Founded in 1904, the charming mountain town of McCaysville began as a railroad-mining location and is now a center for tourism. Situated on the Georgia, Tennessee State line, its twin city is Copperhill, Tennessee, and visitors can take pictures at “The Blue Line,” a painted strip through town that divides the two states.
The rushing Toccoa River flows through the town center and transitions to the Ocoee as it crosses the state line. Still in operation today, The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway brings thousands of passengers each year to enjoy quaint shops, eateries and attractions like white water rafting, tubing and kayaking down the Ocoee River. People can enjoy the beauty of nature at two riverfront parks: Horseshoe Bend Park and the McCaysville City Park in addition to attending annual festivals and community recreational activities.