A southern tradition, features over 200 arts, crafts and food booths. The best in mountain crafts and fine arts, artist’s demonstrations, music and dance. Arts in the Park has been recognized as one of the Top 20 events by the Southeastern Tourism Society. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association. Admission is $5.00.
Memorial Day is Monday, May 27.
Come ride with Blue Ridge Scenic Railway on Memorial Day. Fun for the whole family.