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BMTA normally schedules four or five hikes per month, some “leisure” hikes that are shorter and easier and some 5 to 8 miles and of moderate difficulty. In addition, we have occasional backpacking hikes and more difficult ones that might be called “hardy hikes.” Occasionally we co-sponsor hikes with other organizations. Some, but not all, of our hikes are “dog friendly.” Although more hikes are in Georgia than the other states, you will find hikes in all three BMT states: Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

*Please refer to: BMTA COVID-19 Hiker Guidelines and Hiker Guidelines.

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2023 Spring Arts in the Park

When:  Saturday, May 27-28, 2023, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Where:  Blue Ridge, GA – Downtown City Park

The 47th Annual Spring Arts in the Park is the place to be this Memorial Day Weekend. Enjoy the popular fine arts and fine crafts festival held in the beautiful Downtown City Park of Blue Ridge, Georgia. Shop from a variety of artworks from over 175 juried fine arts and fine crafts exhibitors, enjoy tasty food, and engage in multiple artist demos throughout the weekend festival. Weekend Admission: adults $5; children under 12 free. All proceeds benefit the Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association, a 501c3 non-profit community arts association.

Be sure to stop by BMTA’s booth to say “hi”! Learn more about BMTA’s sponsored hikes as well as what we do to maintain the trail and how you can help.

If you enjoy chatting with people about the Benton MacKaye Trail and would like to help staff BMTA’s Event Tent, contact Joy,


May 27 - 28 2023


All Day