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Top 3 Things to Do Near Murphy NC

Murphy NC is only minutes away from Tennessee and Georgia. There are plenty of nearby area attractions in these surrounding states! Blue Ridge GA is a great place to visit while staying in a cabin in Murphy NC. You can take a short drive and experience loads of fun at an affordable cost. Here are the top 3 things to do near Murphy NC:

1. Blue Ridge Scenic Railway

trainJust a short 30 minute drive from downtown Murphy is Blue Ridge Scenic Railway in Blue Ridge, Georgia. This railroad was built over 100 years ago and is open to the public. You can even ride the train on a 26-mile roundtrip journey! The 4 hour ride starts at the historic depot in downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia and then makes a stop at McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee. The kids will love seeing all the sights and sounds along the way. Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is voted a top attraction in Blue Ridge, Georgia by TripAdvisor! Be sure to check out this great attraction for the whole family!

2. Blue Ridge Lake

For more scenery go to Blue Ridge Lake!  The lake in Blue Ridge, Georgia is a 3,300 acres and offers beautiful crystal clear aquamarine waters. It is mostly fed by the Toccoa River. It has over 90 national forest campsites, several boat ramps, a full service marina and public swimming and picnic areas. 80% of the surrounding land is managed by the U.S. Forest Service and it is near the Chattahoochee National Forest. Bring a picnic to enjoy in the picnic area and then take a boat into the lake. If you want to be adventurous, try paddle boarding. Enjoy a fun filled day of sun, water, and mountain scenery. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) manages Blue Ridge Lake.

3. Mercier Orchard

red apple on treeMercier Orchard is a family run business for over 50 years in Blue Ridge, Georgia. The orchard grows over 20 varieties of apples including Gala, Red Delicious, Junagold, Rome, Stayman, Granny Smith, Braeburn, Fuji and more. You can find more fruits grown as well such as Peaches, Blueberries, Blackberries and Raspberries.

Be sure to check out the gift shop! They cary a variety of gifts and delicious jams. Try out the hard cider available on tap or canned but keep in mind some are only available seasonally. They were one of the first apple orchards in Georgia that grew, pressed, fermented, and bottled their own product. If you are not a fan of hard ciders, they also carry a variety of wines. Mercier Orchard is a fun place for the whole family! They are open year round and everyday. The market and bakery is open from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Now you know the top 3 things to do near Murphy NC. You will have plenty of fun doing these activities with your family or friends and then relaxing in your cabin after a long day of fun. Check out all of our Murphy NC cabin rentals today to plan the ultimate getaway to the mountains of North Carolina! We look forward to seeing you soon!