There are so many things to do in Blue Ridge! If you enjoy the outdoors then you will think you're in Heaven! Activities such as hiking, fishing, camping, bike riding, horseback riding, canoeing and whitewater rafting are all available. Surrounded by the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains and The Chattahoochee National Forrest there are an endless number of trails to discover . One in Particular is the famous Appalachian Trail, a classic long distance hiking route. The southern end of this trail is at Springer Mountain in North Georgia. Another great trail is the Benton MacKaye trail. Blue Ridge was officially designated as a Benton MacKaye Trail Association "Trail Town" during a special ceremony in April 2013. Downtown Blue Ridge also offers great shopping from quaint boutiques to country "general " stores. You'll find a nice variety, depending on your budget, of delicious resturants.