Break out your favorite green outfit, practice your best Irish accent, and count your lucky charms, because St. Patrick’s Day in Blue Ridge is almost here!
While some yearly events like the St. Patrick’s Day Parade might be on hold due to COVID-19 safety concerns, there’s still plenty of fun to be had in and around town.
Whether you want to enjoy a green beer with friends or get away from the crowd, there’s something for everyone in Blue Ridge. All you have to do is follow the rainbow up I-575, and you’ll discover a golden opportunity for fun!
Keep reading for 5 socially distanced activities perfect for St. Patrick’s Day in Blue Ridge, GA.
1. Visit the Boro Inn Irish Pub
Visiting the Boro Inn Irish Pub is a no-brainer while you’re in town for St. Patrick’s Day! With old-world Irish charm and plenty of Guinness on tap, you can meet new friends or sing Irish songs until you’re green in the face. With the brand new outdoor seating area, you can celebrate and still distance socially.
To help put you in a festive Irish mood, the Boro Inn Irish Pub offers a variety of Ales, Ciders, Lagers, Stouts, International Gastro Beers, Spirits & Wines, soft drinks, Irish foods, a song, a sonnet or a poem, or event stories of histories past and present. Don’t miss out!
2. Take a Ride in an Open Air Rail Car – Blue Ridge Scenic Railway
Step back in time as you and your friends and family enjoy a four-hour railway excursion along the beautiful Toccoa River, from Blue Ridge to McCaysville. Choose an authentic indoor car, Premier Class, or for social distancing purposes, pick the open rail as the wind blows through your hair.
Your destination is the mountain town of McCaysville, Georgia, sister city to Copperhill, Tennessee. Here, you can find breweries and pubs celebrating all-things Irish for St. Patrick’s Day. If you’ve never taken a trip on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, now is your chance – the spring season just started!
3. Explore Nature
If you’d rather spend St. Patrick’s Day surrounded by lush green leaves and fresh mountain streams, Blue Ridge is the place to be! From popular destinations like the Swinging Bridge to little-known hiking trails that lead to majestic waterfalls, Mother Nature is everywhere in Blue Ridge. Get out, get active, pick some four-leafed clovers and follow the rainbow down backroads less traveled.
4. Schedule a Vineyard Tour
From homegrown grapevines at Serenberry Vineyards to a treehouse escape at Bear Claw Vineyards; it’s always “wine o’clock” when you take a vineyard tour in Blue Ridge, GA. This is especially fun if you would rather sip a glass of wine than drink green beer all day. Most vineyards have outdoor seating options, making social distancing fun and easy to accomplish on your St. Patrick’s Day getaway.
5. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in a Blue Ridge Cabin Rental!
If a few days tucked away at a Blue Ridge cabin rental sounds like the ideal way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Blue Ridge is home to some of the most unique cabin rentals in the world. From lakefront lodges on Lake Blue Ridge to hideaway cabins tucked deep in the forest. Celebrating St. Paddy’s Day in a cabin is a great option for staying away from the crowds. You can feast on corned beef and cabbage with your best friends, sip your favorite Irish whisky in the hot tub, and relax far away from the outside world. Because most cabins are only 10 minutes from Downtown, you can get out and about easily if you have a change of heart.
Wherever you decide to celebrate the luck of the Irish in Blue Ridge, we hope that you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold—and at the end of your rainbows may you find a BIG pot of gold!