Lake Blue Ridge
Known as the Trout Capitol of Georgia, Fannin County is located at the southern tip of the Appalachian Mountains near the Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina borders.
Fannin County is just 90 miles north of Atlanta via I-575.
Cities in Fannin County include Blue Ridge, McCaysville and Morganton.
Sunday, July 04, 2021
Blue Ridge Lake is a reservoir in Fannin County.
The reservoir encompasses 3,300-acres of water.
"Full summer pool" is approximately 1,686 feet above mean sea level.
Lake Blue Ridge is managed by the Tennessee Valley Authority and is primarily fed by the Toccoa River.
Celebrate the Independence Day holiday on the lake! The Lake Blue Civic Association organizes the "Fire in the Sky" fireworks display on the Fourth of July, so visit their website for the date and viewing recommendations.
Saturday, July 03, 2021
"Light Up Copper Basin" with
Fireworks in McCaysville, Georgia!
Celebrate the Fourth of July holiday in the Twin Cities of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee!
The date for the fireworks varies from year to year, but rest assured that watching fireworks launched high atop Tater Hill in McCaysville is a sight you don't want to miss!
You can make the short drive to McCaysville...OR hop aboard the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway's 'Firecracker Express' in Downtown Blue Ridge and make the journey to McCaysville by train! Learn more or purchase tickets at www.brscenic.com.
Fireworks are sponsored by the McCaysville Business Association and the Fannin County Chamber of Commerce.
Photo Credit: Matthew Cole.
Enjoy a 4-hour, 26 mile round trip winding along the beautiful Toccoa River in vintage, climate-controlled or open-air rail cars.
The relaxing ride starts at the historic depot, built in 1905 in downtown Blue Ridge. The train will then stop for a layover in the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee.
McCaysville and Copperhill are located together on the GA/TN State Line, so make sure you snap a picture of yourself "on the line."
Here, you'll have a 2-hour layover with plenty of time to eat, shop and stroll. You'll then re-board the train for the one-hour return trip.
Mercier Orchards is a fourth generation family & veteran-owned and operated apple orchard founded back in 1943 by Bill and Adele Mercier. Be sure to pick-up some delicious fruit, fresh baked goods, cider, and specialty items from the market when you visit!
The Farm (market, bakery, and café) is located at 8660 Blue Ridge Drive.
Looking forward to winter? Christmas is welcomed in a grand way in Blue Ridge with Light Up Blue Ridge!
Enjoy shopping, entertainment, parade, arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, and the lighting of The Great Tree!
Light Up Blue Ridge is celebrated the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
NOTICE: Light Up Blue Ridge is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Business Association (BRBA). It is important that you visit their Facebook Page and website for event details. Click on the button below for the BRBA website.