Blue Ridge Scenic Railway Built On Memories Join the many generations who have taken the nostalgic journey through the charming Appalachian foothills of North Georgia aboard the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Trip Details Starting at the historic depot in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia, riders take a...
Cost: Varies (Between $50-$100 per person)
Pets: Service Dogs only
We rode in the autumn when temps were still plenty warm and sat in one of the open cars near the locomotive (They will provide you with ear plus if you want, the horn is LOUD when you're near the front). We did this as a spur-of-the-moment thing as we were supposed to go tubing and decided not to and we were glad we did. We both enjoy a good train ride and this lived up to it. It is not spectacular, or super long, but it is a great way to spend part of your day. Blue Ridge is a cute little town that is showing signs of rejuvenation and significant injections of money, as there are a lot of new things that have been built and opened since the last time I was in the area over a decade ago.
The trip takes you from Blue Ridge to Copperhill/McCaysville(TN) with a layover so that you can get out and walk around. It is a pretty trip through mostly forest along the river. The twin towns of Copperhill McCaysville are nice places to walk around and enjoy lunch in if you choose, with a handful of local stores to explore.
Recommended if you're into trains, scenery, and walking around small local towns.