RIDE THE TRAIN
Take the whole family on a nostalgic journey through the charming Appalachian foothills of North Georgia aboard the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Starting at the historic depot in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia, riders take a four-hour, 26-mile roundtrip journey along the Toccoa River through the North Georgia countryside. The first leg of the adventure takes riders on a one hour trip to the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee, nestled deep in the mountains on each state’s line. Passengers enjoy all the towns have to offer during a two-hour layover before taking the one-hour return trip through the scenic forest and back to the depot in Blue Ridge, Georgia.
Trains generally run Fridays to Mondays from late March to the last weekend in December, daily during spring break, and summer, and from October until Thanksgiving. A special Christmas train also runs Thanksgiving weekend, the weekends following Thanksgiving, and the full week prior to Christmas itself.