Just 85 miles north of Atlanta, Old Toccoa Farm is a world away – but not far away. In less time than it can take to get cross-town to a Friday night Braves game, you could be hitting a bucket of balls and enjoying a glass of wine with friends around the outdoor fireplace. Likewise, access from Florida and the Gulf Coast is an easy day’s drive. The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia provide a rare combination of pristine wilderness, much of which is protected lakes and forests. Take your pick of interesting pursuits including outdoor adventure, locally-inspired dining, entertainment, arts, and culture. Nowhere is this better epitomized than the historic town of Blue Ridge — an arts-rich community that seamlessly melds uptown sophistication with small-town friendliness. In fact, the town’s irresistible energy has earned it the distinction as “Georgia’s Top Renaissance City.”



A true “main street” community, Blue Ridge bustles with antiques, quaint shops, fine galleries and unique restaurants. Eclectic boutiques brim with treasures that reflect their owners’ passions. Alfresco dining, live music and theater are all part of the scene. But so are a delightful downtown city park and old railroad depot, now home to the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Historic buildings line the tracks, and specialty purveyors offer locally made favorites such as handmade leather goods, custom-crafted fly rods, microbrews and farm-to-table cuisine.


Canoe was founded in Blue Ridge, Georgia – a lifetime away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Their flagship store can be found here in Downtown, on the heart of Main Street. Their unique collection of bags and jewelry effortlessly marry rustic charm with contemporary sophistication. Utilizing natural materials with enduring appeal, every piece you purchase from Canoe will be your new favorite for years to come.


Bamboo fly rods by W.S. "Bill" Oyster, presentation grade, hand engraved bamboo fly rods & bamboo fly rod making classes. Offering custom bamboo fly rods, bamboo rod making classes, and a complete assortment of traditionally styled reels, lines, and accessories, Oyster Fine Bamboo Fly Rods is a family business in the most classic sense.


Downtown Blue Ridge has no shortage of top-rated dining options, from casual, family-friendly to upscale fine dining. Add in local breweries and wineries, and you have an eclectic dining experience that is sure to satisfy. Local specialties include trout, barbeque, fried apple pies, biscuits and sausage gravy -- to name a few.


Starting at the historic depot in downtown Blue Ridge, riders take a four-hour, 26-mile roundtrip journey along the Toccoa River through the North Georgia countryside. The first leg of the adventure takes riders on a one-hour trip to the quaint sister towns of McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee, where passengers enjoy the towns during a two-hour layover before taking the one-hour return trip to the depot in Blue Ridge.


The land at Old Toccoa Farm is perfectly suited for residential home construction. Homesites generally range from one-half to three-quarters of an acre (many back up to additional greenspace) and are sited to maximize view orientation.