The Ride the Rails Festival is this weekend!

miniature train model
[/media-credit] The Historic Mineral Bluff Depot now houses a miniature train set accurately portraying the location of the buildings and land in 1952.

Come experience a fun excursion by railroad motor car this weekend, June 23-25 (10am-3pm). The Ride the Rails Festival is a unique event that takes you on a 5-mile round-trip ride from the Historic Mineral Bluff Depot over the mighty Toccoa to the Murphy Junction on Hogback Rd. You can also experience a ride on an authentic hand car. Remember those? Me, neither, as it’s a slightly before my time, but it sure does sound fun!  After your ride you can explore the detailed scaled model train layout of the 1952 line from Marietta, Ga to Etowah, TN which is housed inside the historic 1887 L& N Depot.

Come Catch a Fairy at Dreamview Cabin!

Who ever wanted to catch fairies when you were little? (I know I did!) Well now is the time to do just that at Dreamview cabin! This is the time of year when we are absolutely inundated with fairies. They love to come out at dusk and can be seen lighting up the woods! If you are very careful and just a little bit stealthy you can capture a few to put them in mason jars and they will happily put on a display! (I think they like the attention) Okay, okay, I know, they’re not really fairies, but lightening bugs, or so my husband tells me.  So, come on out and catch your fairies, uh, I mean lightening bugs at Dreamview cabin!

Lightening Bugs