Comfort Inn & Suites
83 Blue Ridge Overlook
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
Phone: (706) 946-3333
Fax: (706) 946-6337
As the name suggests, the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest features two forests namely, the Oconee National Forest and Chattahoochee National Forest. This vast stretch of forestland is spread across an area of 866,468 acres (3,506 square kilometers). The forest offers plenty of fun and adventurous activities that include hiking, nature walk, camping, fishing and so forth. You can also visit on-site landmarks like Brasstown Bald, Anna Ruby Falls and Ridge and Valley Scenic Byway.
The experience of picking fresh produce is unlike any other, and it can't get any fresher than this. Operating in north Georgia since the 1940s, the farm's scheduled pickings include strawberries in the spring, peaches in the summer and apples in the fall. An on-site bakery and farmer's market offer fresh breads, apple cider and apple slush as well as preserves, apple butter, honey and peach jam. Group tours are available to lead you through the farm's operations and direct you to the petting zoo.
Fields Of The Wood Bible Park gives you a look into the world of Lord Jesus through a rare mountain hill or a remake of the original Golgotha, and many other such sights. Guests can also have a look at a replica of the tomb Jesus was buried in, or at the 10 Commandments Hill, which has the holy words written on its slope. A new addition was the 30 feet high and 50 feet wide Bible, which has a 50 person overlook. Other sights within the park include the Psalms of Praise, Mountain Prayer Chapel and Prayer Mountain. A uniquely designed religious sight, Fields Of The Wood Bible Park gives you an exclusive insight into the landmark sights of Lord Jesus's time.
Found amidst the stunning scenery of Amicalola Falls State Park, this waterfall gains its name from the native Cherokee language. Amicalola, in Cherokee, literally means 'tumbling waters'. At the height of 729-foot (222 meters) this waterfall is the highest waterfall in Georgia. This white waterfalls contrasting with the emerald green of the park comes under the 7 natural wonders of Georgia. The peaceful roar of this waterfall against the vibrant backdrop of the park gets you as close to nature as you can get. Amicalola falls is famous for its hiking trails and is an ideal place for a mini getaway to nature.
A serene little brick church atop a hill overlooking the town of Murphy, the Harshaw Chapel was established in 1869. Built by Joshua Harshaw one of the most well-to-do residents of the community, the church was most likely established after the adjacent cemetery, as per the dates on some of its graves. Added to the U.S National Register of Historic Places in 1984, the Methodist Harshaw Chapel and Cemetery form one of the most important landmarks in the neighborhood even today.
Fort Mountain is a part of the scenic Cohutta Mountains range and is nestled in the vast Chattahoochee National Forest. The name is derived from the peak that has ruins of a peculiar stone formation. A theory that this formation was initially a fort did make rounds but was soon contradicted. Tourists can enjoy the scenic view and indulge in adventurous activities like mountain biking, hiking, lake swimming and horse riding. It also features campsites and cottages.
Vogel State Park is a paradise for any adventure lover. Although it is one of the older parks, its popularity has only increased over the years. Vogel State Park has an area of 233-acres (94.29 hectares) is part of the Chattahoochee National Forest and also covers Lake Trahlyta. There are several primitive campsites along with activities like swimming and fishing. Check website for more.