Blue Ridge Scenic Railway, Blue Ridge
Plan to arrive early - or stay late - for all the wonderful "antiquing" in the quaint mountain village of Blue Ridge. The town is famous just for antique shopping!
Then board the train for the scenic trip over the rails to McCaysville, GA-Copperhill, TN. Your one-hour stop will be busy with shopping and fun. In season, climb aboard The Christmas Train for a festive two-hour holiday ride.
Reservations required. 241 Depot Street 800 934-1898, 706 632-9833 www.brscenic.com
Mayfield Dairy, Braselton Visit the largest dairy in the Southeast. The free Mayfield Tour is fun for all ages. At the end, visit the gift shop and ice cream parlor to sample a generous scoop of "the world's best ice cream." 1160 Broadway Ave., Braselton 888 298-0396.
Ellijay Wildlife Rehab Sanctuary, Ellijay This 50-acre facility medically cares for all species of orphaned and injured wildlife indigenous to the area, including deer, raccoon, red wolf, American Bald Eagle, black bears, panthers, cougars and others. Tours are available by appointment only, with "Family Day" the second Sunday of the month June-September. 706 276-2980 www.wildliferehabsanctuary.org
BabyLand General¨ Hospital, Cleveland Visit the birthplace of the world-famous soft-sculpture "Cabbage Patch Kids" by Xavier Roberts. The fun "hospital" has hundreds of original Preemies, Newborns and Kids of all types and shapes awaiting adoption. 73 W. Underwood St. 706 865-2171 www.cabbagepatchkids.com