5 Things To Do In North Georgia Right Now

Head for the hills! Celebrate the new year with treating yourself to a Blue Ridge adventure.  Here are 5 Things to do in North Georgia this season:

Trout Fishing
Fannin County, the home of Blue Ridge, is the Trout Capital of Georgia. There are over 100 miles of great trout fishing rivers, creeks and streams in the area. Until May 15, all trout anglers are restricted to using single-hook artificial lures and flies, and all trout must be immediately released unharmed.  The tributaries to the Toccoa River play the most important part of trout fishing in Fannin County. Big Creek, Noontootla Creek, Coopers Creek, Rock Creek and Fightingtown Creek are the largest of these small streams that hold stocked trout, wild trout or both.  Want to take your experience up a notch? Rent a vacation home right on a river or creek.

Winter Hiking
Imagine breathing in the fresh cool winter air as you gaze across the sweeping North Georgia mountains. Boosting more than 100,000 acres located in the Chattahoochee National Forest, including 40,000 acres in the Cohutta Wilderness Fannin County has plenty of options to "take a hike". Two of the greatest outdoor adventures in the world begin here. Both the Appalachian and Benton MacKaye Trails start at the top of Springer Mountain.

Fire and Ice Chili Cook-Off
February 17, 2018
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Downtown City Park
The Annual Fire and Ice Chili Cook-Off will happen come rain, snow or shine.  Mark your calendars for live music, ice sculptures and amazing chili! Buy a $10 Tasting Card to sample the competition and vote for the People’s Choice Award.  An amazing display of individual and unique ice sculptures from the award winning, National Ice Carving Champion “Rock on Ice” including several ice carving demonstrations.

Visit Downtown Blue Ridge
Stroll through the quaint and historic downtown Blue Ridge.  You will find a unique variety of antiques, specialty shops, galleries, restaurants, and more. Surrounded by the North Georgia landscape, friendly faces and that small town atmosphere where everyone is welcome.

Take A Scenic Drive
Stay warm in your vehicle and still take in the natural beauty of North Georgia. There are plenty of drives to explore the area from the comfort of your car seat.


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