Mountain sunset view from deck of cabin in North Georgia mountains by Chad Lariscy

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 lightweight 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 5 & 6th. At the Blue Ridge Community Theater, you’ll find shows like Barefoot in the Park, April 11-28. Catch Dustin Lynch: Killed the Cowboy Tour at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee on April 20, or go to the Hiawassee Pro Rodeo May 24-26. Don’t miss the 48th Annual Spring Arts in the Park Festival — with plenty of arts, crafts and food booths — in Downtown Blue Ridge on Memorial Day weekend.


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 on the right.