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Activities - Shop Blue Ridge and North Georgia Mountain towns

  

Over 100 years ago visitors from Atlanta and other southern towns traveled by train to enjoy the pure mineral waters found in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Now travelers who still want to escape city life rush to Blue Ridge and its surrounding North Georgia Mountain towns for some unique shopping experiences.

The North Georgia Mountains attracts many artists who are inspired by the mountain culture, great mountain scenery, nature, tranquility, and the rich Appalachian mountain arts and crafts history. You can find artists who specialize in primitive pottery techniques, wood turning and carving, log and twig furniture, blown glass, blacksmithing, quilting, weaving, painting, and other fine craftsmanship items.

Many of the local shopkeepers offer North Georgia Mountain artist items in their shop along with many other interesting local products, antiques, and unique treasures. So make sure to visit the shops below to find you next North Georgia shopping treasure to share with your friends when you return from your relaxing North Georgia Mountain vacation.

Blue Ridge

The town of Blue Ridge is considered one of the best antiquing destinations in the Appalachian Mountains. If your hobby is antiquing, then you can spend several hours a day exploring the many antique shops and malls that house several specialty vendors. Also, there are several specialty shops, galleries, clothing and apparel, unique books, sweet treats and other mountain adventure stores to peak your interest. Here are just a few quaint places to put on your shopping list.

Blue Ridge Antique Shops

Blue Ridge Antiques
733 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-632-7871

High Country Art & Antiques
715 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 (706) 632-6882 Mon-Fri 10:30A-5P, Sat 10A-6P, Sun 12N-4P, Closed Wed. (call for appointment when closed)

A charming North Georgia Mountains art gallery located in the heart of historic downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia across from the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway station. They offer an excellent selection of traditional and impressionist fine art, folk art, photography, ceramics, pottery, jewelry, sculptures, antiques and collectibles. The mountain folk art will make you smile, so don’t forget to stop by during your next visit to Blue Ridge, Georgia. Click to see local and regional artist works.

Sycamore Crossing
531 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-632-3366

Anasazi
641 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706- 632-7661

Furniture shops in Blue Ridge

Gatewood Hall Gracious Home
165 Depot Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-946-6246

Gatewood Hall Gracious Home offers unique furniture, rugs, dishes and some sought after luxurious linens such as Peacock Alley, Pine Cone Hill, Dash & Albert, Cucina, and Napa Valley Home to just name a few. They’re located above Wrapsody in historic downtown Blue Ridge, Georgia.

Highridge Gallery
636 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-632-6116

Twigs to Furniture
662 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-374-2811
www.twigstofurniture.com

Doug Little creates some of best custom twig furniture in town at a fair price. If you can imagine it, then Doug can create some artistic personalized furniture pieces that will make you proud. Come visit his shop to see a large selection of twig furniture, antler accessories and other items to remind you of the North Georgia Mountain shopping adventure.

Walhala Ridge Furnishings
679 East Main St., Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-632-0332

Jewelry & Clothing

Benchmark of Palm Beach
678 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-258-3553; Toll Free: 800-790-9033

They carry a vast inventory of antique and estate jewelry from different eras including Art Deco, Victorian, etc. You’ll find beautiful rings, brooches, wrist watches and necklaces.

Blue Mountain Music & Treasures
3397 E. 1st Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-258-2736

ssShiney Baubles
701 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-258-2683
www.ssshineybaubles.com

Southern boutique for women with items that have tons of attitude, sass and flair. Come check out the clothing, gifts, handbags and accessories in historic Blue Ridge.

Glitzy Chix
723B East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-632-3202

Located in the heart of historic Blue Ridge just a few steps from the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway you’ll find a large selection of fashion jewelry, sterling silver, dichroic glass, handbags, scarves, hats, sunglasses and gloves.

Art Galleries

Abreu Fine Art Gallery
497 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-781-3621
www.abreufineartgallery.com

Abreu loves the Appalachian mountains with its scenic rivers, lakes, and nature and is obvious how it influences his fine art pieces. The gallery atmosphere is very relaxed, so visitors and collectors can see his new pieces, limited edition canvas giclees, giclee prints and originals.

Turning Leaf Wood Art - A Fine Art Gallery
651 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-632-6625 M-S 10am to 5pm, Sun 12 to 5pm
wwwl.turningleafwoodart.com

Fine art gallery in historic Blue Ridge that is host to over 60+ local artists and a few from around the world. Learn more about the local artists on Saturday Socials

You’ll find turned wood art pieces, paintings, sculptures, pottery, photography, baskets and more. Turning Leaf Wood Art also carries wood turning supplies and provides instructions for all you wood turning enthusiasts. Click here to learn more about their wood turning

Candies & Treats

Huck’s General Store
500 E. Main Street #201, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-946-4825 Toll Free: 866-603-4825

Huck’s is a throw back in time when children could buy some candies from a large wooden barrel by the piece or pound. This unique candy emporium has something for every child or child at heart.

The Chocolate Express
634 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-632-6517

The Chocolate Express in downtown Blue Ridge offers fudge and candies that can be purchased in quarter pound sizes. They also have ice cream and other sundries as well.

Three Sisters Fudge
661 East Main St. , Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-258-4574

If you like fudge then Three Sisters Fudge is a must on your next visit to Blue Ridge, Georgia. Three Sisters Fudge is run by a Fannin county local who named her business as a collective namesake for her three daughters. Tons of homemade fudge options are behind the large glass display cases so come hungry and enjoy some North Georgia mountain hospitality!

Specialty Shops

All Fired Up
611 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-632-2001

Betty’s Distinctive Linens & Vintage Boutique
611 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-632-7631

Blue Ridge Bird Seed Company
611 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-258-2473

Your North Georgia Mountains bird feeding headquarters. Where you’ll find special-blended seeds for local North Georgia mountain birds along with bird feeders that are really squirrel-proof. In addition to some great bird seed varieties, Blue Ridge Bird Seed Company offers bird houses, baths, books, bird watching equipment and other unique bird enthusiast gifts. After getting some food for the birds, treat yourself to some ice cream at Sweet Treats next door.

Blue Ridge Mountain Outfitters
544 East Main St., Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-258-3232

Stop by Linda Rice’s mountain outfitter shop for some new gear or outdoor apparel. Linda is well known for her vast hiking trail knowledge, coordinates weekend group hike and offers private hiking tours as well. Linda’s shop is a must for the North Georgia Mountains hiking enthusiasts. There is plenty of information about day hikes, trail maps, and mountain biking recommendations. Make sure to stop in and visit with the knowledgeable staff before your hit the mountain trails.

Cohutta Feed & Country Store
83 Dunbarton Farm Road, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-946-6366

A country feed store that has a little of everything. You’ll find wild bird seed, feeders, pet supplies, various pet food options, and other farm feed items for you chickens, sheep, goat, pig, cattle or horse. Plus, they feature some unique gifts, jewelry, clothing, boots and classic cowboy hats.

Country Stitches Inc.
30 W. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-632-3070

The Appalachian Mountains are famous for there quilts and Country Stitches carries on this fine tradition by providing a full service quilting shop. You can find a vast variety of patterns and fabric to help you great your next family heirloom. Stop by to get some great advice on your next quilting project or what to buy to get you started on your first project.

Mountain Holly Quilters
1901 Appalachian Highway, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-258-1123

Lots of quilting items for your next project can be found in this Blue Ridge quilting shop. Plus they offer a class room to sew in and can be booked in advance for groups.

Fishbone Studio
425 W. 1st Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-632-6855

This Blue Ridge studio provides colorful and fun ceramic art and pottery pieces like platters, mosaics, dinnerware, flower pots, vessels and folk art items like jugheads.

Critter Creations
662 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-632-8944

Critter Creations does not offer your typical yard art. They offer unique metal sculptures of birds, dogs, cats and other critters that are made from recycled materials – so you get some great art with some North Georgia mountain attitude. No two creations are the same, so each one comes with its own unique personality and are fun to collect for your garden, deck or inside the house.

Love Dogs (And Cats Too!)
777 E. Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-632-8668

A great place to bring your dog or cat during your visit to Blue Ridge, Georgia. Love Dogs and Cats Too offers some great treats and gift items for your family pet. If you forgot to pack your pet’s favorite toy or necessities for your North Georgia mountain vacation, then drop on in and explore the large selection of products. The folks are helpful, friendly and always have a treat for your pet so make sure to bring them along.

Out Of The Blue
647 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-258-2750

You can find all your gourmet needs here in historic downtown Blue Ridge. Out of the Blue offers custom gift basket that you can personalize from a wide selection of fine wines and foods, French table linens and hand painted Italian ceramics to enhance your home.

Wrapsody in Blue
771 East Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA, 30513 706-258-2700

Wrapsody in Blue celebrates the art of gift giving by providing an eclectic mix of custom art work, furniture, house accessories, entertaining pieces, home décor, gourmet treats and other unique gifts. They also carry Vietri Italian dishware, Bea Triz Ball pieces, Bootie Bags and Buckhead Gourmet foods in the massive 3000 square-foot storefront.

Mineral Bluff

Beatie Blacksmith Gallery
2076 Douthit Road, Mineral Bluff, GA, 30559 706-374-2234

You need to visit the folks at Beatie Blacksmith Gallery with you love metal works. They offer distinitive and fully functional ironwork in traditional and modern styles for your home, garden or office. You’ll find gallery items like coat racks, candle holders, fireplace tools, hangers, pot racks and andirons to just name a few.

McCaysville

Majestic Creations & Gardenscapes
391 Cherokee Lane, McCaysville, GA, 30555 706-492-3863

A full service landscaping company that designs, installs and maintains your mountain home needs. Plus they offer some unique arts and crafts to decorate your home, handcrafted furniture from reclaimed wood and a full garden center to help with your next outdoor project. If you love butterflies, then don’t miss out on their butterfly house filled with butterfly plants and many butterflies.

Blairsville
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Ellijay

Antique Hound
10 Northside Square, Ellijay, GA, 30540 706-635-1826

Antique Hound has provided unique antiques since September 2004. They bring various antique booths under one roof to provide some of the best selection of antiques in Ellijay. The multiple booth concept brings multiple interest options that make this a must for your shopping tour list. Also, the former pharmacy is situated in the quaint historic town of Ellijay (the apple capital of Georgia) and caries a large line of Case pocket knives in display cases that remind you of years gone by.

Rich Mountain Traders
123 Maddox Circle E, East Ellijay, GA, 30540 706-635-5686

Over 20 years serving the outdoorsman of Ellijay and surrounding North Georgia sportsmen. Rich Mountain Traders is your one stop hunting and fishing shop with a large inventory to meet your outdoor adventure needs. Also, they offer an indoor firing range with 7 lanes in a climate controlled environment.

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