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

Historic High Country

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: Chateau Meichtry Family Vineyard and Winery (in Talking Rock), Emery Creek Trail (in Chatsworth) and Ellijay (Cartecay Vineyards, Build an Ark Animal Rescue, &more). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Mercier Orchards, snap pictures at Toccoa River Swinging Bridge, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Fannin Brewing Company, and get a taste of the local shopping with Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Blue Ridge online trip builder.

Thomaston to Blue Ridge is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also drive. When traveling from Thomaston in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Blue Ridge: temperatures range from 56°F by day to 37°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ringgold.
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Find places to stay Feb 1 — 11:

Ringgold — 8 nights

Ringgold is a city in Catoosa County, Georgia, United States. Get out of town with these interesting Ringgold side-trips: Lula Lake & Land Trust (in Lookout Mountain), Chatsworth (Chief Vann House Historic Site & Fort Mountain State Park) and Cloudland Canyon State Park (in Rising Fawn). And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at The Georgia Winery, make a trip to Dalton Freight Depot, walk around Elsie Holmes Nature Park, and see the interesting displays at Clisby Austin House.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ringgold road trip website.

Drive from Blue Ridge to Ringgold in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in February, and nighttime lows around 36°F. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rome.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
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Find places to stay Feb 11 — 19:

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 Cartersville (Tellus Science Museum, Booth Western Art Museum, &more), Old Car City (in White) and Euharlee Covered Bridge (in Euharlee). There's lots more to do: gain insight at Rome-Floyd E.C.O. Center, walk around James H. ''Sloppy'' Floyd Park, see the interesting displays at Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum, and do a tasting at Little Vine Vineyards and Winery.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rome trip planning tool.

Getting from Ringgold to Rome by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In February in Rome, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Woodstock.
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Find places to stay Feb 19 — Mar 4:

Woodstock — 10 nights

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