42 days in Historic High Country Itinerary

42 days in Historic High Country Itinerary

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Blue Ridge
— 10 nights
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Ringgold
— 8 nights
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Rome
— 13 nights
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Woodstock
— 10 nights
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Blue Ridge — 10 nights

A small resort town located in Georgia's "Historic High Country," Blue Ridge sits right on the national scenic trail that follows the Appalachian mountain range for over 3,300 km (2,100 mi).
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Blue Ridge: Emery Creek Trail (in Chatsworth), Ellijay (Cartecay Vineyards, Build an Ark Animal Rescue, &more) and Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery (in Talking Rock). There's much more to do: relax in the rural setting at Mercier Orchards, snap pictures at Toccoa River Swinging Bridge, look for gifts at Blue Ridge Olive Oil Company, and admire the engineering at Blue Ridge Dam.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Blue Ridge road trip site.

Thomaston to Blue Ridge is an approximately 3-hour car ride. While traveling from Thomaston, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Blue Ridge, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ringgold.
Parks · Wineries · Shopping · Trails
Side Trips

Ringgold — 8 nights

Ringgold is a city in Catoosa County, Georgia, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Ringgold side-trips: Chatsworth (Chief Vann House Historic Site & Fort Mountain State Park), Lula Lake & Land Trust (in Lookout Mountain) and Cloudland Canyon State Park (in Rising Fawn). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at The Georgia Winery, don't miss a visit to Dalton Freight Depot, walk around Elsie Holmes Nature Park, and witness the site of a historic battle at Chickamauga Battlefield.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ringgold trip maker site.

Getting from Blue Ridge to Ringgold by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Ringgold are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Rome.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Side Trips

Rome — 13 nights

Rome is the largest city in and the county seat of Floyd County, Georgia, United States. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Old Car City (in White), Euharlee Covered Bridge (in Euharlee) and Cartersville (Tellus Science Museum, Booth Western Art Museum, &more). There's much more to do: gain insight at Rome-Floyd E.C.O. Center, examine the collection at West georgia museum of tallapo, do a tasting at Little Vine Vineyards and Winery, and steep yourself in history at Cedartown Museum of Coca-Cola Memorabilia.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Rome travel planning site.

Drive from Ringgold to Rome in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Woodstock.
Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Woodstock — 10 nights

Woodstock is a city in Cherokee County, Georgia, United States. Venture out of the city with trips to Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (in Sandy Springs), Gibbs Gardens (in Ball Ground) and Sharp Mountain Vineyards (in Jasper). There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Reformation Brewery (Woodstock), explore the landscape on two wheels at Azalea Park, look for gifts at FoxTale Book Shoppe, and stroll around Willeo Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Woodstock trip planner.

You can drive from Rome to Woodstock in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trips