North Georgia Mountain Getaways That Take Your Breath Away

Your vacation is a time for rest, relaxation, and relishing new experiences. Those visiting the North Georgia mountains will not be disappointed. Northern Georgia vacationers can expect to find a peaceful and scenic environment to enjoy and explore. There is nothing more relaxing than being surrounded by nature and breathtaking scenery. Where can you go to experience the beauty of North Georgia mountain getaways? Here are three ideas for scenic getaways during your next stay at a North Georgia mountain cabin.

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

This four-hour, twenty-six-mile round-trip train ride will allow you to relax while taking in the breathtaking views of scenic Northern Georgia. Your journey begins in the charming little mountain town of Blue Ridge, nestled in the Chattahoochee National Forest. Before the ride begins, take some time to shop; Blue Ridge is known as the “Antique Capital” of the world.

Once you board the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, you will travel through the mountains and trees along the gorgeous Toccoa River. The sites of the historic and nostalgic railway, bridges, and trestles will cause you to pause, momentarily, as you take an extra breath. Your ride will take you to Copperhill, Tennessee. Here in Copperhill, just across the Georgia border, you will find more opportunities to shop and dine. After a two-hour layover, you will re-board the train and head back to Blue Ridge.

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Tallulah Gorge State Park

Located in Tallulah Falls, Georgia, Tallulah Gorge State Park is home to one of the most spectacular canyons in all of the nation. Tallula Gorge is two miles long and one thousand feet deep. Fantastic views of both the gorge and the falls can be found on any of the park’s many hiking trails and scenic overlooks.

For the daredevils, a suspension bridge sways eighty feet over the bottom and also offers incredible views of the river and falls. Additionally, a trip to Bridal Viel Falls, at the end of the gorge’s base, will excite and delight those adventurous enough to slide down the fall into the cold pool below. If the sites of the gorge don’t take your breath away, the moment you hit the water below surely will do the job. So, take a deep breath before taking the plunge down Bridal Viel Falls.

For those intending to enter the gorge, the park issues a limited amount of passes per day. If one plans to hike along the bottom of the gorge, arriving before noon will improve chances of doing so without a wait. Visit the GA State Parks website for more information regarding hours of operation, attractions, bike trails, and more.

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Amicalola Falls State Park, which can be found in Dawsonville, Georgia is a definite must for North Georgia mountain getaways. This park is home to Amicalola Falls, which is the largest water cascade in the Southeast United States. Visitors can expect to get truly incredible views of the 729-foot waterfall. The scenes are so spectacular, that they nearly breathe for spectators. These views can be accessed by the visitor’s choice of easy pathways, or challenging hiking trails. After hiking, tourists can stop at the Maple Restaurant for a Sunday Brunch buffet.

North Georgia mountain getaways are a perfect way to “get away from it all” and unwind. With so many beautiful places to see and explore, you may find that you never want to come home from your North Georgia vacation! What getaway are you planning for your next visit?