Fodor's Expert Review Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

Blue Ridge and Ellijay Scenic Drive/Tour

Ride the rails on a four-hour, 26-mile round-trip excursion along the Toccoa River. The trip includes a stop in McCaysville, smack on the Georgia–Tennessee state line. Several restaurants, shops, and galleries are open during the two-hour layover. The train, which has open Pullman cars and is pulled by diesel engines, is staffed with friendly volunteer hosts. Premier class is available to those over 18 and includes snacks and a little extra TLC. The ticket office, on the National Register of Historic Places, dates from 1905 and was originally the depot of the L&N Railroad. Children of all ages enjoy the ride. In summer you may want to consider the air-conditioned coaches.

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241 Depot St.
Blue Ridge, Georgia  30513, USA

706-632–8724

www.brscenic.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $32–$48, depending on season, Mid-Mar.–late Dec. Call for hrs, $44–$89, depending on season and ticket type, No train Jan.–Mid-Mar.

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