Did you know that you can see Downtown Blue Ridge anytime of the year that you like, without travelling to Fannin County? That’s right – our Downtown Blue Ridge webcam is streaming LIVE 24/7 with a beautiful shot of West Main Street and the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.
Here are some of our favorite webcam photos from throughout the year, along with some of the more popular activities and things to do while you’re in town.
It’s snowing, it’s snowing!
While it’s not uncommon to see snow in Georgia during the colder months of the year, Blue Ridge often gets more of the white stuff than Atlanta and other cities. And when it snows in December, Downtown Blue Ridge becomes a winter wonderland straight out of your favorite holiday story. Curl up in front of the fire at your cabin rental in Blue Ridge or put on a jacket and get outside for a snowball fight with friends.
Join a Christmas caroling group and get in the holiday spirit or hop aboard the Santa Express with your kids at the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Whatever you choose, you’re in for a festive time in the North Georgia mountains.
If Blue Ridge doesn’t get any snow in December, there’s a good chance we’ll get a dusting (or more) in January, as seen in the photo above. Thousands flock to Blue Ridge every January to celebrate the New Year with a getaway trip to the mountains; especially those who live in states like Florida, who never get a chance to see snow.
This is a great time of the year to check out the critically-acclaimed restaurants and Brewpubs in Downtown Blue Ridge, many of which host New Year’s parties and add special menu items for the holiday. There’s no better place to start your New Year’s resolutions than in the mountains!
All is right in Blue Ridge, GA when spring is in the air! Clear blue skies, freshly-bloomed flowers, green trees and warm temperatures make for a great reason to get outside and experience all the unique outdoor activities in town, including a kayaking trip on the Toccoa River, a hike on the Appalachian Trail, a scenic drive in the Cohutta Wilderness and of course, Spring Arts in the Park!
Welcome to Blue Ridge in June, where the dress code is shorts and t-shirts and the weather is hot and sunny. Just look at that pretty blue sky! There’s nothing quite like spending the summer in Blue Ridge. Along with the weather, summertime events and outdoor adventures heat up in June, from fishing trips on the Toccoa River to ice cream excursions in Downtown Blue Ridge.
A summer vacation in the Blue Ridge mountains wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Lake Blue Ridge, where you can rent a boat and spend the day in the sun with all of your friends. Refuel with a juicy burger and adult beverage at the Boat Dock Bar & Grill before heading to the Swan Drive-In for an open air movie in the evening.
Much like June, August temps are warm (typically in the 80’s) which is a great excuse to get outside. If you’ve never had a chance to see the many eclectic, one-of-a-kind shops in Downtown Blue Ridge, this is a great time of the year to do so.
There are art galleries like Multitudes Gallery where you can find unique glass pieces and other fine artwork; there are restaurants like Chester Brunnenmeyer's Bar & Grill where you can enjoy an adult beverage and watch your favorite baseball team; there is even a jungle gym downtown where you can bring the kids to let them run off some energy, before going back to your vacation rental in Blue Ridge.
Oh, October – how we love your beautiful fall colors and crisp, cool air! October is without a doubt one of the most popular months of the year to visit Blue Ridge, GA. From the stunning fall foliage found across Fannin County to the little ones Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Blue Ridge on Halloween night, there’s no shortage of activities and events to enjoy, just minutes from your Blue Ridge vacation home.
Visit Mercier Orchards for an apple picking tour (try their cider!), and don’t forget about the abundance of fall festivals in and around town.
Just after the Thanksgiving break, Downtown Blue Ridge becomes a festive wonderland of holiday lights and Christmas spirit. During this time of the year many folks leave their Blue Ridge cabin rental when the sun goes down to take a short car ride around the downtown area with family and friends to see the beautiful Christmas lights in town.