#1 – Put Your Foot Down

OAR is a curated accessory store for the modern gentleman — which is a fancy way of saying that they’ve got the stuff guys love. These Dead Soxy socks are perfect for when you enjoy wearing loafers, but loafing around just isn’t your jam. Just pick your favorite color and go!


OAR Finer Goods

624 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
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#2 – The Best Bird Seed

Blue Ridge Bird Seed Company is home to the exclusive, almost-famous Birdman’s Blend bird seed, as well as unique bird feeders, books and guides. Need a stylish birding hat? They also have the legendary Tilley hat — the one that all nattily attired bird watchers are wearing this season!


Blue Ridge Bird Seed Company

611 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

#3 – Fish on the Line

If you’re into trout fishing, you’ve got to visit this store at the end of East Main Street. A mecca for all things fly fishing, you can pick up everything you need for your next fishing trip, including rods, reels, flies, tackle and waders. You’ll also get some tips and tricks, as well as a fish story or two!


Cohutta Fishing Company

490 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513
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#4 – Jewelry & Unique Finds

“Hoo” knows what treasures you’ll find at the Owl’s Nest? This delightful store is full of beautiful jewelry and unique gifts from all over the world, curated personally by the owner. There are trays and trays of rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings, as well as these fun Chala bags that come in a variety of shapes and sizes.


Owl’s Nest of Blue Ridge

709 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

#5 – Go on a Safari

You don’t have to travel the world to find authentic African goods — they’re right here in McCaysville! South African shop owners Lorenzo & Sharon entice visitors with their friendly dog Jabu, then show them beautiful aprons handcrafted in Zambia, jewelry from South Africa, figurines from Zimbabwe and even spears from Kwazulu Province.


Afrika Corner

100 Blue Ridge Drive #103, McCaysville, GA 30555
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