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Old 07-08-2015, 11:46 AM
 
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My wife and I are staying at a cabin near Blue Ridge and are looking for things to do. On our list of likes is hiking, canoeing/kayaking, waterfalls, antique shops, drive-in movies, theater shows, live music/piano bars, etc.

I know this area is known for a lot of these things, but what I'm really looking for is specific recommendations from people who have been there. I'm adept at using the internet to search things out, which I have done on this, but I'm looking for something more personal. We are in Blue Ridge, but we're open to driving a little bit to get to worthwhile areas. Thanks for any help you can provide!
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Old 07-08-2015, 05:12 PM
 
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I would go to the swinging Bridge off of Hwy 60 south heading towards Suches. It is a suspension bridge that goes over the beautiful Toccoa river.Of of hwy 60 you take service road 816 four miles to reach the rustic parking area . Then you hike .25 miles to the bridge.It is just lovely back there.
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Old 07-09-2015, 04:59 AM
 
Location: N. Ga
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My favorite antique place is actually in Jasper. Get on 515 and go south through Ellijay and just as you come into Jasper you'll see it on the left hand side of the road. Right before you see the Jasper Walmart. Two reasons its my favorite. It's clean neat and tidy on the inside. You don't have to pick through stuff to see it all. And, the prices seem to be more in line with what they should be instead of being jacked up like you find in the more touristy areas.....
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Old 07-09-2015, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Take the Blue Ridge railroad from downtown to Copper Hill.

Go tubing on the Tacoa River.

Rent a pontoon from the marina on Lake Blue Ridge. It's a lovely lake.

And stroll around downtown, too. Lots of neat shops, great restaurants.
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Old 07-11-2015, 07:56 PM
 
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Thanks for the suggestions, everyone! I really appreciate it!
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Old 07-21-2015, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Take the Blue Ridge railroad from downtown to Copper Hill.

Go tubing on the Tacoa River.

Rent a pontoon from the marina on Lake Blue Ridge. It's a lovely lake.

And stroll around downtown, too. Lots of neat shops, great restaurants.
She nailed it.
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:03 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Default Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Has anyone tried the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway?
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Old 07-28-2015, 12:33 PM
 
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Yes , I have several years ago.I plan on going again in just a few weeks .
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Has anyone tried the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway?
Took the wife and kids a few years back. It's very scenic, but the clatter clatter along the tracks gave me a headache after a while!
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Old 07-29-2015, 09:01 PM
 
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We are there now. We have no end of things to do. Tubing the river, fishing, hiking, swimming and kayaking at the lake, eating, hanging at the cabin playing pool, foosball and sitting in the hot tub, bon fires, s'mores. We have four teenagers and the TV has yet to be turned on
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