Special Places - Unique to the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains

List of Special & Unique Places in North Georgia, East Tennessee, and western North Carolina.

Apple Orchard Alley

Eleven of Gilmer County’s apple orchards are spread across this picturesque valley along Georgia Hwy. 52.

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

All aboard the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Burt’s Farm

Pick a pumpkin and take a hayride from September to November each year.

Crystal River Ranch

Lunch with Llamas in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site

This museum tells the story of America’s first gold rush.

Ducktown Basin Museum

Tour the grounds of the historic Burra Burra Copper Mine and see exhibits on the mining heritage of the Copper Basin.

Fields of the Woods

Fields of the Woods features Prayer Mountain, a gigantic Ten Commandments and more.

Georgia Mountain Fair

Home of the Fred Hamilton Rhododendron Garden, annual Bluegrass Festival, Georgia Mountain Fair and many other concerts throughout the year.

Helen Alpine Village

Re-creation of an alpine village, nestled in the Northeast Georgia Mountains, Helen features over 200 specialty shops.

John C. Campbell Folk School

A national resource for traditional mountain music, dance, art, crafts, nature, gardening and folk lore.

Kangaroo Conservation Center

Wildlife conservation and exotic-animals breeding facility with the largest kangaroo collection outside of Australia.

Mercier Orchards

Southern Living Magazine’s favorite roadside apple market and more – best fried pies and apple cider anywhere.

Misty Mountain Train Museum

The largest privately owned O-gauge model train collection in America depicts scenes in Georgia.

Northeast Georgia Wine Trail

Explore the wines of North Georgia from Young Harris to Helen.

Ocoee Whitewater Center

Built for the 1996 Olympic Whitewater Slalom Races, the center includes the Olympic race course, native gardens, paved walkways, hiking and biking trails, pools of water for wading or feeding fish and more.

Southern Tree Plantation

Blairsville`s Southern Tree Plantation has lots more than Christmas trees. Visit during October for Fun on the Farm, with pumpkins, hayrides, a petting farm, marshmallow roasting, kid`s train and pony rides and much more.

Swan Drive-In

One of three remaining drive-in theaters in Georgia, the Swan offers first run movies year round.