Spring view in north georgia mountains

The North Georgia Mountains are officially a four-season destination. Whether you’re visiting in spring, summer, fall or winter, you’ll find something to do — even if it’s just relaxing on the deck of your rental cabin with a cup of coffee or glass of wine.

After a long winter’s nap the mountains come alive with colors, flavors and things to do in the springtime — there’s no better time to enjoy the North Georgia mountains. Hikers and bikers make their way amid dazzling blossoms of redbud, dogwood and mountain laurel. The weather is perfect for jeans and a T-shirt (bring a light-weight jacket just in case) or shorts and a sweatshirt if that’s more your style. Bright sunny days and just enough nip at night make a cabin fireplace feel magical. The air is clear and the sun is bright — it’s the perfect time to shake off your winter slumber and come out to play!

The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway blows the whistle for the first passengers of the season in early March. The Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association welcomes visitors to several exhibits, as well as the Blue Ridge Writers’ Conference April 14 & 15th. At the Blue Ridge Community Theater, you’ll find shows like Nana’s Naughty Knickers, April 6-23. Catch breakout country star Clint Black in concert at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee on April 15, or go to the Hiawassee Pro Rodeo May 26-28. Don’t miss the 47th Annual Spring Arts in the Park Festival — with plenty of arts, crafts and food booths — in Downtown Blue Ridge on Memorial Day weekend.

Because things may change quickly, we suggest you verify dates and times before making plans. The Calendar of Events includes contact information for all events. For more updates on events, visit the Fannin County Chamber’s events page for listings. Be sure to download coupons here for special offers on attractions.


The Spring issue of DIRECTIONS is now available! DIRECTIONS magazine provides helpful travel information about the beautiful areas of Blue Ridge, McCaysville & Fannin County, GA; Ellijay & Gilmer County, GA; Blairsville & Union County, GA; and the Copper Basin area of Polk County, TN. Please look for printed copies at area hotels, cabins, B&Bs, visitor centers, shops and restaurants.

You can download a PDF copy by clicking HERE or view it online by clicking on the cover image.