Blue Ridge: An In-Depth Look

Explore North Georgia on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad

Lesli has been on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad several times with her young boys in Spring, Fall, and Winter. I ventured to North Georgia during the Summer months to take in the lush greenery via the rails. Here’s why you want to consider going in the summer months too. Blue Ridge. Believe it or…

Exciting New Adventures and Stunning Changes in Blue Ridge/McCaysville

Blue Ridge is one of my favorite mountain towns...but it might be in for some stiff competition. I recently went up for a few days to see what's new...and WOW! There are some new things happening in Blue Ridge (more on that in a sec) but the real news is McCaysville!! This border town is on…

The Copper Basin is Georgia’s New Hidden Gem

Our friends in Blue Ridge/Fannin County have "adopted" The Copper Basin because, well...most people don't even realize they've stepped from one city to another (let alone, that they've left the state!) So when I was up there recently, I got a tour of The Basin and a better understanding of what a hidden gem this…

9 Quirky Places You Should Visit in the Mountains of Blue Ridge

This week we've been sharing new and exciting finds from Blue Ridge, McCaysville, and The Copper Basin. Today, I want to share with you a few quirky and oh-so-cool places in these mountain towns.  These are the type of places that drawn me in and keep me coming back again and again - I hope…

4 Unique Blue Ridge Experiences For Tree-Huggers

We continue our Week of Blue Ridge coverage by talking to the tree-lovers. I'm sure you already know about walking through the trees on a hike to a waterfall, but let's talk about something a little more...unique! These four experiences promise something unexpected in the Blue Ridge Mountains.   Treehouse on a Winery If you're looking…

The Best (and New) Places to Stay in Downtown Blue Ridge

Sometimes you want a secluded cabin in the mountains to take in the fresh air, escape from reality, or inspire a little romance. Other times, you want to be in the middle of the magic of Blue Ridge, making it easy to access all the opportunities she affords. When that's your mission, these are the…

50+ Best Adventurous Things To Do In Blue Ridge, Ga

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There are so many things to do in the Blue Ridge GA area! Our family loves to spend time here, enjoying the mountain views, the rolling Toccoa River, and beautiful Lake Blue Ridge. Read on for the best things to do in Blue Ridge, Georgia – Fannin County’s prized small town.

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Lesli Peterson

Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale.

After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.

Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.
Lesli Peterson