Just a few steps from the GawdyBobbles Design Studio is the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. We encourage you to take a day and indulge in one of their regular four hour, twenty-six mile round trips that winds along the beautiful Toccoa River in vintage climate controlled or open air rail cars.
You may even sit in the GawdyBobbles themed car that features six of our sign boards!
The Scenic Railway departs from the Historic Depot, built in 1905 in downtown Blue Ridge. Your destination is downtown McCaysville, Georgia. Walk across the “Blue Line” on the street and you’re in Copperhill, Tennessee! There you will have a two hour layover; plenty of time to eat lunch and shop for unique crafts and antiques before boarding the train to complete your journey back to Blue Ridge.
The view from the train changes with the seasons, wildflowers and mountain laurel in the spring, rhododendron in the summer, beautiful foliage in the fall and even a special train ride with Santa at Christmas time. At the end of the trips, the engineers host tours of the engine (weather permitting).
The train runs from March through December, on weekends until June 13th, then daily through July. In the peak month of October, trips are daily beginning on October 3rd. For more information, call 1-800-934-1898 or visit www.brscenic.com.