Nestled just outside the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the small town of Ranger offers a remote destination where you can escape lights and noise of city life. You'll have outdoor recreation up in the Chattahoochee National Forest, hiking and biking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, plus the popular annual Georgia Apple Festival in nearby Ellijay.
Where is Ranger, GA?
Located in Gordon County in northwest Georgia, the small town of Ranger is along Highway 411, which continues on and up into mountains. Ranger is about 40 miles away from the Blue Ridge Lake in the Chattahoochee National Forest and about 65 miles from the city of Atlanta.
Day Trips from Ranger, GA
Known as the Apple Capital of Georgia, the nearby small town of Ellijay 30 miles away is the host of the annual Georgia Apple Festival in early October. For two consecutive weekends, you'll find hundreds of vendors, live music, arts, crafts, and food celebrating Georgia culture. There's also a parade, antique car show, and of course, apple pie and cake contests. Stay in one of our Ranger vacation rentals, and plan a fun day trip to Ellijay to experience this popular event for both visitors and locals.
For a visit to the big city, head into the always vibrant and bustling Atlanta, GA about 65 miles away. From top-notch cuisine and shopping to must-see attractions like the Georgia Aquarium and High Museum of Art, there's plenty to see in Atlanta.
Things to Do Near Ranger, GA
Salacoa Creek Park offers a fun activity, especially for families. There's a swimming and beach area, boat launch area, picnic tables, and scenic trails. Spend the day swimming in the 126-acre lake, enjoy a nice lunch in the picnic area, and go on a lovely walk through the one-and-a-half mile nature trail around the lake.
Experience the beauty of northern Georgia at one of our vacation rentals in Ranger. With a secluded, country feel, you'll find the perfect escape near lots of outdoor scenery and recreation.
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